Lawyer, judge, politician, of Roanoke and Richmond, Va. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1945-1948. Elected Attorney General of Virginia, 1948-1957. Served as governor of Virginia, 1959-1962. Appointed to the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1963-1986.
Correspondence, 1925-1983; speeches, 1927-1979; financial and legal papers, 1948-1978; scrapbooks, 1934-1963; newspaper clippings, 1931-1987; miscellaneous volumes; certificates and awards. Correspondence is non-official, but touches on Almond's term as Governor of Virginia and on his appointment to the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. Scrapbooks and clippings document his campaigns and terms as attorney general and governor of Virginia, and contain a great deal of information on Virginia's resistance to school desegregation. Also included in the collection are correspondence, speeches, and miscellaneous papers of Almond's wife, Josephine Katherine (Minter) Almond (1901-1992), some of which concerns her service as First Lady of Virginia.
Gift of the estate of Josephine Katherine (Minter) Almond, through the courtesy of Lewis S. Minter, in 1992.