President Years
Alva Woods 1831-1837
Basil Manly 1837-1855
Landon Cabell Garland 1855-1865
(Reconstruction) (1865-1870)
William Russell Smith 1870-1871
Matthew F. Maury 1871
Nathaniel Thomas Lupton 1871-1874
Carlos Green Smith 1874-1878
Josiah Gorgas 1878-1879
William Stokes Wyman (acting) 1879-1880
Burwell Boykin Lewi 1880-1885
William Stokes Wyman (acting) 1885-1886
Henry DeLamar Clayton 1886-1889
William Stokes Wyman (acting) 1889-1890
Richard Channing Jones 1890-1897
James Knox Powers 1897-1901
William Stokes Wyman 1901-1902
John William Abercrombie 1902-1911
George Hutcheson Denny 1911-1936
Richard Clarke Foster 1937-1941
George Hutcheson Denny 1941-1942
Raymond Ross Paty 1942-1947
Ralph E. Adams (acting) 1947-1948
John Morin Gallalee 1948-1953
Lee Bidgood 1953
Oliver Cromwell Carmichael 1953-1957
James H. Newman (acting) 1957-1958
Frank Anthony Rose 1958-1969
F. David Matthews 1969-1980
Richard Ashley Thigpen (acting) 1975-1977
Howard B. Gundy (acting) 1980-1981
Joab Langston Thomas 1981-1988
E. Roger Sayers 1988-1996
Andrew A. Sorenson 1996-2002
J. Barry Mason (interim) 2002-2003
Robert E Witt 2003-2012
Judith L. Bonner (interim) 2012
Guy Bailey 2012
Judith L. Bonner 2012-2015
Stuart R. Bell 2015-present

* David Matthews served as U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1975-1977

Source: The Office of Internal Communications