Milton, William H. (William Hammond), 1900-1984
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scope and Contents Official records of the William H. Milton, Jr. administration, including correspondence, annual reports, and related records for the period 1952-1960.