University of Wisconsin People
Pesidents & Chancellors
John H. Lathrop 1849–1858 – Chancellor
Henry Barnard 1859–1860 – President
John W. Sterling 1860–1867 – Executive Officer
Paul A. Chadbourne 1867–1870 – President
John W. Twombly 1871–1874 – President
John A. Bascom 1874–1887 – President
Thomas C. Chamberlin 1887–1892 – President
Charles K. Adams 1892–1901 – President
Edward A. Birge * 1901–1903 – Acting President
Charles R. Van Hise 1903–1918 – President
Edward A. Birge 1918–1925 – President
Glenn Frank 1925–1937 – President
George C. Sellery 1937 – Acting President
Clarence A. Dykstra 1937–1945 – President
Edwin B. Fred 1945–1958 – President
Conrad A. Elvehjem 1958–1962 – President
Fred H. Harrington 1962–1970 – President – Administrative structure changed in 1964
Robben Fleming 1964–1967 – Chancellor – Title changed from provost in 1965
William Sewell 1967–1968 – Chancellor
Bryant Kearl 1968 – Acting Chancellor
Edwin Young 1968–1977 – Chancellor
Robert Clodius 1970 – Acting President
John Weaver 1970–1977 – President – Legislation merging the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State University system was signed into law in October 1971. Weaver became president of the UW System.
Glenn S. Pound 1977 – Acting Chancellor
Irving Shain 1977–1986 – Chancellor
Bernard Cohen 1987 – Acting Chancellor
Donna E. Shalala 1988–1993 – Chancellor
David Ward 1993–2000 – Chancellor
John D. Wiley 2001–2008 – Chancellor
Carolyn “Biddy” Martin 2008–Present – Chancellor

From 1965 to 1971, UW–Madison was led by both a president and chancellor. Harrington was succeeded as president by Robert Clodius (acting) and John Weaver, who became president of the new University of Wisconsin System in 1971.

Anderson, Rasmus
Babcock, Stephen M.
Brittingham, Tom Sr.
Dvorak, Raymond
Eaves, Mike
Favor, Suzie
Hirsch, Elroy
Johnson, Bob
Leckrone, Michael
Longenecker, G. William
Richter, Pat
Steenbock, Harry
Washburn, Cadwallader C.
Watrous, James
Weinman, Adolph
White, Helen C.

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