The Resource J. Sargeant Reynolds collection of political memorabilia, 1969-1971
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- Collection of political memorabilia, ca. 1969-1971, pertaining to J. Sargeant Reynolds, former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Includes two signed documents, a letter (no addressee) from Reynolds and a poster montage of political stickers, buttons, and news clippings. Also includes a "Reynolds" pin and a copy of the Senate section of Congressional Record number 92 dated June 16, 1971. The record is a printing of the eulogy that was delivered at the memorial service for Reynolds by then Virginia Senator William B. Spong, Jr
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- Julian Sargeant Reynolds (June 30, 1936-June 13, 1971) of Richmond, Virginia was a teacher, businessman, and politician. He served in both the House and Senate of the Virginia General Assembly and served as Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He died of an inoperable brain tumor at age 34, while in office as Virginia's Lieutenant Governor. He is best remembered for advocating Virginia's Community College System. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College was named in his honor after his death in 1971.
- Julian Sargeant "Sarge" Reynolds was born in New York City, the second son of Richard Samuel Reynolds, Jr., (founder of the Reynolds Metals Company) and Virginia McDonald Sargeant Reynolds. He graduated from St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Virginia, in 1947, and from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia, in 1954. In 1958 he graduated 9th in his class of 356 from the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. Reynolds started his business career in the Market Research Department of the Reynolds Metals Company. In 1961 he became Assistant Treasurer and in 1965 he became Executive Vice-President of the Reynolds Aluminum Credit Corporation. He married the former Elizabeth (Betsy) Weir Veeneman of Louisville, Kentucky. They had four children: Virginia (Ginny) Weir, J. Sargeant, Jr., Jeanne Elizabeth (Liz) and David Parham Reynolds II (who died less than 2 months after birth). After a divorce, he married Mary Ballou Handy Stettinius from Lynchburg, Virginia. They had one son, Richard Roland Reynolds.
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