Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Past Presidents

of Franklin & Marshall College 

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  • A. Richard Kneedler '65
  •  1988 - 2002

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  • James Lawrence Powell
  • 1983 - 1988

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  • Keith Spalding
  •  1963 - 1983

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  • G. Wayne Glick
  •  acting president 1962-1963

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  • Anthony Roberts Appel '35
  •  1962

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  • Frederick DeWolf Bolman Jr.
  • 1956 - 1962

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  • William Webster Hall
  • 1955 - 1956

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  • College administered by a Trustee committee
  • 1954-1955

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  • Theodore A. Distler
  •  1941 - 1954

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  • H. M. J. Klein 1893
  •  acting president 1941

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  • John Ahlum Schaeffer 1904
  • 1935 - 1941

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  • Henry Harbaugh Apple 1889
  • 1909 - 1935

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  • The Rev. John Summers Stahr 1867
  • 1889 - 1909

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  • The Rev. Thomas Gilmore Apple (Marshall College 1850)
  • 1877 - 1889

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  • William Marvel Nevin, acting president
  •  1876-1877

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  • The Rev. John Williamson Nevin
  • 1866 - 1876

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  • The Rev. Emanuel Vogel Gerhart (Marshall College 1838)
  • 1855 - 1866

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  • Presidency vacant
  •  1853-1855

    During the merger of Franklin College and Marshall College and transition to Franklin & Marshall College, John Williamson Nevin, president of the former Marshall College served as the unofficial de facto president of Franklin & Marshall College. Read more >

     

 Marshall College

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  • The Rev. John Williamson Nevin
  •  1841 - 1853

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  • Frederick Augustus Rauch
  •  1836 - 1841

 Franklin College

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  • Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg
  •  1787 - 1815

    After 1815 the College was operated solely by the Board of Trustees until it merged with Marshall College in 1853.