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'''Benjamin Stoddert Ewell''' was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, a soldier, civil engineer, and educator; professor of mathematics and military science; colonel of the college company in the 32nd Virginia Infantry.
  
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7061  Rev. James Bracken], Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library: A petition from the president and professors of the College to Virginia Chief Justice Paul Carrington requesting that their case be heard this term. It is signed by James Madison and seconded by John Bracken. The document includes the Greek temple seal.
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Benjamin S. Ewell served as interim [[president]] of the [[College of William and Mary]] from July 1848 until his resignation on October 5th, 1848. Ewell served as the interim president after Robert Saunders, Jr. and before Bishop John Johns. While the [[Board of Visitors]] elected Ewell to the Presidency earlier in 1848, Ewell declined their offer, but agreed to stay on until the Board found another candidate. When the board failed to do that in a timely manner, Ewell resigned, forcing them to find another President. Ewell served as president beginning in 1854 until the closure of the college on May 10, 1861 due to the [[Civil War]]. Ewell managed to reopen the college on October 1, 1869 with mostly his own funds, and remained president until William and Mary's closure due to lack of attendance in July 1881. In 1888, the college was reopened with state funds, and Ewell was [[president]] until his resignation on May 11, 1888.
  
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[[Ewell Hall]] and the [[Ewell Hall Dormitory]] were named in honor of President Ewell.
  
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6838&q=John+Bracken  Rev. James Bracken], Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library: The letter dated May 18, 1800, from Chapman Johnson to College of William and Mary alumnus David Watson provides a detailed account of an "unfortunate disturbance," a student revolt at the College the previous winter. Chapman reported on a student's rude treatment of the postmaster, its witnessing by Professor Bracken, the expulsion of the student, the resulting student meetings and protests, faculty-student negotiations, consultation with Bishop Madison and St. George Tucker, student threats against the latter, etc.
 
  
 
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=core/search&creatorid=164  Benjamin S. Ewell], Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library
  
  
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1777 - 1812
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July 1, 1849 - 1854
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1854 - May 11, 1888
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Revision as of 11:37, 26 January 2009

Benjamin Stoddert Ewell was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, a soldier, civil engineer, and educator; professor of mathematics and military science; colonel of the college company in the 32nd Virginia Infantry.

Benjamin S. Ewell served as interim president of the College of William and Mary from July 1848 until his resignation on October 5th, 1848. Ewell served as the interim president after Robert Saunders, Jr. and before Bishop John Johns. While the Board of Visitors elected Ewell to the Presidency earlier in 1848, Ewell declined their offer, but agreed to stay on until the Board found another candidate. When the board failed to do that in a timely manner, Ewell resigned, forcing them to find another President. Ewell served as president beginning in 1854 until the closure of the college on May 10, 1861 due to the Civil War. Ewell managed to reopen the college on October 1, 1869 with mostly his own funds, and remained president until William and Mary's closure due to lack of attendance in July 1881. In 1888, the college was reopened with state funds, and Ewell was president until his resignation on May 11, 1888.

Ewell Hall and the Ewell Hall Dormitory were named in honor of President Ewell.


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Preceded by College of William and Mary President Succeeded by
Rev. John Johns

July 1, 1849 - 1854

Benjamin S. Ewell

1854 - May 11, 1888

Lyon G. Tyler

August 23, 1888 - June 30, 1919