Reveley to chair First Night

  • Taylor ReveleyPresident of the College of William and Mary.

    Taylor Reveley

William and Mary Interim President W. Taylor Reveley III will serve as the Honorary Chairman for First Night Williamsburg 2009, the group’s planning committee announced Friday.

First Night Williamsburg, a non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration for people of all ages, is entering its 16th year.  The event includes a collection of performing artists who entertain at venues throughout the campus of the College of William & Mary, as well as select locations around Historic Williamsburg.

In addition to his duties as president, Reveley also serves as the John Stewart Bryan Professor of Jurisprudence on the Law School faculty. He has also served on many educational and cultural boards, including those of Princeton University (where he is a trustee emeritus), Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, St. Christopher’s School, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, JSTOR, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Richmond Symphony, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation.

Before assuming his current post, Reveley served as dean of William & Mary Law School for almost a decade, starting in August 1998. Prior to joining William & Mary, Reveley practiced law for many years at Hunton & Williams.  Reveley received his A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1965. He attended law school at the University of Virginia, receiving his J.D. in 1968. During the United States Supreme Court’s 1969 term, he clerked for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

Additional information about the event is available at www.firstnightwilliamsburg.org.