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Who was the first president of Columbia University?


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March 25, 2014 10:31PM

The first university president of "Kings College" was Samuel Johnson, from 1754 to 1763.

The first president of "Columbia College in the State of New York" was George Clinton from 1784 to 1787.

The first president of "Columbia University" was Nicholas Murray Butler, who served the longest term of any president of the university, from 1902 to 1945.