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Roy LeCraw papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS504

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials removed from a group of scrapbooks and includes pamphlets, programs, invitations, political ephemera, periodicals, posters, advertisements, and some correspondence.

Dates

  • 1907-1973
  • Majority of material found within 1929 - 1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Roy LeCraw (1895-1985) was born in Nashville, TN, and attended Atlanta public schools, Tech High School, Georgia Tech Night School, and North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega. An attorney and a general agent for the State Life Insurance Company, he took part in the organization of Atlanta's first Community Chest drive in 1929. He served as Mayor of Atlanta from 1941-1942 before resigning to join the military during World War II where he served on General Eisenhower's staff. In 1947, he served with the State Department in Europe and was deputy commander of a fighter bomber wing during the Korean War. LeCraw was state senator from Fulton County from 1948-1950. He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church and worked for the construction of missionary churches in the far east. He and his wife, Julia Adams LeCraw, were the parents of five sons, all graduates of Georgia Tech. Additional biographical information about Roy LeCraw has not been determined.

Extent

0.209 linear_ft. (1 half document case and one oversized folder)