Billy Yeargin, Jr., M.L.S.

Billy Yeargin

Lecturer on American tobacco culture, Professor for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University

Educated at Fork Union Military Academy, Oak Ridge Military Institute, Duke University and The University of Oxford. 


Career has been divided between electronic media, politics and education;

Served as Spokesman for the US Tobacco Industry in the 1970s and has written two book on North Carolina Tobacco Culture;

Served as Agriculture Advisor to: US Senator Robert Morgan, NC Governor James B Hunt, Jr. and NC Attorney General Rufus Edmisten in the 1980s;

Served as Director of the NC Sweet-Potato Commission in the 1980s and 1990s;

Since 1995, has taught Southern Culture at Duke University and US History, Humanities and Philosophy, Southern Culture and Public Speaking at various community colleges in North Carolina; 

Recently served as Headmaster/President of Oak Ridge Military Academy;

Is a Lay Speaker for the North Carolina United Methodist Conference;

Teaches Senior Adult Sunday School at Antioch United Methodist Church in Four Oaks, NC. 







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