President of Princeton University
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 Presbyterian clergymen, as well as professors. Former President Shirley M. Tilghman is a biologist; her two predecessors were economists. The official residence of the president of the university is the Walter Lowrie House. Prior to 1968, Prospect House served in that capacity.
- Acting Presidents are in italics
- Reverend Jonathan Dickinson 1747
- Aaron Burr, Sr. 1747-1748
- Reverend Aaron Burr, Sr. 1748-1757
- Reverend Jonathan Edwards 1758
- Jacob Green 1758-1759
- Reverend Samuel Davies 1759-1761
- Reverend Samuel Finley 1761-1766
- John Blair 1767-1768
- Reverend John Witherspoon 1768-1794
- Reverend Samuel Stanhope Smith 1795-1812
- Reverend Ashbel Green 1812-1822
- Philip Lindsley 1822-1823
- Reverend James Carnahan 1823-1854
- Reverend John Maclean, Jr. 1854-1868
- Reverend James McCosh 1868-1888
- Reverend Francis L. Patton 1888-1902
- Woodrow Wilson 1902-1910
- John Aikman Stewart 1910-1912
- John Grier Hibben 1912-1932
- Edward Dickinson Duffield 1932-1933
- Harold W. Dodds 1933-1957
- Robert F. Goheen 1957-1972
- William G. Bowen 1972-1988
- Harold T. Shapiro 1988-2001
- Shirley M. Tilghman 2001-2013
- Christopher L. Eisgruber 2013-
- Axtell, James (2006). The Making of Princeton University: From Woodrow Wilson to the Present. Princeton University Press. p. 330. ISBN 978-0691126869.
- Leitch, Alexander (1978). A Princeton Companion. Princeton University Press.
- "Prospect House History". Princeton University.
- The Presidents of Princeton University
- A Princeton Companion page on the office
- Photographic tour of Princeton Cemetery.