Fitzhugh Lee Godwin, Jr. –
Fitz is currently Chairman, Board of Directors, Francis Makemie Society. He held Chairmanship of the Archeology Committee for 3 years and guided excavation, under trained archeologist, of the 1675 home of William Anderson which later became the home of his famous son-in-law, the Reverend Francis Makemie. Artifacts from these digs are stored at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society in Onancock, Virginia. Fitz also led the effort to join with Salisbury University in a multi-year archeological study of Makemie Park and to clean, label, interpret and display 317 one gallon bags of artifacts.
Fitz graduated from the University of Richmond in 1967 and T. C. Williams Law School in 1970. He taught law in the Army’s JAG School in Charlottesville, VA and practiced law in Arlington, VA, serving as Commissioner in Chancery for over 10 years and as a civil magistrate.
Retiring to Onancock, VA in March of 2015, Fitz co-chaired the Capital Campaign to build the new Regional library in Parksley. He is a past President of the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation and is a director on the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society. He leads the successful effort to place a historical marker at the site of the 17th century Assawoman Church of England and restoration of the Scott Hall Cemetery fence in Onancock.