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Fleming, Hayes B. (Hayes Blair), 1923-1981



  • Existence: 1923 - 1981

Hayes B. Fleming was born on November 6, 1923 in Belzoni, Mississippi to Eugene Herbert Fleming, Jr. and Aileen Sorrels Fleming. .

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. He served as a 1st Lieutenant Pilot in the United States Army Air Force during World War II from February 1943 to February 1947.

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

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.

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

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Hayes B. Fleming Papers

Identifier: AppMs-248
Scope and Contents The Hayes B. Fleming Papers contain business correspondence, architectural plans, drawings, and blueprints of residences, churches, shopping centers, government buildings, and businesses. Also contained in this collection are family papers including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and military, health, and employment records of the Fleming family. The photographs in this collection include family photographs, architectural site photographs, and photographs of unidentified people and...
Dates: 1898-1981