• History of Hamline's Presidents

    History

    Learn about the 20 presidents who have led Hamline University since its founding in 1854.  Hamline's current president is Fayneese Miller, who joined Hamline University in July 2015.
      

    Hamline's Past Presidents

    1854-1857 Jabez Brooks

    1857-1861 Benjamin F. Crary

    1861-1869 Jabez Brooks

    1880-1883
    David Clarke John

    1883-1912
    George Henry Bridgman

    1912-1927
    Samuel Fletcher Kerfoot

    1927-1932
    Alfred Franklin Hughes

    1932-1933
    Henry Leslie Osborn, Acting President

    1933-1934
    J. Ralph Magee

    1934-1948
    Charles Nelson Pace

    1948-1952
    Hurst Robins Anderson

    1952-1953
    Walter Castella Coffey, Acting President

    1953-1968
    Paul Henry Giddens

    1968-1975
    Richard P. Bailey

    1975-1980
    Jerry E. Hudson

    1980-1981
    Edgar M. Carlson, Interim President

    1981-1987
     
    Charles J. Graham

    1987-1988
     Jerry G. Gaff, Acting President

    1988-2005
     Larry G. Osnes

    2005-2015
    Linda N. Hanson