John Randolph

John Randolph (1727 – January 31, 1784) was a lawyer from Williamsburg in the British colony of Virginia. He served as king's attorney for Virginia from 1766 until he left for Britain at the outset of the American Revolution. Randolph was born in Williamsburg into one of the most prominent families of Virginia. His father was Sir John Randolph, the only colonial Virginian to be knighted. The younger Randolph was a close friend of Thomas Jefferson, his cousin, with whom he often played violin. He married Adrianna Jennings (1723-1808) on July 26, 1730 in Annapolis, Maryland. They had eight children. During the revolutionary crisis, Randolph remained a Loyalist, unlike his brother Peyton Randolph, and his son, Edmund Randolph. In 1774, he wrote "Considerations on the Present State of Virginia", in which he called for reconciliation between his fellow colonists and Great Britain. He boycotted the Virginia Convention, an extralegal convening of the House of Burgesses headed by his brother Peyton. When hostilities began, Randolph fled to Scotland with Governor Dunmore. In Scotland, Randolph continued to promote reconciliation between Great Britain and the colonies.

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Date of birth
United States of America
Date of death
January 31st, 1784 at age of 57




1. College of William & Mary Colleges/University

The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.

Institution info

Type Public university
2013. 698 mil. $
2010. 540 mil. $
Institution colors
February 8th, 1693
105 Jamestown Road, 23185 - Williamsburg, Virginia
2012. 6,171
2010. 5,898
2009. 5,836
2012. 2,087
2010. 2,102
Acceptance rate
2013. 33.0 %
2010. 35.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.63 K $
2011. 13.1 K $
2010. 12.2 K $
2009. 10.8 K $
2008. 10.2 K $
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