Dr. Grellet C. Simpson was president of Mary Washington from 1956 until 1974. Originally from Norfolk, he was a graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., and held a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He served as a volunteer with the American and International Red Cross and traveled extensively with his wife. He believed in the importance of international education for Americans and was instrumental in establishing a scholarship for students desiring to study abroad.
Photo: Grellet C. Simpson, Simpson Library Special Collections