McAlister, Alexander W. (Alexander Worth), 1862-1946

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Alexander Worth McAlister was founder and president of Pilot Life Insurance Company and a leader in the North Carolina Conference for Social Service and the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare.

From the description of Alexander W. McAlister papers, 1886-1948 (bulk 1930-1943) [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 25814203

Alexander Worth McAlister, son of Alexander Carey and Adelaide Worth McAlister, was born 21 March 1862 in Asheboro, N.C. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1882. On 11 April 1894, he married Sara Reid Little, of Richmond County, N.C. They had three sons and two daughters.

In 1895, McAlister organized the first of the original four fire insurance companies, the Southern Stock Mutual Insurance Company, which later became the Southern Stock Fire Insurance Company, in Greensboro, N.C. He helped found Pilot Life Insurance Company in 1903, became president in 1909, and was a leader in this company for nearly 30 years.

McAlister was also active in the North Carolina Conference for Social Service from its formation in 1912 and served as its president, 1915-1916. McAlister was instrumental in the formation of the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare and served as its vice-chairman in 1917. He remained a member of the latter organization until his resignation in 1944. McAlister also served as president of the Greensboro Board of Public Welfare and of the Greensboro Council of Catholics, Jews, and Protestants.

McAlister died 20 November 1946 in Greensboro, N.C.

From the guide to the Alexander W. McAlister Papers, 1886-1946, (Southern Historical Collection)

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referencedIn North Carolina Conference for Social Service. Records, 1922-1981. North Carolina Division of Archives & Hist
referencedIn Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. Chancellor. Office of the Chancellor : Julius Isaac Foust records, 1903-1970. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
referencedIn University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Chancellor. Office of the Chancellor : Julius Isaac Foust records, 1903-1970. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
creatorOf Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Middlesex / by Alexander McAlister, and Leda Lewis - unproduced reading script. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf McAlister, Alexander W. (Alexander Worth), 1862-1946. Biographical sketch of Colonel Alexander McAlester, presented at unveiling of marker to his memory, May 28, 1926. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Toronto Workshop Productions Archives. The V.P. / by Alexander McAlister, 1970 - unproduced reading scirpt. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf McAlister, Alexander W. (Alexander Worth), 1862-1946. Alexander W. McAlister papers, 1886-1948 (bulk 1930-1943) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Alexander W. McAlister Papers, 1886-1946 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Alexander W. McAlister Papers, 1886-1946 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Factory Theatre Lab Archives. The V.P. / by Alexander McAlister, 1970-1974 - unproduced reading script. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
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Greensboro (N.C.)
North Carolina
North Carolina
Subject
New Deal, 1933-1939
Prison reformers
Prohibition
Social problems
Social reformers
Education
Child welfare
Civic improvement
Civic leaders
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Birth 1862-03-21

Death 1946-11-20

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