Category Archives: Obituary

James Whitehead, Co-Founder of W&L's Reeves Center, Dies at 93

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James Walter Whitehead Sr., co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Reeves Center at Washington and Lee University, died on Thursday, Aug. 20, in Houston. He was 93. Arrangements are pending.

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A. Stevens Miles Jr., Rector Emeritus of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 85

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A. Stevens Miles Jr., a rector emeritus and trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University, died on April 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 85. Miles served on the W&L Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1997, and as the rector of the board from 1990 to 1997.

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Former W&L Trustee Charles Rowe Dies at 89

Charles S. Rowe '45, '50L. The Free Lance-Star file photo

Charles Spurgeon Rowe '45, '50L, who served on the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1994, died on Friday, March 13, in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 89.

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George Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Alumnus and Honorary Degree Recipient, Dies at 97

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George Evans Goodwin Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and public relations executive who received an honorary doctor of letters from W&L in 1997, died on Jan. 21 at his home in Atlanta.

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Roy L. Steinheimer Jr., Former W&L Law School Dean, Dies at 98

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Roy Lee Steinheimer Jr., the dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law from 1968 to 1983, and the Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law Emeritus at W&L, died on Thursday, Jan. 8, in Lexington. He was 98. "Roy Steinheimer's deanship was a pivotal one for Washington and Lee's Law School," said W&L […]

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Memorial Service Held for John D. Wilson, Former W&L President

John D. Wilson, Former President, Washington and Lee University

John Delane Wilson, the president who led Washington and Lee University during its transition to coeducation, died on Saturday, March 2, in Lexington. He was 81.

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Former Virginia State Senator Hopkins Dies; WWII Grad of W&L

William B. Hopkins Sr. Roanoke Times photo.

The passing on Dec. 11 of William B. Hopkins Sr. has produced a substantial profile and an admiring editorial in the Roanoke Times. He was a member of the Washington and Lee Classes of 1942 and 1944 Law. As a respected and successful member of Virginia’s General Assembly from 1960 to 1980, Bill enriched both […]

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Joe Lyles, Legendary W&L Coach, Dies at 83

Joe Lyles in 2009, with the Louisville Slugger that was a retirement gift from his colleagues. Photo by Patrick Hinely '73.

Joseph F. Lyles, who coached and taught at Washington and Lee University for 50 years, died yesterday, Nov. 13, in Roanoke. He was 83.

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Theodore J. Sjoerdsma, First Professor of Computer Science at W&L, Dies at 83

Ted Sjoerdsma and a PC in 1985.

Theodore J. Sjoerdsma, professor of computer science at Washington and Lee University from 1984 to 1995, died on Sept. 22 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was 83.

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C. Westbrook Barritt, Longtime W&L Professor, Dies at 91

C. Westbrook Barritt, Class of 1943 and Emeritus Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee

Carlyle Westbrook Barritt, Professor of Romance Languages Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, where he taught from 1952 to 1991, died on Sept. 2 in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 91.

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