R.T. Faucette

1923-1929

R.T. Faucette served as President of the Chattanooga Council from 1923 to 1930.


On June 14, 1918, Faucette was elected as one of the council's executive committeemen, and was re-elected to that position in March of 1919.


In 1928, when Dan Beard (then National Commissioner) visited the Chattanooga Council, Faucette introduced him to the gathered crowd.


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Faucette was President of the Chattanooga Wheelbarrow & Truck Co.  Also involved in that company were other prominent Scouters, including H.D. Huffaker as Vice President.  C.C. Nottingham was a previous president of the company.


Click here for an article on the history of the Chattanooga Wheelbarrow and Truck Company.


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Robert Thomas Faucette was born July 23, 1879 in North Carolina.  He died on September 3, 1949 and is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga.


In the 1900 Census, Faucette's occupation is identified as "Commercial Trav."


In the 1920 Census, Faucette's occupation is identified as "salesman" of "automobile supplies."


In the 1930 Census, Faucette's occupation is identified as "manufacturer" of "trucks wheelbarrows."


In the 1940 Census, Faucette's occupation is identified as "President" of "wheelbarrow manufacturing."  Faucette's wife, Laura Faucette, is identified as the owner of a retail gift shop.  Their son, R.T. Faucette, Jr., is identified as a traveling salesman for "wheelbarrow manufacturing."


Faucette's death certificate identifies his occupation as "wheelbarrow manufacturer."