Presidents of William & Mary
Rev. James Blair, 1693-1743
Rev. William Dawson, 1743-1752
William Stith, 1752-1755
Rev. Thomas Dawson, 1755-1760
William Yates, 1761-1764
James Horrocks, 1764-1771
John Camm, 1771-1777
Rev. James Madison, 1777-1812
Rev. John Bracken, 1812-1814
John Augustine Smith, 1814-1826
William H. Wilmer, 1826-1827
Rev. Adam Empie, 1827-1836
Thomas Roderick Dew, 1836-1846
Robert Saunders, 1847-1848
Rev. John Johns, 1849-1854
Benjamin S. Ewell, 1854-1888
Lyon G. Tyler, 1888-1919
Julian A.C. Chandler, 1919-May 31, 1934 (Dean Hoke had assumed the duties of the president earlier in 1934 when Chandler's health was in decline.)
John Stewart Bryan, 1934-1942
John Edwin Pomfret, 1942-1951
Alvin Duke Chandler, 1951-1960
Davis Young Paschall, 1960-1971
Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr., 1971-1985
Paul R. Verkuil, 1985-1992
Timothy J. Sullivan, 1992-June 30, 2005
Gene Ray Nichol, Jr. 2005-February 12, 2008
1854-- Benjamin S. Ewell: Ewell was appointed president of the College of William and Mary as well as chair of mathematics. Ewell requested that his appointment as president be only temporary while the Board of Visitors searched for a permanent president.
January 1934-June 30, 1934, Dean Hoke: Dean Hoke assumed the duties of the president in 1934 when President J.A.C. Chandler's health was declining. Chandler later died on May 31, 1934.
September 18, 1951-October 11, 1951, James W. Miller: Miller was a Chancellor Professor who served as acting president in the interim between President Pomfret's resignation to take over the Huntington Library and the appointment by the Board of Visitors of Alvin Duke Chandler as College President.
January 9, 1985-June 30, 1985, George R. Healy: Healy was provost at the College of William and Mary. He assumed the role of acting president after President Graves resigned to assume leadership of Winterthur and before President Verkuil assumed the presidency.
February 7, 1992-June 30, 1992, Melvyn D. Schiavelli: (Schiavelli had served as acting president unofficially since January 7, 1992) Schiavelli was provost at the College of William and Mary. He assumed the duties of the president after President Verkuil resigned to become CEO of AAA and before President Sullivan assumed the presidency.
February 12, 2008-present, W. Taylor Reveley: Dean of the Marshall Wythe School of Law