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–present
- 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.