JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY The University Was Founded In 1908 , Through The Effort ...
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Description: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY The university was founded in 1908 , through the efforts of state senator George B . Keezell , of Rockingham County , as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg . In 1924 it beacme the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg , before it was renamed Madison College in 1938 to honor James Madison , the Father of the Constitution and fourth president of the United States . The school admitted men to regular school sessions in 1946 and became fully coeducational in 1966 . In 1977 the college was renamed James Madison University and has become a nationally recognized comprehensive public instituion . Department of Historic Resources , 2003