Portrait of Oscar Andrew DuRant.
Oscar Andrew DuRant (1862-1944) was born in Town Creek, Brunswick County, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Brunswick County and then went to work for his father's public grain mill company. In 1892 he was elected Treasurer of Brunswick County, and a few years later he was elected County Commissioner. DuRant became the Manager of the Old Brunswick Bridge and Ferry Company and greatly improved service between Brunswick and New Hanover counties. He also served as the Director of the Cape Fear Oil Company and was involved in many fraternal affairs in Wilmington. DuRant is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
City council members; Bridges; Businessmen; Brunswick County (N.C.)
Fisher, R.H. Biographical Sketches of Wilmington Citizens. Wilmington: Wilmington Stamp and Printing Company, 1929.
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