Thomas Roderick Dew was the son of Thomas Dew. Thomas Roderick Dew graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1820. He was appointed professor in 1827. Dew became president of the College in 1836, serving until his death in 1846. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Dew family.