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Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr.

(1926-   )

 
 
Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr. Marker
Inscription.
Head, Department of Physics 1954-1959
President 1962-1974
President Emeritus 1975-

One of the university’s greatest presidents, T. Marshall Hahn Jr. engineered Virginia Tech’s evolution from a college to a major research university. The dynamic leader severed ties with Radford College and made the Corps of Cadets voluntary, spurring record enrollments of women an unprecedented growth in the student body, degree programs, faculty, research, and physical plant. At age 35, he became Tech’s youngest president.

Hahn Hall phase I completed in 1988
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.66′ N, 80° 25.521′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West Campus Drive east of Duckpond Road. 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); John Edward Williams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert James Davidson (about 400 feet away); Mary Draper Ingels (about
Hahn Hall - South Wing image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Hahn Hall - South Wing
500 feet away); Solitude (about 500 feet away); William Bradford Alwood (about 500 feet away); Paul Neyron Derring (about 600 feet away); The Alwood Oak (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hahn Hall - South Wing. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Hahn Hall - North Wing. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
3. T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Hall
Named in honor of T. Marshall Hahn Jr.
Distinguished scientist, educator, corporate leader
Head, Department of Physics 1954-1959
President 1962-1974

His leadership and vision immeasurably strengthened
Virginia higher education and transformed
this institution into a widely recognized,
comprehensive university.
April 6, 1991
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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