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19th Century Presidents

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Rev. John Bracken


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


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.

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Dr. William Holland Wilmer


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


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


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

Robert Saunders
Robert Saunders, Jr.


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

John Johns
Bishop John Johns


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

Benjamin Ewell
Benjamin S. Ewell


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


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.