Category Archives: Philanthropy

Heiress to the Duke tobacco fortune and Durham benefactor, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans dies at 91

DURHAM — Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, a Duke descendent who was devoted to philanthropy, education, civil rights and the arts, died today at the age of 91. She died this morning at Duke Hospital, said her assistant, Kathy Harrison.

Heiress to the Duke tobacco fortune and Durham benefactor, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans dies at 91

DURHAM — Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, a Duke descendent who was devoted to philanthropy, education, civil rights and the arts, died today at the age of 91. She died this morning at Duke Hospital, said her assistant, Kathy Harrison.