ALMOND, James Lindsay, Jr.

ALMOND, James Lindsay, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1898–1986

Biography

ALMOND, James Lindsay, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., June 15, 1898; attended the graded schools in Locust Grove, Va.; law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, LL.B., 1923; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Roanoke, Va.; during the First World War served as a private in the Students Army Training Corps at the University of Virginia in 1917 and 1918; taught school at Locust Grove, Va., in 1919; principal of Zoar High School in 1921 and 1922; served as assistant Commonwealth's attorney of Virginia 1930-1933; judge of the Hustings Court of Roanoke City, Va., 1933-1945; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Clifton A. Woodrum; reelected to the Eightieth Congress and served from January 22, 1946, until his resignation on April 17, 1948, having been elected attorney general of Virginia, in which capacity he served until August 28, 1957, when he resigned; elected Governor of Virginia in 1957 for the term ending January 1962; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1960; judge, United States Court of Customs and Patents Appeals; was a resident of Richmond, Va. until his death there on April 15, 1986; interment in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Virginia Historical Society Library

Richmond, VA
Papers: 1850-1987, ca. 2800 items. Correspondence is non-official, but touches on when James Lindsay Almond, Jr., served as Governor of Virginia, on his appointment to the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and on Democratic Party politics in Virginia. Correspondents include Harry Flood Byrd, James O. Eastland, Alburtis S. Harrison, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. Scrapbooks and clippings document the campaigns of James Lindsay Almond, Jr., his terms as attorney general and governor, and information on Virginia's resistance to school desegregation. The collection also includes materials on the wife of James Lindsay Almond, Jr., Josephine Katherine (Minter) Almond, from her service as First Lady of Virginia.

The Library of Virginia
Archives and Manuscripts Branch

Richmond, VA
Papers: In the State Government Records Collection, Inaugural Records, 1958, 4 folders. This collection contains materials related to the inauguration of James Lindsay Almond, Jr., as governor of Virginia on January 11, 1958. An inventory for accession 37566 is available in the repository.
Papers: In the James H. Latimer Papers, 1864-2000, ca. 18 cubic feet. Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and James H. Latimer. The collection also includes program materials for a television series on Virginia's former governors, including James Lindsay Almond, Jr., 1979-1980.

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library

Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the Ted Dalton Papers, 1933-1978 and 1952-1959, 14 boxes. Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and Ted Dalton.

University of Virginia
Special Collections Department, Alderman Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Stuart E. Brown Papers, 1946-1978 (bulk 1953-1972), ca. 3000 items. Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and Stuart E. Brown. A microfiche finding aid is available in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States, 4.19.52.
Papers: In the Everett R. Combs Papers, 1932-1957 (bulk 1946-1949), 8000 items. Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and Everett R. Combs. A guide to the collection is available.
Papers: In the Lewis Preston Collins Papers, 1862-1952 (bulk 1918-1952), 7 feet (ca. 8370 items). Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and Lewis Preston Collins. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Flora Crater Papers, 1951-1973, 13,000 items. Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and Flora Crater.
Papers: In the Richard Beale Davis Papers, 1584-1978, ca. 1000 items. Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and Richard Beale Davis. A microfiche finding aid is available in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States, 4.19.110.
Papers: In the E. Griffith Dodson Papers, 1884-1969, 17,500 items. Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and E. Griffith Dodson. A guide to the collection is available.
Papers: In the Charles R. Fenwick Papers, 1938-1973, 103 items. Includes letters written by James Lindsay Almond, Jr., in honor of Charles R. Fenwick. A guide to the collection is available.
Papers: In the Dowell J. Howard Papers, 1918-1972, 240 items. Subjects include James Lindsay Almond, Jr. A guide to the collection is available.
Papers: In the James Jackson Kilpatrick Papers, 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966), ca. 35,680 items. Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and James Jackson Kilpatrick. An annotated list of the collection is available.
Papers: In the M. J. Menefee Papers, 1861-1982 (bulk 1914-1982), 6 feet (ca. 6500 items). Includes correspondence between James Lindsay Almond, Jr., and M. J. Menefee. A microfiche finding aid is available in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States, 4.19.248.
Photographs: In the photographic negatives of Richard N. Anderson, 1937-1970, 618 items. The photographic negatives include images of James Lindsay Almond, Jr. An annotated list of the collection is available.
Photographs: In the photographic negatives of Richard N. Anderson, 1936-1960. The photographic negatives include images of James Lindsay Almond, Jr., at a press conference.

Yale University
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Brown vs. Board of Education Collection, 1950-1975 (inclusive), 8 linear feet. Includes materials assembled by Richard Kluger for his book titled Simple Justice: Brown vs. Board of Education. Subjects include materials on James Lindsay Almond, Jr. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

John F. Kennedy Library

Boston, MA
Oral History 1968, 27 pages.
Oral History: 1969, 31 pages. The interview was conducted by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.
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