Bust of Lyon G. Tyler
Credit: Kelly Chroninger
Original Author: Kelly Chroninger
Created: Post-2003
Medium: Digital photograph
Publisher: Kelly Chroninger

Bust of Lyon G. Tyler

After seven years in dormancy due to inadequate funding and damage from the American Civil War (1861–1865), the College of William and Mary reopened in 1888, with Lyon Gardiner Tyler as its president. As a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, he had lobbied the state for $10,000 for restoration of the school; he would continue to work for reform and development of the state educational system for the duration of his career. This bust of Tyler, sculpted by Richard Stravitz of Richmond in 2003, is located outside of the history department at the University.