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Past Presidents

Peter Tyrrell Flawn

Peter Tyrrell Flawn, Ph.D.

1997-1998 (ad interim)

Robert M. Berdahl

Robert M. Berdahl, Ph.D.

1993-1997

William S. Livingston

William S. Livingston, Ph.D.

1992-1993 (Acting President)

William H. Cunningham

William H. Cunningham, Ph.D.

1985-1992

Peter Tyrrell Flawn

Peter Tyrrell Flawn, Ph.D.

1979-1985

Lorene Lane Rogers

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

1974-1975 (ad interim)
1975-1979

Stephen Hopkins Spurr

Stephen Hopkins Spurr, Ph.D.

1971-1974

Bryce Jordan

Bryce Jordan, Ph.D.

1970-1971 (ad interim)

Norman Hackerman

Norman Hackerman, Ph.D.

1967-1970

Joseph Royall Smiley

Joseph Royall Smiley, Ph.D.

1961-1963

Harry Huntt Ransom

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

1960-1961
1961** (Acting President)

Logan Wilson

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

1953-1960

James Clay Dolley

James Clay Dolley, Ph.D.

1952 (Acting President)

Theophilus Shickel Painter

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

1944-1946 (Acting President)
1946-1952

Homer Price Rainey

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

1939-1944

John William Calhoun

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

1937-1939 (ad interim)

Harry Yandell Benedict

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

1927-1937

Walter Marshall William Splawn

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

1924-1927

William Seneca Sutton

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

1923-1924 (ad interim)

Robert Ernest Vinson

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

1916-1923

William James Battle

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

1914-1916 (ad interim)

Sidney Edward Mezes

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

1908-1914

David Franklin Houston

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

1905-1908

William Lambdin Prather

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

1899-1905

George Tayloe Winston

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

1896-1899

Leslie Waggener

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

1895-1896* (ad interim)

* 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 assumed the duties of president.