General Stanford Elementary School

929 Madison Avenue     Newport News, VA 23604   Phone: (757) 888-3200     Fax: (757) 888-3354

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About Our School

Maj. Gen. John Henry StanfordOur school was named for Maj. Gen. John Henry Stanford. In June 1999, the school system accepted an offer by Fort Eustis to build an elementary school on the post. They agreed to name it in honor of Maj. Gen. John Henry Stanford, a highly decorated leader in the Transportation Corps.

Stanford, who died in 1998 of leukemia, had 31 years of active service in the Army. He served in many positions for the Transportation Corps, including two tours at Fort Eustis. He was also commander of the Military Traffic Management Command in California.

After the service, Stanford worked as a county manager in Fulton, GA, and later as superintendent of Seattle public schools. Learn more about the life of Maj. Gen. Stanford.

 

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