William Rand Kenan Jr.
Other Relationships: Founded the Union Carbide Company
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina
Relationship(s) to University: Alumni, Benefactor
Era(s): 20th Century Modernization, Gilded Age, The Great Depression, World War I
Latitude/Longitude: 34.221042, -77.939039
William Rand Kenan, Jr. (1872-1965) was a wealthy UNC alum and former UNC baseball and football player who worked in New York in the carbide industry. In 1926, he donated $275,000 towards the construction of a new football stadium and made subsequant large donations through the rest of his life to the stadium and its improvements.