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Paul Hunt Broyhill (April 5, 1924 - )
Inducted 2004
Paul was born in Lincolnton, NC, on April 5, 1924. He attend Lenoir High School and Culver Military Academy, graduating in 1941. After a semester at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and another at the University of 

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North Carolina, he joined the army and served in the infantry until the end of World War II. 
   After his discharge, Broyhill returned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in December 1947 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 
   He then joined his father's business  — Broyhill Furniture. Known as an innovative marketer, he sought promotion exposure for the company through national television game shows and home magazines.
He rose through the executive ranks, eventually becoming chairman of Broyhill Furniture Industries. Under his direction, six million square feet of modern manufacturing facilities were built. He always sought the most modern technology and machinery.
   He was one of the first in the furniture industry to establish a profit sharing plan for employees. Sales  approached $350 million when the family company was sold in 1980.
   He served on the Board of Directors of American Furniture Manufacturers Association, receiving their "Man of the Year" award in 1996. His substantial philanthropy includes pages of educational, religious, philanthropic and civic contributions.
   On August 27, 1956, he married Clara Faye Arnold, who was the 1955 Miss North Carolina. She passed away in 2002.


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