ALA Presidents, Treasurers, Secretaries, and Executive Directors

Presidents

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Justin Winsor 1876–85
  (d. October 22, 1897)
William Frederick Poole 1885–87
  (d. March 1, 1894)
Charles Ammi Cutter 1887–89
  (d. September 8, 1903)
Frederick Morgan Crunden 1889–90
  (d. October 28, 1911)
Melvil Dewey 1890–July 1891
  (d. December 26, 1931)
Samuel Swett Green July–Nov. 1891
  (d. December 8, 1918)
William Isaac Fletcher* 1891–92
  (d. June 6, 1917)
Melvil Dewey 1892–93
  (d. December 26, 1931)
Josephus Nelson Larned 1893–94
  (d. August 15, 1913)
Henry Munson Utley 1894–95
  (d. February 16, 1917)
John Cotton Dana 1895–6
  (d. July 21, 1929)
William Howard Brett 1896–97
  (d. August 24, 1918)
Justin Winsor July–Oct. 1897
  (d. October 22, 1897)
Herbert Putnam Jan.–Aug. 1898
  (d. August 14, 1955)
William Coolidge Lane 1898–99
  (d. March 18, 1931)
Reuben Gold Thwaites 1899–1900
  (d. October 22, 1913)
Henry James Carr 1900–1
  (d. May 21, 1929)
John Shaw Billings 1901–2
  (d. March 11, 1913)
James Kendall Hosmer 1902–3
  (d. May 18, 1927)
Herbert Putnam 1903–4
  (d. August 14, 1955)
Ernest Cushing Richardson 1904–5
  (d. June 3, 1939)
Frank Pierce Hill 1905–6
  (d. August 28, 1941)
Clement Walker Andrews 1906–7
  (d. November 20, 1930)
Arthur Elmore Bostwick 1907–8
  (d. February 13, 1942)
Charles Henry Gould 1908–9
  (d. July 30, 1919)
Nathaniel Dana Carlile Hodges 1909–10
  (d. November 25, 1927)
James Ingersoll Wyer 1910–11
  (d. November 1, 1955)
Theresa West Elmendorf 1911–12
  (d. September 4, 1932)
Henry Eduard Legler 1912–13
  (d. September 13, 1917)
Edwin Hatfield Anderson 1913–14
  (d. April 29, 1947)
Hiller Crowell Wellman 1914–15
  (d. February 3, 1956)
Mary Wright Plummer 1915–16
  (d. September 21, 1916)
Walter Lewis Brown 1916–17
  (d. October 16, 1931)
Thomas Lynch Montgomery 1917–18
  (d. October 1, 1929)
William Warner Bishop 1918–19
  (d. February 19, 1955)
Chalmers Hadley 1919–20
  (d. May 11, 1958)
Alice S. Tyler 1920–21
  (d. April 18, 1944)
Azariah Smith Root 1921–22
  (d. October 2, 1927)
George Burwell Utley 1922–23
  (d. October 4, 1946)
Judson Toll Jennings 1923–24
  (d. February 8, 1948)
Herman H. B. Meyer 1924–25
  (d. January 16, 1937)
Charles F. D. Belden 1925–26
  (d. October 23, 1931)
George H. Locke 1926–27
  (d. January 28, 1937)
Carl B. Roden 1927–28
  (d. October 25, 1956)
Linda A. Eastman 1928–29
  (d. April 5, 1963)
Andrew Keogh 1929–30
  (d. February 14, 1953)
Adam Strohm 1930–31
  (d. October 30, 1951)
Josephine Adams Rathbone 1931–32
  (d. May 17, 1941)
Harry Miller Lydenberg 1932–33
  (d. April 16, 1960)
Gratia A. Countryman 1933–34
  (d. July 26, 1953)
Charles H. Compton 1934–35
  (d. March 17, 1966)
Louis Round Wilson 1935–36
  (d. December 9, 1979)
Malcolm Glenn Wyer 1936–37
  (d. December 31, 1965)
Harrison Warwick Craver 1937–38
  (d. July 26, 1951)
Milton James Ferguson 1938–39
  (d. October 23, 1954)
Ralph Munn 1939–40
  (d. January 22, 1975)
Essae Martha Culver 1940–41
  (d. January 2, 1973)
Charles Harvey Brown 1941–42
  (d. January 19, 1960)
Keyes D. Metcalf 1942–43
  (d. November 3, 1983)
Althea H. Warren 1943–44
  (d. December 21, 1958)
Carl Vitz 1944–45
  (d. January 28, 1981)
Ralph A. Ulveling 1945–46
  (d. March 21, 1980)
Mary U. Rothrock 1946–47
  (d. January 30, 1976)
Paul North Rice 1947–48
  (d. April 16, 1967)
Errett Weir McDiarmid 1948–49
  (d. April 27, 2000)
Milton E. Lord 1949–50
  (d. February 12, 1985)
Clarence R. Graham 1950–51
  (d. January 28, 1989)
Loleta Dawson Fyan 1951–52
  (d. April 1990)
Robert Bingham Downs 1952–53
  (d. February 24, 1991)
Flora Belle Ludington 1953–54
  (d. March 23, 1967)
L. Quincy Mumford 1954–55
  (d. August 15, 1982)
John S. Richards 1955–56
  (d. December 1979)
Ralph R. Shaw 1956–57
  (d. October 17, 1972)
Lucile M. Morsch 1957–58
  (d. July 3, 1972)
Emerson Greenaway 1958–59
  (d. April 1990)
Benjamin E. Powell 1959–60
  (d. March 11, 1981)
Frances Lander Spain 1960–61
  (d. January 20, 1999)
Florrinell F. Morton 1961–62
  (d. January 1990)
James E. Bryan 1962–63
Frederick H. Wagman 1963–64
  (d. November 30, 1994)
Edwin Castagna 1964–65
  (d. November 26, 1983)
Robert Vosper 1965–66
  (d. May 14, 1994)
Mary V. Gaver 1966–67
  (d. December 31, 1991)
Foster E. Mohrhardt 1967–68
  (d. June 7, 1992)
Roger McDonough 1968–69
  (d. December 2, 2001)
William S. Dix 1969–70
  (d. February 22, 1978)
Lillian M. Bradshaw 1970–71
  (d. February 9, 2010)
Keith Doms 1971–72
  (d. September 26, 2009)
Katherine Laich 1972–73
  (d. November 16, 1992)
Jean E. Lowrie 1973–74
Edward G. Holley 1974–75
  (d. February 18, 2010)
Allie Beth Martin 1975–Apr. 1976
  (d. April 11, 1976)
Clara Stanton Jones Apr. 11- July 22, 1976
(Acting President)
Clara Stanton Jones July 1976–77
  (d. September 30, 2012)
Eric Moon 1977–78
Russell Shank 1978–79
 (d. June 26, 2012)
Thomas J. Galvin 1979–80
  (d. February 18, 2004)
Peggy A. Sullivan 1980–81
Elizabeth W. (Betty) Stone 1981–82
  (d. March 6, 2002)
Carol A. Nemeyer 1982–83
  (d. June 30, 2008)
Brooke E. Sheldon 1983–84
  (d. February 11, 2013)
E. J. Josey 1984–85
 (d. July 3, 2009)
Beverly P. Lynch 1985–86
Regina Minudri 1986–87
Margaret E. Chisholm 1987–88
  (d. November 20, 1999)
F. William Summers 1988–89
Patricia Wilson Berger 1989–90
  (d. March 27, 2011)
Richard M. Dougherty 1990–91
Patricia G. Schuman 1991–92
Marilyn L. Miller 1992–93
Hardy R. Franklin 1993–94
  (d. August 21, 2004)
Arthur Curley 1994–95
  (d. April 1, 1998)
Betty J. Turock 1995–96
Mary R. Somerville 1996–97
Barbara J. Ford 1997–98
Ann K. Symons 1998–99
Sarah Ann Long 1999–2000
Nancy C. Kranich 2000–2001
John W. Berry 2001–2002
Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman 2002–2003
Carla D. Hayden 2003–2004
Carol A. Brey-Casiano 2004–2005
Michael Gorman 2005–2006
Leslie B. Burger 2006–2007
Loriene Roy 2007–2008
James R. Rettig 2008–2009
Camila A. Alire 2009-2010
Roberta A. Stevens 2010-2011
Molly Raphael 2011-2012

Treasurers

Melvil Dewey 1876–77
Charles Evans 1877–78
Melvil Dewey 1878–79
Frederick Jackson 1879–80
Melvil Dewey 1880–81
Frederick Jackson 1881–82
James Lyman Whitney 1882–86
Henry James Carr 1886–93
George Watson Cole 1893–95
Edwin Hatfi eld Anderson 1895–96
George Watson Cole 1896 (Sept.–Nov.)
Charles Knowles Bolton 1896 –97
Gardner Maynard Jones 1897–1906
George Franklin Bowerman 1906–7
Anderson Hoyt Hopkins 1907–8
Purd B. Wright 1908–10
Carl B. Roden 1910–20
Edward D. Tweedell 1920–27
Matthew S. Dudgeon 1927–41
Rudolph H. Gjelness 1941–47
Harold F. Brigham 1947–49
R. Russell Munn 1949–52
Raymond C. Lindquist 1952–56
Richard B. Sealock 1956–60
Arthur Yabroff 1960–64
Ralph Blasingame 1964–68
Robert B. McClarren 1968–72
Frank B. Sessa 1972–76
William Chait 1976–80
Herbert Biblo 1980–84
Patricia Glass Schuman 1984–88
Carla J. Stoffl e 1988–92
Ann K. Symons 1992–96
Bruce K. Daniels 1996–2000
Lizbeth Bishoff 2000–2003
Teri R. Switzer 2003–2007
Rodney M. Hersberger 2007–2010
James (Jim) Neal 2010-

Secretaries

Melvil Dewey 1879–90
William E. Parker and 1890–July 1891
Mary Salome Cutler
Frank Pierce Hill 1891–95
Henry Livingston Elmendorf 1895–96
Rutherford Platt Hayes 1896–97
Melvil Dewey 1897–98
Henry James Carr 1898–1900
Frederick Winthrop Faxon 1900–2
James Ingersoll Wyer 1902–9
(Edward C. Hovey, executive
officer, 1905–7)
Chalmers Hadley 1909–11
George Burwell Utley 1911–20
Carl H. Milam 1920–48
Harold F. Brigham (interim) July–Aug., 1948
John MacKenzie Cory 1948–51
David H. Clift 1951–58

Executive Directors

David H. Clift 1958–72
  (emeritus d. October 12, 1973)
Robert Wedgeworth 1972–85
Thomas J. Galvin   (d. Feb. 18, 2004) 1985–89
Linda F. Crismond 1989–92
Peggy Sullivan 1992–94
Elizabeth Martinez 1994–97
Mary W. Ghikas (acting) 1997–98
William R. Gordon 1998 –2002
Keith Michael Fiels 2002–