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Photographer: Bernard Fisher
Taken: May 28, 2011
Caption: Roy Jay Holden (1870-1945)
Additional Description: Professor 1905-1945
The head of VPI's Department of Geology for 38 years, Roy Jay Holden was a noted geologist who sited Virginia's first gas well, located water wells when a water shortage threatened VPI, and assessed the safety of the Claytor Lake Dam site. But it was in the classroom that he forged his true legacy. Known as a great teacher, he stimulated a lifelong scientific interest in his students. He died on December 16, 1945 while preparing a lecture for his class.
Submitted: June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p155674
File Size: 0.476 Megabytes
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