CLYDE LATHORP FORE
Clyde Lathorp Fore was born January 11, 1894 in Wilmington, North Carolina. At the age of five, Mr. Fore’s family moved to Charlotte. He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1912 and from the University of North Carolina in 1916. He served in active duty in France during World War I as a First Lieutenant.
In 1922, he married Ruth Edwards and in 1923 moved to Siler City and was employed with Siler City Mills.
Mr. Fore visioned a great potential in the broiler business and in 1925, 300 Barred Rock chicks paid off, much to the astonishment of skeptical neighbors. From this small beginning, Chatham County was now in the broiler business. This experience changed the lives of hundreds and even thousands of farmers and was to add millions to the income of North Carolinians.
Mr. Fore was an active member of a number of poultry organizations, including the National Broiler Council and the North Carolina Feed Manufacturers Association. He also served as town commissioner, as a Rotarian, and is presently Elder Emeritus of the Siler City Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Fore’s contributions to the growth and development of the poultry industry in North Carolina, his pioneer spirit, his ingenuity, and his many other accomplishments highly qualify him for induction into the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame.