Georges F Doriot
The French Cultural Center of Boston.

Together with his wife Edna Allen Doriot, Georges Doriot worked to foster cultural understanding between France and the United States through their work with the French Library in Boston. The genesis of the Library began after World War II, when a group of Francophiles decided to bring together a collection of French books. From 500 books the holdings grew to thousands of volumes as well as newspapers, periodicals, records, tapes, and films. Edna served as secretary, trustee, and president of the organization. She also helped raise the money for the Library to move into its present location in two historic mansions in Boston's Back Bay. Today the Library is the second largest French library in the US.

The French Legion of Honor honored Edna for her work, and she and Georges were one of few couples with both partners inducted into the Legion. After Edna passed away in 1978, Doriot became president of the Library and continued to play an active role fundraising for the organization. In 2000, the French Library joined with the Alliances Franšaise to become the French Library and Cultural Center and the Alliance Franšaise de Boston et Cambridge. Due to the tireless efforts of the Doriots, the Library earned a reputation as one of the leading centers of French culture in the United States dedicated to Franco-American relations.

65 Edna Allen Doriot also served in the following positions: director and treasurer of the Girls Club of Boston; executive committee member of the Florence Crittenton Assocation of Greater Boston, which provided assistance to unwed mothers; director for the Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women; and administrative committee member and trustee of Emerson College.