Philanthropists

Julius L. Brown

Julius Brown was born in 1848 in Canton, Georgia. He was an Atlanta attorney, co-incorporator of the Metropolitan Street Railroad, and brother of a Georgia gove...

Kenneth Byers Jr.

Kenneth Byers Jr. graduated from Georgia Tech in 1966 with an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree. Byers founded Atlanta-based Byers Engineering Company...

Kenneth G. Matheson

Kenneth Gordon Matheson was born on July 28, 1864 in Cheraw, South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel in 1885, and after teaching at several military academies,...

Lawrence Wood "Chip" Robert Jr.

L.W. Robert was a 1908 graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in civil and experimental engineering. At Georgia Tech, he was the captain of the cross country team, t...

Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans

Born Letitia Pate in 1872 and raised in Thaxton, Va., Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans may be the most generous and most mysterious donor in Georgia Tech’s history. At a...

Lloyd W. Chapin

Lloyd W. Chapin’s thirty-five year career in the realm of academia began at a young age. Born the son of a pharmacist, he graduated from Emory University in 1923, ea...

Louise M. Fitten

Louise M. Fitten was a native of Atlanta and owned a boarding house. Well-respected among the residents of Atlanta, one of her tenants paid her in Coca-Cola sto...

Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall was born in Americus, Georgia on February 18th, 1859. He attended Mercer University and thereafter was admitted into the United States Military Academy. H...

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