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Yale Officers: Founding Trustees & Their Successors

Founding Trustees

Samuel Andrew (1701 October 16 - 1738 January 24)

Thomas Buckingham (1701 October 16 - 1709 April 1)

Israel Chauncy (1701 October 16 - 1703 March 14)

Samuel Mather (1701 October 16 - 1724 May 21)

James Noyes (1701 October 16 - 1719 December 30)

James Pierpont (1701 October 16 - 1714 November 22)

Abraham Pierson (1701 October 16 - 1707 March 5)

Noadiah Russel (1701 October 16 - 1713 December 3)

Joseph Webb (1701 October 16 - 1732 September 19)

Timothy Woodbridge (1701 October 16 - 1732 May 1)

 

Successors to the Founding Trustees

Successors to the Founding Trustees

Samuel Russel            (1701 November 11 - 1730 September 9)

Moses Noyes              (1703 March 17 - 1729 November 10)

Thomas Ruggles          (1710 September 6 - 1728 June 1)

John Davenport           (1714 September 8 - 1731 February 5)

Thomas Buckingham    (1715 September 14 - 1731 November 19)

Stephen Buckingham   (1716 October 17 - 1735 September 10)

Eliphalet Adams           (1720 June 8 - 1740 September 10)

Samuel Whitman                 (1724 May 21 - 1746 September 3)

Elisha Williams            (1728 September 11 - 1739 October 31)

Joseph Moss               (1730 September 9 - 1732 January 23)

Jared Eliot                  (1730 September 9 - 1763 April 22)

Ebenezer Williams        (1731 September 8 - 1749 September 13)

Samuel Whittelsey       (1732 December 20 - 1752 April 15)

Samuel Woodbridge     (1732 September 13 - 1743 September 13)

Samuel Cooke            (1732 September 13 - 1746 April 16)

Jonathan Marsh           (1732 September 13 - 1745 September 11)

Joseph Noyes              (1735 September 10 - 1761 June 14)

Anthony Stoddard        (1738 September 17 - 1760 September 6)

Thomas Clap               (1740 April 2 - 1745 May 9)

Benjamin Lord            (1740 September 10 - 1772 September 9)

Daniel Wadsworth        (1743 September 13 - 1747 November 12)

William Russell            (1745 September 11 - 1761 June 1)

Nathaniel Chauncey     (1746 April 16 - 1752 September 20)

Thomas Ruggles          (1746 September 3 - 1770 November 20)

Elnathan Whitman       (1748 April 6 - 1774 September 14)

Solomon Williams        (1749 September 13 - 1769 September 13)

Noah Hobart               (1752 September 20 - 1773 December 6)

Ashbel Woodbridge      (1755 September 10 - 1758 August 6)

Moses Dickinson          (1758 September 6 - 1777 September 11)

James Lockwood                 (1760 September 10 - 1772 July 20)

Edward Eells               (1761 July 21 - 1776 October 12)

George Beckwith                 (1763 June 28 - 1777 September 11)

Jonathan Merrick                 (1763 June 28 - 1769 October 17)

Warham Williams         (1769 October 17 - 1788 April 4)

Eliphalet Williams         (1769 September 13 - 1801 September 10)

Richard Salter             (1771 September 11 - 1780 September 13)

John Trumbull             (1772 September 9 - 1787 December 12)

Stephen Johnson                 (1773 April 27 - 1786 November 8)

Noah Welles               (1774 September 14 - 1776 December 31)

Nathanael Taylor                 (1774 September 14 - 1800 December 9)

Elizur Goodrich            (1776 October 23 - 1797 November 21)

Moses Mather             (1777 April 1 - 1790 September 8)

Samuel Lockwood       (1777 September 11 - 1791 June 18)

Timothy Pitkin             (1777 September 11 - 1804 September 13)

Enoch Huntington        (1780 September 13 - 1808 September 13)

Josiah Whitney            (1787 September 12 - 1810 September 11)

David Ely                   (1788 March 4 - 1816 February 16)

Nathan Williams          (1788 September 10 - 1808 September 13)

Hezekiah Ripley           (1790 September 8 - 1817 September 9)

Levi Hart                    (1791 September 13 - 1807 September 8)

James Dana                (1798 September 12 - 1812 August 18)

Noah Benedict            (1801 September 10 - 1812 September 8)

John Marsh                 (1801 September 10 - 1820 September 12)

Nathan Strong            (1804 September 13 - 1809 September 12)

Andrew Lee                (1807 September 8 - 1823 May 7)

Joseph Strong             (1808 September 13 - 1826 September 12)

Achilles Mansfield        (1808 September 13 - 1814 July 22)

Benoni Upson              (1809 September 12 - 1823 September 9)

Amos Bassett              (1810 September 11 - 1827 September 11)

John Elliott                  (1812 September 8 - 1824 December 17)

Peter Starr                         (1813 August 31 - 1818 September 8)

Elijah Parsons             (1814 September 13 - 1821 September 11)

Isaac Lewis                (1816 September 10 - 1818 September 8)

William Brintnall Ripley (1817 September 9 - 1822 July 25)

Daniel Smith               (1818 September 8 - 1846 June 11)

Andrew Eliot               (1818 September 8 - 1829 May 9)

Calvin Chapin              (1820 September 12 - 1846 October 20)

David Smith                (1821 September 11 - 1861 July 23)

Moses Cook Welch       (1822 September 10 - 1824 April 21)

Matthew Noyes           (1823 May 7 - 1839 September 23)

Noah Porter                (1823 September 9 - 1862 July 29)

Daniel Dow                 (1824 September 8 - 1849 July 19)

Aaron Dutton              (1825 May 24 - 1849 June 13)

Abel McEwen              (1826 September 12 - 1860 September 7)

Diodate Brockway       (1827 September 11 - 1849 January 27)

Luther Hart                 (1829 September 8 - 1834 April 25)

Laurens Perseus Hickok (1834 August 19 - 1837 August 15)

Samuel Rogers Andrew (1837 August 15 - 1847 August 17)

Leonard Bacon            (1839 October 23 - 1846 October 20)

Theophilus Smith         (1846 August 19 - 1853 August 29)

Joel Hawes                         (1846 October 20 - 1867 June 5)

Jeremiah Day             (1846 October 20 - 1867 July 16)

Joseph Eldridge           (1847 August 17 - 1875 March 31)

George Jeffrey Tillotson (1849 August 14 - 1888 March 29)

George Albion Calhoun (1849 August 14 - 1864 July 26)

Edwin Randolph Gilbert (1849 August 14 - 1874 April 17)

Joel Hervey Linsley      (1854 May 10 - 1868 March 22)

Davis Smith Brainerd   (1861 July 23 - 1875 April 30)

John Putnam Gulliver   (1861 July 23 - 1866 July 24)

Elisha Cowles Jones      (1862 July 29 - 1872 March 9)

Leonard Bacon            (1864 July 26 - 1881 December 24)

Hiram Phelps Arms      (1866 July 24 - 1882 March 14)

Samuel George Willard         (1867 July 16 - 1887 June 12)

Myron Newton Morris   (1867 July 16 - 1885 July 9)

George Richards          (1868 July 21 - 1870 October 20)

Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1871 October 11 - 1885 October 29)

Oliver Ellsworth Daggett (1872 July 9 - 1880 August 31)

Joseph Hopkins Twichell (1874 June 24 - 1913 January 20)

Joseph Willes Backus    (1875 June 29 - 1899 June 27)

Amos Sheffield Chesebrough (1875 June 29 - 1884 October 9)

Charles Ray Palmer     (1880 October 26 - 1910 November 21)

Nathaniel Judson Burton (1882 March 14 - 1887 October 13)

Lavalette Perrin           (1882 March 14 - 1889 February 18)

Joseph Anderson         (1884 October 9 - 1916 August 18)

Burdett Hart               (1885 October 29 - 1900 March 16)

James Wesley Cooper (1885 October 29 - 1916 March 16)

Theodore Thornton Munger (1887 June 27 - 1905 June 28)

George Leon Walker    (1887 November 1 - 1899 June 27)

George Bushnell          (1888 November 9 - 1898 April 5)

Edward Alfred Smith    (1889 June 24 - 1895 October 26)

Edwin Pond Parker       (1895 November 12 - 1919 October 20)

Augustus Field Beard    (1896 May 31 - 1906 June 25)

Newman Smyth          (1899 June 27 - 1921 June 22)

Newell Meeker Calhoun (1899 June 27 - 1929 October 12)

Charles Edward Jefferson (1902 November 24 - 1924 June 18)

Payson Merrill             (1905 June 27 - 1922 January 14)

William Rogers Richards (1906 November 19 - 1910 January 7)

Clarence Hill Kelsey     (1910 December 17 - 1925 June 17)

Charles Hopkins Clark  (1910 February 15 - 1925 June 17)

Howell Cheney            (1913 February 17 - 1938 June 22)

Harry Goodyear Day    (1916 April 17 - 1920 January 10)

William Adams Brown   (1917 February 19 - 1934 June 20)

Fred Towsley Murphy   (1919 October 20 - 1940 October 12)

Samuel Herbert Fisher (1920 February 14 - 1935 June 19)

George Grant Mason    (1922 January 13 - 1936 May 1)

Henry Sloane Coffin     (1922 January 14 - 1945 June 22)

Arthur Howe Bradford (1925 October 10 - 1952 June 9)

Edward Belden Greene (1925 October 10 - 1947 January 11)

Francis Parsons           (1925 October 10 - 1937 December 30)

Thomas Walter Swan   (1930 January 11 - 1946 June 24)

Henry Knox Sherrill      (1934 December 8 - 1959 June 8)

James Lee Loomis       (1935 October 12 - 1947 June 16)

Dean Gooderham Acheson (1936 October 10 - 1961 June 12)

Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis (1938 February 12 - 1964 October 10)

George Van Santvoord         (1938 October 8 - 1960 June 13)

Morris Hadley             (1940 November 9 - 1962 June 11)

Morgan Phelps Noyes   (1945 July 27 - 1959 June 8)

Charles Denston Dickey (1946 October 18 - 1962 June 11)

Irving Sands Olds        (1947 December 13 - 1955 June 13)

Lewis Hill Weed           (1947 January 11 - 1952 December 21)

Gardiner Mumford Day (1952 October 10 - 1968 June 10)

Juan Terry Trippe        (1953 Jan 10 - 1967 June 12)

John Hay Whitney        (1955 - 1973)

Reverend Amos Niven Wilder (1959 - 1964)

Joseph Irwin Miller       (1959 - 1977)

William Putnam Bundy (1961 - 1980)

Edwin Foster Blair        (1961 - 1970)

Caryl Parker Haskins    (1962 - 1974)

Joseph Richardson Dilworth (1962 - 1987)

Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr. (1964 - 1971)

Reverend Paul Moore, Jr. (1964 - 1990)

Harold Howe II           (1967 - 1970)

William McChesney Martin, Jr (1968 - 1974)

Hanna Holborn Gray    (1971 - 1977)

William Sperry Beinecke (1971 - 1982)

Lance Malcolm Liebman (1971 - 1983)

William Henry Donaldson (1973 - 1975)

Cyrus Roberts Vance    (1974 - 1978)

John Beckwith Madden         (1975 - 1987)

Maxine Frank Singer    (1975 - 1990)

Joseph Hill Williams      (1977 - 1989)

Barbara Scott Preiskel (1977 - 1989)

Harold Woodsum, Jr.    (1979 - 1988)

Cyrus Roberts Vance    (1981 - 1987)

Sid Richardson Bass     (1982 - 1994)

James Gerald Hirsch    (1984 - 1987)

Vernon Reece Loucks, Jr. (1986 - 1993)

Jose Alberto Cabranes (1987 - 1999)

Henry Brewer Schacht (1987 - 1999)

Richard James Franke (1987 - 1999)

David Lyle Boren                 (1988 - 1997)

Frederick Phineas Rose (1989 - 1994)

Kurt Lidell Schmoke     (1989 - 2002)

Diana Dwyer Brooks    (1990 - 2000)

Robert Wood Lynn       (1991 - 1995)

Susan M. Crown          (1994 - 2006)

Jaime Serra                (1994 - 2001)

Right Reverend Victoria Matthews (1995 - 2004)

John Ennis Pepper, Jr. (1996 - 2003)

Charles Daniel Ellis       (1997 - 2008)

Barrington Daniel Parker, Jr. (1999 - 2011)

Holcombe Tucker Green, Jr. (1999 - 2005)

George Leonard Baker, Jr. (2000 - 2012)

Gerhard Casper           (2000 - 2008)

Edward Perry Bass       (2001 - 2013)

Indra Nooyi                (2002 - Present)

Linda Anne Mason       (2004 - 2005)

Roland Whitney Betts   (2005 - 2011)

Fareed R. Zakaria        (2006 - 2012)

Jeffrey Lawrence Bewkes (2006 - Present)

Donna Lee Dubinsky    (2006 - Present)

Paul L. Joskow            (2008 - Present)

Douglas A. Warner III (2008 - Present)

Byron Gerald Auguste (2011 - 2013)

Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV (2011 - Present)

Maureen C. Chiquet     (2012 - Present)

Margaret Hilary Marshall (2012 - 2016)

Joshua Bekenstein       (2013 - Present)

Peter Brendan Dervan (2014 - 2017)

William Earl Kennard    (2014 - Present)

Lei Zhang (2016 - Present)

E. John Rice (2017 - Present)

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