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  • Wesley L. Harris
    Twin to William. From  The Trailblazers: Their Stories Wesley Harris, UVA Class of 1964 First man (black or white) to finish Engineering Honors program First African-American to desegreg...
  • Sen. John Warfield Johnston, Jr. (D-VA) (1818 - 1889)
    John Warfield Johnston (September 9, 1818 – February 27, 1889) was an American lawyer and politician from Abingdon, Virginia. He served in the Virginia State Senate, and represented Virginia i...
  • Dr Brodie Strachan Herndon, Jr. (1834 - 1890)
    Residence Fredericksburg, Va.; Physician; graduate of Univ of VA 1855; son of Dr. Brodie Strachan Herndon, Sr. (later Chief Surgeon of the Confederate States) and Lucy Ellen Hansbrough. Enlisted on...
  • Lt. George Anderson Mercer, Sr (CSA) (1835 - 1907)
    George was a Civil War Soldier. He enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class on 30 May 1861, Commission in CO C, 1st Infantry Regiment, GA. Promoted to Full Lieutenant, 1st Class on 15 July 1861, (Estimated...

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA.

UVA is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. UVA's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Virginia Cavaliers. They compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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