Past Rectors

* W&L alumnus      + died in office

  • Robert Alexander, A.M., Augusta Academy 1749-1762
  • John Brown, D.D., Augusta Academy 1762-1776
  • William Graham, A.M., Liberty Hall Academy 1776-1796
  • Samuel Legrande Campbell *, M.D, Liberty Hall Academy 1797-1798
    Washington Academy 1798-1799
  • George Addison Baxter *, D.D., Washington Academy 1799-1813, Washington College 1813-1829
  • Louis Marshall, M.D., Washington College 1830-1834
  • Henry Vethake, M.D., LL.D., Washington College 1834-1836
  • Henry Ruffner *, D.D., LL.D., Washington College 1836-1848
  • George Junkin, D.D., Washington College 1848-1861
  • John W. Brockenbrough, LL.D., Washington College 1865-1871

Washington and Lee University

  • John W. Brockenbrough, LL.D., 1871-1872
  • Alfred Leyburn *, M.D., 1872-1878
  • Francis T. Anderson *, 1879-1887
  • William McLaughlin, 1888-1898
  • Givens Brown Strickler *, D.D., 1899-1913
  • William A. Anderson, LL.B., 1913-1924
  • Lucian Howard Cocke *, LL.B., 1924-1928
  • George Walker St. Clair, 1929-1938
  • George Campbell Peery *, B.L. (acting), 1939-1939
  • Herbert Fitzpatrick *, B.L., 1940-1952
  • James Randolph Caskie *, LL.B., 1953-1963
  • James Morrison Hutcheson *, 1964-1964
  • Huston W. St. Clair *, 1965-1970
  • John Newton Thomas *, 1970-1974
  • Rosser Lynn Malone, Jr. *, LL.B., 1974-1974
  • Edgar Marshall Nuckols, Jr. *, J.D., 1974-1981
  • James McMorrow Ballengee, Sr. *, J.D., 1981-1990
  • Algene Stevens Miles, Jr. *, 1990-1997
  • James Frank Surface, Jr. *, 1997-2003
  • Philip Weltner Norwood *, 2003-2008
  • Jack Donald Childress *, 2008-2020
  • Michael Richard McAlevey *, May 2020 - Present