Marshall, Richard J., 1895-1973
Lieutenant General Richard Jaquelin Marshall (b. 1895 d. 1973) graduated from VMI in 1915 and accepted a commission in the U. S. Army the following year. He graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1934, the Army Industrial College in 1935, and the Army War College in 1936. He was promoted to Major General in 1942. Marshall served as Deputy Chief of Staff to General Douglas MacArthur during World War II and became his Chief of Staff in December 1945. He served as VMI's seventh Superintendent from June 11, 1946 until June 30, 1952, and died on August 3, 1973.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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 from the administration of Richard J. Marshall, including annual reports and biographical file. Chronological correspondence files do not exist for this administration. Major activities of this administration are documented in the Minutes of the Board of Visitors
File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Administrative records concerning the World War II era at VMI, includiing correspondence and memoranda. Also files on returning veterans issues. The G. I. Bill folder includes some information about returning Korean War veterans.Includes: Chronological file, 1940-1946; Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP)- separate box; Library of Congress - storage of material at VMI during war; Civil defense in Lexington (air raid drills, blackout drills); Selective Service System (draft); GI...