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Frank Leigh Robeson

(1884-1974)

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Frank Leigh Robeson Marker
Inscription.
Student 1901-1904
Faculty Member 1904-1954
Head, Department of Physics 1923-1954

As a student at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (now Virgnia Tech), Frank Leigh Robeson helped draw plans for many campus buildings and faculty houses. During half a century of employment with the college, he taught mathematics, mechanical engineering, and physics and wrote the leading physics textbook of the time. He was a fellow in the American Academy of Science.

Robeson Hall completed in 1960
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.666′ N, 80° 25.503′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West Campus Drive north of Drillfield Drive. 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. Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Edward Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert James Davidson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bradford Alwood
Robeson Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Robeson Hall
(about 400 feet away); The Alwood Oak (about 500 feet away); Solitude (about 600 feet away); Paul Neyron Derring (about 600 feet away); Mary Draper Ingels (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Robeson Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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