Charlie Clark, author of the News-Press column “Our Man in Arlington” and the 2014 book Arlington County Chronicles, received the 2015 Cornelia B. Rose Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arlington Historical Society on Friday night at the organization’s annual banquet. The Cornelia B. Rose Award, named after the longtime Arlington historian and author, is the principle award of the society’s annual banquet.
Clark in the second honoree to receive the award after it was inaugurated at the society’s 2014 banquet. The honoree last year was the Aurora Hills Women’s Club, which was recognized the club’s support for the Hume School, located at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road, Arlington, which serves as a museum operated by the Arlington Historical Society.
The banquet, which was held at the Rosslyn Holiday Inn, located at 1900 N. Fort Myer Dr., Arlington, featured Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis as the guest speaker. Jarvis, daughter of the innovative Black physician Dr. Charles R. Drew, was a member of the D.C. City Council for 21 years and president of Southeastern University for 13 years.
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