The William Lyne Wilson Professorship in Political Economy was created in 1991 by a bequest from William Lyne Wilson II '27, in memory of his grandfather, who served as president of the University at the turn of the century. This bequest was added to a smaller fund honoring the former president, which was created soon after his death to establish the economics department at Washington and Lee. Wilson professors will be selected from faculty serving in either the Department of Economics or the Department of Politics.
Current (and First) William Lyne Wilson Professor of Political Economy:
Robert A. Strong, Professor of Politics
Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., Northern Illinois University
B.A., Kenyon College