List of Presidents of Washington and Lee University

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Washington and Lee University is led by a President selected by the Board of Trustees. The University was founded in 1749 as Augusta Academy. It later became Liberty Hall Academy (1782), Washington Academy (1798), Washington College (1813), and finally Washington and Lee University (1871). The office of President was not created until 1782.

Presidents[edit]

  1. Robert Alexander, Augusta Academy 1749-1762
  2. John Brown, Augusta Academy 1762-1776
  3. William Graham, Liberty Hall Academy 1782-1796
  4. Samuel Legrande Campbell, Liberty Hall Academy 1797-1798, Washington Academy 1798-1799
  5. Reverend George A. Baxter, Washington Academy 1799-1813, Washington College 1813-1829
  6. Reverend Henry Ruffner (acting), Washington College 1829-1830, 1834
  7. Louis Marshall (educator), Washington College 1830-1834
  8. Henry Vethake, Washington College 1834-1836
  9. Reverend Henry Ruffner, Washington College 1836-1848
  10. Reverend George Junkin, Washington College 1848-1861 (vacant), Washington College 1861-1865
  11. General Robert E. Lee, Washington College 1865-1870
  12. George Washington Custis Lee, 1871-1897
  13. William Lyne Wilson, 1897-1900
  14. Henry St. George Tucker III (acting), 1900-1901
  15. George H. Denny, 1901-1911
  16. Henry D. Campbell (acting) and John L. Campbell (acting), 1911-1912
  17. Henry L. Smith 1912-1929
  18. Robert H. Tucker (acting), 1930-1930
  19. Francis Pendleton Gaines 1930-1959
  20. Fred C. Cole, 1959-1967
  21. William Webb Pusey III (acting), 1967-1968
  22. Robert E. R. Huntley, 1968-1983
  23. John Delane Wilson 1983-1995
  24. John William Elrod 1995-2001
  25. H. Laurent Boetsch Jr. (acting) 2001-2002
  26. Thomas Gerard Burish, 2002-2005
  27. Harlan Ray Beckley (acting), 2005-2006
  28. Kenneth Patrick Ruscio, 2006-2016

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