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Presidents General of the SAR and Annual Congress Sites

The President General, in addition to his general duties, shall maintain a general supervision over the business and affairs of the Society, he shall appoint all committees, unless otherwise provided for in the Constitution or in these Bylaws, he shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee and a member of all Standing Committees as set forth in Bylaw No. 18, Section 1.  The President General shall have the authority to fill any vacancy which may occur for good cause in any General Office, on the Executive Committee, or in the Chairmanship of any Committee, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees at its next meeting. (The SAR Bylaw No. 4 - The President General)


 
The following shows a list of the years, Congress number, the names of the men elected to this high office, and the Society of which they were a member.  You can jump to a decade using the links below:
 
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Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
1889 
New York, Fraunces Tavern
Lucius P. DemingConnecticut
18901stLouisville, KYDr. William S. WebbNew York & Vermont
18912ndHartford, CTDr. William S. WebbNew York & Vermont
18923rdNew York CityGeneral Horace PorterNew York
18934thChicagoGeneral Horace PorterNew York
18945thWashington, DCGeneral Horace Porter New York
18956thBostonGeneral Horace PorterNew York
18967thRichmondGeneral Horace PorterNew York
18978thCleveland, OH Edward S. BarrettMassachusetts
18989thMorristown, NJ Edward S. BarrettMassachusetts
189910thDetroit Franklin MurphyNew Jersey


1900 - 1909

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
190011thNew York CityJoseph C. BreckinridgeKentucky / DC
190112thPittsburghWalter S. LoganNew York
190213thWashington, DCGov. Edwin WarfieldMaryland
190314thNew Haven, CTGen. Edwin GreeleyConnecticut
190415thSt. LouisJames D. HancockPennsylvania
190516thPhiladelphiaFrancis H. AppletonMassachusetts
190617thBostonCornelius C. PugsleyNew York
190718thDenverNelson A. McClaryIllinois
190819thBuffaloHenry StockbridgeMaryland
190920thBaltimoreMorris B. BeardsleyConnecticut

1910 - 1919

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
191021stToledo, OHWilliam A. MarbleNew York
191122ndLouisville, KYDr. Moses G. ParkerMassachusetts
191223rdBostonJames M. RichardsonOhio
191324thChicagoRogers Clark Ballard ThrustonKentucky
191425thSyracuseRogers Clark Ballard ThrustonKentucky
191526thPortland, ORNewell B. WoodworthNew York
191627thNewark, NJElmer M. WentworthIowa
191728thNashvilleElmer M. WentworthIowa
191829thRochesterLouis Annin AmesNew York
191930thDetriotChancellor L. JenksIllinois
 

1920 - 1929

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
 1920 31stHartfordJ. Henry PrestonMaryland
 1921 32ndBuffaloWallace McCamantOregon
 1922 33rdSpringfield, MAMajor Washington Irving Lincoln AdamsNew Jersey
 1923 34thNashvilleArthur Preston SumnerRhode Island
 1924 35thSalt Lake CityMarvin Harrison LewisKentucky
 1925 36thSwampscott, MAJudge Harvey Foote RemingtonNew York
 1926 37thPhiladelphiaWilbert H. BarrettMichigan
 1927 38thRichmondErnest E. RogersConnecticut
 1928 39thWashington, DCGanson DepewNew York
 1929 40thSpringfield, IlHoward RowleyCalifornia

 

1930 - 1939

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
193041stAshbury Park, NJJudge Josiah S. Van OrsdelDC
1931
42nd
Charlotte, NC
Benjamin Newhall Johnson
(Died in Office)
Massachusetts
   
Judge Josiah S. Van Orsdel (Appointed by Excom)
DC
193243rdWashington DCFrederick W. MillspaughTennessee
193344thCincinnatiArthur M. McGrillisRhode Island
193445thBaltimoreArthur M. McGrillisRhode Island
193546thLouisville, KYHenry F. BakerMaryland
193647thPortland, MEMessmore KendallNew York
193748thBuffaloMessmore KendallNew York
193849thDallasMessmore KendallNew York
193950thNew London, CTMessmore KendallNew York

 

1940 - 1949

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
194051stWashington, DCLoren E. SouersOhio
194152ndColumbus, OHG. Ridgely SappingtonMaryland
194253rdWilliamsburg, VASterling Fahn MutzNebraska
194354thNew York CitySmith Lewis MulterNew Jersey
194455thHarrisburg, PASmith Lewis MulterNew Jersey
1945 No Meeting on Account of the WAR
194656thTrenton, NJAllen L. OliverMissouri
194757thHuntington, WVA. Herbert ForemanVirginia
194858thMinneapolisCharles B. Shaler (Died in office)Pennsylvania
   Ben H. Powell appointed by ExComTexas
194959thJacksonville, FLJohn Whelchel FingerNew York

 

1950 - 1959

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
195060thAtlsntic CityWallace C. HallMichigan
195161stSan FranciscoWallace C. HallMichigan
195262ndHoustonRay O. EdwardsFlorida
195363rdCincinnatiArthur A. de la HoussayeLouisiana
195464thWilliamsburg, VAMilton M. LoryIowa
195565thChicagoEdgar Williamson, Jr.New Jersey
195666thLake George, NYEugene P. Carver, Jr.Massachusetts
195767thSalt Lake CityGeorge E. Tarbox, Jr.Colorado
195868thBiloxi, MSWalter A. WentworthNew York
195969thPittsburghCharles A. JonesOhio
 

1960 - 1969

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
196070thMemphisDr. Herschel S. MurphyNew Jersey
196171stClearwater, FLHorace Y. KitchellMississippi
196272ndPhiladelphiaCharles A. Anderson, M.D.Ohio
196373rdLexington, KYRobert L. SonfieldTexas
196474thDetriotHarry T. BurnTennessee
196575thAlbuquerqueHoward E. CoeConnecticut
196676thGroton, CTKenneth G. Smith, SrPennsylvania
196777thColumbus, OHLen Young SmithIllnois
196878thWilliamsburg, VAWalter G. SterlingTexas
196979thSalt Lake CityJames B. GardinerNew York
 

1970 - 1979

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
197080thHouston, TXWalter P. MartinRhode Island
197181stAtlantic City, NJEugene C. McGuireOhio
197282ndIndianapolis, INRyall S. MorganAlabama
197383rdPalm Beach, FLMarion CrawmerMichigan
197484thBaltimore, MDM. Graham Clark, Ed.DMissouri
197585thBostonRobert D. Savage, Lt. Col USA Ret.Pennsylvania
197686thPhiladelphiaMatthew B. SellersFlorida
197787thMilwaukeeWilson King BarnesMaryland
197888thLouisville, KYCalvin Ellsworth Chunn, Ph.DCalifornia
197989thSan Diego, CACalvin Ellsworth Chunn, Ph.DCalifornia

 

1980 - 1989

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
198090thDallas, TXArthur Mansfield King Kansas
198191stOklahoma City, OKRichard H. Thompson, Jr.Florida
198292ndPortland, ORHoward L. Hamilton, Ph.D.Virginia
198393rdAtlanta, GAWarren G. Hayes, Jr.Pennsylvania
198494thCincinnati, OHCarl F. BessentMaryland
198595thLouisville, KYCol. Benjamin H. MorrisKentucky
198696thTampa, FLClovis H. BrakebillTexas
198797thValley Forge, PANolan W. CarsonOhio
198898thTyson's Corner, VACharles F. Printz, Sr.West Virginia
198999thSan Francisco, CAJames R. WestlakeGeorgia

 

1990 - 1999

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
1990100thLouisville, KyCol. James R. CalhounNew Mexico
1991101stKansas CityGeorge H. Brandau, M.D.Texas
1992102ndNorfolk, VAPaul H. WalkerMassachusetts
1993103rdPhoenix, AZCol. Robert B. Vance, Sr.Georgia
1994104thNew OrleansCol. Stewart Boone McCarty, Jr.DC
1995105thLouisville, KYWilliam C. Gist, Jr. D.M.D.Kentucky
1996106thSan Antonio, TXReon G. Hillegass, Jr.Virginia
1997107thBaltimore, MDCarl K. Hoffmann, JDFlorida
1998108thOrlandoRussell D. PageIllinois
1999109thSan DiegoHoward F. Horne, Jr., Ph.D.Delaware

 

2000 - 2009

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
2000110thBostonBruce B. Butler, D.D.S. (Died in office)Louisiana
   Howard F. Horne, Jr., Ph.D. appointed by ExComDelaware
2001111thLouisville, KYLarry D. McClanahanTennessee
2002112thNashvilleB. Rice AstonTexas
2003113thChicagoRaymond G. MusgraveWest Virginia
2004114thPittsburghHenry N. McCarl, Ph.D.Massachuetts
2005115thLouisville, KYRoland G. Downing, Ph.D.Delaware
2006116thDallas, TXNathan E. WhiteTexas
2007117thWilliamsburg, VABruce A. WilcoxVirginia
2008118thSacramento, CADavid N. ApplebyMissouri
2009119thAtlanta, GAEdward F. ButlerTexas

 

2010 - 2019

Year of Congress# of CongressLocationPresident General ElectedSociety
2010120thCleveland, OHJames David SympsonKentucky
2011121stWinston-Salem, NCLarry J. MagerkurthCalifornia
2012122ndPhoenix, AZStephen A. LeishmanDelaware
2013123rdKansas CityJoseph W. DooleyVirginia