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Nancy Cobb Lilly

civic worker

Nancy Cobb Lilly, American civic worker.

Background

Lilly, Nancy Cobb was born on September 17, 1930 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Collier and Emma (Estes) C.

Education

Bachelor, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1952.

Career

Assistant calendar clerk North Carolina State Senate, Raleigh, 1953, 55. Secretary to director Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1956-1961. Teacher Chapin School for Girls, 1961.

President, board director North Carolina State Art Society, 1983—1984.

Membership

President Women of Church, White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, 1986-1988, board deacons 1991-1997, elder 1999-2005. Board directors American Red Cross, Wake County, Raleigh, 1988-1992, committee National Museum Women in Arts. Member Tyron Palace Commission, New Bern, North Carolina, 1988-1992.

Regent Gunston Hall Plantation, Lorton, Virginia, 1988-2003. Board visitors Peace College. Member Junior League, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, North Caroliniana Society (board directors), Friends of Library.

University North Carolina (vice chairman 1984-1996).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, sailing, reading, needlecrafts, writing, golf.

Connections

Married Edward Guerrant Lilly, Junior, November 25, 1961. Children: Penelope Read, Edward III, Collier Cobb (deceased), Steven Clay.

father:
Collier C.

mother:
Emma (Estes) C.

spouse:
Edward Guerrant Lilly

children:
Penelope Read Lilly

Edward III Lilly

Collier Cobb Lilly (deceased)

Steven Clay Lilly