ARC Hall of Fame
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Coach A.L. Williams won seven consecutive state baseball championships during his tenure at Richmond Academy.
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Bennie Ward started his education in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a doctorate from Princeton. He currently holds the title of distinguished professor at Baylor University
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Carl Sanders served both in the Legislature and as Georgia governor from 1963 to 1967 and is credited with improving education in the state and calming racial tensions during a difficult era.
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Frank Hull rose from a state trial judge position in Fulton County to her current position as a judge on the federal 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Coach Frank Inman held a 50-9-7 record coaching at Richmond Academy before holding various coaching positions on the University of Georgia football team.
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Confederate Gen. James Longstreet was the principal subordinate under Gen. Robert E. Lee and was called by one historian “arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side.”
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James “Jimmie” Dyess was a Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who received a posthumous Medal of Honor for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life” in the South Pacific
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Judy Woodruff held several TV news anchor positions in Georgia before moving to the national stage as a reporter for PBS’ "NewsHour."
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Coach Pat Dye started his career in football playing lineman at Richmond Academy before playing for the University of Georgia. He is in the NCAA College Hall of Fame.
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Forrest “Spec” Towns was the first Georgian to win an Olympic gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Games.
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Jacquelin Marshall was an English teacher at Richmond Academy for numerous years.
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Joseph R. Lamar was not only a Georgia judge and legislator but also a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. As a boy he lived next door to future President Woodrow Wilson.
The inaugural class of the Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame will be inducted Oct. 4. Here are the 12 honorees: