Finch, Adam T., 1872-1933
Adam Tyree Finch was born in 1872 in Chase City, Virginia. He attended the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. While attending VAMC, Finch served as the business director of the Gray Jacket. After completing his degree in 1893, Finch earned an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1896. He then took a job at the Polyclinic Hospital and Dispensary of New York City.
Finch returned to the VAMC, then the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in 1898 to take the position of Professor of Military Science and Tactics and succeeded Lt. Shanks as Commandant of Cadets. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica. Finch married Miss Elizabeth Dinwiddie Morton on September 8, 1899, in Clarksville, Virginia. He left VPI in Spring of 1900 and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Adam Finch passed away in 1933 and is buried with his wife in the Woodland Cemetery, Chase City, Virginia.
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Adam Tyree Finch (1872-1933) graduated from VPI in 1893 and earned an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1896. He served as Commandant of Cadets and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica at VPI from 1898 thru 1900. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. The collection contains VPI memorabilia and personal correspondence.
This jacket beloged to Cadet (later Commandant of Cadets and professor), Adam T. Finch, and likely dates to about 1892/1893.