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John Edward Williams

(1867-1943)

 
 
John Edward Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
1. John Edward Williams Marker
Inscription.
Professor 1903-1943
Dean of the College 1924-1943

Known for wise counsel and leadership, John Edward Williams earned wide respect during 40 years at VPI as a Mathematics professor and Dean of the College. An American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, he served on the Virginia Board of Education and led the Association of Virginina Colleges in addition to a Ph.D. He held an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Williams Hall Complete 1953
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.646′ N, 80° 25.461′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Drillfield Drive 0.2 miles east of Greenhouse Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Leigh Robeson (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert James Davidson (about 300 feet away); William Bradford Alwood (about 300 feet away); The Alwood Oak
John Edward Williams Marker and entrance to Williams Hall image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, 2
2. John Edward Williams Marker and entrance to Williams Hall
(about 300 feet away); April 16th Memorial (about 500 feet away); Julian Ashby Burruss (about 500 feet away); Harvey Lee Price (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Williams Hall. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
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Williams Hall image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
3. Williams Hall
 
 
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