Frank Swift Poe ’37

Frank Swift Poe ’37, of Greenville, S.C., died Oct. 29. He was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Harry Tinker Poe, Jr. and Julia May Swift Poe.

He graduated from Davidson with a B.A. degree cum laude.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941–1946 in various posts in the U.S., in the 24th division in the Pacific Theatre, and in the occupation of Japan. He retired with the rank of colonel after 30 years of service.

He worked for the Travelers Insurance Company in Charlotte, N.C., and the Alester G. Furman Co. He was president of the Furman Agency and senior vice president of Marsh McLennon Co.

He was the first in the Carolinas to be awarded the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters title in 1951.

He was active in the First Presbyterian Church, having served as a deacon, elder, and treasurer. He was a member of the Saint Andrews Society, the English Speaking Union, the Collectors Group of the Greenville Art Museum, the South Carolina Historical Society, the Greenville Historian Society, the Retired Officers Association, the National Trust for Historical Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Haynes Poe, and is survived by his sons, Frank S. Poe, Jr. and George W. Poe ’74 (Sylviane), 92 Lake Bratton Ln., Sewanee, TN 37375; and four granddaughters, Mary Harper Poe Vergel de Dios, Rosalie Haynes Poe, Caroline Martin Poe, and Lindsay Camille Poe.