Well-known Memphis politician Pete Aviotti dies at age 88
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A native Memphian who made his mark in the cotton business and then city politics has died at 88 years old.
Pete Aviotti was a key player at Dunavant Enterprises when Memphian Billy Dunavant became the biggest cotton merchant on earth.
After cotton, Aviotti helped start Folk’s Folly Restaurant and was a key advisor to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton for years.
Aviotti served on numerous boards including the one that built FedExForum and the Riverfront Development Commission.
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