Morehead Patterson

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Morehead Patterson (October 9, 1897 – August 5, 1962) was an American businessman, a diplomat, an inventor, and president, CEO and chairman of American Machine and Foundry, the company founded by his father Rufus Patterson. [1] Patterson led expansion of AMF from $5 million a year company to $500 million a year conglomerate.[1] Patterson was also chairman of the Brookings Institution (elected 1959).[1] Patterson was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1897 and attended Yale University, Oxford University and Harvard University, earning a law degree from Harvard University in 1924.[1]