The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

math-cadet.jpg

Past Presidents

This page lists all Citadel Superintendents and Presidents since 1843. The title of Superintendent was changed to President in 1910. The current president is Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, USAF (Ret.) '73. Biographical information is available by clicking one of the links below.

Captain William F. Graham, USA (1843-1844)

Born in Newberry, South Carolina, on June 15, 1818, William Graham received his early education in Newberry and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1838.

Read more...

Major Richard W. Colcock, USA (1844-1852)

Born June 6, 1806 in Beaufort, South Carolina, Richard Colcock graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1826.

Read more...

Major Francis W. Capers, SCM (1852-1859)

Francis Capers was born in Savannah, Georgia on August 8, 1819.

Read more...

Major Peter F. Stevens, SCM (1859-1861)

Born in Florida on June 22, 1830, Peter Stevens entered The Citadel in January 1846.

Read more...

Major James B. White, SCM (1861-1865)

James White was born on a plantation in Georgetown County, South Carolina in 1828.

Read more...

Colonel John P. Thomas, CSA (1882-1885)

Colonel Thomas was born in 1833 in St John's Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Read more...

Brigadier General George D. Johnston, CSA (1885-1890)

Born in Hillsboro, North Carolina in 1832, General Johnston graduated from Howard College, Alabama.

Read more...

Colonel Asbury Coward, CSA (1890-1908)

Asbury Coward was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1835 and graduated from The Citadel in 1854.

Read more...

Colonel Oliver J. Bond, SCM (1908-1931)

Born in Marion, South Carolina in 1865, Oliver Bond graduated from The Citadel in 1886.

Read more...

General Charles P. Summerall, USA, Ret (1931-1953)

Charles Summerall was born in Blount's Ferry, Florida in 1867.

Read more...

Colonel Louis S. LeTellier, SCM (1953-1954, Acting)

Colonel LeTellier was born on February 8, 1887 near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Read more...

General Mark W. Clark, USA, Ret (1954-1965)

Mark Clark was born in Madison Barracks, New York on May 1, 1896.

Read more...

General Hugh P. Harris, USA, Ret (1965-1970)

General Harris was born in Anderson, Alabama in 1909.

Read more...

Major General James W. Duckett, SCM (1970-1974)

General Duckett was born in Greenwood, South Carolina in 1911.

Read more...

Lieutenant General George M. Seignious, USA, Ret (1974-1979)

General Seignious was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina in 1921.

Read more...

Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, USN, Ret (1979-1980)

Admiral Stockdale was born in Abingdon, Illinois in 1923.

Read more...

Major General James A. Grimsley, Jr., USA, Ret (1980-1989)

General Grimsley was born in Florence, SC on November 14, 1921.

Read more...

Lt. General Claudius E. Watts III, USAF, Ret (1989-1996)

General Watts was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina on September 22, 1936.

Read more...

BG Roger C. Poole, USAR, Ret (Interim: 1996-97, 2005-06)

Dr. Roger C. Poole was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on December 31, 1936.

Read more...

Major General John S. Grinalds, USMC, Ret (1997-2005)

General Grinalds was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 5, 1938.

Read more...

Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, USAF, Ret (2006-present)

General Rosa's biographical information is located at the Office of the President web site.

Other Presidents

Other Presidents

Back to Top