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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 7:49 pm

Dumfries’ town historian and lifelong resident Lee C. Lansing Jr. has died.

Several members of the Dumfries Town Council acknowledged Lansing’s contributions to the town at their meeting Tuesday.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. July 28 at the Dumfries United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dale Gillis will preside.

Lansing’s background includes architecture, engineering and planning. He was the town engineer and worked as a construction contractor in Northern Virginia. He also worked with the Triangle-Dumfries-Woodbridge Sanitary District for 26 years as a member of the advisory committee.

Lansing’s service with Prince William County includes serving as chairman of the Planning Commission, member of the Historical Commission and member and vice chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals. He spent a total of 15 years volunteering for the county.

Many of Lansing’s architectural drawings and scale models are on display at the Weems-Botts Museum in Dumfries. He designed the town seal and has also written numerous books on the history of Dumfries.

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  • davidgibbson posted at 11:06 pm on Thu, Feb 25, 2016.

    davidgibbson Posts: 11

    The town historian passing away is a bigger deal than most people would think. This is one guy who kept track of everything that happened in the area in and before his lifetime, not to mention all the other positions he filled. manufactured homes arizona

  • Michele posted at 10:33 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Michele Posts: 4

    I hope Mr. Lansing can be recognized by the Town with a resolution marking his birthday a holiday!