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Furr, Guy Littleton, 1895-1977


Biographical Note

Guy L. Furr (1895-1977) graduated from Virginia Tech in 1916 with a degree in electrical engineering. He then worked at Appalachian Power until his retirement as vice president and general manager in 1960. Afterwards he continued working as a consultant for the company. He served in several trade and civic organizations, including president of both the Bluefield and Roanoke chambers of commerce. Furr also served on the VPI Board of Visitors from 1954 to 1962 and as Rector from 1956 to 1962. In 1964, he was appointed president of the VPI Educational Foundation, Inc.

Source: Guy L. Furr, VT History website,

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Guy L. Furr

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-01-04-03

This collection contains administrative letters, meeting minutes, and reports from the Boards of Vistors of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) during Guy L. Furr's (1895-1977) tenure 1954 to 1964. It also contains materials from several organizations that he was a part of, such as VPI Alumni Association, VPI Educational Foundational, and VPI Continuing Education Program. This collection includes miscellaneous pamphlets and booklets about VPI and other universities in Virginia.

Dates: 1949 - 1964