USMA Superintendents

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USMA Superintendents (edit list)
No. Served Rank Name Class Cullum Lived Notes
1 1801-1812 Colonel Williams, Jonathan n/a 1751-1815 In June 1803, Williams vacated (he did not resign) the post of Superintendent. Returned April 1805.
- 1803-1805 Colonel Wadsworth, Decius n/a 1768-1821 Acting
2 1805-1812 Colonel Williams, Jonathan n/a 1751-1815
3 1812-1814 Colonel Swift, Joseph G. 1802

1

1783-1865
4 1814-1817 Captain Partridge, Alden 1806

15

1785-1854
5 1817-1833 Captain Thayer, Sylvanus 1808

33

1785–1872 Bvt Major, Considered the true founder of the Academy
6 1833-1838 Major De Russy, René Edward 1812

89

1796-1865
7 1838-1845 Major Delafield, Richard 1818

180

1798-1873
8 1845-1852 Captain Brewerton, Henry 1819

207

1801-1879
9 1852-1855 Captain Lee, Robert E. 1829

542

1807-1870 Bvt Colonel
10 1855-1856 Captain Barnard, John G. 1833

708

1815-1882 Bvt Major
11 1856-1861 Major Delafield, Richard 1818

180

1798-1873 While Superintendent, had the local rank of Colonel, by law.
12 Jan 23-28 1861 Captain Beauregard, Pierre G.T. 1838

942

1818-1893 Bvt Major. Appointment revoked for his southern sympathies.
13 28 Jan-1 Mar 1861 Major Delafield, Richard 1818

180

1798-1873 While Superintendent, had the local rank of Colonel, by law.
14 1861-1864 Major Bowman, Alexander H. 1825

394

1803-1865 While Superintendent, had the local rank of Colonel, by law.
15 Jul-Sep 1864 Major Tower, Zealous B. 1841

1059

1819-1900 Bvt Colonel
16 1864-1866 Lieutenant Colonel Cullum, George W. 1833

709

1809-1892 Bvt Major General. Established the Register of Graduates and the Association of Graduates
17 1866-1871 Colonel Pitcher, Thomas G. 1845

1270

1824-1895 Bvt Brigadier General
18 1871-1876 Colonel Ruger, Thomas H. 1854

1633

1833-1907 Bvt Brigadier General
19 1876-1881 Major General Schofield, John M. 1853

1585

1831-1906 Awarded the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in 1861. Later commanding general of the Army.
20 1881-1882 Brigadier General Howard, Oliver O. 1854

1634

1830-1909 Bvt Major General. Awarded the Medal of Honor for distinguished bravery at Fair Oaks in 1862.
21 1882-1887 Major General Merritt, Wesley 1860

1868

1834-1910
22 1887-1889 Colonel Parke, John G. 1849

1408

1827-1900
23 1889-1893 Colonel Wilson, John M. 1860

1858

1837-1919 Medal of Honor Battle of Malvern Hill 1862
24 1893-1898 Colonel Ernst, Oswald H. 1864

2025

1842-1926
25 1898-1906 Captain Mills, Albert L. 1879

2796

1854-1916 While Superintendent, had the local rank of Colonel, by law. Awarded Medal of Honor as a 1st Lieutenant at San Juan Hill. Appointed by President McKinley.
26 1906-1910 Major General Scott, Hugh L. 1876

2628

1853-1934
27 1911-1912 Major Genral Barry, Thomas H. 1877

2679

1855-1919
28 1913-1916 Colonel Townsley, Clarence P. 1881

2892

1855-1926
29 1916-1917 Major General Biddle, John 1881

2880

1859-1936
30 1917-1919 Tillman, Samuel E. 1869

2275

1847-1942 Recalled from retirement. Was Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology.
31 1919-1922 Brigadier General MacArthur, Douglas 1903

4122

1880-1964 Awarded the Medal of Honor in 1942 for his leadership in Philippine resistance to the Japanese invasion. Sometimes considered the second founder of the Academy for his wide reforms.
32 1922-1925 Brigadier General Sladen, Fred W. 1890

3357

1863-1945
33 1926-1928 Brigadier General Stewart, Merch B. 1896

3715

1875-1934
34 1928 Major General Winans, Edwin B. 1891

3403

1869-1947
35 1929-1932 Major General Smith, William R. 1892

3459

1868-1941 Oversaw a significant expansion of the West Point Military Reservation.
36 1932-1938 Major General Connor, William D. 1897

3742

1874-1960
37 1938-1940 Major General Benedict, Jay L. 1904 1882-1953
38 1940-1942 General Eichelberger, Robert L. 1909 1886-1961
39 1942-1945 Major General Wilby, Francis B. 1905 1883-1965
40 1945-1949 General Taylor, Maxwell D. 1922 1901-1987
41 1949-1951 General Moore, Bryant E. Aug 1917 1894-1951
42 1951-1954 Major General Irving, Frederick A. 1917 1894-1995
43 1954-1956 Major General Bryan, Blackshear M. 1922 1900-1977
44 1956-1960 Major General Davidson, Garrison H. 1927 1904-1992
45 1960-1963 General Westmoreland, William 1936 1914-2005
46 1963-1966 Lieutenant General Lampert, James B. 1936 1914-1978
47 1966-1969 General Bennett, Donald V. 1940 1915-2005
48 1969-1970 Major General Koster, Samuel W. 1942 1919-2006
49 1970-1974 General Knowlton, William A. Jan. 1943 1920-2008
50 1974-1977 Lieutenant General Berry, Sidney B. 1948 1926-2013
51 1977-1981 Lieutenant General Goodpaster, Andrew J. 1939 1915-2005
52 1981-1986 Lieutenant General Scott, Willard W. Jr. 1948 1926-2009
53 1986-1991 Lieutenant General Palmer, Dave R. 1956 1934-
54 1991-1996 Lieutenant General Graves, Howard D. 1961 1939-2003
55 1996-2001 Lieutenant General Christman, Daniel W. 1965 1943-
56 2001-2006 Lieutenant General Lennox, William J. Jr. 1971 1949-
57 2006-2010 Lieutenant General Hagenbeck, Franklin 1971 1949-
58 2010-2013 Lieutenant General Huntoon, David H. 1973 1951-
59 2013-Pres Lieutenant General Caslen, Robert L. 1975 1953-

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