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The One Hundred Twenty-Four Presidents

Until 2010, presidents' terms coincided with the calendar year. Since 2010, terms have continued through the close of the annual convention in January.

1884–86   Franklin Carter
1887–91   James Russell Lowell
1892–93   Francis A. March
1894   A. Marshall Elliott (Sec. 1884–92)
1895   James Morgan Hart
1896   Calvin Thomas
1897   Albert S. Cook
1898   Alcée Fortier
1899   H. C. G. von Jagemann
1900   Thomas R. Price
1901   Edward S. Sheldon
1902   James W. Bright (Sec. 1893–1901)
1903   George Hempl
1904   George Lyman Kittredge
1905   Francis B. Gummere
1906   Henry Alfred Todd
1907   Fred Newton Scott
1908   Frederick M. Warren
1909   Marion Dexter Learned
1910   Brander Matthews
1911   Lewis F. Mott
1912   C. H. Grandgent (Sec. 1902–11)
1913   Alexander R. Hohlfeld
1914   Felix E. Schelling
1915   Jefferson B. Fletcher
1916   James Douglas Bruce
1917   Kuno Francke
1918–19   Edward C. Armstrong
1920   John Matthews Manly
1921   William Guild Howard (Sec. 1912–19)
1922   Raymond Weeks
1923   Oliver F. Emerson
1924   William Allan Neilson
1925   Hermann Collitz
1926   T. Atkinson Jenkins
1927   Ashley H. Thorndike
1928   Hugo K. Schilling
1929   William A. Nitze
1930   Frederick Tupper
1931   George Oliver Curme
1932   C. Carroll Marden; Milton A. Buchanan
1933   John Livingston Lowes
1934   James Taft Hatfield
1935   Colbert Searles
1936   Carleton Brown (Sec. 1920–34)
1937   Eduard Prokosch
1938   J. S. P. Tatlock
1939   H. Carrington Lancaster
1940   Karl Young
1941   John A. Walz
1942   Frederick Morgan Padelford
1942–43   Rudolph Schevill
1944   Robert Herndon Fife
1945   Fred N. Robinson
1946   Ernest Hatch Wilkins
1947   T. Moody Campbell
1948   Percy W. Long (Sec. 1935–47)
1949   George Sherburn
1950   S. G. Morley
1951   Archer Taylor
1952   Albert C. Baugh
1953   Hayward Keniston
1954   LeRoy E. Kimball
1955   Louise Pound
1956   Gilbert Chinard
1957   Taylor Starck
1958   James Holly Hanford
1959   William Riley Parker (Sec. 1947–56)
1960   Henri M. Peyre
1961   Henry W. Nordmeyer
1962   Kemp Malone
1963   Marjorie Nicolson
1964   Morris Bishop
1965   Howard M. Jones
1966   Hermann J. Weigand
1967   George Winchester Stone, Jr. (Sec. 1956–63)
1968   Otis H. Green
1969   Henry Nash Smith
1970   Maynard Mack
1971   Louis Kampf
1972   Stuart Atkins
1973   Florence Howe
1974   John H. Fisher (Sec. 1963–71)
1975   Germaine Brée
1976   Northrop Frye
1977   Edith Kern
1978   Walter J. Ong
1979   Jean A. Perkins
1980   Helen H. Vendler
1981   Peter Demetz
1982   Wayne C. Booth
1983   Mary Ann Caws
1984   Carolyn G. Heilbrun
1985   Theodore J. Ziolkowski
1986   J. Hillis Miller
1987   Winfred P. Lehmann
1988   Barbara Herrnstein Smith
1989   Victor Brombert
1990   Catharine R. Stimpson
1991   Mario J. Valdés
1992   Houston A. Baker, Jr.
1993   Elaine Marks
1994   Patricia Meyer Spacks
1995   Sander L. Gilman
1996   Sandra M. Gilbert
1997   Herbert Lindenberger
1998   Elaine Showalter
1999   Edward W. Said
2000   Linda Hutcheon
2001   Sylvia Molloy
2002   Stephen Greenblatt
2003   Mary Louise Pratt
2004   Robert Scholes
2005   Domna C. Stanton
2006   Marjorie Perloff
2007   Michael Holquist
2008   Gerald Graff
2009   Catherine Porter
2010–11   Sidonie Smith
2011–12   Russell A. Berman
2012–13   Michael Bérubé
2013–14   Marianne Hirsch
2014–15   Margaret W. Ferguson

 

 
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