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Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds

March 2, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds achieved national recognition as an advocate for historic preservation. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1939. In 1947, she founded the Historic Charleston Foundation and served as Director. In 1971, she received  the Louise DuPont Crowninshield Award. President Carter appointed her to the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

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