James D. Finley

 

 

Age: 86

 

Summary: chairman of the textile giant J.P. Stevens from 1965 to 1979, which in the mid-1970's was the U.S.'s second largest clothing manufacturer selling its products under brand names like Fruit of the Loom, and who steered the company through intense labor disputes (the unionization of his factory in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina was depicted in the 1979 movie Norma Rae).

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: July 14, 1916

 

Died: March 5, 2003

 

Location: Gulfstream, Florida