Gen. Wilson Heads The Moton Museum

February 2, 2001

Courtesy of Farmville Herald – February 2, 2001

Lt. General, and recently retired Hampden-Sydney College president, Samuel V. Wilson has been elected president of the R.R. Moton Museum board of directors.

Wilson, received a gavel from outgoing president Thomas Mayfield.

Spates, Watson, Blackmon, Smith Join Board.

Former Hampden-Sydney College president, Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson has been voted president of the Robert Russa Moton Museum board of directors.

Wilson assumed his new duties, receiving a gavel from outgoing president Thomas Mayfield, who continues to serve on the board of directors.

Mayfield was praised by acclamation for his leadership, which saw the board successfully complete a $300,000 fundraising drive to purchase the former R.R. Moton High School from Prince Edward County.

Other officers of the Moton Museum board of directors are Carl U. Eggleston, vice-president; Hugh Kennedy, treasurer; Martha Cook, secretary; and Sarah Terry, assistant secretary.

The board of directors also elected four new board members: Gerald Spates, Farmville Town Manager; Cannon Watson, of Davenport and Company; Rev. Kitty Smith, a Prince Edward minister; and Dr. Margaret Blackmon, superintendent of the Prince Edward County Public School System.

Board members reelected were: Clara Ligon, Mayfield, Wilson, and Ken Woodley.

The museum board is expected to amend its by-laws next month to establish term limits – three one-year terms – for its officers. Board members are limited to two consecutive three-year terms.