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J. Jerome "Jerry" Felton, Jr. died peacefully at his home at the age of 89 in Sandy Springs, GA on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 of complications from congestive heart failure. Jerry lived an exemplary li...

11/3/2020 11/3/2020

P. Thornton Marye (1872 - 1935)

Philip Thornton Marye (1872-1935), known as P. Thornton Marye, was an American architect with offices in Atlanta, Georgia. Marye was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and raised at the family mansion, Br...

10/14/2020 10/14/2020

Lizinka Campbell Mosley Benton, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, the 25th of September 2012, in Houston. Zinkie was born on the 8th of March 1940, in Sheffield, Alabama. She grew up in Nashville, Tenn...

9/1/2020 9/1/2020

Born in Louisa County, Virginia, to Samuel Atwell Guy and Amanda M. Guy . He moved with his family to Goochland County, Virginia, where they lived at "Contention." Graduated from Randolph-Macon College...

4/7/2007 8/18/2020

Born in South Carolina, Holland McTyeire was educated at Randolph–Macon College (Virginia) graduating in 1844. He began his ministry in Alabama soon after graduation and married Amelia Townsend of Mobi...

1/18/2013 8/7/2020

Harry Hampton (1897 - 1980)

Writer, conservationist. Hampton was born in Columbia on July 8, 1897, to Frank Hampton and Gertrude Gonzales. He was educated at Porter Military Academy in Charleston, then Randolph Macon Academy ...

7/27/2020 7/27/2020

Frank Hampton (1896 - 1982)

Found in The State 01 December 1982: Frank Hampton, chairman of the Board of Directors of the State-Record Co., died Tuesday. He was 86. Mr. Hampton, who represented Richland County in the South Ca...

7/26/2020 7/26/2020

Irene Dillard Elliott (1892 - 1978)

Educator, author, community leader. Born in Laurens County on August 7, 1892, Elliott was the youngest of ten children of James Park Dillard and Elizabeth Irene Byrd. She attended Laurens County publ...

7/21/2020 7/21/2020

Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Sr., was a Texas politician and a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives and the United States House of Representatives. Hutcheson was born near Boydton, V...

8/19/2010 7/19/2020

College President, Civil War Confederate Militia General. He had distinguished careers in both the academic world and the military. The son of a Methodist bishop, he attended Randolph-Macon College...

1/3/2013 7/15/2020

Abe Craddock Edmunds (1899 - 1959)

Abe Craddock Edmunds published to critical acclaim a number of long poems, often on historical themes, but has since been largely forgotten. After attending Randolph-Macon College and then earning a ...

6/25/2020 6/25/2020

Christopher Chenery (September 19, 1886 – January 3, 1973) was an American engineer, businessman, and the owner/breeder of record for Thoroughbred horse racing's U.S. Triple Crown champion Secretar...

9/25/2016 6/18/2020

James Cannon, Jr. (1864 - 1944)

James Cannon Jr. was an educator, a bishop of the southern Methodist Church, a leader of Prohibitionists in Virginia and the nation, and a political activist of such skill and combativeness that he b...

1/21/2020 6/15/2020

James Read Branch was a Confederate artillery officer and banker who helped reestablish Richmond's struggling economy after the American Civil War (1861–1865). Branch fought in the battles of Malvern...

4/12/2009 6/11/2020

Thomas Shelton McMullan (1868 - 1954)

Thomas Shelton McMullan, physician and author, was born in Hertford, Perquimans County, the son of William Thomas, a merchant, farmer, and mayor of Hertford, and Sally Wood McMullan. His first known ...

5/20/2020 5/20/2020

Adolphus Williamson Mangum, Methodist minister and educator, was the youngest of eight children of Ellison Goodloe and Elizabeth Harris Mangum. He was born at Locust Grove, the family home on the Fla...

5/10/2020 5/10/2020

Attended Randolph-Macon College. Enlisted in Confederate service on April 4, 1861 at Richmond Virginia as a private. Serving in the "1st" company of the Virginia Howitzers, Light Artillery, he was twic...

3/5/2020 3/7/2020

James Manning Potts (1895 - 1973)

James Manning Potts, clergyman and author, was born at Como, the son of Reginald and Annie Christian Moore Potts. From Randolph-Macon College in Virginia he received a B.A. degree in 1917 and an M.A....

1/16/2020 1/16/2020

Thomas Jordan Jarvis (January 18, 1836 – June 17, 1915) was the 44th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1879 to 1885. Jarvis later served as a U.S. Senator from 1894 to 1895, and hel...

3/22/2013 11/15/2019

William McKendree Robbins, educator, lawyer, and legislator, was born in Randolph County to Ahi and Mary Brown Robbins. He received his early education at subscription schools and at a local academy ...

11/8/2019 11/8/2019

Samuel Lander (1833 - 1904)

Samuel Lander, teacher, author, and clergyman, born in Lincolnton, was the son of the Reverend Samuel Lander and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Ann Miller, both natives of Ireland. He began school at ag...

7/28/2014 9/20/2019

Cyrus Thompson (1855 - 1930)

Cyrus Thompson, North Carolina secretary of state, legislator, physician, teacher, agriculturist, and orator, was born at Gregory Forks near Richlands, the son of Franklin, Sr., and Leah Brown Thomps...

9/15/2019 9/15/2019

Douglas Ellington (1886 - 1960)

Douglas Dobell Ellington (26 June 1886 – 27 August 1960) was an American architect who is noted for his work in the Art Deco style. Biography Ellington studied architecture at the Drexel Institut...

8/14/2019 8/14/2019

William Smith Yeates (1856 - 1908)

William Smith Yeates, first state geologist of Georgia, was born at Murfreesboro, the son of Jesse Jackson, a prominent attorney and U.S. congressman, and Virginia Scott Yeates. He attended the pri...

8/8/2018 8/8/2018

William Malone Baskerville (1850–1899) was a writer and professor of the English language and literature at Vanderbilt University. Early life William Malone Baskerville was born in 1850 in Fayett...

4/22/2013 7/31/2018

Elizabeth Nottingham (1907 - 1956)

"Elizabeth Nottingham"

Acclaimed artist Mary Elizabeth Nottingham Day (November 29, 1907–April 2, 1956) grew up in Culpeper, which often figured in her paintings. After graduating from Randolph-Macon Woman's College (later...

6/28/2017 6/28/2017

Susie May Ames (1888 - 1969)

A native of Pungoteague, in Accomack County, Susie May Ames (January 10, 1888–July 30, 1969) became an influential historian. After graduating from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1908 with a major...

6/27/2017 6/27/2017

David A. Brat, a Representative from Virginia; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 27, 1964; graduated from Park Center Senior High School, Brooklyn, Minn., 1982; B.A., Hope College, Holland, ...

10/10/2016 10/10/2016

J. Randy Forbes , a Representative from Virginia; born in Chesapeake, Chesapeake County, Va., February 17, 1952; graduated from Great Bridge High School, Chesapeake, Va., 1970; B.A., Randolph-Macon C...

8/31/2016 8/31/2016

Lucy Somerville Howorth (1895 - 1997)

Lucy Somerville Howorth was an advocate for women's rights and a lawyer who served as a U.S. District Court magistrate judge and state representative from Hinds County. She was appointed to the Board...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Thomas G. Pullen (1898 - 1979)

Thomas Granville Pullen, Jr. (August 2, 1898–November 11, 1979) was the fifth president of the University of Baltimore from 1964 to 1969. Prior to that, he acted as state superintendent of schools fo...

4/18/2016 4/18/2016

Walter Hines Page (1855 - 1918)

Walter Hines Page (August 15, 1855 – December 21, 1918) was an American journalist, publisher, and diplomat. He was the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom during World War I. Biograph...

1/8/2013 4/18/2016

E. Barrett Prettyman (1891 - 1971)

Elijah Barrett Prettyman (August 23, 1891 – August 4, 1971) was a United States federal judge. Prettyman was born in Lexington, Virginia. Educated at Randolph-Macon College, he received a Bachelor ...

4/18/2016 4/18/2016

George Preston Marshall (1896 - 1969)

George Preston Marshall (1896–1969) was the owner and president of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) from 1932 until his death in 1969. Contributions Marshall was born...

8/25/2011 4/17/2016

Nathaniel Thomas Lupton (1830 - 1893)

Nathaniel Thomas Lupton (1830–1893) was an American chemist and university professor. He served as the President of the University of Alabama from 1871 to 1874. Additionally, he served as State Chemi...

9/27/2015 9/27/2015

Claude Augustus Swanson (March 31, 1862 – July 7, 1939) was an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Virginia. He served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 18...

6/22/2010 9/27/2015

Andrew Warren Sledd (1870 - 1939)

Andrew Warren Sledd (November 7, 1870 – March 16, 1939) was an American theologian, university professor and university president. A native of Virginia, he was the son of a prominent Methodist minist...

9/10/2012 9/27/2015

Hugh Scott, U.S. Senator (1900 - 1994)

Hugh Doggett Scott, Jr. (November 11, 1900 – July 21, 1994) was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives f...

5/20/2014 9/27/2015

First Chancellor of Vanderbilt University serving from 1875-93 and Chancellor Emeritus 1894. Landon Cabell Garland graduated with first honors from Hampdon Sidney College in 1829. He taught chemist...

2/10/2009 9/27/2015