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Beloved AU figure Caroline Draughon dies at 94

AUBURN (AP) — Caroline Marshall Draughon, wife of Auburn University's 10th president, Ralph Brown Draughon, died Friday at East Alabama Medical Center. She was 94.

Draughon was a beloved campus figure during her late husband's tenure as president from 1947 to 1965 and remained active in university life.

In 1959, Caroline Draughon Village, which serves primarily as housing for married students at Auburn, was named in her honor. She helped form the Campus Club for the wives of faculty and administrators and remained its adviser for 14 years.

Draughon was a graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, which named her Alumna of the Year in 1963 in recognition of her influence on thousands of young Auburn men and women.

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