Past Presidents

Past Presidents of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson PhD, D.L. (Hon.), D.Sc. (Hon.), NAE 1999 - Present
Cornelius J. Barton President: 1998 - 1999 (acting), Active Trustee: 1991-2011
R. Byron Pipes 1993 – 1998
Roland Schmitt 1988 – 1993
Stanley I. Landgraf 1987 – 1988 (acting)
Daniel Berg 1984 – 1985 (acting) 1985 – 1987
George M. Low 1976 – 1984
Richard J. Grosh 1971 – 1976
Richard Gilman Folsom 1958 – 1971
Livingston W. Houston 1944 – 1958
William O. Hotchkiss 1935 – 1943
Edwin Seton Jarrett 1934 – 1935 (acting)
Palmer C. Ricketts 1901 – 1934
John H. Peck 1888 – 1901
Albert E. Powers 1887 – 1888 (acting)
William Gurley 1886 – 1887 (acting)
Thomas C. Brinsmade 1868
James Forsyth 1868 – 1886
John Flack Winslow 1865 – 1868
Nathan S.S. Beman 1845 – 1865
Eliphalet Nott 1829 – 1845
John Chester 1828 – 1829
Samuel Blatchford 1824 – 1828