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  • James Walker Downer (1864 - 1932)
    James Walker Downer, classical scholar, was born in Orange County, Virginia, on June 23, 1864, the son of William Walker and Lucy Mary (Reynolds) Downer. He attended the University of Virginia, where h...
  • Tom Shadyac
    Thomas Peter Shadyac (born December 11, 1958) is an American director, screenwriter, producer, and author. The youngest joke-writer ever for comedian Bob Hope, Shadyac is widely known for writing and...
  • Abigail Spanberger
    Abigail Anne Spanberger (née Davis, August 7, 1979) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative from Virginia's 7th congressional district since 2019. She is a member of the Democrat...
  • Elizabeth Garrett (1963 - 2016)
    Helen Elizabeth Garrett, commonly known as Elizabeth Garrett or Beth Garrett, (1963 – March 6, 2016), was an American professor of law and academic administrator. In 2010, she became Provost and Seni...
  • Martin Lalor Crimmons (1876 - 1955)
    Martin Lalor Crimmins, army officer, herpetologist, and military historian, was born on April 4, 1876, in New York City, the son of John D. and Lily (Lalor) Crimmins. From September 1891 to October 1...

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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