Portrait of Rinaldo B. Page.
Rinaldo Burrus Page (1890-1955) was born in Columbus, GA. Born into family with a long and prominent history in southern journalism, Page began his career working as a staff member for various newspapers owned by his father's company, R.W. Page Corporation. In 1927, R.W. Page Corporation bought the Wilmington Morning Star paper and Page moved to the area to become its president and publisher. During the course of his career in Wilmington, Page acquired the News Dispatch and the Sunday Star-News. In addition to his newspaper career, Page was a leader of many community projects and was strongly influential in the development of the ports. He worked to improve the Upper Care Rear River for navigation and helped to organize the Wilmington Port Commission. Page advocated for the formation of a State Port Authority and was elected Chairman of the first Ports Commission. He was also interested in the advancement of education and school improvement in the area, using his influence to help establish Wilmington Junior College, known today as the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Page is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.); Newspaper publishing; North Carolina State Port Authority
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