Williamson Whitehead Fuller

Born in Fayetteville, Williamson Whitehead Fuller (1858-1934) was educated at Hillsboro Military Academy, the University of Virginia, and Fastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Licensed to practice law in 1880, he assisted his father, Durham attorney Thomas Fuller, in leading the legislative maneuvers to create Durham County in 1881.

Settled in Durham, Fuller became the Duke family attorney and served as counsel for the Durham Water Co., the town's first running-water supplier. In 1895 he moved to New York City to become general counsel for the American Tobacco Co. and the Dukes' other business enterprises.

Among his other achievements, Fuller was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and served as president of the University of Virginia alumni association.

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