Difference between revisions of "James Madison (1749-1812)"

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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=core/search&creatorid=28 Bishop James Madison], Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library.
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*[http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ225748&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ225748 John Bracken vs. the Visitors of William and Mary College], Link to ERIC to find "The Rev. John Bracken v. the Visitors of William and Mary College: A Post-Revolutionary Problem in Visitatorial Jurisdiction" from the William and Mary Law Review, v. 20 n3 p 415 - 40 Spr 1979
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Abstract: "A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Reforms in 1779 at the College of William and Mary caused a professor to be dismissed, after which he took legal action against the institution. It is concluded that English corporate law was abused in defending against the professor's action."
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*[http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915153?seq=2 John Bracken Wedding Annoucement] Personal Notices from the Virginia Gazette reprinted in the William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 11, No. 2 (Oct., 1902), pp. 93-98
 
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Revision as of 12:14, 4 February 2009

Bishop James Madison

The Right Reverend James Madison (August 27, 1749 - March 6, 1812) was the first bishop of the Diocese of Virginia of the Episcopal Church, USA. He was also a student (1770-1772), professor of philosophy (1772-1775), and president (1777-1812) of the College of William and Mary. Madison was born near Staunton, Virginia, Madison was a cousin of President James Madison. He graduated in 1771 from the College of William and Mary and was admitted to the bar, though he did not practice law. Madison taught philosophy and mathematics at the college from 1773 to 1775, when he went to England to be ordained a priest of the Church of England. In 1777, he was elected president of William and Mary, serving until his death in 1812. Madison served as chaplain of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1777 and organized his students into a militia company. He presided over the first convention of the Diocese of Virginia in 1785 and was consecrated bishop on September 19, 1790, in Canterbury, England.


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Abstract: "A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Reforms in 1779 at the College of William and Mary caused a professor to be dismissed, after which he took legal action against the institution. It is concluded that English corporate law was abused in defending against the professor's action."

Preceded by College of William and Mary President Succeeded by
John Camm

1771 - 1777

James Madison

1777 - 1812

John Bracken

1812 - 1814

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