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

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


  • 1952 - 1962


Conditions Governing Access

Some records are restricted. Access to certain categories of archival records is restricted because they contain material protected under federal or state statutes governing privacy and confidentiality. These include, but are not limited to, student records, personnel records, and medical records.


4 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

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.

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