OAH Executive Board

The OAH Executive Board comprises the OAH officers, former presidents who continue to serve for two years immediately succeeding their presidency, and nine elected members. An asterisk (*) denotes members of the OAH Executive Committee.


Officers of the OAH

Anthea M. Hartig*

OAH President

Elizabeth MacMillan Director

National Museum of American History

David W. Blight*

OAH President Elect

Sterling Professor of American History

Yale University

Annette Gordon-Reed*

OAH Vice President

Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History

Harvard University

Beth English*

OAH Executive Director

(ex officio)

Indiana University

Stephen Douglas Andrews*

Interim Executive Editor

(ex officio)

Indiana University

Jay S. Goodgold*

OAH Treasurer

Independent Investor

Chicago, IL


Past Presidents

Erika Lee*

OAH President (2022-23)

Bae Family Professor of History

Harvard University

Philip J. Deloria

OAH President (2021-2022)

Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History

Harvard University


Executive Board Members

Catherine Allgor

President

Massachusetts Historical Society

Margot Canaday

Professor of History

Princeton University

Ashley D. Farmer

Associate Professor of History and African & African Diaspora Studies

University of Texas at Austin

Joanne B. Freeman

Class of 1954 Professor of History and American Studies

Yale University

Eric Fure-Slocum

Visiting Associate Professor of History

St. Olaf College

Moon-Ho Jung

Professor of History

University of Washington

Michael Innis-Jimenez

Professor of American Studies

University of Alabama

Karen Miller

Professor of History

LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Cynthia E. Orozco

Professor of History and Humanities

Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso


Past Officers

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

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)
Edward L. Ayers (2017-2018)
Earl Lewis (2018-2019)
Joanne Meyerowitz (2019-2020)
George J. Sanchez (2020-2021)
Philip J. Deloria (2021-2022)

Secretary-Treasurers

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

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 (2010-2020)
Beth English (2020- )

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- )

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 (2017- )