John Motley Morehead III
Other Relationships: Chemical Manufacturing Industry
Birthplace: Spray, North Carolina
Relationship(s) to University: Alumni, Benefactor, Trustee
Era(s): 20th Century Modernization, Gilded Age, The Great Depression, World War I
Latitude/Longitude: 36.488078, -79.767053
Morehead, born in 1870, was a scientist and philanthropist. He co-discovered a profitable chemical manufacturing process. Throughout his life he worked in chemical manufacturing and local and international politics. He made several donations to UNC, including the Planetarium. He died in 1965.