Alumni of the College of William and Mary

Alumni of the College of William and Mary (HM19JV)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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N 37° 16.252', W 76° 42.54'

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Prominent in Establishing the American Union

Richard Bland, student in 1725, the first to announce in a formal pamphlet that England and the American colonies were co-ordinate kingdoms under a common crown, 1764.

Dabney Carr, student in 1762, patron of the resolutions in 1775 for Committees of Correspondence, the first step towards united action on the part of the colonies.

Peyton Randolph, student in 1735, Speaker of the House of Burgesses, 1766-1775, and first President of the Continental Congress, 1774.

Carter Henry Harrison, scholar of the grammar school in 1753, author of the resolutions of Cumberland County, April 22, 1776 - the first positive instructions for Continental independence.

George Washington, Commander-in-chief of the Continental armies and first President of the United States. Appointed by the College to his first and last public offices-as County Surveyor in 1749, and as College Chancellor in 1789-1799.

Thomas Jefferson, student in 1760-1762, author of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

George Wythe, student in 1746, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and first Professor of Law in the United States, 1779.

John Tyler, Sr., student in 1765, author of the resolutions in the Virginia Assembly, in 1786, for the Convention at Annapolis.

Edmund Randolph, student in 1766, author of "The Virginia Plan," which guided the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia, in 1787.
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HM NumberHM19JV
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Year Placed1916
Placed ByColonial Capital Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 348474 N 4126289
Decimal Degrees37.27086667, -76.70900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.252', W 76° 42.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 15.12" N, 76° 42' 32.40" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122-156 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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