The One Hundred Twenty-Five 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
2015–16 Roland Greene
2016–17 Kwame Anthony Appiah