Marshall-Wythe Statue, Dedicated 2000

A statue featuring John Marshall and George Wythe is located at the main entrance to the William & Mary Law School. It was created by Gordon S. Kray, class of 1973, and was a gift of Robert Friend Boyd, class of 1950 and J.D. class of 1952, and Sara Miller Boyd, class of 1954. The statue was dedicated on October 7, 2000. Kray also created the bronze replica of the Botetourt statue currently on display in the Wren Yard.

George Wythe was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and William & Mary's first professor of law as well as the first professor of law in America. John Marshall studied law at William & Mary under the tutelage of George Wythe in 1780 and went on to be the fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Marshall-Wythe Statue, undated

Marshall-Wythe Statue, undated

An undated image of the statue of John Marshall and George Wythe that is located at the main entrance to the Marshall-Wythe School of Law. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Marshall-Wythe Statue, 2015

Marshall-Wythe Statue, 2015

A March 2015 photograph of the Marshall-Wythe Statue as it sits at the entrance to the School of Law. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Marshall-Wythe Statue Construction, undated

Marshall-Wythe Statue Construction, undated

An undated image of the Marshall-Wythe Statue under construction in a workspace. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Photograph of a painting of George Wythe, undated

Photograph of a painting of George Wythe, undated

George Wythe was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the first professor of law at William & Mary. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Photograph of a portrait of John Marshall, undated

Photograph of a portrait of John Marshall, undated

A photograph of a portrait of John Marshall, who studied law at William & Mary under George Wythe and would go on to become the fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

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Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary., “Marshall-Wythe Statue, Dedicated 2000,” TribeTrek, accessed June 23, 2017, http://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/46.
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