John Stewart Bryan

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John Stewart Bryan

John Stewart Bryan was the nineteenth President of the College of William and Mary from 1934 through 1942. He served as Chancellor in 1942-1944. Bryan was a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard; lawyer; member of the William and Mary Board of Visitors; publisher of Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News Leader; president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association. He was awarded an honorary degree by William and Mary in 1942. He was born in 1871 and died in 1944. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt attended Bryan's inauguration where he spoke and received an honorary degree.

William and Mary owes the annual Yule Log and Charter Day ceremonies to President Bryan. The Bryan Complex was named in honor of President Bryan.

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Preceded by College of William and Mary President Succeeded by
Julian A.C. Chandler

July 1, 1919 - May 31, 1934

John Stewart Bryan

July 1, 1934 - January 1, 1943

John Edwin Pomfret

Jaunary 1, 1943 - September 13, 1951

Preceded by College of William and Mary Chancellor Succeeded by
Hugh Blair Grigsby


John Stewart Bryan


Colgate W. Darden, Jr.


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