Former College President sworn in as ACUS chairman, uses historic Bible

Former President of the College of William and Mary, Paul Verkuil ’61, was sworn in as the chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States on April 6.

Verkuil was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden using the John Marshall family Bible. The Bible, which belonged to the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, rarely leaves the Wolf Law Library at the College. Marshall studied law at the College under George Wythe.

President Reveley delivered the Bible to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington D.C., where the ceremony was being held. Because of this task, he was absent at the College’s mascot unvieling.

Verkuil served as the College’s 24th President from 1985 to 1992, and used the Bible when he was sworn into that position as well.

The ACUS is an independent advisory group that helps to improve the workings of the federal government.

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