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Past Saint Louis University Presidents

There are 32 past presidents of  Saint Louis University. Their leadership dates back to 1818, when Saint Louis Academy (later known as Saint Louis College) was founded in a private residence near the Mississippi River at the request of the Rev. Louis William DuBourg, Catholic Bishop of Louisiana. 

Book open to an illustration of DuBourg Hall and College Church
 

Presidents of Saint Louis College

  • Reverend Francios Niel (1818-24)
  • Reverend Edmund Saulnier (1825-27)
  • Reverend Charles F. Van Quickenborne, S.J. (1828-29)
  • Reverend Peter Verhaegen, S.J. (1829-32)

Presidents of Saint Louis University

  • Reverend Peter Verhaegen, S.J. (1832-1836)
  • Reverend John A. Elet, S.J. (1836-40)
  • Reverend James O. Van de Velde, S.J. (1840-43)
  • Reverend George A. Carrell, S.J. (1843-47)
  • Reverend John B. Druyts, S.J. (1847-54)
  • Reverend John S. Verdin, S.J. (1854-59)
  • Reverend Ferdinand Coosemans, S.J. (1859-62)
  • Reverend Thomas O’Neil, S.J. (1862-68)
  • Reverend Francis F. Stuntebeck, S.J. (1868-71)
  • Reverend Joseph G. Zealand, S.J. (1871-74)
  • Reverend Leopold Bushart, S.J. (1874-77)
  • Reverend Joseph E. Keller, S.J. (1877-81)
  • Reverend Rudolph J. Meyer, S.J. (1881-85)
  • Reverend Henry Moeller, S.J. (1885-89)
  • Reverend Edward L. Gleeson, S.J. (1889-90)
  • Reverend Joseph Grimmelsman, S.J. (1890-98)
  • Reverend James F.X. Hoeffer, S.J. (1898-1900)
  • Reverend Williams Banks Rogers, S.J. (1900-08)
  • Reverend John Pierre Frieden, S.J. (1908-11)
  • Reverend Alexander J. Burrowes, S.J. (1911-13)
  • Reverend Bernard J. Otting, S.J. (1913-20)
  • Reverend William Banks Robison, S.J. (1920-24)
  • Reverend Charles Cloud, S.J. (1924-30)
  • Reverend Robert S. Johnston, S.J. (1930-36)
  • Reverend Harry B. Crimmins, S.J. (1936-42)
  • Reverend Patrick J. Holloran, S.J. (1943-48)
  • Reverend Paul C. Reinert, S.J. (1949-74)
  • Reverend Daniel C. O’Connell, S.J. (1974-78)
  • Reverend Edward Drummond, S.J. (1978-79)
  • Reverend Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J. (1979-87)
  • Reverend Lawrence Biondi, S.J. (1987-2013)
  • William R. Kauffman, J.D. (2013-2014)