Julia and Frank Daniels Jr.
The Estate of the late Frank Daniels, Jr. and his wife, Julia Jones Daniels
If you are going to live in a community, you ought to be involved in the community - Frank Daniels, Jr.
This statement by the late Frank Daniels, Jr. encapsulates the life work and mission of both himself and his wife, Julia Jones Daniels. From serious work in the newspaper room, to significant involvement with professional organizations, to countless hours volunteered with civic organizations, the Daniels' were committed to their community and the people within.
Born into a newspaper family, Frank Jr. had, as he would say, "ink in his veins." He and his wife, Julia, met in high school, but did not marry until after each had graduated from college. Frank moved up the ranks within the Raleigh News & Observer - from Advertising, to Circulation, to Business Manager, to, eventually, President and Publisher. Under his leadership, the newspaper won three Pulitzer Prizes. Dedicated to his profession, Frank served as chair of the Associated Press's Board of Directors for five years.
Julie Daniels, Frank Daniels Jr., Julia Daniels and Kimberly Daniels Taws
As best said by the Raleigh Hall of Fame in 2008, From art to science to history, there’s hardly a museum in Raleigh that has not benefited from the leadership skills, spirit, and generosity of Frank A. Daniels, Jr., and Julia J. Daniels. Married for more than 50 years, the Daniels have worked tirelessly for not only the N.C. State Museums of Art, History, and Natural Sciences but almost every aspect of community life, including health care, business, and education.
Committed to history, Julia served as Chair of the National Trust Council for the National Trust for Historic Preservation for numerous years. Frank served as Chairman of the Smithsonian Institution's National Board. Julia and Frank both deeply believed that art and history should be accessible to all. Julia and Frank raised two children, welcomed grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and continually gave back to their community, both in North Carolina and beyond.
Julia Jones Daniels
We are honored to present the Estate of the late Frank Daniels, Jr. and his wife Julia Jones Daniels at auction. Join us as Leland Little walks through the Daniels' Raleigh home and speaks about a few of his favorite pieces. Browse the entire auction, Estate of the late Frank Daniels, Jr. and his wife Julia Jones Daniels. Pre-bidding is available now. This online auction goes live on Friday, March 31st at 9:00am EDT.