List of Presidents of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has had 18 presidents in its 141-year history.

*William Barton Rogers (1862–1870, 1879–1881)
*John Daniel Runkle (1870–1878)
*Francis Amasa Walker (1881–1897)
*James Crafts (1897–1900)
*Henry Smith Pritchett (1900–1907)
*Arthur Amos Noyes (acting 1907–1909)
*Richard Cockburn Maclaurin (1909–1920)
*Elihu Thomson (acting 1920–1921, 1922–1923)
*Ernest Fox Nichols (1921–1922)
*Samuel Wesley Stratton (1923–1930)
*Karl Taylor Compton (1930–1948)
*James Rhyne Killian (1948–1959)
*Julius Adams Stratton (1959–1966)
*Howard Wesley Johnson (1966–1971)
*Jerome Wiesner (1971–1980)
*Paul Edward Gray (1980–1990)
*Charles Marstiller Vest (1990–2004)
*Susan Hockfield (2004—)


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