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Records of Superintendent John A. Lejeune, 1929-1937

Identifier: RG-02-05-LejeuneJA
Official records of the Lejeune administration, including correspondence, annual reports, and other offical records originating in the office of the Superintendent, 1929-1937


  • Majority of material found within 1929 - 1937



4 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune (b. 1867 d. 1942) graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1888, went to sea as a Naval Cadet from 1888-1890, and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps in 1890. During his distinguished military career, he saw combat duty in both the Spanish-American War and the First World War. Lejeune was promoted to Brigadier General in 1916 and to Major General in 1918, and served as Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps from 1920-1929. He served as VMI's fifth Superintendent from July 1, 1929 to September 30, 1937. He was promoted to Lt. General effective Feb. 1942. He died on November 20, 1942.

Physical Location

Archives stacks, Record Group 02, Superintendent

Related Materials

Additional correspondence from this era is located in the Superintendents' Administrative Subject Files series.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450