Philanthropists

Major John Hanson

Major John Hanson is an industrialist who helped create the Georgia School of Technology. He started the Bibb Manufacturing Company in 1876, a company that built and...

Marion L. Brittain

Marion Luther Brittain, Sr. was an academic administrator and president of Georgia tech from 1922 to 1944. Brittain was born in Georgia and spent most of his li...

Montgomery Knight

Montgomery Knight was born on February 22, 1901 in Holyoke, Massachusetts to Franklin and Gertrude Knight where he graduated from Holyoke High School ...

Nathaniel E. Harris

Harris was born in Jonesboro, Tennessee, in 1846 and moved to Georgia during the American Civil War to escape Union troops. At the age of sixteen, he joined the infa...

O. Lamar Allen

Lamar Allen came to see former Georgia Tech President, G. Wayne Clough, with a vision for a sustainable education building that would not only showcase sustaina...

Parker H. Petit

Mr. Petit was born on August 4, 1939 in Atlanta, GA. He went on to receive his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering mechanics from Georgia Tech. In 1973, h...

Paul M. Heffernan

During his thirty-eight-year career at Georgia Tech, the late Paul M. Heffernan literally left his mark on the campus. Professor and head of the former School of Arc...

Paul Weber

Paul Weber is one of Tech’s less known administrators and presidents. Dr. Weber joined the Georgia Tech family in 1927 as a professor in the school of chemical engin...

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