William Holland Wilmer

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Episcopal priest

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According to Wikipedia, William Holland Wilmer was an Episcopal priest, teacher and writer in Maryland and Virginia who served briefly as the eleventh president of the College of William and Mary. Early life and education The fifth son of Simon, an Anglican priest, and Ann Wilmer, Wilmer was born on October 29, 1782, at the family's ancestral "Stepney Manor" in Chestertown, Maryland. He graduated from Washington College in 1802 or 1803. Rev. William Smith founded the college but left twice, eventually becoming the first provost of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Wilmer's schoolmates likely included future Maryland governor Thomas Ward Veazey, future Maryland Episcopal bishop William Murray Stone, and future Methodist bishop John Henry. After graduation, Wilmer went into business with his sister's husband, T. Cannell, for six years.

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