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  1. J. Ernest Warinner

    J. Ernest Warinner was a Past Faculty member at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Obituary Announcement From a Faculty and Staff Announcement Email from Provost Michael Halleran on March 25,…
  2. J. Lesslie Hall

    John Lesslie Hall was one of the seven professors known as the Seven Wise Men. he was hired as the professor of English and History in 1888, while he was still a doctoral candidate. He earned his…
  3. J. Palin Thorley

    Joseph Palin Thorley was born on 4 June 1892 in Staffordshire, the heart of England's ceramic-producing area. His ancestors on both sides worked in the ceramic business. His father and grandfather…
  4. J. Wilfred Lambert

    J. Wilfred Lambert (23 August 1906-11 May 1986) graduated from William & Mary earning a BA in 1927 and later returned as an instructor in psychology. He was a popular teacher and administrator…
  5. Jack B. Martin

    Jack B. Martin was a professor in the Department of English (though his teaching and research were in the Linguistics Program) at William & Mary from 1993 - 2011, and was chair of the English…
  6. Jacquelyn Y. McLendon

    Jacquelyn Y. McLendon is a professor of English and Africana Studies at William & Mary, and was associate chair of the Department of English from 1995-2001, in addition to being the first…
  7. James A. Bill

    James A. Bill received his B.A. at Assumption College and his M.A. from Penn State University in 1965. He received his doctorate from Princeton University in 1968 and went on to teach at the…
  8. James Barron (1768-1851)

    Commodore James Barron, born 15 September 1768 in Hampton, Virginia, died 21 April 1851 in Norfolk, served under his father, Commodore James Barron the Elder, in the Revolutionary War.
  9. James Blair (1656-1743)

    The Reverend James Blair, the first president of William & Mary, was born in Banffshire, Scotland and educated at Marischal College (University of Aberdeen). Blair was president of the College…
  10. James Blair Hall

    Marshall-Wythe Hall, circa 1936 Constructed: 1934-1935 Opened: 1935 as Marshall-Wythe Hall Renamed James Blair Hall: 1968
  11. James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

    Biographical Sketch James Branch Cabell was born April 14, 1879 in Richmond, Virginia to Robert Gamble Cabell (1847-1922) and Ann Harris Branch Cabell (1859-1915). 1
  12. James C. Livingston

    James C. Livingston was a faculty member in Religious Studies and administration at William & Mary from 1968 until his retirement in 1998. Obituary Announcement From a Faculty and Staff…
  13. James E. Jenkins

    James E. Jenkins was a student at William & Mary in 1844-1846 according to the Provisional List of Alumni. A researcher provided the following information:
  14. James Frederic Carr Memorial Cup

    The James Frederic Carr Memorial Cup is given to the graduating senior who best combines the qualities of character, scholarship and leadership. It was established as a memorial to James Frederic…
  15. James Horrocks (1734-1772)

    William & Mary President: James HorrocksTerm Served: Late 1764/Early 1765 - 21 June 1771Preceded by: William Yates 1760 -  1764Succeeded by: John Camm 1771 - 1777
  16. James Innes (1754-1798)

    James Innes (1754-1798) was the son of the Rev. Robert Innes, an Anglican minister and a graduate of King's College in Aberdeen. Innes grew up on what amounted to a small, isolated farm, the glebe of…
  17. James M. Yankovich

    James M. Yankovich was a Past Faculty member at William & Mary Obituary Announcement From a Faculty and Staff Announcement Email from Provost Michael Halleran on May 25, 2011: "Dear William…
  18. James Madison (1749-1812)

    The Right Reverend James Madison (1749 - 1812) was the first bishop of the Diocese of Virginia of the Episcopal Church, USA. He was also a student (1770-1772) "Provisional List of Alumni", professor…
  19. James McClurg (1726-1823)

    Dr. James McClurg was the first Chair of Anatomy and Medicine at William & Mary, serving from 1779 to 1784, when he left to go into private practice. He attended William and Mary in 1762 and went…
  20. James Monroe (1758 - 1831)

    James Monroe (1758 - 1831) Born April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  Monroe attended William & Mary from 1774 through 1776 . Monroe was a Virginia planter, served in the military…
  21. James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership

    The James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership is awarded on Charter Day at William & Mary. The award is given each year to a William & Mary student who best demostrates sustained leadership of…
  22. James N. McCord, Jr.

    James N. McCord, Jr. joined the Department of History at William & Mary in the 1960's and retired in 2005. He received the Thomas Jefferson Award in recognition of his contributions to the…
  23. James N. Stubbs

    Major James N. Stubbs (James New Stubbs) attended William & Mary (1858-1860), was a member of its Board of Visitors (1888-1919, Vice-President 1890-1906, Vice-Rector 1906-1919), was trained as a…
  24. James P. Whittenburg

    James P. Whittenburg joined the Department of History at William & Mary in 1977. "Jim Whittenburg received his PhD from the University of Georgia in 1974. He specializes in colonial America,…
  25. James River & Kanawha Company

    The James River and Kanawha Company: The creation of Virginia's canal system was begun in 1746, spurred on by the support of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The goal was to create an…
  26. James S. Patton

    James S. Patton was the husband of Frances Bernard Upton, who was a part of the Robb Bernard family. Patton provided Special Collections with this portion of the Robb Bernard collection, among others…
  27. Jamestown Residences

    Jamestown Residences Constructed: 2004-2006
  28. Jamestown Road Tunnel

    The Jamestown Road Tunnel was a tunnel that ran underneath Jamestown Road in front of Willis Hall (formerly Taliaferro Hall), which opened in September 1960. It was also known as Alvin's Alley,…
  29. Jamestown, Virginia

    For basic information about Jamestown, Virginia consult the guide for Genealogy Resources at Swem, which includes a section on early settlers at Jamestown. Land patents and grants from the Library of…
  30. Janet Haldane Coleman Kimbrough (1902-1992)

    Dr. Janet Coleman Kimbrough was born in Minnesota on February 21, 1902, the daughter of Mary Haldane Begg Coleman (1875-1967) and George Preston Coleman,1 mayor of Williamsburg.
  31. Japanese Cultural Association

    The Japanese Cultural Association was organized as a student organization at William & Mary in 1996 with the first constitution written on February 27, 1997. The Japanese Cultural Association…
  32. Jay Winston Johns Jr.

    Jay Winston Johns, Jr. was a coal industrialist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who moved to Virginia and became a leader in preserving homes of renowned Virginians. He married Helen Lambert (1881-…
  33. Jefferson Hall

    Jefferson Hall at William & Mary is located at 231 Jamestown Road on Old Campus. It measures 200 feet long by 41 feet wide and it currently functions as a co-ed dormitory for undergraduate…
  34. Jefferson Laboratory

    The Jefferson Laboratory is located in Newport News, Virginia and is home to the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF), an underground high-tech machine nearly a mile around. Material…
  35. Jeffrey B. Trammell

    Jeffrey B. Trammell was elected as Rector of William & Mary's Board of Visitors from 2011-2013, serving as the first openly gay board chair of a major university in the United States. Trammell…
  36. Jess Hamilton Jackson

    Jess Hamilton Jackson was a professor in the Department of English at William & Mary, starting in 1929. He received both his A.B. and A.M. degrees at the University of Alabama, near his…
  37. Jimmye Laycock Football Center

    Jimmye Laycock Football Center Constructed: 2006-2008 Opened: 2008
  38. John Augustine Smith

    Dr. John Augustine Smith served as the tenth president of William & Mary from 1814 through 1826. The first lay president of the College, Smith graduated from William and Mary in 1800, pursued a…
  39. John Blair (1732-1800)

    John Blair (1732-1800) was an American politician, Founding Father, and Patriot. Blair was one of the best-trained jurists of his day. A legal scholar, he avoided the hurly-burly of state politics,…
  40. John Boyd Bentley

    John Boyd Bentley was born in Hampton, Virginia 9 February 1896. He attended William & Mary and served in the U. S. Field Artillery in World War I. Bentley attended the Virginia Theological…
  41. John Bracken (c. 1745 - 1818)

    William & Mary President: John BrackenTerm Served: Spring 1812 -  October 1, 1814Preceded by: James Madison 1777 - 1812Succeeded by: John Augustine Smith 1814 - 1826
  42. John Brown

    John Brown was born in Staunton, Virginia in 1757 and attended Princeton College until the British took the city in 1777 during the American Revolution. In 1778, Brown came to William & Mary and…
  43. John Camm

    William & Mary President: John CammTerm Served: June 21, 1771 - Spring 1777Preceded by: James Horrocks 1764 -  1771Succeeded by: James Madison 1777 - 1812
  44. John Coalter

    John Coalter (1769-1838), was born in 1769 to parents Michael Coalter and Elizabeth Moore. After brief schooling, he became a tutor and attended lectures at William & Mary under Bishop James…
  45. John Compton Freeman

    John Compton Freeman attended William & Mary in 1904-1909 according to The Catalogue of Alumni. His hometown is listed as Arcola, Loudoun County and his then home was on Tilly Ave. in Jamaica,…
  46. John Dixon

    John Dixon Jr. was born in 1778 and died September 5, 1830. He married Sally (Sarah) Throckmorton, the daughter of Warner and Julia Throckmorton, in 1795. They had three children: Dr. John Dixon(1812…
  47. John E. Molnar

    John Edgar "Jed" Molnar, 66, of Farmville, died Saturday, June 20, 2009. He was born in Ohio, the son of the late John William Molnar and Bonnie Hanna Ford. He is survived by a sister, Mary Collins…
  48. John E. Selby

    John E. Selby was a William & Mary faculty member in the Department of History. His appointments: Lecturer, 1963-1966; Associate Professor, 1966-1970; Professor, 1970-1987; William E. Pullen…
  49. John Edwin Pomfret

    John Edwin Pomfret was the twentieth president of William & Mary, from January 1, 1943 until his resignation on September 13, 1951. His formal induction as president took place on Charter Day in…
  50. John Garland Pollard

    In 1930, John Garland Pollard, a popular professor at William & Mary was elected governor of the commonwealth of Virginia. A progressive Democrat interested in reform, his administration as…

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