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The Papers of Edmond C. Fleet, Collector, 1812-1984


Edmond C. Fleet (b. 1902, d. 1983) was a lifelong member of the Arlington County community, as well as an activist for the black community in Arlington and the District of Columbia. A pastry chef by trade, Fleet was a chairman of the trustee board of the Arlington Mt. Zion Baptist Church and president of the church men's club; chairman, fundraiser, and co‑founder of the Veterans Memorial Branch YMCA, the first YMCA in Arlington County for African-Americans. Fleet was also active in the Odd Fellows, Elks, and Masonic lodges in Arlington County. Center for Local History, Arlington County Public Library PDF Center for Local History, Arlington Public Library Texts Center for Local History, Arlington Public Library
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