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Posted on: November 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Daffin Park Tennis Courts named for Former Mayor Malcolm Maclean

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Date: November 14, 2016                                                                                                                                                            
A ceremony was held Monday, November 14th at the City of Savannah’s Daffin Park tennis courts to unveil a dedication plaque and sign officially naming the tennis courts for former Savannah Mayor and tennis player Malcolm Maclean. Malcolm Maclean’s son, Judge John Maclean, members of the Savannah City Council and employees of HunterMaclean attended the event where several individuals including current Mayor Eddie Deloach and City Alderman Julian Miller spoke about Mr. Maclean’s impact on the community.

Malcom Maclean served as Assistant City Attorney and City Alderman prior to serving as Savannah’s Mayor from 1960 – 1966.  He led the effort to bring business leaders and black leaders together during the local civil rights movement.  He is credited with bringing the community together and preventing the rioting and violence from happening here that affected so many other southern cities. 

HunterMaclean partner Wade Herring, who worked closely with Mr. Maclean for 15 years, said, “We are proud to honor the memory of our law partner who was so important to the life of this community. The affiliation of these tennis courts with Mr. Maclean is a great testament to his love of the game and our city.”

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