Portrait of Ralph Terrell Horton.
Ralph Terrell Horton (1916-2012) was born in Kershaw County, SC. His family moved to Wilmington, NC in 1928, and Horton attended New Hanover High School. He received an Industrial Safety Engineering degree from North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University) and worked for the Ethyl Dow Chemical Company during World War II. After the closing of the chemical company, Horton joined his father and brother in operating a sawmill and several Esso service stations. He was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 1952 and also served as chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Health.
New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Safety engineers; Sawmill workers
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