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I think Dwight Eisenhower was the first to be president of a major university, namely Columbia University, Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton when it was just starting to become a university but it is questionable that is was a major university when he was president of it.

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Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton U. from 1902 to 1910.

Dwight Eisenhower served as president of Columbia U. from 1948 to 1950.

James A. Garfield was the president of Hiram College in Ohio from 1857 to 1861.

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Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia.

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