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University of Iowa Presidents

  1. Amos Dean, 1855-1859
  2. Silas Totten, 1859-1862
  3. Oliver M. Spencer, 1862-1867
    Acting President: Nathan Ransom Leonard, 1867-1868
  4. James Black, 1868-1870
    Acting President: Nathan Ransom Leonard, 1870-1871
  5. George Thacher, 1871-1877
    Acting President: Christian W. Slagle, 1877-1878
  6. Josiah Little Pickard, 1878-1887
  7. Charles Ashmead Schaeffer, 1887-1898
    Acting President: Amos Noyes Currier, 1898-1899
  8. George Edwin MacLean, 1899-1911
  9. John Gabbert Bowman, 1911-1914
  10. Thomas Huston Macbride, 1914-1916
  11. Walter Albert Jessup, 1916-1934
  12. Eugene Allen Gilmore, 1934-1940
    Acting President: Chester Arthur Phillips, 1940
  13. Virgil Melvin Hancher, 1940-1964
  14. Howard Rothmann Bowen, 1964-1969
  15. Willard L. Boyd., 1969-1981
    Acting President: Duane C. Spriestersbach, 1981-82
  16. James 0. Freedman, 1982-1987
    Acting President: Richard D. Remington, 1987-1988
  17. Hunter R. Rawlings III, 1988-1995
    Acting President: Peter E. Nathan, 1995
  18. Mary Sue Coleman, 1995-2002
    Interim President: Willard L. Boyd, 2002-2003
  19. David J. Skorton, 2003-2006
    Interim President: Gary Fethke, 2006-2007
  20. Sally K. Mason, 2007-