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William A. MacDonough

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Title

William A. MacDonough

Subject

Massanutten Military Academy (Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Va)
Military academies - Virginia - Woodstock
Military education - Virginia - Woodstock
Cadets - Virginia - Woodstock
Football players - Virginia - Woodstock
Football - Virginia - Woodstock
Sports - Virginia - Woodstock
Athletes - Virginia - Woodstock
MacDonough, William A. (1904-1987)

Description

MMA cadet William A. MacDonough, shown in his school’s football uniform.

William was from New York city and graduated from MMA in 1925.

He was a member of the Poe debating society and his team not only won the 1925 annual debate, but William was awarded the gold medal for best overall debater that year. The resolution was: Resolved that the Government of the United States should officially recognize the Soviet Government of Russia. The Poe team successfully argued the positive side.

William went on to attend Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

He married a popular Woodstock woman, Elizabeth “Betty” Newman (1909-1978), in New York City, on Christmas day, 1931. She was the granddaughter of Judge R.D. Newman and the daughter of Wilbur Lauck and Ruth (Koontz) Newman. When they married, Betty was a teacher of mathematics at Woodstock High School.

Initially, the couple lived on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C. However, they moved many times – Detroit, Minneapolis, Duluth, Cinncinnati -- as William’s corporate career required. Over the years, he held management positions in General Mills, Coolerator Company, Bendix, and Avco Manufacturing.

During their decades together, William and his wife raised two children, a daughter, Sarah Linda, and a younger son, John Newman MacDonough.

Both William and his wife are buried in Woodstock.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

ca. 1924

Contributor

Identified utilizing the 1924 Massanutten Academy yearbook "Helmet."
Biographical information compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Relation

William A. MacDonough appears in Morrison Studio Collection images 006608, 008152, and 008591.

Identifier

006608

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “William A. MacDonough,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 29, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/40103.

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