Thomas Ruffin

Thomas Ruffin

Thomas Ruffin

Associated Building(s): Ruffin Residence Hall;

Other Relationships: State and Federal Judge

Birthplace: King and Queen County, Virginia

Lifespan: 1787-11-17/1870-01-15

Race: White

Sex: Male

Relationship(s) to University: Trustee

Era(s): Antebellum, Civil War, Reconstruction

Involvement(s): Slavery, White Supremacy

Slaveowner: Yes


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Latitude/Longitude: 37.695440, -76.885985

Thomas Ruffin (1787-1870) was a chief legal figure in North Carolina most well known for his ruling in State V. Mann. He served on the Board of Trustees for a total of 44 years, and in 1922 the Board of Trustees named a residence hall after him.

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