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18th Century Presidents

James Blair Reverend James Blair
1693-1743

Graduate of Marischal College in Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh. Anglican clergyman; rector of Henrico, Jamestown and Bruton parishes; commissary of the Bishop of London; member and president of the Governor's Council; founding president of the College of William & Mary.

 
   
  Rev. William Dawson
1743-1752

Graduate of Queen's College, Oxford. Anglican clergyman; rector of Jamestown Parish; commissary of the Bishop of London; master of moral philosophy at William & Mary; poet; chaplain of the House of Burgesses; member of the Governor's Council.

 
   
  Rev. William Stith
1752-1755

Educated in the grammar school at William & Mary; graduate of Queen's College, Oxford. Anglican clergyman, historian, and author; rector of Henrico and York-Hampton parishes; chaplain of the House of Burgesses; master of the grammar school at William & Mary; historian and author.

 
   
  Rev. Thomas Dawson
1755-1760

Educated at William & Mary. Anglican clergyman; rector of Bruton Parish, commissary of the Bishop of London; member of the Governor's Council; master of the Indian School at the College.

 
   
  Rev. William Yates
1761-1764

Educated at William & Mary. Anglican clergyman, rector of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester, and Bruton Parish; member of the Governor's Council.

 
   
  Rev. James Horrocks
1764-1771

Graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge. Anglican clergyman; rector of Bruton Parish; commissary of the Bishop of London; master of the grammar school at William & Mary.

 
   
  Rev. John Camm
1771-1777

Graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge. Anglican clergyman; rector of Newport and York-Hampton parishes; commissary of the Bishop of London; member of the Governor's Council; professor of divinity at William & Mary.

 
   
James Madison Bishop James Madison
1777-1812

Educated at the College of William & Mary; recipient of the Botetourt medal for the encouragement of classical learning. Professor of natural philosophy and mathematics at the College; captain of the College militia in 1777; first bishop of the Episcopal Church in Virginia.