Historical Hall of Fame: Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853 – 1935) was a U.S. educator, historian, editor of the Wm.
& Mary Quarterly and Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, and authored many essays, speeches, and
books about the history of Virginia.
Virginia History Series
Dr. Tyler was the son of President John Tyler and First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler, born at Sherwood Forest Plantation. He graduated
in 1875 at the University of Virginia. From 1888 to 1919, he served as the 17th president of the College of William and Mary, and
is widely credited for restoring the college's financial condition following the deterioration which took place in the wake of the
American Civil War.
Dr. Tyler was the editor of the Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine,Men of Mark in Virginia, and the Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography in addition to authoring many essays, speeches, and books about
the history of Virginia.
His personal papers and the papers from his time as President of the College of William and Mary can
be found in their Special Collections Research Center.