John W. Griffin To Direct Restoration

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Title:
John W. Griffin To Direct Restoration
Series Title:
Progress Photos Book No. 4
Uniform Title:
St. Augustine Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission Staff Members
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Newspaper
Creator:
Tebault, A. H.
Publisher:
The St. Augustine Record
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Box: 1NW22
Folder: STAFF

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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USACH00136:00026


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Direct Restoration
By A. H. Tebault University where his wife is presently Ft. Frederica, Ga.; Booker T.
Editor teaching a course in social work. Washington, Va.; and involved with the John W. Griffin, former resident of St. From 1958 to 1965 Griffin was regional recovery of Osceola's skeleton at Ft. Augustine and currently Chief of the archeologist for National Park Service in Moultrie, S. C. National Park Service Southeast Ar- Richmond, Va. A former member of the St. Augustine cheological center in Macon, Ga., was He is a co-founder of the Florida An- Rotary Club, the new executive director of named Wednesday as director of the thropological Society and served as Historic St. Augustine owns a home in St. Historic St. Augustine Preservation president and editor from 1948-57. In 1957 Johns County just north of Crescent Commission. Griffin was named temporary chairman of Beach. His hobbies include natural The appointment was announced by the St. Augustine 400th Anniversary history, boating and fishing. Chairman Lawrence Lewis Jr. and Vice Committee. He holds membership in Griffin announced that he to Chairman John Bailey. practically every anthropological and ."move back home" about July it Griffin was born in Connersville, In- archaeological association and society in new director pledged to push for diana and reared in Daytona Beach, America. "life and activity" in the restoration area Florida. A graduate of the University of Griffin has authored and co- in an attempt to provide the program wit Florida in 1939, he served from 1954 to 1958 authored numerous publications and "interest and excitement. as executive historian of the St. Augustine articles surrounding Florida and Director Griffin announced that he Historical Society. Southeastern history and archeology, anticipated no staff changes for Historic The new director holds a Masters In 192 he co-authored "The St. Augustine and expressed his apDegree from the University of Chicago in Development of Housing in St. preciation for what has been accomplished the field of anthropology and Near Eastern Augustine to 1783." in the program to date. history and theology. He also attended
special se t American University, He has worked in prehistoric archeology Mather Tr1nter, and has worked in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, toward his Ph : tUniversity of Chicago. North Carolina, Virginia,- Illinois, New
In addition to his work at the St. Mexico, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands. Augustine Histrical Society, Griffin Personally involved in historic sites served as archeologist for the Florida around the southeast, Griffin has directed Park Service, and has been an projects at Manassas, Va.; Yorktown, assistant professor at Florida State Va.; Petersburg, Va.; Appomattox, Va.;















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"SERVING ST. JOHNS COUNTY AND THE NATIONS OLDEST CITYSINCE 1894

VOL. LXX 188, Thursday, April 29,1971 Ten Cents

































(Record Photo)
NEW DIRECTOR VIEWS PROGRAM-Dr. Carl Calkin (left), Actinto of
Historic St. Augustineows his successor Di ectorivs John W. Griffin a f the buildiqggand grounds findei his Ettervision. Public Information Diwetork (right) accompanied the Historic St. A ugustine executives on a tour of tdooram.