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Marion Bayard Folsom

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
1. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker
Inscription. Marion Folsom, business leader and civil servant, was born on this site on November 23, 1893. In 1914 he joined the Eastman Kodak Company where he helped design one of the nation's first company sponsored retirement insurance plans. Appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt to the Advisory Council on Economic Security in 1934, he helped develop the Social Security Act of 1935. Folsom resigned from Kodak in 1953 to become Under Secretary of the Treasury, where he oversaw the first complete federal tax law revision since 1874. President Eisenhower appointed him Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, serving from 1955 to 1958. Folsom died in 1974 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected 2012 by Georgia Historical Society, The Pioneer Historical Society, and The Merchants and Citizens Bank of McRae, Georgia. (Marker Number 134-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.007′ N, 82° 54.033′ W. Marker is in McRae, Georgia, in Telfair County. Marker is on College Street 0 miles west of 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Merchants and
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
2. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker
Citizens Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 College Street, Mc Rae GA 31055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Telfair County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Telfair County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Talmadge Home (approx. 3.9 miles away); Wheeler County (approx. 8.9 miles away); Normandale (approx. 9 miles away).
 
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By Social Security Administration
3. Marion Bayard Folsom
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
4. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
The marker prior to its dedication on June 30, 2012.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
5. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
Rev. Peter Barlow, Pastor of the McRae United Methodist Church, gave the Invocation at the Marker Dedication.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
6. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
Ms. June D. Bradfield, Mayor of McRae, welcomed attendees to the Marker Dedication.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
7. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
Mr. Robert E. Herndon from the Pioneer Historical Society acknowledged guests at the dedication.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
8. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
Ms. Christy Crisp, Director of Programs for the Georgia Historical Society, spoke about the Society's historical marker programs.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
9. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
Mr. Travis Cook, Chairman of the Board of The Citizens & Merchants Bank, spoke about Folsom and why the bank sponsored the marker.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
10. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
The marker was unveiled by Mrs. Annie Dominey, President, Pioneer Historical Society, Mr. Eddie Selph, President, The Merchants & Citizens Bank, Mr. Cook and Rev. Barlow.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
11. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
The marker unveiled.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
12. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
Following the unveiling, a reception was held inside the bank.
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
13. Marion Bayard Folsom Marker Dedication
The reception featured a cake decorated as Marion Bayard Folsom's home, which stood on the site of the bank.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on July 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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