Several people added to their 20th-century lists the names of people whom they regarded as among the worst or having the most destructive influence.
For greatest horse of the 20th century, Julie Campbell of Washington and Lee University, a historian of all things horse in Virginia, nominated Secretariat, raised at Meadow Farm in Caroline County.
"...Patsy Cline, the Dave Mathews Band, Ella Fitzgerald, and Missy Elliot have each entertained and influenced countless others. But the Carter Family deserves the crown for the most influential Virginians in arts in the 20th century." - Gov. Tim Kaine
For his plan for the economic revival of Europe after World War II, Marshall received the Nobel Peace Prize, "the only professional soldier in history to do so," Waite Rawls of the Museum of the Confederacy pointed out.
Surprisingly, Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) did not overwhelm the field of great 19th-century Virginians.
Yet Jefferson does merit a tip-of-the-hat for an all-time impressive Virginia life.
One woman and two men produced such differing responses from participants that they must be classified as the most controversial Virginians of the 17th Century.
This book is a must-read for students, history buffs and all proud Virginians.
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