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Robert Ryland

Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Virginia
Death: Died in Lexinton, Fayette, Kentucky, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Ryland and Catharine Ryland
Husband of Josephine Norvell and Elizabeth "Betty" Presley Ryland
Father of Josephine R Knight; Norvell Ryland; Ann Catherine Ryland; Roberta Ryland; Anthonette Thornton Ellis and 1 other
Brother of Joseph Ryland
Half brother of William Semple Ryland

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About Robert Ryland

Robert Ryland (March 14, 1805 – April 23, 1899) was the first president of Richmond College (now the University of Richmond), serving from 1841 to 1866. Prior to the establishment of the college, he had served as the only superintendent of its predecessor institution, the Virginia Baptist Seminary, since 1832.

Ryland Hall on the University of Richmond's campus is named in honor of both Robert Ryland and his nephew, Charles H. Ryland.

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Robert Ryland's Timeline

1805
March 14, 1805
Virginia
1838
1838
Age 32
Virginia
1842
1842
Age 36
Virginia
1844
November 22, 1844
Age 39
Virginia
1851
February 5, 1851
Age 45
1854
November 3, 1854
Age 49
1857
July 22, 1857
Age 52
1899
April 23, 1899
Age 94
Lexinton, Fayette, Kentucky, USA