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Joan Loope Franks, American writer.


Franks, Joan Loope was born on June 2, 1935 in New Tazewell, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of G. Dewey and Eunice G. (Hopper) Loope.


Bachelor of Arts Tennessee, 1962. Master of Engineering, University Tennessee, 1964. Postgraduate, University Tennessee, 1967.

Postgraduate, University Edinburgh, 1964. Postgraduate, American University, 1966. Postgraduate, University Southern Illinois, 1969.


With Knoxville Utilities Board, Tennessee, 1957—1959, Electric Power Board, Chattanooga, 1959—1964. Faculty University Tennessee, 1964—1970. Member John Ross Park Advisory Board, 1972—1980, Hamilton County-Chattanooga History Advisory Board, 1977—1980, French Store Advisory Board, 1977—1980.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Holdings of the John Storrs Fletcher Library, 1968. Editor: Walk with History, 2 editions, 1976-1977, Audubon Flyer, 1977. Contributor articles to professional journals, to professional publications.


Preservationist Spring Frog's Cabin, circa 1754, John Browns Tavern, circa 1803. Member of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (president Chattanooga chapter 1981-1982), Rugby History Society, West Tennessee History Society, East Tennessee History Society, National History Association, Sullivan County History Association, James County History Association, Hamblen County History Association, Georgia History Association, American Academy Political Science, Tennessee History Commission, Southern History Association, John Ross Association (director 1972-1980), Chattanooga Opera Guild 1972-1978, 1973, Chattanooga Opera Association, Tennessee History Society (vice president 1977-1979), Chattanooga Art History Association (president 1970-1972, 1977-1980), Chattanooga Audubon Society 1972, 1977-1978.


Married Herschel P. Franks, June 2, 1957. 1 child Ramona.

G. Dewey Loope

Eunice G. (Hopper) Loope

Herschel P. Franks

Ramona Franks