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Name:William Francis Drewry
Affiliation:Class of 1922
Biography & Genealogy:William F. Drewry, Class of 1922. Genealogy: Born July 8, 1901 in Petersburg, VA; Father- Dr. William F. Drewry, nationally prominent psychiatrist(died at Petersburg October 19, 1934). Mother- Bessie Seabury. Education: Graduated Petersburg High School, 1918. Enrolled at VMI on September 3, 1918 and graduated June 21, 1922 (B.S. Civil Engineering); while at VMI member of Varsity Football, Basketball and Track teams; elected to VMI Sports Hall of Fame; studied architecture at Columbia University, 1925-1927. Career: Architect in New York City; on faculty at School of Architecture, Columbia University. Marriage: On October 6, 1929 to Sue Johnson Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Osborne Robertson of Petersburg. They had one son, William F. Drewry, III. Death: At age 34 on July 20, 1935. Died at St. Luke's hospital, Richmond VA as a result of pneumonia following surgery; buried Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.