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William Powell: 1916-2009

December 31, 2009

William Powell, who was the first African-American to design, own and operate a golf course in the United States, died Thursday afternoon in a Canton, Ohio, hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 93.

ADD: Powell had suffered a stroke on Sunday night and had been in intensive care since.

-- John Strege