South Carolina Hall Of Fame: Roger Milliken

Roger Milliken

Born-(Died): 1915-2010
Profession: Industrialist
Inducted: 1993

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Located in Spartanburg, Milliken & Company is a major textile and chemical manufacturer, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, and home to the world's largest textile research facility. Born in New York and educated at Groton School and Yale, Roger Milliken has served as Chairman and CEO of this company. He was the first inductee to the American Textile Hall of Fame and was named Textile Leader of the Century. Known for his business foresight and vision he is also a passionate supporter of horticulture and the planting of noble trees. Milliken holds twelve honorary degrees and has been a generous benefactor to South Carolina.