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Former William & Mary President Thomas A. Graves dies

Former William & Mary President Thomas A. Graves dies

Former William and Mary President Thomas A. Graves Jr. died Friday. He was 91.

Graves served as the school's 23rd president, from 1971 to 1985, and lived in Williamsburg after retirement.

Graves was credited with helping the school launch its largest fundraising campaign to that date, garnering more than $20 million in private gifts.

During his tenure as president, the school also integrated the Virginia Institute of Marine Science into the college, the first language house on campus was established, and a new William and Mary Law School building was constructed, the university said Friday.

"President Graves came to the Alma Mater of...

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