Burruss Hall Virginia Tech
Issued in 2004
IS: 7-5/8 x 9-3/8 ins. PS: 11-1/8 x 12-7/8 ins.
Edition size: 1,000 and 25 artist's proofs
Julian Ashby Burruss was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1876. On June 12, 1919, the Board of Visitors elected him president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Burruss was the first man during the first half century of the college to assume the presidency with the unanimous backing of all major groups concerned with the welfare of the college. On June 27, 1946, it was announced that by a unanimous vote the Board of Visitors had named the Teaching and Administration Building the Julian A. Burruss Hall in honor of Dr. Burruss.