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  1. Earl Gregg Swem (1870-1965)

    Earl Gregg Swem was College Librarian from 1920-1944 at William & Mary. Swem received an honorary degree (LL.D.) from the College in 1941.
  2. Earl Warren

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren visited the College of William & Mary in September 1954 to participate in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Marshall.
  3. Earl Warren Visit, 1954

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren visited William & Mary in September 1954 to participate in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Marshall.
  4. Earned Degrees

    Earned Degrees at William & Mary B.S. Bachelor of Science B.A. Bachelor of Arts B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration B.C. Bachelor of Chemistry (1930's) B.C.L. Bachelor of Civil Law (…
  5. Eastern State Hospital (Va.)

    Eastern State Hospital is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds, as the facility was first known, was established by act of the Virginia…
  6. Economics Department

    William & Mary claims among its priorities to have been the first college in the nation to teach political economy. This development was an outgrowth of a reorganization of the College in 1779…
  7. Edmund Gibson

    Edmund Gibson served as the Bishop of London from 1716 until 1748. During this time, he served as chancellor of William & Mary twice from 1721 until 1729 and again from 1737 until his death in…
  8. Edmund Jenings Randolph (1753-1813)

    Edmund Jenings Randolph was born in Williamsburg, Virginia on August 10, 1753, to Ariana Jenings (1730-1801) of Annapolis, MD and John Randolph (c. 1727 - 1784) of Williamsburg. Randolph attended the…
  9. Edmund Randolph (c. 1820-1861)

    Edmund Randolph (c. 1820-1861) was born June 9, 1820 in Richmond, Virginia to Peyton and Maria Randolph. He was the grandson of the first United States Attorney General, Edmund Jennings Randolph (…
  10. Edward Augustus Travis

    Edward Augustus Travis was the first African American law student at William & Mary. Travis entered in the fall of 1951 and graduated in August 1954 with a B.C.L. degree.
  11. Edward E. Brickell

    Edward E. Brickell was a member of the Board of Visitors from 1976 to 1984 and was Rector of the Board of Visitors from 1978 to 1982. He was Grand Marshall of the Homecoming Parade in 1980.
  12. Edwin Taliaferro (1835-1867)

    Biographical Sketch Edwin Taliaferro (1835-1867) was born April 15, 1835, the son of Warner Throckmorton Taliaferro (1802-1877) and Leah Seddon Taliaferro (1810-1895). He was the youngest of four…
  13. Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)

    Edwin Taliaferro (1835-1867) was born April 15, 1835, the son of Warner Throckmorton Taliaferro (1802-1877) and Leah Seddon Taliaferro (1810-1895). He was the youngest of four children, and brother…
  14. Elizabeth Archer Barnard

    Elizabeth Fenner Barnard was a student at William & Mary and graduated in 1939. She attended Farmville Normal school for two years before transferring to William & Mary. She may have started…
  15. Elizabeth Fenner Barnard

    Elizabeth Fenner Barnard was a student at the College of William & Mary and graduated in 1939. She attended Farmville Normal school for two years before transferring to William & Mary. She…
  16. Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler

    Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler was the wife of Robert Tyler who was the son of John Tyler. Priscilla Cooper Tyler, the daughter-in-law of the President and Mrs. Tyler served as the official hostess…
  17. Elizabeth Van Lew (1818-1900)

    Elizabeth Van Lew (1818-1900) was born in Richmond, Virginia, on October 15, 1818, the first child of merchant John Van Lew (1790-1843) of Jamaica, Long Island, New York and Eliza Louise Baker Van…
  18. Ellen Washington Bellamy

    In 1916, Ellen Washington Bellamy donated a site on the corner of Washington Avenue and College Street in Macon, Georgia for the construction of a new library to be built in honor of her brother,…
  19. Elsa S. Diduk

    Elsa S. Diduk was chair of the Department of Modern Languages at William & Mary in the late 1970s. Diduk's appointments: Instructor in Modern Languages, 1966-1968; Assistant Professor of Modern…
  20. Emily Eleanor Calkins

    Emily Eleanor Calkins graduated from William & Mary in 1927. She also attended Columbia College in Florida, 1915-1917. She was a math instructor and professor at the William & Mary from 1927…
  21. Emmanuel Jones

    William & Mary, 1755 to 1777. In 1754 Jones was an usher of the college. He was appointed to hear boys recite a chapter in the Bible every school day at 12 o'clock. To receive a yearly salary of…
  22. Endowment Association

    The Endowment Association of William & Mary in Virginia, Incorporated was founded in 1939. The Association changed its name to The College of William & Mary Foundation on July 1, 2006. The…
  23. Eric O. Ayisi

    Eric O. Ayisi was a member of the faculty at William & Mary. Obituary Announcement From a Faculty and Staff Announcement Email from Provost Michael Halleran on July 14, 2010: "Dear Campus…
  24. Esperanto Club

    The Esperanto Club of William & Mary was founded in 2008 by Nicholas Woods "To promote the knowledge of the language Esperanto and to create opportunities to learn, speak, and appreciate the…
  25. Ewell Hall

    Ewell Hall Construction: 1925-1926 Opened: 1926 as Phi Beta Kappa Hall Renovations & Additions: Various (see entry) Fire: 1953
  26. Ewell Hall Dormitory

    Ewell Hall Dormitory Acquired by the College: 1859 Previous Names: College Hotel, Named for: Benjamin S. Ewell

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