Source: The South in the Building of the Nation, Volume XII.
Richmond, Va.: The Southern Historical Publication Society, 1909.
Volume XII, page 331
RANDOLPH, Lingan Strother, engineer: b. Martinsburg, W. Va., May 13, 1859. He
was educated at the Shenandoah Valley Academy, Winchester, Va., 1873-76, and
the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., 1876; he graduated from the
Stevens Institute of Technology 1833 [probably 1883] with the degree of
mechanical engineer, and was in the employ of various railroads as engineer of tests,
superintendent of motive power and electrical engineer from 1883-93. He has
been professor of mechanical engineering in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute
since 1893. He is the author of Economic Element in Technical Education;
Virginia Anthracite Coal Fields; Cost of Lubricating Car Journals, etc.
Submitted by: Valerie F.Crook