Past Presidents

Term  

1895-1896*

Leslie Waggener

Leslie Waggener, M.A., LL.D., ad interim

1896-1899

George Winston

George Tayloe Winston, M.A., LL.D.

1899-1905

William Prather

William Lambdin Prather, B.L., LL.D.

1905-1908

David Houston

David Franklin Houston, M.A., LL.D

1908-1914

Sidney Mezes

Sidney Edward Mezes, Ph.D., LL.D.

1914-1916

William Battle

William James Battle, Ph.D., D.C.L., LL.D., ad interim

1916-1923

Robert Vinson

Robert Ernest Vinson, D.D., LL.D.

1923-1924

William Sutton

William Seneca Sutton, M.A., LL.D., ad interim

1924-1927

Walter Splawn

Walter Marshall William Splawn, Ph.D., LL.D.

1927-1937

Harry Benedict

Harry Yandell Benedict, Ph.D., LL.D.

1937-1939

John Calhoun

John William Calhoun, M.A., LL.D., ad interim

1939-1944

Homer Rainey

Homer Price Rainey, Ph.D., LL.D.

1944-1946

Theophilus Painter

Theophilus Shickel Painter, Ph.D., D.Sc., LL.D., M.N.A.S., Acting President

1946-1952

Theophilus Shickel Painter, Ph.D., D.Sc., LL.D., M.N.A.S., President

1952

James Dolley

James Clay Dolley, Ph.D., Acting President

1953-1960

Logan Wilson

Logan Wilson, Ph.D., LL.D.

1960-1961

Harry Ransom

Harry Huntt Ransom, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., L.H.D.

1961**

Harry Huntt Ransom, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., L.H.D. Acting President

1961-1963

Joseph Smiley

Joseph Royall Smiley, Ph.D.

1967-1970

Norman Hackerman

Norman Hackerman, Ph.D.

1970-1971

Bryce Jordan

Bryce Jordan, Ph.D., ad interim

1971-1974

Stephen Spurr

Stephen Hopkins Spurr, Ph.D.

1974-1975

Lorene Rogers

Lorene Lane Rogers, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.A.I.C., ad interim

1975-1979

Lorene Lane Rogers, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.A.I.C.

1979-1985

Peter Flawn

Peter Tyrrell Flawn, Ph.D.

1985-1992

William Cunningham

William H. Cunningham, Ph.D.

1992-1993

William Livingston

William S. Livingston, Ph.D., Acting President

1993-1997

Robert Berdahl

Robert M. Berdahl, Ph.D.

1997-1998

Peter Flawn

Peter Tyrrell Flawn, Ph.D., ad interim

1998-2006

Larry Faulkner

Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D.

   
  * From 1883-1895 the chairman of the faculty acted as the University's chief executive officer.
** From 1963-1967 the Chancellor of the UT System, Harry Huntt Ransom, assumed the duties of president.