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Garrett, George b. June 11, 1929 d. May 26, 2008 Author, Screenwriter. He is best known for the "Elizabethan Trilogy", which includes the novels "Death of the Fox" (1971), "The Succession" (1983) and "Entered from the Sun" (1990). He was born George Palmer Garrett, Jr. in Orlando Florida and was educated at Princeton University. After serving in the United States Army, he wrote his first novel "The Finished Man" in 1959. During the 1960s, Garrett had script credits for the films "The Young Lovers" (1964), "The Playground" (1965) and "...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Lannigan, Henry Hayden b. 1863 d. December 24, 1930 Basketball Coach. Member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Known during his time as "the life and spirit of University of Virginia Athletics," During his early years he excelled in track and field, defeated the Swedish fencing champion, and held for several year the world shot-put record. "Pop" Lannigan came to the University of Virginia in 1905 as associate director of athletics and remained an integral part of University sports until 1929. During his tenure he improved the track program...[Read More] (Bio by: S.G. Thompson) University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Malone, Dr. Dumas b. January 10, 1892 d. December 27, 1986 Historian, Literary Editor. A distinguished professor at three major universities, he is considered by most to have been the greatest expert ever on the life and work of Thomas Jefferson. Raised in rural Georgia, he received his undergraduate degree at Emory University in 1910 and a a theology degree from Yale in 1916. After teaching Bible at Randolph-Macon Women's College for a short time he served as a lieutenant in the US Marine Corps from 1917 to 1919 then returned to the classroom, earning...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
McGuffey, William Holmes b. September 23, 1800 d. May 4, 1873 Author, Educator. With his Brother Alexander, he wrote the “McGuffey Readers”, while a professor at Miami (Ohio) University from 1823-1836. He served as President of Cincinnati College from 1836- 1839, and President of Ohio University from 1839 to 1843. From 1843 to 1845 he served as President of Woodward College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He became Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia in 1845 and served in that capacity until his death in 1873. (Bio by: S.G. Thompson) University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA Plot: LAT: 38.03592 - LON: 78.51306
Posey, Carnot b. August 5, 1818 d. November 13, 1863 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and attended college in Jackson, Louisiana, and law school at the University of Virginia before returning home to Mississippi. There he worked as a planter and established a law practice in Woodville. When the Mexican War broke out in 1846, he joined Colonel Jefferson Davis' Mississippi Rifles as a First Lieutenant and was wounded in the Battle of Buena Vista. After the war he again returned home. Until 1861...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Venable, Charles Scott b. April 19, 1827 d. August 11, 1900 Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Attended Hampden Sydney College, graduated at age 15. Part of an astronomical expedition to the Labrador Coast; taught math at Hampden Sydney, University of Georgia, in Europe, and at South Carolina College. Enlisted in the Hampton Legion. Joined the staff of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in April 1862. He rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel serving on Lee's staff as an aide-de-camp for the entire War. Post-War, he married twice. He wrote almost a...[Read More] University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA