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Robert Robey Garvey,, American former government official. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with silver star; recipient North Carolina Public Service award, 1978, Distinguished Alumnus award Davidson College, 1982, Presidential rank of Meritorious Executive, 1981, Louise duPont Crowningshield award, 1991. Served to major United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1945.


Garvey,, Robert Robey was born on February 16, 1921 in Elkin, North Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Robey and Rose Edna (Brown) Garvey.


Student, Davidson College, 1938-1941;senior executive program, Federal Executive Institute, 1975.


General manager, Dennis, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1945-1954;executive director, Old Salem, Inc., Winston-Salem, 1955-1960;executive director, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, 1960-1967;executive secretary, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1967-1976;executive director, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1976-1986. Assistant secretary National Park Foundation, 1968-1971. National Park Service liaison officer American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1968-1971.

Member international committee National Association Housing and Redevelopment Officials, 1963-1986. Vice president International Council of Monuments and Sites, 1965-1975. Consultant on cultural property United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization;member United States national commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1974-1979, vice chairman, 1976-1979.

Mem.landscape and archaeologists commission on Philae project Government of Egypt.


Served to major United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1945.


Married Nancy Douglas Maclay, June 15, 1945. Children: Robert Michael, Jean Maclay, Lee Beasley, William Sinclair.

Robert Robey Garvey,

Rose Edna (Brown) Garvey,

Nancy Douglas Maclay

Robert Michael Garvey,

Jean Maclay Garvey,

Lee Beasley Garvey,

William Sinclair Garvey,