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Thomas Roderick Dew

economist , college president

Thomas Roderick Dew, American economist, college president.

Background

Dew, Thomas Roderick was born on December 5, 1802 in Maryland, United States. Son of Thomas and Lucy E. (Gatewood) Dew.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, College William and Mary, 1820.

Career

Professor political law College William and Mary, 1827-1836, president, 1836-1846, largely responsible for bringing college back to its former preeminence. Believer in free trade. Pro-slavery in political and economics theories.

Became leading proslavery intellectual of South. Author: Lectures on the Restrictive System, 1829. Review of the Debate in the Virginia Legislature of 1831 and 1832, published 1832 (better known in its 2d edition.

The Pro-Slavery Argument, 1852). Digest of the Laws, Customs Manners, and Institutions of the Ancient and Modern Nations, published posthumously 1853.

Works

  • Author: Lectures on the Restrictive System, 1829. Review of the Debate in the Virginia Legislature of 1831 and 1832, published 1832 (better known in its 2d edition. The Pro-Slavery Argument, 1852).

    Digest of the Laws, Customs Manners, and Institutions of the Ancient and Modern Nations, published posthumously 1853.

Connections

Married Natilia Hay, 1845.

father:
Thomas Dew

mother:
Lucy E. (Gatewood) Dew

spouse:
Natilia Hay