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Roger McCredie was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He attended Christ School in Arden, N.C. (an experience he still refuses to discuss), was graduated from Spartanburg High School and entered Wofford College, from which he astonished many people by eventually emerging with a degree in English. He served as a reporter and copy editor at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal before going into the advertising agency business, where he received a total of 23 awards, including one each from the Advertising Club of New York and the National Advertising Agency Network, for copywriting and creative directing. From 2004-2011 he was Executive Director of the Southern Legal Resource Center. He is a past Chief of Heritage Defense of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which awarded him their Distinguished Service Cross (twice), Heritage Defense Medal (twice) and Meritorious Service Medal. He is an Episcopalian, a Sigma Nu and a published poet. In 1991 he was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He is married to the former Lynda Ghormley of Robbinsville and between them they have four grown children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.