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Former president of William and Mary dead at 91

Maria Korcsmaros recovers after being bitten by a shark in her hospital bed at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, Calif., on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Korcsmaros was swimming just off the Southern California coast to get ready for her summer triathlon when she was attacked by a shark. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

Maria Korcsmaros recovers after being bitten by a shark in her hospital bed at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, Calif. Korcsmaros was swimming just off the Southern California coast to get ready for her summer triathlon when she was attacked by a shark. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Thomas A. Graves Jr., a former president of William & Mary and later the director of a museum and opera house in Delaware, has died.

The current president of William & Mary, Taylor Reveley, announced Graves’ death in a letter to the school community Friday. Graves was the 23rd president of William & Mary and led the school from 1971 to 1985. He was 91.

The school says that after leaving the university Graves was the director of the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, and later became the director of Wilmington’s Grand Opera House.

 

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