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  • Henry Edward Watkins (1782 - 1856)
    Henry Edward Watkins Son of Francis (Sr.) & Agnes Woodson Watkins. He attended Hampden-Sydney, Washington College, Princeton A.B. and William & Mary for law. He was married to Agnes Venable...
  • Thomas Harris Dickinson (1850 - 1915)
    Thomas Harris Dickinson Name Sheriff Thomas Harris Dickinson Birth Year abt 1851 Gender Male Age 64 Birth Date abt 1851 Date of Incident 30 Sep 1915 End of Watch Date 30 Sep 1915 Death Location Vi...
  • Judge William Robertson Taliaferro, (CSA) (1840 - 1898)
    Judge William Robertson Taliaferro Graduated from William & Mary, Class of 1858; studied law at Washington College (Lexington, Virginia) 1859-1860. Postwar had several degrees; State Assemblyman; ...
  • Rev. James Horrocks (1734 - 1772)
    Biography College of William and Mary, Special Collections Research Center William & Mary President: James Horrocks Term Served: Late 1764/Early 1765 - 21 June 1771 Preceded by: William Yates 1760 ...
  • Brent Scowcroft, KBE, U.S. National Security Advisor (1925 - 2020)
    Scowcroft, KBE (born March 19, 1925) was the United States National Security Advisor under Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush and a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force. He also ...

College of William & Mary

The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.

William & Mary educated U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler as well as other key figures important to the development of the nation, including U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, Speaker of the House Henry Clay, and 16 signers of the Declaration of Independence. W&M founded the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society in 1776 and was the first school of higher education in the United States to install an honor code of conduct for students. The establishment of graduate programs in law and medicine in 1779 make it one of the first universities in the United States.

In addition to its undergraduate program (which includes a joint degree program with the University of St Andrews and a joint engineering program with Columbia University), W&M is home to several graduate and professional schools, including law, business, public policy, education, marine science and colonial history.

List of College of William & Mary alumni


Alumni of the College of William and Mary have played important roles in shaping the United States. Three of the country's first ten presidents were educated there; only Harvard University, which educated five, can claim more.[4] The school is also the alma mater of four United States Supreme Court justices (including its longest-serving chief justice, John Marshall). Because the school was one of the only colleges existing in the Colonies, many colonial era notables enrolled including four signers of the Declaration of Independence and the first president of the Continental Congress, Peyton Randolph.

This list of alumni includes those who graduated, transferred to another school, dropped out, or were fully educated at the college but never received an academic degree.