Holland Melson Ware (b. 5-29-1937, LaGrange, Ga.), the son of Robert Shackelford Ware and Martha Melson, is an international businessman, ranked the 16th largest land owner in the United States in 2010, (Winston Skinner, Newnan-Times Herald 10-31-2010 quoting The Land Report: The Magazine of the American Landowner.) His vast holdings comprise mostly timberlands, hunting land, and mineral rights. He is personally involved in the management of his properties and businesses. He created the Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation and has made numerous and substantial philanthropic donations, primarily in the fields of humane treatment of animals and cancer research. He funded the Holland M. Ware Cancer Research center at Emory University, the Holland M. Ware Imaging Center at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and donated over $500,000 to the Humane Society of the United States to combat dog fighting. He takes an active interest in Bethel Baptist Church in Heard County, which his family helped found in 1827, the family property surrounding it, and the Ware Family Reunion which is held there annually. He owns several international corporations, including St. Regis Paper Co., LLC, the leading manufacturer and recycler of paper in the United Kingdom, and Forestar Group, Inc., as well as vast property in other countries.