Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John Edward Williams
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. Touch 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 April 16th Memorial (about 500 feet away); Julian Ashby Burruss (about 500 feet away); Harvey Lee Price (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . Williams Hall. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.)
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