Portrait of Fred Matthes.
Fred Albert Matthes (1871-1944) was born in Iowa. He came to Wilmington, NC in 1922 to take a position as Executive Vice President of the Tide Water Power Company. Matthes was know around Wilmington as "The Perfect Progressive" for his generous contributions and committee service to the development of the town. He was involved a variety of civic and fraternal affairs in the area. Matthes is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Electric utilities; Development
Fisher, R.H. Biographical Sketches of Wilmington Citizens. Wilmington: Wilmington Stamp and Printing Company, 1929.
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