Rodenhizer, Harry E.

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Rodenhizer, Harry E.

Date of birth: 
12.20.1927
Place of death: 
Durham, NC
Date of death: 
10.10.2007

 

From Wikipedia:

Harry E. Rodenhizer, Jr. (December 20, 1927–October 10, 2007, age 79, smoking-related illness) was a two-time mayor of Durham, North Carolina.

During Rodenhizer's first term as mayor, he was instrumental in getting the Durham Freeway extended along its modern route. In his second term, he laid the financial groundwork for what would become Durham Bulls Athletic Park, persuading the owner of the minor league team to keep the Bulls in Durham.

From 1978 to 2004, Rodenhizer owned and operated the Pizza Palace, a Durham institution located on Ninth Street, near Duke University's East Campus. Rodenhizer transferred ownership and day-to-day operation of the restaurant to his daughter, Faye, when it was relocated to Guess Road in 2004.

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