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Carson Greene, Jr. Accepts NAHF Enshrinement On Behalf of Jimmy Stewart Family

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Carson Greene, Jr. a 1963 Collins High School graduate and president of the James M. Stewart Museum will accept the enshrinement of legendary film star Jimmy Stewart into the National Aviation Hall of Fame on July 18, 2009.

Making the presentation will be journalist, anchorman, author and activist Nick Clooney. A longtime news and TV personality in Kentucky and Ohio, known for his delivering the news in a hard, factual manner, Clooney gained a national profile when he hosted the ABC game show, The Money Maze. He is also recognized for his work as spokesman and writer for the American Movie Classics cable channel. A long time columnist for The Cincinnati Post, Clooney continues to write for the newspaper and covers a wide range of topics including politics, human rights, entertainment, and more. Clooney will present Stewart’s enshrinement to Carson Greene, Jr., President of the Jimmy Stewart Museum, who will accept on behalf of the Stewart family. Carson stated “If you visit the NAHF website, you will see that this is certainly a "big deal" and I am so grateful that Jimmy's daughters and son asked me to represent them at the event.

I never dreamed that a boy from Collins High School who worked at Fayette Airport in Fayetteville and learned to fly airplanes, would be meeting such people as Neil Armstrong and other astronauts on July 18 and 19. I am truly grateful to have this as part of my life.”

Carson goes on to say “I was one of the charter members of the James M Stewart Museum back in 1985 and have serve as president two times and ending my third presidential term this July. I have been blessed, because of the museum, to have been able to host a number of celebrities for the museum. Some of the folks I got to know are Janet Leigh, Shirley Jones, Robert Wagner, Ernie Borgnine, June Allyson, Charlton Heston, James Best (Rosco P. Coltrane from Dukes of Hazard), Ben Gazzara, Fabian and Andrea Forte and some others. Rich and Marie Little and Nick and Nina Clooney (Rosemary's brother and George's father and mother) have become dear friends. We met on work with the museum. I appointed Rich to the board of directors some time ago and Fabian a few months ago. Fabian and Andrea have also become dear friends.

Of course, I also know Jimmy's daughters, Judy and Kelly as well as his son Michael."

He retired from American Water Works after 33 years ending his career as a Division Manager for Pennsylvania American Water Company and worked another 11 years at First Commonwealth Bank as a Senior Vice President of Government Relations one and a half years ago.

In closing he says, "I have had a "Wonderful Life" and my years at Collins High had a great positive influence on my life and career.”

He sends his regards to his old classmates.

Visit www.nationalaviation.org and www.jimmy.org for more information.

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