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Past Officers

Founders

William S. Bell, Montana Historical & Misc. Library
Edgar R. Harlan, Historical Department of Iowa
George W. Martin, Kansas State Historical Society
Clarence S. Paine, Nebraska State Historical Society
Francis A. Sampson, State Historical Society of Missouri
Benjamin F. Shambaugh, State Historical Society of Iowa
Warren Upham, Minnesota Historical Society


Presidents

Francis A. Sampson (1907)
Thomas M. Owen (1907-1908)
Clarence W. Alvord (1908-1909)
Orin G. Libby (1909-1910)
Benjamin F. Shambaugh (1910-1911)
Andrew C. McLaughlin (1911-1912)
Reuben G. Thwaites (1912-1913)
James A. James (1913-1914)
Isaac J. Cox (1914-1915)
Dunbar Rowland (1915-1916)
Frederic L. Paxson (1916-1917)
St. George L. Sioussat (1917-1918)
Harlow Lindley (1918-1919)
Milo M. Quaife (1919-1920)
Chauncey S. Boucher (1920-1921)
William E. Connelley (1921-1922)
Solon J. Buck (1922-1923)
Eugene C. Barker (1923-1924)
Frank H. Hodder (1924-1925)
James A. Woodburn (1925-1926)
Otto L. Schmidt (1926-1927)
Joseph Schafer (1927-1928)
Charles W. Ramsdell (1928-1929)
Homer C. Hockett (1929-1930)
Louise P. Kellogg (1930-1931)
Beverley W. Bond, Jr. (1931-1932)
John D. Hicks (1932-1933)
Jonas Viles (1933-1934)
Lester B. Shippee (1934-1935)
Louis Pelzer (1935-1936)
Edward E. Dale (1936-1937)
Clarence E. Carter (1937-1938)
William O. Lynch (1938-1939)
James G. Randall (1939-1940)
Carl F. Wittke (1940-1941)
Arthur C. Cole (1941-1942)
Charles H. Ambler (1942-1943)
Theodore C. Blegen (1943-1944)
William C. Binkley (1944-1946)
Herbert A. Kellar (1946-1947)
Ralph P. Bieber (1947-1948)
Dwight L. Dumond (1948-1949)
Carl C. Rister (1949-1950)
Elmer Ellis (1950-1951)
Merle E. Curti (1951-1952)
James L. Sellers (1952-1953)
Fred A. Shannon (1953-1954)
Walter P. Webb (1954-1955)
Edward C. Kirkland (1955-1956)
Thomas D. Clark (1956-1957)
Wendell H. Stephenson (1957-1958)
William T. Hutchinson (1958-1959)
Frederick Merk (1959-1960)
Fletcher M. Green (1960-1961)
Paul W. Gates (1961-1962)
Ray A. Billington (1962-1963)
Avery O. Craven (1963-1964)
John W. Caughey (1964-1965)
George E. Mowry (1965-1966)
Thomas C. Cochran (1966-1967)
Thomas A. Bailey (1967-1968)
C. Vann Woodward (1968-1969)
Merrill Jensen (1969-1970)
David M. Potter (1970-1971)
Edmund S. Morgan (1971-1972)
T. Harry Williams (1972-1973)
John Higham (1973-1974)
John Hope Franklin (1974-1975)
Frank Freidel (1975-1976)
Richard W. Leopold (1976-1977)
Kenneth M. Stampp (1977-1978)
Eugene D. Genovese (1978-1979)
Carl N. Degler (1979-1980)
William A. Williams (1980-1981)
Gerda Lerner (1981-1982)
Allan G. Bogue (1982-1983)
Anne Firor Scott (1983-1984)
Arthur S. Link (1984-1985)
William E. Leuchtenburg (1985-1986)
Leon F. Litwack (1986-1987)
Stanley N. Katz (1987-1988)
David Brion Davis (1988-1989)
Louis R. Harlan (1989-1990)
Mary Frances Berry (1990-1991)
Joyce Appleby (1991-1992)
Lawrence W. Levine (1992-1993)
Eric Foner (1993-1994)
Gary B. Nash (1994-1995)
Michael Kammen (1995-1996)
Linda K. Kerber (1996-1997)
George M. Fredrickson (1997-1998)
William H. Chafe (1998-1999)
David Montgomery (1999-2000)
Kenneth T. Jackson (2000-2001)
Darlene Clark Hine (2001-2002)
Ira Berlin (2002-2003)
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall (2003-2004)
James O. Horton (2004-2005)
Vicki L. Ruiz (2005-2006)
Richard White (2006-2007)
Nell Irvin Painter (2007-2008)
Pete Daniel (2008-2009)
Elaine Tyler May (2009-2010)
David A. Hollinger (2010-2011)
Alice Kessler-Harris (2011-2012)
Albert M. Camarillo (2012-2013)
Alan M. Kraut (2013-2014)


Secretary-Treasurers

Clarence S. Paine (1907-1916)
Clara S. Paine (1916-1952)
James C. Olson (1953-1956)
William Aeschbacher (1956-1969)


Treasurers

William Aeschbacher (1969-1976)
Robert K. Murray (1977-1984)
Cullom Davis (1984-1993)
Gale Peterson (1993-2003)
Robert Cherny (2004-2008)
Robert Griffith (2008-2010)
Jay S. Goodgold (2010-)


Executive Secretaries/Directors

David Miller (1970)
Thomas Clark (1970-1973)
Richard Kirkendall (1973-1981)
Joan Hoff-Wilson (1981-1989)
Arnita A. Jones (1990-1999)
Lee W. Formwalt (1999-2009)
Katherine M. Finley (2010- )


Mississippi Valley Historical Review Editors

Benjamin F. Shambaugh (1908-1914) (Proceedings)
Clarence W. Alvord (1914-1923)
Lester B. Shippee (1923-1924)
Milo M. Quaife (1924-1930)
Arthur C. Cole (1930-1941)
Louis Pelzer (1941-1946)
Wendell H. Stephenson (1946-1953)
William C. Binkley (1953-1963)
Oscar O. Winther (1963-1964)


Journal of American History Editors

Oscar O. Winther (1964-1966)
Martin Ridge (1966-1978)
Lewis Perry (1978-1984)
Paul Lucas (1984-1985)
David Thelen (1985-1999)
Joanne Meyerowitz (1999-2004)
David Nord (2004-2005)
Edward T. Linenthal (2005- )