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Princeton University is led by a President selected by the Board of Trustees. Until the accession of Woodrow Wilson, a political scientist, in 1902, they were all clergymen, as well as professors. Former President Shirley M. Tilghman is a biologist; her two predecessors were economists.

Presidents[edit]

Acting Presidents are in italics
  1. Reverend Jonathan Dickinson 1747[1]
    Aaron Burr, Sr. 1747-1748
  2. Reverend Aaron Burr, Sr. 1748-1757
  3. Reverend Jonathan Edwards 1758
    Jacob Green 1758-1759
  4. Reverend Samuel Davies 1759-1761
  5. Reverend Samuel Finley 1761-1766
    John Blair 1767-1768
  6. Reverend John Witherspoon 1768-1794
  7. Reverend Samuel Stanhope Smith 1795-1812
  8. Reverend Ashbel Green 1812-1822
    Philip Lindsley 1822-1823
  9. Reverend James Carnahan 1823-1854
  10. Reverend John Maclean, Jr. 1854-1868
  11. Reverend James McCosh 1868-1888
  12. Reverend Francis L. Patton 1888-1902
  13. Woodrow Wilson 1902-1910
    John Aikman Stewart 1910-1912
  14. John Grier Hibben 1912-1932
    Edward Dickinson Duffield 1932-1933
  15. Harold W. Dodds 1933-1957
  16. Robert F. Goheen 1957-1972
  17. William G. Bowen 1972-1988
  18. Harold T. Shapiro 1988-2001
  19. Shirley M. Tilghman 2001-2013
  20. Christopher L. Eisgruber 2013-

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Washington Post
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:01:44 -0700

David H. Petraeus, who led the wars in Iraq and then Afghanistan before retiring from the Army in 2011 and running the CIA, was rumored to be a leading contender to become president of Princeton University. His chances of doing so seemingly ended when ...
 
Newsmax.com
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:54 -0700

Woodrow Wilson, who had been the president of Princeton University, and brought an academic mindset to Oval Office decision making, was scandalized by the pace. He told his wife and daughters that he didn't have time to think, that he couldn't even ...
 
New York Times
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:03:48 -0700

In 2003, William G. Bowen, a former president of Princeton University, was building a new arm of JSTOR, the electronic-journal archive he founded as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1995. The new organization needed a name, so it hired ...

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Augusta Free Press
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:56:03 -0700

The gown was worn by Ellen Axson Wilson, first wife of President Woodrow Wilson, when she attended her husband's inauguration as President of Princeton University in 1902. Ellen Wilson was an accomplished artist, and she made this gown herself.
 
Roanoke Times
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 23:11:15 -0700

For instance, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton has the handmade silk gown that his first wife wore when he was inaugurated as president — of Princeton University. However, the years have taken their toll and the material ...
 
Shawnee News Star
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:07:46 -0700

Hal Shapiro became President of Princeton University. I returned to the classroom and taught students how folks who knew folks without authority nonetheless had power and about the Powers that be. On March 24, 1987 Sarah Powers jumped from the ...
 
Staunton News Leader
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:05 -0700

The Woodrow Wilson Museum wanted to pick something directly linked to Wilson, said Andrew Phillips, museum curator. The gown belonged to the first lady, Ellen, who handmade and wore it during Wilson's inauguration as president of Princeton University.
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