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Past Presidents

 

RUSSELL H. CONWELL

Russell H. Conwell was pastor of Grace Baptist Church and the founder of Temple College. The temporary Board of Trustees elected him president of the faculty on Oct. 14, 1887. He served until his death on Dec. 6, 1925.

CHARLES EZRA BEURY

A bank executive, lawyer and trustee of the university, he served as president from 1926 until 1941.

ROBERT LIVINGSTON JOHNSON

A management consultant and former vice president of Time Inc., he served as president from 1941 until 1959.

MILLARD E. GLADFELTER

Vice president and provost of the university before assuming office, he served as president from 1959 until 1967.

PAUL R. ANDERSON

Vice president of academic affairs for the university and a former president of Chatham College, he served from 1967 until 1973.

MARVIN WACHMAN

Vice president for academic affairs of Temple and a former president of Lincoln University, he served from 1973 until 1982.

PETER J. LIACOURAS

Former dean of the Beasley School of Law and law professor, he served as president from 1982 until 2000.

DAVID ADAMANY

Former president of Wayne State University (1982–1997) and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland, he served as president from 2000 until 2006.

ANN WEAVER HART

Former president of the University of New Hampshire and Temple’s first female president, she served from 2006 until 2012.

NEIL D. THEOBALD

Former vice president and chief financial officer for Indiana University, he was president from 2012 to 2016.