Robert Robey Garvey, Jr. (1921 - 1996)

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Nicknames: "Bob"
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
Birthplace: Elkin, Surry, NC, USA
Death: Died in Emerald Isle, Carteret, NC, USA
Occupation: director, national trust for historic preservation
Managed by: Jacomina Pieternella de Regt
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About Robert Robey Garvey, Jr.

Robert Garvey Dies; Was Noted Preservationist The Washington Post The Washington Post January 3, 1997 | Copyright

Robert Robey Garvey, Jr., 75, a former executive director for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation who had been widely recognized as an international preservation expert, died of respiratory failure Dec. 28, 1997 at his home in Emerald Isle, N.C. He had lived in the Washington area from 1960 to 1992.

Mr. Garvey, a North Carolina native, attended Davidson College. During World War II, he saw combat with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific Theater and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. After the war, he returned to North Carolina and became executive director of Old Salem Inc., a preservation organization.

In 1960, he moved to Washington and …

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Robert Robey Garvey, Jr.'s Timeline

1921
February 16, 1921
Elkin, Surry, NC, USA
1942
1942
Age 20
1949
April 12, 1949
Age 28
Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States
1978
November 9, 1978
Age 57

"Robert Robey Garvey, Jr. receives the North Carolina Award for Public Service for a North Carolinian who resides outside the state. This award is presented in recognition of his leadership in historic preservation on the national level as well as in North Carolina."
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1996
December 27, 1996
Age 75
Emerald Isle, Carteret, NC, USA
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Arlington, VA, USA