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Harriett Maroy Jones Claxton, Irish language educator. Named Woman of the Year, St. Patrick's Festival, Dublin, 1979, Most Popular Teacher, Dublin Center, 1985, Olympic Torch Bearer, 1996; recipient Outstanding Service award, Cancer Society, Dublin, 1985, 1993, 1998, Outstanding Alumni award for community service, Georgia College, 1996.

Background

Claxton, Harriett Maroy Jones was born on August 27, 1930 in Dublin, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Paul Jackson and Maroy Athalia (Chappell) Jones.

Education

Associate of Arts with honors, Bethel Woman's College, 1949. AB magna cum laude, Mercer U., 1951;Master of Education, Georgia College, 1965. Social worker Laurens County Welfare Board, Dublin, 1951-1956.

High school teacher, Dublin, 1961-1966. Instructor Middle Georgia College, Cochran, 1966-1971, assistant Professor of English, literature and speech, 1971-1985, associate professor 1985-1986. Research teacher Trinity Christian School, 1986, 92, senior English teacher, 1986-1987.

Part-time teacher, Georgia College, 1987, East Georgia College, 1988-1999, Middle Georgia College, 1985-1997. Weekly columnist Dublin Courier Herald, 1993^. Contributor articles to professional journals and newspapers.

Editor Laurens County History, II, 1987. Author: History of Laurens Superior Court. President board Dublin Association Fine Arts, 1974-1976, 82-84, 90-98, Dublin History Society, 1976-1978, 95-98.

Member Laurens County Library. Board, 1960-1968; chairman Dublin History Review Board, 1980^. Secretary American Association Retired Persons, 1987-1990.

Vice president Dublin Cmty. Concert, 1991-1998. Named Woman of Year, St. Patrick's Festival, Dublin, 1979, Most Popular Teacher, Dublin Center, 1985, Olympic Torch Bearer 1996. President, Chairman of the Board Mensea/Laurens unit American Cancer Society.

Career

Social worker Laurens County Welfare Board, Dublin, 1951-1956. High School teacher, 1961-1966. Instructor Middle Georgia College, Cochran, 1966-1971, assistant professor English, literature and speech, 1971-1985, associate professor, 1985-1986, adjunct professor, since 1987.

Research teacher Trinity Christian School, 1986, 92, senior English teacher, 1986-1987. Retired, 1987

Instructor Georgia College, 1987, E. Georgia College, 1988—1999. Weekly columnist Dublin Courier Herald, since 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) History of Laurens Superior Court. Editor: Laurens County History, II, 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals and newspapers.

      Anchor Dublin Poetry Club television 35, since 1990.

Religion

Baptism, an act of full immersion following Christ’s example, is undertaken by those spiritually mature enough to understand its profound, symbolic significance: resurrection to new life in Christ.

Politics

Government is appointed by God as His servant to encourage good and restrain evil to the end that all people are blessed and His people are enabled to live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.

Views

The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

Membership

President, chairman board Mensea/Laurens unit American Cancer Society, since 1995. Secretary American Association Retired Persons, 1987—1990. Vice president Dublin Community Concert, 1991—1998.

Member preservation committee Hardy Smith House, 1998—2000. Chairman Dublin Historic Review Board, since 1986. Board directors Friends Veterans, Heart Georgia Altamaha Regional Development Center, 1998, secretary, since 2002.

Board director Laurens County Library., Dublin-Laurens Arts Council, since 2001. Member of United Daughters of the Confederacy (chaplain since 1999), Daughters of the American Revolution (regent, vice regent, historian, state, district, national awards), Southern Dames of America, Georgia Press Association, Dublin Association Fine Arts (president board 1974-1976, 1982-1984, 1990-1998, 2001-2003), Dublin History Society (president 1976-1978, 1995-1998, board directors since 1998), Continental Society Daughters Indian Wars, Woman's Study Club (president), Erin Garden Club, United States Daughters of 1812 since 2007, Daughters Colonial Wars (secretary 2004-2007, treasurer since 2007), Daughters American Colonists (secretary since 2004), Delta Kappa Gamma (treasurer), Chi Delta Phi (secretary), Phi Theta Kappa (treasurer), Alpha Delta Pi (Middle Georgia alumni chapter since 1999, scholarship plaque 1950), Sigma Mu.

Connections

Married Edward B. Claxton, Junior, May 27, 1953. Children: E. B. III, Paula Jones.

father:
Paul Jackson Jones

mother:
Maroy Athalia (Chappell) Jones

spouse:
Edward B. Claxton

children:
E. B. III Claxton

Paula Jones Claxton