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 James Henry Binford

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James Henry Binford

  • Birth 21 Aug 1832 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 30 Jul 1876 Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6988244

Noted regional educator. A teacher and principal at private schools, Binford was unanimously elected superintendent of Richmond's public school system in 1870, only one year after Richmond had established its first public schools. In 1871, Richmond's schools formally became part of Virginia's new public school system. An effective and innovative administrator, Binford sought to bring Richmond's schools to national standards. Binford's grave is marked by a monument placed there by Richmond's public school teachers.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 4 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6988244
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Henry Binford (21 Aug 1832–30 Jul 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6988244, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .