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  • Great Santini tells principal 'my son (Pat Conroy) will not be a secretary'

    William "Bill" Dufford of Columbia was Pat Conroy's principal at Beaufort High School in the early 1960s. Dufford spoke about Conroy Feb. 18, 2016 while in Bluffton for an art show opening for another former student, Doug Corkern.

William "Bill" Dufford of Columbia was Pat Conroy's principal at Beaufort High School in the early 1960s. Dufford spoke about Conroy Feb. 18, 2016 while in Bluffton for an art show opening for another former student, Doug Corkern. David Lauderdale dlauderdale@islandpacket.com
William "Bill" Dufford of Columbia was Pat Conroy's principal at Beaufort High School in the early 1960s. Dufford spoke about Conroy Feb. 18, 2016 while in Bluffton for an art show opening for another former student, Doug Corkern. David Lauderdale dlauderdale@islandpacket.com

Real people inspired characters in Conroy’s books

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