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R. S. Craig (1914-18)

Mr. R. S. Craig is one of the very practical men on the V. P. I. Board of Visitors. He was born in Manchester, Virginia, February 16, 1869. His earlier education was obtained in the Richmond public schools. At the age of eighteen years he entered the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad shops in the capacity of mechanical apprentice. After service here for a term of four years he resigned his position to visit many of the important shops of the United States. This greatly extended his knowledge of his special work and enlarged his experience. In 1900 he returned to Richmond and entered again into the service of the Chesapeake & Ohio Company, with which he has remained ever since. For a term of nine years he was the chief executive of the shop employees on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.

Mr. Craig's line of work has brought him into personal contact with men. Opportunities for observing and studying conditions, not only in his own state but elsewhere, have given him a many-sided experience in practical affairs.

From the Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute -- The State Agricultural and Mechanical College, Opening Number, Vol. 7, No. 4, October 1914, pg. 6.