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