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Name:James William Willson
Affiliation:Class of 1894
Biography & Genealogy:James W. Willson, Class of 1894. Early life: Born Rockbridge Co., VA (Fairfield), March 5, 1872. Educated in public schools in Lexington and entered VMI in 1890. Graduated VMI 1894. Career: Upon leaving VMI was briefly Commandant at Virginia Military Academy (West Point,VA); went west for health reasons, working as a civil engineer; in 1898 named Commandant of Cadets at New Mexico Military Institute and in 1901 was named Superintendent. Marriage: Wife's name unknown; one daughter, Charlotte. Death: On August 1, 1922 at Roswell, NM. Service held at NMMI Lea Chapel; buried Roswell.