List of Presidents of the University of South Carolina

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The following are the presidents of the University of South Carolina from its founding as South Carolina College in 1801 to the present day.

Presidents of the University of South Carolina[edit]

# Name Tenure Notes
1 Jonathan Maxcy 1804 – 1820
2 Thomas Cooper 1821 – 1834
Robert Henry 1834 President pro tem
Henry Junius Nott 1834 – 1835 Chairman of the Faculty
3 Robert Woodward Barnwell 1835 – 1841
4 Robert Henry 1841 – 1845
5 William C. Preston 1845 – 1851
Francis Lieber 1851 President pro tem
6 James H. Thornwell 1851 – 1855
7 Charles F. McCay 1855 – 1857
8 Augustus B. Longstreet 1857 – 1861
Maximillian LaBorde 1861 – 1865 Chairman of the Faculty
Robert Woodward Barnwell 1865 – 1873 Chairman of the Faculty
Benjamin B. Babbitt 1873 – 1875 Chairman of the Faculty
Anson W. Cummings 1875 – 1877 Chairman of the Faculty
9 William Porcher Miles 1880 – 1882
10 John McLaren McBryde 1883 – 1891
11 James Woodrow 1891 – 1897
12 Frank C. Woodward 1897 – 1902
13 Benjamin Sloan 1902 – 1908 Acting President from 1902 to 1903
Andrew C. Moore 1908 – 1909 Acting President
14 Samuel Chiles Mitchell 1909 – 1913
Andrew C. Moore 1913 – 1914 Acting President
15 William Spenser Currell 1914 – 1922
16 William Davis Melton 1922 – 1926
Leonard T. Baker 1926 Acting President
17 Davison McDowell Douglas 1927 – 1931
18 Leonard T. Baker 1931 – 1936
19 James Rion McKissick 1936 – 1944
Leonard T. Baker 1944 – 1945 Acting President
20 Norman Murray Smith 1945 – 1952
Francis Wright Bradley 1952 Acting President
21 Donald S. Russell 1952 – 1957
22 Robert Llewellyn Sumwalt 1957 – 1962 Acting President from 1957 to 1959
23 Thomas F. Jones 1962 – 1974
24 William H. Patterson 1974 – 1977
25 James B. Holderman 1977 – 1990
Arthur K. Smith 1990 – 1991 Interim President
26 John M. Palms 1991 – 2002
27 Andrew A. Sorensen 2002 – 2008
28 Harris Pastides 2008 –

References[edit]

  • University of South Carolina. Commencement Exercises: School of Law. May 11, 2007.

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