John Beverly Amos
He lived a happy life and hoped he made a difference to his fellow man.
Richard Beyer, known for his connection to the human spirit, and often decorated famous Seattle sculpture “Waiting on the Interurban”, was not a classically trained artist, his goal was to make art that people would love. His great passion was public art.
Entrepreneur John B. Amos, together with his brothers William and Paul, founded American Family Life Assurance Company (now AFLAC) in 1955. “Mr. John”, and his wife Elena, supported a variety of causes in and around Columbus, including bringing the U.S. Army’s Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) to Fort Benning from Fort Gulick in the Panama Canal Zone in 1984. They also promoted Latin American studies. After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Amos chaired a capital campaign to establish a top tier cancer treatment center. Ultimately placed on its own Columbus campus, it is The John B. Amos Cancer Center.