College of William and Mary

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Formation1693
TypeRoyal Private Public Research university
Other nameW&M

The College of William & Mary (also known as William & Mary) is a public research university with a 1,200-acre (490 ha) campus in Williamsburg, Virginia. 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 and on the level of of Ivy League.[1]

William & Mary educated American presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler, as well as other key figures pivotal to the development of the United States, including the first President of the Continental Congress Peyton Randolph of Virginia, the first U.S. Attorney General Edmund Randolph of Virginia, the fourth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall of Virginia, Speaker of the House of Representatives Henry Clay of Kentucky, sixteen members of the Continental Congress, and four signers of the Declaration of Independence, earning it the nickname "the Alma Mater of the Nation."


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Alex ChristoforouCyprusAuthor
Journalist
Maurene ComeyLawyerass. US attorney, Southern District of New York
Ryan DawsonJournalist
Activist
American historian and activist; founder of the Anti Neocon Report
Chuck Horner19 October 1936SoldierUS Air force general pushing for expansion into space
Walter Raymond Jr192916 April 2003USSpook
Propagandist
Cercle visitor as was his father
Susan Livingstone13 January 1946
James Monroe28 April 17584 July 1831Politician
Michael Powell23 March 1963Lawyer
Lobbyist
Tom Shannon1958Politician
John Tuthill10 November 19109 September 1996USWas appointed United States Ambassador to Brazil 3 months after attended the 1966 Bilderberg
Mary Jo White27 September 1947Lawyer


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