Richard Fairbank, co-founder and CEO of Capital One, lived here during the 1950s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Fairbank . Rick's father was a physics professor at Duke. Dr. Fairbank moved to Stanford University about 1960 and was on a number of TV programs in the 1970s (e.g., Nova on PBS).
March 1950 (Courtesy Caroline Tilley)