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Ann Cleveland Robertson
Ann Cleveland Robertson (Baltimore Sun)

Ann Cleveland Robertson, a retired Baltimore County librarian, died June 11 at Roland Park Place following leg surgery. The former North Baltimore resident was 89.

Born Ann Mary Cleveland in Baltimore and raised on Keswick Road, she was the daughter of Richard Folsom Cleveland, an attorney with Semmes, Bowen and Semmes, and the former Ellen Douglas Gailor, who was active in the arts and charities.

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Mrs. Robertson was granddaughter of President Grover Cleveland and first lady Frances Folsom Cleveland. She was interviewed on C-SPAN about the first ladies.

She was a 1943 Roland Park Country School graduate and earned a bachelor's degree from Vassar College. She studied library science at Columbia University.

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She married Thomas Bolling Robertson III, who owned a candle business, in 1949. She worked with her husband and became an office manager for the superintendent of schools at Temple City, Calif. She was also a librarian in Wilmington, Del.

In 1972, she and her husband returned to Baltimore. She was a librarian for the Baltimore County Public Library from 1972 until 1997. Mrs. Robertson worked for many years at its Randallstown branch. In 2007, she moved to Roland Park Place.

Services be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave., where she was a member.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Bolling Robertson IV of Oakton, Va.; a daughter, Elizabeth Robertson Rowe of Tamworth, N.H.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Her husband of more than 50 years died in 2000. A daughter, Ruth Cleveland Robertson, died in 2008.

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