About the Author
Mr. Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Randolph-Macon College, class of 1952, with majors in English and History. It would be a long time, however, before he would follow these academic pursuits, for in his younger years he was busy establishing a dairy farm in Loudoun County. Eventually, he discovered a rich fund of microfilm data on the old county newspapers and his appetite became whetted in this direction. Today he lives on a farm in western Loudoun but his main dairy facility is in Maryland. He currently divides his time between his research and his beloved Holsteins.