Executive Directors, 1884–present

  • A. Marshall Elliott, 1884–92

  • James W. Bright, 1893–1901

  • Charles H. Grandgent, 1902–11

  • William Guild Howard, 1912–19

  • Carleton Brown, 1920–34

  • Percy W. Long, 1935–47

  • William R. Parker, 1947–56

  • George W. Stone, Jr., 1956–63

  • John H. Fisher, 1963–71

  • William D. Schaefer, 1972–78

  • Joel Conarroe, 1978–83

  • English Showalter, 1983–85

  • Phyllis Franklin, 1985–2002

  • Rosemary G. Feal, 2002–