1931 – John Nichols Dalton was born on the 11th of July in Radford, VA.
Graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
1978-1982 – Served as Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia.
Dalton Middle School, in Radford, Virginia, is named after the former governor.
1986 – Although a non-smoker, Dalton died on 30th of July at age 55 of lung cancer.
His son-in-law, Steve Baril, sought the 2005 Republican nomination for attorney general of Virginia.