P. Wesley Foster, Jr.
Class of 1956
— "My experience at VMI has been the bedrock of my success in business and my success in life." —
Entering VMI from Georgia, Foster earned a BA degree in English. He played football, served on the Honor Court and was president of the Officers of the Guard Association. After graduation, Lieutenant Foster served for two years in the U.S. Army. As a business leader, he developed Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. into the largest privately-owned real estate brokerage firm in the nation.
Foster served on the Board of Governors of the Keydet Club and the VMI Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2005 he received the Foundation's Distinguished Service Award. He has created several scholarships at his alma mater to provide grant-in-aid support for the Department of English and Fine Arts.
Through the generosity of West and Betty Foster, the VMI football stadium underwent a major renovation and enhancement. One of the favorite sons of the Institute, the stadium was named in his honor in 2006.
Erected 2006 by Virginia Military Institute.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education
Location. 37° 47.348′ N, 79° 26.167′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 11) 0.1 miles north of Diamond Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 N Main St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Mourning Her Dead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. (about 300 feet away); Cincinnatus Citizen-Soldier (about 400 feet away); Jackson’s Classroom (about 400 feet away); George Washington (about 500 feet away); Little Sorrel (about 500 feet away); The Cadet Battery (about 500 feet away); VMI World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
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