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Virginia's National Associate(s)

ERNEST EVERETT BLEVINS – West Virginia & Georgia [email protected]
Ernest works as a Structural Historian in Review & Compliance at the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office. His MFA thesis in Historic Preservation (Savannah College of Art & Design) was on the Charleston architectural firm of Simons & Lapham, which executed many New Deal projects. Samuel Lapham, his grandfather, was the South Carolina District Officer for the Historic American Building Survey from 1933 to 1934. In his travels, Ernest has documented New Deal sites in West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. He enjoys the challenge of finding lost New Deal sites using historical maps and documentary resources. He writes a history-oriented column for the Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail.

LUKE NATHAN PHILLIPS – Virginia and D.C [email protected]
Luke is a journalist and editor living in northern Virginia, currently working for think tanks and civic organizations. He writes for various online publications and magazines on the relevance of the American historical experience to modern American life, and is especially interested in the evolution and development of the U.S. federal government, and in the evolving American self-conception of national identity.

Living New Deal. Still Working for America.