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Henry J. Foresman Papers

Identifier: MS-0451
The papers consist primarily of Foresman's World War II service records; extensive information regarding Foresman and Joyce family genealogy (his maternal ancestors), including Daughters of the American Revolution application material that traces his maternal ancestry to Revolutionary War soldier Dominicus Libby; biographical information; and miscellaneous personal correspondence, certificates, and photographs.


  • 1941 - 1990


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1 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

Henry J. Foresman, attorney, was a member of the VMI Class of 1941. During World II he served in the Pacific Theater with the 121st Field Artillery Battalion of the 32nd (Red Arrow) Infantry Division. He was graduated from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1948 and spent his career practicing law in Buena Vista and Lexington, Virginia. He died in 2000.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450