Former Aiken mayor’s statue unveiled

South Carolina News
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Aiken, SC (WJBF) – The city of Aiken is honoring one of its former mayors.

Sunday, a private ceremony was held to unveil a life-sized brone statue of Mayor Fredrick B. Cavanaugh.

It is a permanent public honoring that exemplifies many contributions from Mr. Cavanaugh to the City of Aiken.

You can find it in Teague Park off Park Avenue.

He was elected to the Aiken City Council back in 1985 and appointed mayor pro tempore 2 years later. Then Cavanah was elected mayor in 1991 ans served for 24 years.

He went on to retire in 2015.

Under his leadership, Aiken was awarded the All-American City in 1997.

His statue was sculpted by Maria Kirby-Smith of Camden, South Carolina. 

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