President of the Senior Class

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The President of the Senior Class"" at the College of William and Mary is the leader of the senior class and presides over the class cabinet. Other class officers include a vice-president and a secretary-treasurer. During Commencement, the president of the senior class wears the Senior Class Chain of Office.

Senior Class Officers



  • President: Edwin Francis Shewmake, Jr.
  • Vice-President: Stephen Ashley McDonald
  • Secretary: Jesse Ewell, Jr.
  • Treasurer: Harry Gilmore Carter
  • Historian: Channing M. Hall
  • Poet: Guy Ansell Bond Dovell
  • Prophet: Smith J. Williams
  • Valedictorian: Grover Ashton Dovell
  • Chaplain: L. Bismark Frank
  • Architect: Kendall Palmer Birckhead


  • President: Clarence Edgar Koontz
  • Vice-President: John Compton Freeman
  • Secretary: Charlie "Lad" Taylor
  • Treasurer: John Y. Mason
  • Historian: Paul Sherwood Gilliam
  • Prophet: Joseph Harper Brent
  • Poet: David Daniel Sizer
  • Valedictorian: Wilfred Everard Roach



  • President
  • Secretary: Amos Ralph Koontz
  • Treasurer: Elisha Lucas Snipes
  • Historian: Cecil Cooper Bell
  • Prophet: Micajah Oliver Townsend
  • Poet: Edward Le Baron Goodwin
  • Valedictorian: Charles L. Ebell
  • Chaplain: Francis Harvey Bear
  • Attorney: Henry Fitzhugh Tompkins
  • Orator: Joseph Mettauer Hurt, Jr.