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The Tyler family legacy of progress at W&M

The Tyler family legacy of progress at W&M

Tyler Hall at the College of Williams and Mary, freshly renovated, is the home of the economics, government, international relations, and public policy departments.

Its namesakes would hardly recognize it.

Lyon G. Tyler, W&M president from 1888-1919 and son of the 10th U.S. President John Tyler, would be familiar with the shell while expecting to see the chemistry, physics, and psychology departments housed within.

The early Tylers associated with the college, Judge John Tyler and President John Tyler, would be shocked to see it since the building did not exist until 1927.

Judge John Tyler attended the college where he and Thomas Jefferson were friends and...

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