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The youngest member of the faculty, Trinity College (Cambridge) educated James Horrocks became the sixth [[president]] of the College of William and Mary following the death of William Yates.  Horrocks was an Anglican clergyman who served as rector of Bruton Parish and commissary of the Bishop of London.  As master of the Grammar School, Horrocks had largely avoided participation in the contests between the faculty and Board of Visitors.  In his election to the presidency, Horrocks affirmed his support for the Board of Visitors plans, including a controversial revision of the statues to consolidate power in the College’s external
==Material in SCRC==
==Material in SCRC==

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Material in SCRC

Preceded by College of William and Mary President Succeeded by
William Yates

Fall 1760 - December 1764

James Horrocks

Late 1764 Early 1765 - 21 June, 1771

John Camm

21 June 1771 - Spring 1777

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