Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935)

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Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935) President of the College of William and Mary was also known as a prominent Virginia historian.He was the son of President John Tyler and his second wife Julia Gardiner Tyler. His paternal side of the family dated back to the colonial period: his grandfather John Tyler attended the College of William and Mary where he was a friend and classmate of Thomas Jefferson, both students of the influential science professor William Small.

His personal and professional papers are in the Earl Gregg Swem Library.