Former Trustees

Serving IU since 1820

Two hundred and thirty-one trustees have served Indiana University (some more than once) since the earliest members met in Bloomington in 1820 to choose an “eligible and convenient site for the State Seminary,” the first incarnation of IU. In 1924, Nellie Showers Teter became the first woman on the board. The body has included a full-time student since 1975.

Trustees are listed by academic year and chronologically.

4number of trustees who were alive when the Declaration of Independence was signed

69number of Indiana’s 92 counties that have been represented by trustees

22student trustees since 1975

Chronological listing of trustees

NumberTrustee nameYear of birthYear of deathDates of serviceCounty of origin
1Charles Dewey178418621820–?Orange
2John M. Jenkins??1820–?Monroe
3Johnathan Lindley175618281820–?Orange
4David Hervey Maxwell178618541820–37, 1839–52Monroe
5William Lowe173618401820–26, 1828–?Monroe
6Jonathan Nichols17??18381820–38Monroe
7Samuel Findley Dodds178318341821–39Monroe
8Joshua Owen Howe178418681821–25, 1832–40Monroe
9John Ketcham178218651821–25Monroe
10John Milroy177718581821–28Lawrence
11Edward Borland179518651826–29Monroe
12William Marshall??1826–28Jackson
13Daniel Rawlings178618271826–27Monroe
14James Blair178918491828–41Monroe
15William Bannister??1828–34Monroe
16Ovid Butler180118811828–31Shelby
17George Helford Dunn179618541828–36Dearborn
18Williamson Dunn178118541828–32Montgomery
19John Law179618731828–46Knox
20Seth Marshall Leavenworth178218531828–41Crawford
21Leroy Mayfield179118511828–41Monroe
22Bethuel F. Morris179218641828–36Marion
23William Hendricks178218501828–41Jefferson
24Thomas Holdsworth Blake179218491829–38Vigo
25Ratliff Boon178118441829–31Warrick
26John T. Strange178918321830–32Marion
27William B. Laughlin177818371832–36Rush
28Dennis Pennington177618541832–37Harrison
29William C. Foster?18661834–38Monroe
30Allen Wiley178918481834–38Switzerland
31James M. Farrington179818691835–38Vigo
32Chester G. Ballard179218581836–39Monroe
33William D. Turner180618831836–41Monroe
34Nathaniel West178818431836–43Marion
35David Wallace179918591838–40Marion
36Isaac Newton Blackford178618591838–41Marion
37Paris Chipman Dunning180618841838–41Monroe
38Samuel Klinefelter Hoshour180318831838–41Wayne and Marion
39David Gibson Mitchell178118551838–41Harrison
40Robert Dale Owen180118771838–46, 1850–52Posey
41Richard Wigginston Thompson180919001838–41Lawrence
42Tilghman Ashurst Howard179718441838–41Parke
43Craven P. Hester179618741839–41Monroe
44W. Thomas Samuel Cornett180518971841–52Ripley
45Miles Cary Eggleston179118511841–48Jefferson
46James Scott176718551841–50Clark
47Joseph Sherburne Jenckes180418881841–52, 1853–55Vigo
48Pinkney James179418511842–46Ohio
49James Morrison179618691844–52Marion
50John Wesley Davis179918591846–48Sullivan
51John Irwin Morrison180618821846–55, 1874–78Washington
52Albert Smith White180318641848–52Tippecanoe
53Thomas M. Adams181018881852–55Brown
54Nathaniel C. Browning?18871852–55, 1863–71Monroe
55William McKee Dunn181418871852–54Jefferson
56George Evans180218631852–57Henry
57Michael Andrew Malott180918751852–55Lawrence
58Johnson McCollough180618741852–58Monroe
59Joseph Glass McPheeters181118881852–55Monroe
60Patrick Joseph P. Murphy182418691852–55, 1857–58Daviess
61William Mitchell Daily181218777/30/1853–8/2/53President of IU 1853–1859
62Cyrus Livingston Dunham181718771853–?Washington
63Ransom Wallace Akin180618801855–57, 1860–61Monroe
64James Ray McCorkle Bryant180218661855–59Warren
65William M. French181718861855–59Dearborn
66Joel B. McFarland181218611855–57Tippecanoe
67W. Kirkpatrick Edwards182018781855–59, 1861–78Vigo
68David McDonald180318781856–57Marion
69John Larne Robinson181318601857–60Rush
70James Hughes182318731857–60Monroe
71Samuel Campbell Willson181018811857–61Montgomery
72Wm. Clayborne Tarkington181618951858–?Monroe
73Addison Locke Roache181719061858–59, 1878–82Parke and Marion
74John Stevenson Tarkington183219231859–63Marion
75David Garland Rose181718691859–61LaPorte
76James Sweetser181518781859–62Grant
77John B. Winstandley181218841859–67Floyd
78Bayless W. Hanna183018911859–62Vigo
79David Sheeks183018941860–63Monroe
80Louis Humphreys18161880Apr–Dec., 1861St. Joseph
81Daniel Dayton180618891861–66St. Joseph
82James Darwin Maxwell181518921862–65Monroe
83George A. Irvin182018961862–66Allen
84Andrew Lewis181318771862–63Gibson
85William A. Hannaman180618801863–74Marion
86Newton Franklin Malott183218881863–68Lawrence
87Isaac Jenkinson182519111866–70, 1875–1906Wayne
88Baskin Eply Rhoads183418951866–74Vermillion
89Robert M. Chapman??1867–69Knox
90Washington Charles DePauw182218871868–74Floyd
91Hiram Wilbur Cloud183318751869–75Vanderburgh
92John Scull Irwin182519011870–75Allen
93Milton McPhetridge180119081871–79Monroe
94John R. Elder182019081874–75Marion
95Erastus Winter Hewett Ellis181519761875–76Elkhart
96John Love182018851875–78Marion
97Alfred Patton182018851875–79Knox
98David Demaree Banta183318961877–89Johnson
99Godlove Stoner Orth181718821878–82Tippecanoe
100James R. Stone181818841878–82Allen
101Robert Walter Miers184819301879–91Monroe
102Robert Dale Richardson184719071879–91Vanderburgh
103Herbert Lee Stetson184719351882–85Cass
104Robert Stoddart Robertson183919061882–94Allen
105James Henry Smart184119001882–83Marion
106James Lewis Mitchell183418941883–94Marion
107Julius William Youche184819011885–93Lake
108Isaac P. Leyden184319101889–93Floyd
109James Henry Jordan184219121891–95Morgan
110Edwin Corr186019401891–1924Monroe
111Joseph Hooker Shea186319281893–96, 1898–1916Jackson
112Samuel Ross Lyons184919151893–98, 1910–15Monroe
113Benjamin Franklin Shively185719161893–1916St. Joseph
114Elmer Ellsworth Griffith186119001894–96Marion
115Charles L. Henry184919271894–1903Madison
116Woodfin D. Robinson185719301895–98Gibson
117Robert Alexander Ogg184819361896–1902Putnam
118Robert I. Hamilton185019421896–1917Huntington and Knox
119Nathaniel Usher Hill Sr.185119081898–1908Monroe
120James William Fesler186419491902–36Marion
121Theodore Frelinghuysen Rose184819191903–19Delaware
122James Eli Watson186418981906–10Rush
123Ira Coleman Batman186219341908–34Monroe
124Benjamin Franklin Long187219401915–36Cass
125Samuel Edwin Smith186119281916–25Wayne
126Frank Helton Hatfield1869?1916–35Vanderburgh
127Howard Sandison185019191917–19Vigo
128Charles Mahlon Niezer187719411919–35Allen
129George Alexander Ball1862?1919–38Delaware
130Nellie Showers Teter187319611924–45Monroe
131Ora L. Wildermuth188219641925–52Lake
132Paul L. Feltus188919711934–47, 1951–57Monroe
133Val Francis Nolan189219401935–1940Vanderburgh
134William A. Kunkel189519481935–48Wells
135Albert Livingston Rabb189319391936–39Marion
136John S. Hastings189819771936–59Daviess
137J. Dwight Peterson189719901938–45Marion
138Uz McMurtrie188419601939–45Marion
139Frank E. Allen189119811940–53, 1954–9/1/55St. Joseph
140George W. Henley189019651945–51Monroe
141C. Walter McCarty189219651945–62Marion
142Mary Rieman Maurer189519931945–63Marion
143Dillon D. Geiger190719901947–50, 1953–54, 1956–59Monroe
144Alex M. Campbell190719681948–53Allen
145Merrill S. Davis189019741950–53, 1959–62Grant
146Ray C. Thomas189819711952–67Lake
147Glen R. Hillis189119657/1/1953–4/21/54Howard
148Willis Hickam189419781953–65Owen
149Walter E. Helmke190119761954–56Allen
150Earl B. Pulse190819599/10/1955–6/8/59Bartholomew
151John Stewart Riley189919651957–63Lawrence
152Robert F. McCrea191519761959–65Monroe
153Donald C. Danielson191920151959–80Henry
154Frank E. McKinney Sr.190419741962–69Marion
155Harriett Simmons Inskeep19261962–71Allen
156Howard S. Wilcox192020021963–66Marion
157Donald A. Rogers190119691963–12/31/66Monroe
158John E. Early191219831965–71Vanderburgh
159Jesse E. Eschbach192020051965–3/70Kosciusko
160Robert H. Menke19191966–72Dubois
161Robert A. Lucas192219991967–70Lake
162Carl M. Gray189519891/1/67–75Pike
163Robert E. Gates192019941969–90Whitley
164Donald R. Lash191219947/1/1970–12/2/72Parke
165John D. Widaman II191719728/1970–6/15/72Kosciusko
166William G. Bannon192120071971–83Vigo
167Jeanne S. Miller19251971–74Allen
168Richard B. Stoner192020081972–92Bartholomew
169Joseph M. Black191819991972–93Jackson
170Frank E. McKinney Jr.193819921973–76Hamilton
171Carolyn P. Gutman193220111974–86Allen
172Clarence W. Long191720091975–84Marion
173Leslie C. Shively19541/1/1976–6/30/77Vanderburgh
174Harry L. Gonso19481976–94Marion
175James W. Wolfe19551977–79Macon County, IL
176William H. Mohr19561979–81Howard
177Betty Blumberg Polley191019941980–86Vigo and Monroe
178James W. Gray19601981–83Hamilton
179Emerson Kampen192819961983–89Tippecanoe
180John R. Talley19601983–85Marion
181James W. Dye19311984–90Lake
182Thomas R. Haley19611985–87Jackson
183Edgar F. Kettler192320111986–89Allen
184Ann W. Swedeen19441986–92, 1994–97Delaware
185Joseph R. Motherwell19581987–89Allen
186Susanne P. Bair19581989–91Monroe
187Milton “Josh” Fineberg191119981989–94Hamilton
188Robert H. McKinney19251989–98Marion
189Frederick F. Eichhorn Jr.193020121990–2005Lake
190John D. Walda19501990–2001Allen
191Eric A. Todd19681991–93Monroe
192Ray Richardson19371992–2001Hancock
193P. A. Mack Jr.19301992–98Monroe
194Cynthia P. Stone19561993–96Monroe
195J Thomas Forbes19661993–95Marion
196William A. Cook193120111995–98Harrison
197Frank D. Otte19701995–96Monroe
198James T. Morris19431996–2002Marion
199Rose E. Gallagher19741997–99Monroe
200Cora Smith Breckenridge19371997–2006Elkhart
201Stephen A. Backer194620091998–2004Hamilton
202Stephen Ferguson19411998–2010Monroe
203Peter L. Obremskey19361998–2004Boone
204Dean A. Hertzler II19761999–2001Hamilton
205Sue H. Talbot19382001–10Monroe
206Sacha I. Willsey19692001–03Monroe
207Patrick A. Shoulders19532002–Vanderburgh
208Jamie B. Belanger19782002–05Montgomery County, OH
209Erin Marie Haag Breese19782003–05Marion
210Clarence W. Boone, M.D.19312004–07Lake
211Jeffrey S. Cohen19632004–07Hamilton
212Thomas E. Reilly Jr.19392005–14Marion
213William R. Cast, M.D.19372005–14Allen
214Casey B. Cox19822005–07Monroe
215Philip N. Eskew Jr., M.D.19412006–Kosciusko
216Derica W. Rice19652007–16Marion
217Jack M. Gill19362007–10Harris County, TX
218Arthur D. (A. D.) King19862007–09Bartholomew
219Abbey R. Stemler19862009–11Clark
220MaryEllen Kiley Bishop19572010–Hamilton
221Bruce Cole193820182010–13District of Columbia
222William H. Strong19522010–13Lake County, IL
223Cora J. Griffin19882011–13Cass County, IL
224Janice L. Farlow19872013–15Marion
225James T. Morris19432013–Marion
226Randall L. Tobias19422013–16Hamilton
227Michael J. Mirro, M.D.19492014–Allen
228Andrew F. Mohr19612014–17Marion
229Anna M. Williams19892015–17Monroe
230W. Quinn Buckner19542016–19Monroe
231Melanie S. Walker19592016–19Monroe
232Zachary D. Arnold19932017–19Hamilton
233Harry L. Gonso19482017–20Marion