Thomas Dawson (college president)
|4th President of the|
College of William & Mary
|Preceded by||William Stith|
|Succeeded by||William Yates|
|Died||November 29, 1760|
|Alma mater||College of William & Mary|
Reverend Thomas Dawson was the fourth president of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (1755–1760). He is also the brother of William Dawson, who was the second president of William & Mary (1743–1752). He was educated at William & Mary and also held several religious positions, including being an Anglican clergyman, rector of the Bruton Parish, and commissary of the Bishop of London. Dawson was also a member of the Governor's Council and master of the Indian School at the College.
Dawson and his brother are together namesakes of a residence hall at William & Mary.
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