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Records of Superintendent Richard J. Marshall, 1946-1952

Identifier: RG-02-07-MarshallRJ
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


  • Majority of material found within 1946 - 1952


Conditions Governing Access

This Record Group contains some restricted files. Access to certain categories of archival records is restricted because they contain material protected under federal or state statutes governing privacy and confidentiality. Examples include, but are not limited to, student, personnel, and medical records.


1 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

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.

Physical Location

Archives stacks, Record Group 02, Superintendent

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450