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Past and present officers of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians.

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Founders (Mississippi Valley Historical Association)
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 Soc. of Iowa
Warren Upham, Minnesota Historical Society

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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 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 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)
Patricia Limerick (2014-2015)
Jon Butler (2015-2016)
Nancy F. Cott (2016-2017)

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

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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 Formwalt (1999-2009)
Katherine M. Finley (2010- )

Treasurers
William Aeschbacher (1969-1976)
Robert K. Murray (1977-1984)
Cullom Davis (1984-1993)
Gale Peterson (1993-2003)
Robert W. Cherny (2003-2008)
Robert Griffith (2008-2010)
Jay S. Goodgold (2011-  )

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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 (1963-1966)

Journal of American History Editors
Martin Ridge (1966-1978)
Lewis Perry (1978-1984)
Paul Lucas (1984-1985)
David Thelen (1985-1999)
Joanne Meyerowitz (1999-2004)
Edward T. Linenthal (2005-2016)
Benjamin H. Irvin (beginning August 2017)

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