- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Prominent Tuscaloosa businessman, philanthropist and art collector Jack Warner has died. He was 99.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (https://bit.ly/2lA1wvH ) that Warner’s wife, Susan, confirmed that her husband died at home Saturday morning.

The newspaper reports that Warner served as CEO and President of Gulf States Paper Co. for decades, and was involved in many philanthropic efforts over the years.

University of Alabama President Stuart Bell said in a statement that Warner was a generous benefactor in the Tuscaloosa community, at the university and across the nation.

The Tuscaloosa newspaper reports that Warner also amassed one of the greatest privately held collections of American art, antiques and furnishings in the world.

Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com


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