College Presidents 

  
During the first four years Westminster College acted without a president, the chairmanship of the faculty passing among the members on a rotating basis. The same procedure was used again from 1861 to 1864. The following have served as presidents of Westminster College: 

 

Samuel Spahr Laws

1855-1861

John Montgomery

1864-1865

Michael Montgomery Fisher

1865-1868^

Nathan Lewis Rice

1868-1874

Michael Montgomery Fisher

1875-1877

Charles Campbell Hersman

1877-1887

William Hoge Marquess

1887-1894

Edward Clifford Gordon

1894-1897

John Jay Rice

1898-1899*

John Henry McCracken

1899-1903

John Jay Rice

1903-1904*

David Ramsey Kerr

1904-1911

Charles Brasee Boving

1911-1914

John Jay Rice

1914-1915*

Elmer Ellsworth Reed

1915-1926

Marion Edmund Melvin

1927-1933

Franc Lewis McCluer

1933-1947

William Webster Hall

1948-1954

Robert L. D. Davidson

1955-1973

Dale Purcell

1973-1976

William L. Stucker

1976-1977*

John Harvey Saunders

1977-1992

John E. "Jack" Marshall

1992-1993*

James F. Traer

1993-1999

Neal Creighton

1999-2000*

Fletcher M. Lamkin

2000 - 2007

George B. "Barney" Forsythe

2007 - present


 *denotes interim term
^denotes "acting" president - not formally appointed as interim