Paul E. Gray

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Paul Edward Gray
President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Term 1980 – 1990
Predecessor Jerome Wiesner
Successor Charles Vest
Born (1932-02-07) February 7, 1932 (age 82)
Newark, New Jersey

Paul Edward Gray (born February 7, 1932)[1] was the 14th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from M.I.T. in 1954 with a degree in Electrical Engineering where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He subsequently obtained an M.S. and Sc.D from M.I.T. in 1955 and 1960, and then served in the Vietnam War from 1960-1962. Afterwards he spent four years on the White House Science Council, had membership on the Council's Panel on the Health of Universities, and he was also vice chairman of the Council on Competitiveness.[2] He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering and President Emeritus at MIT.


  • 1954: B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), MIT
  • 1955: M.S., EECS, MIT
  • 1960: Sc.D, EECS, MIT


  • Paul E. Gray, Campbell L. Searle. "Electronic principles: Physics, models, and circuits." Wiley, 1969.