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Milton, William H. (William Hammond), 1900-1984

 Person

Major General William Hammond Milton, Jr. (b. 1900 d. 1984), graduated from VMI in 1920 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent the majority of his career with the General Electric Company, in which he held a number of senior management positions before his retirement in 1952. Milton was the first VMI Superintendent to come to the job from an exclusively non-military background. Upon his appointment as Superintendent in August 1952 he was appointed a Major General in the Virginia Militia (Unorganized). He served until June 30, 1960 and died on June 12, 1984 at the age of 84.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Newsletters and Circulars, Office of the Superintendent.

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Newsletters
Scope and Contents Newsletters, circulars and other mass mailings created by the Office of the Superintendent. These include the annual newsletter to parents. These mailings began with General Nichols and the frequency/subject varies among administrations.

Office of the Superintendent, administrative subject files

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Subject Files-Administrative
Scope and Contents Historically significant subject files spanning the administrations of multiple Superintendents. These topical files cover various historical eras; topics include areas such as planning, programs, and events.

Office of the Superintendent Board of Visitors meetings Subject Files

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Subject Files-Board of Visitors
Scope and Contents These records consist of one chronological file, 1909-1953, primarily containing Superintendent's working reports and memoranda to the Board of Visitors; some annotations. In addition, there are Superintendent's copies of BOV meeting packets for Gen. Shell and Irby; some with annotations.

Records of Inaugurations and Assumption of Command Ceremonies for VMI Superintendents

 Series
Identifier: RG-02-Subject Files-Inaugurations
Scope and Contents Records relating to the inaugural ceremonies or assumption of command events for the various Superintendents. In recent administations there have not been elaborate inaugural ceremonies.

Records of Superintendent William H. Milton, Jr., 1952-1960

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-08-MiltonWH
Scope and Contents Official records of the William H. Milton, Jr. administration, including correspondence, annual reports, and related records for the period 1952-1960.

William H. Milton cadet scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0200
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by VMI Cadet William H. Milton, Jr. Includes photographs and other mementos collected during his cadetship, 1916-1920. In later life he served as VMI's eighth Superintendent