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R. Harvey Chappell, Jr. Oral History

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Abstract: This interview was conducted as part of the College of William and Mary Oral History Project. In the midst of World War II, 16 year old Harvey Chappell enrolled at William and Mary, one of few men in the student body. He stayed on through the postwar period, taking his law degree in 1950. He became a successful practicing attorney in Richmond, maintaining his ties with the college, particularly in alumni work and served on the Board of Directors and later as president of the Society of the Alumni. In 1968 he was appointed to the Board of Visitors and served until 1976, being elected to two terms as rector of the board.
Issued Date: 1976-03-17
Subjects: College of William and Mary--History--20th century
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae
College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors--1960s
College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors--1970s
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/5487
Citation: University Archives Oral History Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: The original manuscript transcript of this interview is available in University Archives Oral History Collection in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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    The University Archives Oral History Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of oral history interviews conducted with College of William and Mary faculty, staff, alumni, and others connected to the College.

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