List of Williams College presidents

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Mark Hopkins was the fourth and longest-serving president of Williams College.

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams, Williams is one of the oldest academic institutions in the United States. Williams forms part of the historic Little Three colleges, along with Wesleyan University and rival Amherst College. The Office of the President is located in Hopkins Hall, named after Mark Hopkins, Williams' fourth president, and the President of the College lives in the Samuel Sloan House, erected in 1801.[1] Before moving into the Samuel Sloan House, the president originally lived in a nearby house where Hopkins Hall now stands.[2] The house has been renovated multiple times since originally being built, including over $500,000 in renovations in 2000 and 2001.[1]

Since its creation in 1793, Williams College has had 17 presidents and two acting presidents.

Presidents of Williams College[edit]

# Name Term begin Term end Notes References
1 Ebenezer Fitch 1793 1815 [3]
2 Zephaniah Swift Moore 1815 1821 [4]
3 Edward Dorr Griffin 1821 1836 [5]
4 Mark Hopkins 1836 1872 [6]
5 Paul Ansel Chadbourne 1872 1881 [7]
6 Franklin Carter 1881 1901 [8]
* John Haskell Hewitt 1901 1902 Acting president [9]
7 Henry Hopkins 1902 1908 [10]
8 Harry Augustus Garfield 1908 1934 [11]
9 Tyler Dennett 1934 1937 [12]
10 James Phinney Baxter III 1937 1961 [13]
11 John Edward Sawyer 1961 1973 [14]
12 John Chandler 1973 1985 [15]
13 Francis Christopher Oakley 1985 1993 [16]
14 Harry C. Payne 1994 1999 [17]
15 Carl W. Vogt 1999 2000 [18]
16 Morton O. Schapiro 2000 2009 [19]
* William G. Wagner 2009 2010 Interim president [20]
17 Adam Falk 2010 Present [21]

References[edit]

Perry, Arthur Latham (1904). Williamstown and Williams College: A History. Harvard University. p. 847. 

  1. ^ a b "President’s House – 1801 (Samuel Sloan House)". Williams College. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Perry, 231
  3. ^ "Fitch, Ebenezer 1793-1815". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Moore, Zephaniah Swift 1815-1821". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Griffin, Edward Dorr 1821-1836". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hopkins, Mark 1836-1872". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Chadbourne, Dr. Paul Ansel 1872-1881". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Carter, Franklin 1881-1901". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hewitt, John Haskell (acting) 1901-1902". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Hopkins, Henry 1902-1908". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Garfield, Harry Augustus 1908-1934". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Dennett, Tyler 1934-1937". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Baxter, James Phinney 1937-1961". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Sawyer, John Edward 1961-1973". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Chandler, John Wesley 1973-1985". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Oakley, Francis Christopher 1985-1993". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Payne, Harry Charles 1994-1999". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Vogt, Carl W. 1999-2000". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Schapiro, Morton Owen 2000-2009". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Wagner, William G. (interim) 2009-2010". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Falk, Adam 2010-". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 

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