The Honorable Lawrence Wood “Chip” Robert Jr. (1887-1976) was a famous Atlanta architect, FDR’s right-hand man, a power in national politics, and one of the creators of the Marshall Plan. Highlands’ own Susan Robert, author of “The Man Who Loved Georgia Tech,” will bring Chip’s story to vibrant life during a Meet & Eat program at Hudson Library at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 9.
A Georgia native, Chip Robert Jr. became recognized as a principal player in bringing industry and prosperity to the South. He founded one of the largest architecture firms in the nation, served as FDR’s Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, worked tirelessly on many of the public works projects that helped pull the country out of the depths of the Depression, and so much more. And through it all, his love for his alma mater Georgia Tech remained strong.
Come hear his story as only author Robert can tell it. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are contagious, and you will be well entertained. Light lunch will be offered at this free event. Books will be available for purchase, and Robert will be happy to sign your copy.
For more information or to request an accommodation, please call the library at 828-526-3031. Hudson Library, 554 Main Street in Highlands, is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.