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 Francis Henney Smith

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Francis Henney Smith

Birth
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Mar 1890 (aged 77)
Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Burial Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec White Lot 4A Sp 18
Memorial ID 10604290 View Source
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Educator. He was the first Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute. An 1833 graduate of the United States Military Academy, he served as an assistant Professor there from 1833 to 1836. at United State Military Academy. He then served as a Professor of mathematics at Hampden Sidney College from 1837 to 1839. He moved to Lexington, Virginia in 1839 to assist with the organization of the Virginia Military Institute, being appointed it's first superintendent. He served in that office for then next 50 years, guiding the institution through the Civil War years. In late 1889 he retired and died just a few months later.

Bio by: S.G. Thompson


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  • Originally Created by: S.G. Thompson
  • Added: 12 Mar 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10604290
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/10604290/francis-henney-smith : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Henney Smith (18 Oct 1812–21 Mar 1890), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10604290, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .