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Emily Dolvin

The W.J. Dolvin House - Emily Dolvin's Roswell residence

Emily Frances Gordy Dolvin (1912 – December 2, 2006), also known as Aunt Sissy, was an Georgia.

Dolvin was born in 1912 in Lillian Gordy Carter was the mother of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States.

After graduating from the namesake.

In 1951, Emily Dolvin participated in the organization of the Roswell Youth Recreation Committee. This committee created the Roswell Recreation and Parks department. She was also the inaugural chairperson of the Roswell Historical Society upon its establishment on October 28, 1971. The Roswell Rotary Club named her a William Watt Fellow, and she was the first female member of that organization.

In 1966, Dolvin became involved in the support of the political career of her nephew Jimmy and was often referred to as Jimmy Carter's Aunt Sissy. In 1970, she was a staff member, host, and delegate for the governor of Georgia in 1971, and served as the volunteer coordinator for Carter’s gubernatorial campaigns. Dolvin also served as a member of the Commission on the Status of Women from August 11, 1972 to April 1, 1974.

During Carter's Time magazine referred to her as a “tiny, stylishly dressed, white-haired dynamo” and the secret weapon of Carter’s campaign. Dolvin served as the coordinator of docents for the Carter Center from its inception in 1986.

Dolvin’s personal home, the W.J. Dolvin house, is located next to Bulloch Hall in the Historic District of Roswell and is often referred to as “President Jimmy Carter’s Roswell White House”. It is one of the few examples of late-Victorian architecture in that city.

An elder of the Roswell Presbyterian Church, Dolvin also founded the Refuge Resettlement Ministry. In 1992, Dolvin married a second time to Hubert “Hu” B. Visscher, but never legally took his name. She was named to the list of Roswell’s 15 Most Remarkable Citizens in 2004. Dolvin died at age 94 of congestive heart failure at her Roswell home on December 2, 2006.

References

  • , December 42006Atlanta Journal-Constitution'Emily Gordon Dolvin: 1912-2006; "Aunt Sissy' a big boost for Carter, volunteers",
  • "Death claims Emily Dolvin, longtime pillar of Roswell community", North Fulton Neighbor, December 6, 2006, p. 5A
  • Emily Dolvin papers archived at the Jimmy Carter Center
  • New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for Roswell, Georgia
  • , Nation section, October 11, 1976Time Magazine"It's a Clash of the Clans",
  • City of Roswell, Georgia, Comprehensive Plan 2025, Chapter 6: Historic Preservation Element, November 7, 2005, p. 175
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