List of Presidents of Columbia University

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This is a list of Presidents of Columbia University in the state of New York.

# Image President Birth Year–Death Year Years as President Name of Institution Notes
1 Johnson2.JPG Samuel Johnson (1696–1772) (1754–1763) King's College
2 Myles Cooper ca 1768.gif Myles Cooper (1735–1785) (1763–1775) King's College
BishopBenjMoore.PNG Benjamin Moore, A.B. 1768 (1748–1816) (1775–1784) King's College acting
George Clinton by Ezra Ames.jpg George Clinton (1739–1812) (1784–1787) Columbia College "in the State of New York" Chancellor (Regents government)
3 William Samuel Johnson (portrait by Gilbert Stuart).jpg William Samuel Johnson (1727–1819) (1787–1800) Columbia College "in the City of New York" Trustees government
4 No image.svg Charles Henry Wharton (1748–1833) (1801–1801) Columbia College
5 BishopBenjMoore.PNG Benjamin Moore (1748–1816) (1801–1810) Columbia College
6 No image.svg William Harris (1765–1829) (1811–1829) Columbia College shares authority with Provost John Mitchell Mason until 1816
7 William Alexander Duer.jpg William Alexander Duer (1780–1858) (1829–1842) Columbia College
8 Nathaniel Fish Moore 1860.jpg Nathaniel Fish Moore (1782–1872) (1842–1849) Columbia College
9 Charles King (academic, 1789–1867).jpg Charles King (1789–1867) (1849–1863) Columbia College presides over move to Madison Avenue campus
10 PSM V11 D008 Frederick A P Barnard.jpg Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (1809–1889) (1864–1889) Columbia College
11 SethLow.jpg Seth Low, A.B., 1870 (1850–1916) (1890–1901) Columbia College presides over move to Morningside Heights campus; name changes to "Columbia University in the City of New York"
12 Portrait of Nicholas Murray Butler.jpg Nicholas Murray Butler, A.B. 1882, M.A. 1883, Ph.D. 1884 (1862–1947) (1902–1945) Columbia University
No image.svg Frank D. Fackenthal, A.B. 1906 (1883–1968) (1945–1948) Columbia University (acting)
13 EisenhowerChiefofStaffPortrait.jpg Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969) (1948–1953) Columbia University on leave while Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, later 34th President of the United States
14 No image.svg Grayson L. Kirk (1903–1997) (1953–1968) Columbia University resigned after 1968 protests
15 Andrew W. Cordier (1901–1975) (1969–1970) Columbia University
16 William J. McGill (1922–1997) (1970–1980) Columbia University
17 Michael I. Sovern, B.A. 1953, J.D. 1955 (1931– ) (1980–1993) Columbia University
18 George Erik Rupp (1942– ) (1993–2002) Columbia University
19 Lee Bollinger - Daniella Zalcman.jpg Lee C. Bollinger, J.D. 1971 (1947– ) (2002– ) Columbia University


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