James Lindsay Almond Jr.
Original Author: William F. Draper
Created: 1964
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: Library of Virginia

James Lindsay Almond Jr.

The official gubernatorial portrait of James Lindsay Almond Jr., governor of Virginia from 1958 to 1962. Almond's tenure as governor was most notably characterized by his 1958 shutdown of desegregated public schools in three Virginia towns. Once the Supreme Court ruled his actions illegal, the era of Massive Resistance in Virginia effectively came to an end.