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James Vernon "Jim" Camp
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1924
Union
Union County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 2002
Durham
Durham County
North Carolina, USA

Professional football player. After graduating from Schofield High School in Danville, Virginia, he went to Randolph-Macon College in 1942 because freshman there were eligible to play on the varsity. He served during World War II in the U.S. Marines. He then attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1944 to 1947 and earned a masters degree in education. He played a year with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948 in the All America Football Conference as a quarterback and wingback in the single wing formation. In twelve games, he rushed for a total of 43 yards, caught one pass for 43 yards, and intercepted a pass that he returned for 69 yards. Following his short stint in pro football, he coached college football for many years. He began his career as a football coach at UNC-CH and later held coaching positions at Mississippi State University, University of Minnesota, George Washington University, and UCLA. After 20 years, he moved from recruiting athletes to recruiting businesses and served 20 years as the economic development director for the Durham Chamber of Commerce. He played a major role in the economic expansion of Durham County and the Research Triangle Park. He helped bring over 100 new businesses to the area, including Glaxo, Mitsubishi, Sumitoma Electric, Weck, and others. He died unexpectedly at Duke University Medical Center. He was survived by his wife, Carol Cantrell Camp. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Carver Camp of Rougemont, and Cantrell Minges of Rocky Mount; two sons, Carey Camp of Raleigh, and James Camp Jr. of Durham; one sister, Barbara Heffinger; four brothers, Harold Camp, Max Camp, Richard Camp, and Tom Camp; and four grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas F Camp (1903 - 1990)
  Agnes D Camp (1906 - 1996)
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Durham
Durham County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Mel Bashore
Record added: Sep 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21335472
James Vernon Jim Camp
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Thanks for making the game great
- J Spencer
 Added: Aug. 30, 2014
Rest in peace...
- Stephanie Nichols
 Added: Jan. 1, 2013
 
 
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