Clemmie Spangler

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Clemmie Spangler
President of the
University of North Carolina
In office
Preceded by William C. Friday
Succeeded by Molly Corbett Broad
Personal details
Born (1932-04-05) April 5, 1932 (age 85)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Alma mater University of North Carolina
Harvard University
Net worth US$2.4 billion (Forbes 2016)[1]

Clemmie Dixon Spangler, Jr. (born April 5, 1932), usually known as C. D. Spangler or Dick Spangler, is an American billionaire who served as the President of the University of North Carolina from 1986 to 1997. He heads National Gypsum.[1] On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #722 with a net worth of US$2.4 billion.[1]

Early life[edit]

Clemmie Spangler was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1932.[1][2] He graduated from the University of North Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and received an M.B.A. from Harvard University.[1]


Spangler started his career by heading his father's bank, the Bank of North Carolina, merging it with NCNB in 1982. NCNB is now part of Bank of America.[1] From 1982 to 1986 he served as chair of North Carolina's Board of Education.[1] He then served as President of the University of North Carolina system, from 1986 to 1997.[1]


Spangler served as President of Harvard University's Board of Overseers from 2003 to 2004.[1] The Spangler Center at Harvard Business School is named for him.[1] Through his C.D. Spangler Foundation, he has donated to the University of North Carolina, Harvard University, and to Charlotte's Teach for America.[1] As a hobby, he likes to fix old clocks.[1][3]

Personal life[edit]

Spangler is married and has two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "The World's Billionaires (2016 ranking): #722 Clemmie Spangler, Jr.". Forbes. March 1, 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  2. ^ Supplement to Who's who in America. 44. Marquis Who's Who. 1987. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  3. ^ 'Clemmie Dixon Spangler Jr. On Grandfather Clocks', in Forbes magazine, 09.25.10 [1]