Portrait of Fred Retchin.
Fred Retchin (1929- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. When Retchin returned to Wilmington, he became part owner of Carolina Furniture until 1984, when the firm changed its name to Furniture City. He served as the President of the Southern Home Furnishings Association and received several awards for his contribution to the furniture industry. Retchin was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 1984, and served until 1992. He was also an active civic leader in the Wilmington community and a member of the B'nai Israel Synagogue.
Furniture industry; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
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Donated to New Hanover County Public Library by the Star-News in 2008
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