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  • Annette Gordon-Reed

    Annette Gordon-Reed was the recipient of an honorary degree at this the College's 2010 commencement ceremony. From 2005 to 2008, she served on the Council of William & Mary's Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture. Educated at Harvard Law School, she served as counsel to the…
  • Benjamin Rush

    Dr. Benjamin Rush Materials in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library Notes on Medical Lectures: As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, William Baird Westmore of Petersburg, Virginia, took notes on Rush's lectures on the practice of medicine, 1811-1812. Admission Tickets: To…
  • Charter Day Speakers

    Contents History of Charter Day Speakers 1800s 1900s 2000s History of Charter Day Speakers      
  • Christina Romer

    Christina Romer, a 1981 alumna, delivered the commencement address to the College of William & Mary's class of 2010. Christina Romer attended the College of William & Mary from 1978 to 1981, when she was still known by her maiden Duckworth. Ms. Duckworth completed an Honor's thesis entitled…
  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    The office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at William & Mary "strives to meet the needs of individual departments and programs; promotes excellence across Arts and Sciences as a whole; and represents the priorities of Arts & Sciences to the larger university community and to…
  • Grace Murray Hopper

    The 1985 commencement speech at William & Mary was delivered by Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. Hopper completed her undergraduate work at Vassar College before going on to earn a Master's Degree in mathematics and physics from Yale in 1930 and later enlisting in the United States Naval…
  • John Minson Galt (1819-1862)

    From: Galt Family of Williamsburg Source: The William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Apr., 1900), pp. 259-262..
  • King of England William III

    William III of England (The Hague, 14 November 1650 - Kensington Palace, 8 March 1702; also known as William II of Scotland and William III of Orange) was a Dutch aristocrat and a Protestant Prince of Orange from his birth, Stadtholder of the main provinces of the Dutch Republic from 28 June 1672,…
  • Kremer Jacob Hoke

    William & Mary Interim President: Kremer J. HokeTerm Served: Summer 1933 - Fall 1933; January 1934 - June 30, 1934Preceded by: Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler 1919 - 1934
  • Lord Effingham

    Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham (13 January 1746 - 19 November 1791), styled Lord Howard until 1763, was a British nobleman and Army officer, the son of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham. He is best known for resigning his commission in protest against the war against the…
  • Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (1748-1782)

    Biographical Sketch Martha Wayles was born at The Forest Plantation in Charles City County, VA on October 31, 1748, daughter of John Wayles and Martha Eppes. She married her first husband Bathurst Skelton (1744-1768) on November 20, 1766, with whom she had one son, John Skelton (1767-1771). On…
  • Paul O'Neill

    Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill received an honorary degree at the College's 2010 commencement ceremony. After earning a graduate degree in Economics from Claremont Graduate University and a Master's of Public Administration from Indiana University, O'Neill began his career as a…
  • Queen of England Mary II

    Mary II (30 April 1662-28 December 1694); reigned as Queen of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689 until her death, and as Queen of Scotland (as Mary II of Scotland) from 11 April 1689 until her death.
  • Seven Wise Men

    The Seven Wise Men were the seven professors who taught at the College after it reopened in 1888. They included Lyon G. Tyler, Hugh S. Bird, Charles E. Bishop, Van F. Garrett, J.
  • Thomas Tenison

    Thomas Tenison served as the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1694 until his death in 1715. He served as chancellor of William & Mary from 1700 until 1707.

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