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historic preservationist

Cameron Mayson Freeman Napier, American Historic preservationist. Recipient awards of excellence Advertising Artists Association, Dallas, 1960, 61,62, distinguished service award Alabama History Commission, Montgomery, 1977, certified commendation Governor Alabama, 1986, Southern Patriot award, 1997; named honorary first lady the Governor's wife, Montgomry, 1985.

Background

Napier, Cameron Mayson Freeman was born on December 5, 1931 in Shanghai, China. Daughter of Hamner Garland and Cameron Middleton (Brame) Freeman.

Education

Student, L'Ecole des Artes Municipale, Paris, 1951. Student, Westhampton College/U. Richmond, 1951—1953. Bachelor, University Alabama, 1955.

Career

Photographer's assistant, Scott, Demott & Perry, Montgomery, Alabama, 1951;art director, WCOV-television, Montgomery, 1955;self-employed graphic designer, Dallas, 1956-1964;self-employed designer, Alexandria, Virginia, 1965-1971;restoration chairman, White House Association Alabama, Montgomery, 1973-1976;1st vice regent, White House Association Alabama, Montgomery, 1976-1980;regent, White House Association Alabama, Montgomery, since 1980. Co-founder Friends of Stratford Hall for Northern Virginia, Alexandria, late 1960s. Docent chairman Lee's Boyhood Home, Alexandria, late 1960s.

Board directors Landmarks Foundation, Montgomery, 1971-1975. Advisor Conde Charlotte House, Mobile, Alabama, 1994-1995.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author, designer booklet: The First White House of the Confederacy, 1978 (national printers award 1979), The Struggle to Preserve the First White House of the Confederacy, 1982. Contributor to Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, 1989, Encyclopedia of Alabama-online, 2006.

Membership

Board of directors English Speaking Union, Montgomery, 1980-1983. Member National Society Colonial Dames in American (history properties committee 1994-1995, state board of managers since 1998, center vice chair 1998), Antiquarian Society (pres.1981-1982), Sojourners Literature Club (past president), United Daus. of the Confederacy (Jefferson Davis award, Winnie Davis award), American Society Most venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (associate officer sister 1995), Sovereign Military Order Temple of Jerusalem (aumoniere 1995, dame commander 1996), Militi Templi Scotia (dame 1993), Daus. of Barons Runnymede, National Society Magna Carta Dames, Society descendants of Colonial Clergy, Kappa Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: crossword puzzles, afternoon tea.

Connections

Married John Hawkins Napier III, September 11, 1964.

father:
Hamner Garland Freeman

mother:
Cameron Middleton (Brame) Freeman

spouse:
John Hawkins Napier III