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James A. Howard Papers

 Collection
Collection ID: RG 1-1B2

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers accumulated by James A. Howard during his tenure as a member of the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion College and Old Dominion University, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Old Dominion College Intercollegiate Foundation. Some significant topics in these files include the Child Study Clinic, dormitories, the President's Home, the Physical Education Building, speaker regulations and student disturbances.

Dates

  • 1962-1976
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/20/1977

Creator

Extent

4.00 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mr. James A. Howard was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 8, 1918. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Academy in 1937 and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1941 from the University of North Carolina. He served in the United States Navy from the fall of 1941 until he was discharged as a Lieutenant Commander in Naval Intelligence in 1946. In 1945 Mr. Howard married the former Ellen Logan. They have three children, James A. Howard II, Martha Ellen and Susan Logan Howard. After his discharge from military service, Mr. Howard enrolled at Duke University Law School where he received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1949. He was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1950. Since 1953 he has been associated with the firm of Breeden, Howard and MacMillan in Norfolk engaging in the general practice of law. Mr. Howard has been a leader in civic and professional affairs. He is a member of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Associations and the Virginia Bar Association. He served as president of the Norfolk-Portsmouth group in 1968-1969 and he was president of the Virginia State Bar in 1974. An active Mason, Mr. Howard is a member of the Khedive Temple of the Order of the Mystic Shrine. He is currently serving a five-year tenure as chief organizer of the Oyster Bowl football game which is sponsored by the Khedive Temple. In 1978 he was named Sportsman of the Year by the Norfolk Sports Club. Mr. Howard was appointed by Governor Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. in 1962 as a member of the first Board of Visitors of Old Dominion College. He served on the board until 1971. In addition, he served as a member of the Old Dominion College Intercollegiate Foundation. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Howard has also served as president of the Duke Alumni Law Association and the Alumni Council of Duke University.

Note written by Special Collections Staff

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Member of the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion University (1962-1971) and the Board of Directors of the Old Dominion University Intercollegiate Foundation. Consists of papers accumulated during his service on these two boards. Noteworthy material includes the Child Study Clinic, dormitories, the President's Home, the Physical Education Building, speaker regulations, and student disturbances.

Source of Acquisition

James A. Howard

Method of Acquisition

Gift. Accession #A77-4

Title
A Guide to the James A. Howard Papers
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
01/29/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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