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Moses H. Cone

Born: Jun 29, 1857

Death: Dec 8, 1908

Birthplace: Jonesborough

Nationality: United States

Moses H. Cone

Date of Birth : Jun 29, 1857
Date of Death : Dec 8, 1908
Birth Place : Jonesborough

Moses Herman Cone was an American textile entrepreneur, conservationist, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age who was active in the southern United States. He began his career in sales and became an innovator who offered finished clothing, which was unusual in an era when textiles were normally sold as unfinished cloth. Cone manufactured unusual textile fabrics and founded a company that became a leading manufacturer of denim. His company was a major supplier to Levi Strauss and Company for nearly a century. Mr. Cone and his wife had no children and donated substantial property upon their deaths. Their home Flat Top Manor has become a North Carolina tourist attraction that receives 250,000 visitors a year. It forms part of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, which is run by the National Park Service. Their donations founded the Moses Cone Health System, a private not-for-profit health care system based in Greensboro, North Carolina and its principle facility The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

Also known as

  • Moses Herman Cone
  • Moses Cone


  • Helen Guggenheimer


  • Bertha Lindau Cone
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