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19th Century Presidents

  Rev. John Bracken
1812-1814

Educated at William & Mary. Episcopal clergyman; rector of Bruton Parish; master of the grammar school and professor of humanity at William & Mary; mayor of Williamsburg.

 
   
John Smith Dr. John Augustine Smith
1814-1826

Educated at William & Mary and St. Thomas' Hospital, London. Physician and educator; professor of anatomy, surgery and physiology; president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

 
   
  Dr. William Holland Wilmer
1826-1827

Graduate of Washington College, Kent County, Maryland, and Brown University. Episcopal clergyman and educator; rector of St. Paul's Church in Alexandria and Bruton Parish; professor of moral philosophy.

 
   
Adam Empie Rev. Adam Empie
1827-1836

Graduate of Union College. Episcopal clergyman; rector of parishes in New York, North Carolina, and Richmond, as well as Bruton Parish.

 
   
Thomas Dew Thomas Roderick Dew
1836-1846

Graduate of William & Mary. Political economist; educator; author; professor of history and political law.

 
   
Robert Saunders Robert Saunders, Jr.
1847-1848

Educated at William & Mary and the University of Virginia. Professor of mathematics at the College; mayor of Williamsburg; president of the board of directors of the Eastern Lunatic Hospital.

 
   
John Johns Bishop John Johns
1849-1854

Graduate of Princeton. Episcopal clergyman; professor of moral philosophy; assistant bishop and bishop of the Diocese of Virginia.

 
   
Benjamin Ewell Benjamin S. Ewell
1854-1888

Graduate of the United States Military Academy. Soldier, civil engineer, and educator; professor of mathematics and military science; colonel of the college company in the 32nd Virginia Infantry.

 
   
Lyon Tyler Lyon G. Tyler
1888-1919

Graduate of the University of Virginia. Educator, lawyer, legislator, historian, genealogist, and author; founder of the William & Mary Quarterly and publisher of Tyler's Quarterly Historical Magazine.