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Fleming, Hayes B.



  • Existence: 1922-1981

Hayes B. Fleming was born on November 5, 1923 in Belzoni, Mississippi to Eugene Herbert Fleming, Jr. and Aileen Sorrellis Fleming. Eugene and Aileen Fleming were from Shreveport, Louisiana. In the early 1920s, the Flemings moved to Oklahoma and then to Belzoni, Mississippi. They later returned to Shreveport, Louisiana where Eugene worked for the Office of Defense Transportation during World War II.

Hayes B. Fleming served as a 1st Lieutenant Pilot in the United States Army Air Force during World War II from February 1943 – February 1947.

Fleming attended Louisiana Tech (1940-1943) on a full athletic football scholarship where he majored in civil engineering. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (1948-51) and a Bachelor of Architecture degree (1953) and Master of Architecture degree (1971) from Harvard University.

On December 20, 1947, Fleming married Marilyn P. Martin and they had one son, Rusty Martin. They divorced in 1963.

From 1942-1962, Fleming worked in numerous architecture firms including Koch & Fowler, Dallas, Texas; Rich’s Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; Fuller Brush Co., Chicago, Illinois; J.L. Simmons Co., Chicago, Illinois; Harvey W. Newgent & Assoc., Lexington, Massachusetts; Carl Kock and Assoc., Cambridge, Massachusetts; Selmon T. Franklin, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Frank Gibson, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Rust Engineering Co., Birmingham, Alabama; and Bebb and Oldson, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In 1962, he became a partner in the firm Bebb and Fleming, which was located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In 1966, he started his own firm, Hayes B. Fleming and Assoc. in Morristown, Tennessee. In 1967, he moved to Johnson City, Tennessee and opened the firm Hayes B. Fleming, AIA.

Mr. Fleming remarried to Bette B. Fleming (maiden name unknown). Mrs. Fleming worked at East Tennessee State University’s Department of Music as an Assistant Professor of Voice.

Following an automobile accident, Fleming died on April 4, 1981.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Hayes B. Fleming Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-248
Arrangement The collection is arranged into two series, Series 1: Business Papers and Series 2: Personal Papers. The bulk of the material includes architectural drawings of private, commercial, and public buildings located in Series 1: Business Papers.

Oversized material is located in Box 5 and in the map cabinets.