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Dr Julian Thomas Buxton Jr A Spotlight Series
Those quirky Concurrent Resolutions, voted on and approved by the General Assembly, bring honor and remembrance to community members of significance. This month's Spotlight Series is on Dr. Julian Thomas Buxton, Jr. born Sept. 2, 1928, in Sumter SC,, the son of Julian Thomas Buxton and Lucy Wilson Buxton, a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, Princeton University and Johns Hopkins Medical School.
If your driving on Harbor View Road, just past the newly opened Ellis Creek Fish Camp restaurant, you'll come to a small, nondescript bridge transversing the James Island Creek. With the breathtaking view of the Harbor distracting you one could easily miss the green DOT sign proudly declaring this bridge the Dr. Julian Thomas Buxton, Jr. Bridge. The south bound sign is slightly worn, and bent, probably from recent storms, yet it still reads clear in memory.
Dr. Buxton, a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, volunteered in treating Vietnamese civilians for ten years at DaNang, helped shepard Roper Hospital serving on their Board of Directors for over thirty years and worked with the Episcopal Surgical Mission in the Dominican Republic.
Consequently, because Dr. Buxton exemplified concern for all peoples, and through his devotion to South Carolina, and especially the Charleston region, the SC General Assembly, in the Spring of 2003, a year after his death, found it proper and fitting that tribute be paid to him for his many contributions and outstanding attributes by naming a bridge in Charleston County in his honor.
And so it is.
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