Lambuth McGeehee Clarke

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Lambuth McGeehee Clarke
Former President of Virginia Wesleyan College
In office
Preceded byJoseph Shackford Johnston
Succeeded byWilliam Thomas Greer Jr.
Personal details
DiedSeptember 20, 2006
Norfolk, Virginia
Resting placethumb
SpouseAlice A. Clarke
ChildrenPalmore Clarke, Virginia Clarke Hitch, Jessica Clarke and Leighton Clarke Krips
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Alma materRandolph-Macon College
Johns Hopkins University
ProfessionEnglish Professor

Lambuth McGeehee Clarke was the second president of Virginia Wesleyan College.


He received a bachelor's from Randolph-Macon College, a master's from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate of law from Randolph-Macon College.[1]

Presidency of Virginia Wesleyan College[edit]

Lambuth McGeehee Clarke was the president of Virginia Wesleyan College when the college opened its doors in 1966 to its first students. He helped grow the college's student body from just 75 students to 1,440 in 1992 when he retired. The operating budget of the college grew as well with the increase in the student body from $250,000 to $14.6 million.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lambuth McGeehee Clarke was married to Alice A. Clarke, and together they had four children, son Palmore Clarke, and daughters, Virginia Clarke Hitch, Jessica Clarke and Leighton Clarke Krips.[3]


  1. ^ "Z-Lambuth Clarke - starsandstripesshop".
  2. ^ Virginian-Pilot, The. "Former Virginia Wesleyan president Clarke dies at 82".
  3. ^ "VIRGINIA BACKUS Obituary (2017) The Washington Post".
Academic offices
Preceded by President of Virginia Wesleyan University
Succeeded by