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 chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee and a member of all Standing Committees as set forth in Bylaw 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 4).

Year Congress Location President General Elected SAR Society
1889 Fraunces Tavern, New York, NY Lucius P. Deming Connecticut SAR
1890 1 Louisville, KY Dr. William S. Webb Empire State SAR and Vermont SAR
1891 2 Hartford, CT Dr. William S. Webb Empire State SAR and Vermont SAR
1892 3 New York, NY General Horace Porter Empire State SAR
1893 4 Chicago, IL General Horace Porter Empire State SAR
1894 5 Washington, D.C. General Horace Porter Empire State SAR
1895 6 Boston, MA General Horace Porter Empire State SAR
1896 7 Richmond, VA General Horace Porter Empire State SAR
1897 8 Cleveland, OH Edward S. Barrett Massachusetts SAR
1898 9 Morristown, NJ Edward S. Barrett Massachusetts SAR
1899 10 Detroit, MI Franklin Murphy New Jersey SAR
1900 11 New York, NY Joseph C. Breckinridge Kentucky SAR and District of Columbia SAR
1901 12 Pittsburgh, PA Walter S. Logan Empire State SAR
1902 13 Washington, D.C. Gov. Edwin Warfield Maryland SAR
1903 14 New Haven, CT Gen. Edwin Greeley Connecticut SAR
1904 15 St. Louis, MO James D. Hancock Pennsylvania SAR
1905 16 Philadelphia, PA Francis H. Appleton Massachusetts SAR
1906 17 Boston, MA Cornelius C. Pugsley Empire State SAR
1907 18 Denver, CO Nelson A. McClary Illinois SAR
1908 19 Buffalo, NY Henry Stockbridge Maryland SAR
1909 20 Baltimore, MD Morris B. Beardsley Connecticut SAR
1910 21 Toledo, OH William A. Marble Empire State SAR
1911 22 Louisville, KY Dr. Moses G. Parker Massachusetts SAR
1912 23 Boston, MA James M. Richardson Ohio SAR
1913 24 Chicago, IL Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Kentucky SAR
1914 25 Syracuse, NY Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Kentucky SAR
1915 26 Portland, OR Newell B. Woodworth Empire State SAR
1916 27 Newark, NJ Elmer M. Wentworth Iowa SAR
1917 28 Nashville, TN Elmer M. Wentworth Iowa SAR
1918 29 Rochester, NY Louis Annin Ames Empire State SAR
1919 30 Detroit, MI Chancellor L. Jenks Illinois SAR
1920 31 Hartford, CT J. Henry Preston Maryland SAR
1921 32 Buffalo, NY Wallace McCamant Oregon SAR
1922 33 Springfield, MA Major Washington Irving Lincoln Adams New Jersey SAR
1923 34 Nashville, TN Arthur Preston Sumner Rhode Island SAR
1924 35 Salt Lake City, UT Marvin Harrison Lewis Kentucky SAR
1925 36 Swampscott, MA Judge Harvey Foote Remington Empire State SAR
1926 37 Philadelphia, PA Wilbert H. Barrett Michigan SAR
1927 38 Richmond, VA Ernest E. Rogers Connecticut SAR
1928 39 Washington, D.C. Ganson Depew Empire State SAR
1929 40 Springfield, IL Howard Rowley California SAR
1930 41 Ashbury Park, NJ Judge Josiah S. Van Orsdel District of Columbia SAR
1931 42 Charlotte, NC Benjamin Newhall Johnson (Died While in Office) Judge Josiah S. Van Orsdel (Appointed) Massachusetts SAR

District of Columbia SAR

1932 43 Washington, D.C. Frederick W. Millspaugh Tennessee SAR
1933 44 Cincinnati, OH Arthur M. McGrillis Rhode Island SAR
1934 45 Baltimore, MD Arthur M. McGrillis Rhode Island SAR
1935 46 Louisville, KY Henry F. Baker Maryland SAR
1936 47 Portland, ME Messmore Kendall Empire State SAR
1937 48 Buffalo, NY Messmore Kendall Empire State SAR
1938 49 Dallas, TX Messmore Kendall Empire State SAR
1939 50 New London, CT Messmore Kendall Empire State SAR
1940 51 Washington, D.C. Loren E. Souers Ohio SAR
1941 52 Columbus, OH G. Ridgely Sappington Maryland SAR
1942 53 Wiliamsburg, VA Sterling Fahn Mutz Nebraska SAR
1943 54 New York, NY Smith Lewis Multer New Jersey SAR
1944 55 Harrisburg, PA Smith Lewis Multer New Jersey SAR
1945 (No Annual Meeting Held on Account of World War II)
1946 56 Trenton, NJ Allen L. Oliver Missouri SAR
1947 57 Huntington, WV A. Herbert Foreman Virginia SAR
1948 58 Minneapolis, MN Charles B. Shaler (Died While in Office)
Ben H. Powell (Appointed)
Pennsylvania SARTexas SAR
1949 59 Jacksonville, FL John Whelchel Finger Empire State SAR
1950 60 Atlantic City, NJ Wallace C. Hall Michigan SAR
1951 61 San Francisco, CA Wallace C. Hall Michigan SAR
1952 62 Houston, TX Ray O. Edwards Florida SAR
1953 63 Cincinnati, OH Arthur A. de la Houssaye Louisiana SAR
1954 64 Williamsburg, VA Milton M. Lory Iowa SAR
1955 65 Chicago, IL Edgar Williamson, Jr. New Jersey SAR
1956 66 Lake George, NY Eugene P. Carver, Jr. Massachusetts SAR
1957 67 Salt Lake City, UT George E. Tarbox, Jr. Colorado SAR
1958 68 Biloxi, MS Walter A. Wentworth Empire State SAR
1959 69 Pittsburgh, PA Charles A. Jones Ohio SAR
1960 70 Memphis, TN Dr. Herschel S. Murphy New Jersey SAR
1961 71 Clearwater, FL Horace Y. Kitchell Mississippi SAR
1962 72 Philadelphia, PA Charles A. Anderson, M.D. Ohio SAR
1963 73 Lexington, KY Robert L. Sonfield Texas SAR
1964 74 Detroit, MI Harry T. Burn Tennessee SAR
1965 75 Albuquerque, NM Howard E. Coe Connecticut SAR
1966 76 Groton, CT Kenneth G. Smith, Jr. Pennsylvania SAR
1967 77 Columbus, OH Len Young Smith Illinois SAR
1968 78 Williamsburg, VA Walter G. Sterling Texas SAR
1969 79 Salt Lake City, UT James B. Gardiner Empire State SAR
1970 80 Houston, TX Walter P. Martin Rhode Island SAR
1971 81 Atlantic City, NJ Eugene C. McGuire Ohio SAR
1972 82 Indianapolis, IN Ryall S. Morgan Alabama SAR
1973 83 Palm Beach, FL Marion Crawmer Michigan SAR
1974 84 Baltimore, MD M. Graham Clark, Ed.D. Missouri SAR
1975 85 Boston, MA Robert D. Savage, Lt. Col. USA (Ret.) Pennsylvania SAR
1976 86 Philadelphia, PA Matthew B. Sellers Florida SAR
1977 87 Milwaukee, WI Wilson King Barnes Maryland SAR
1978 88 Louisville, KY Calvin Ellsworth Chunn, Ph.D. California SAR
1979 89 San Diego, CA Calvin Ellsworth Chunn, Ph.D. California SAR
1980 90 Dallas, TX Arthur Mansfield King Kansas SAR
1981 91 Oklahoma City, OK Richard H. Thompson, Jr. Florida SAR
1982 92 Portland, OR Howard L. Hamilton, Ph.D. Virginia SAR
1983 93 Atlanta, GA Warren G. Hayes, Jr. Pennsylvania SAR
1984 94 Cincinnati, OH Carl F. Bessent Maryland SAR
1985 95 Louisville, KY Col. Benjamin H. Morris Kentucky SAR
1986 96 Tampa, FL Clovis H. Brakebill Texas SAR
1987 97 Valley Forge, PA Nolan W. Carson Ohio SAR
1988 98 Tyson’s Corner, VA Charles F. Printz, Sr. West Virginia SAR
1989 99 San Francisco, CA James R. Westlake Georgia SAR
1990 100 Louisville, KY Col. James R. Calhoun New Mexico SAR
1991 101 Kansas City, KS George H. Brandau, M.D. Texas SAR
1992 102 Norfolk, VA Paul H. Walker Massachusetts SAR
1993 103 Phoenix, AZ Col. Robert B. Vance, Sr. Georgia SAR
1994 104 New Orleans, LA Col. Stewart Boone, McCarthy, Jr. District of Columbia SAR
1995 105 Louisville, KY William C. Gist, Jr., D.M.D. Kentucky SAR
1996 106 San Antonio, TX Reon G. Hillegass, Jr. Virginia SAR
1997 107 Baltimore, MD Carl K. Hoffman, J.D. Florida SAR
1998 108 Orlando, FL Russell D. Page Illinois SAR
1999 109 San Diego, CA Howard F. Horne, Jr., Ph.D. Delaware SAR
2000 110 Boston, MA Bruce B. Butler, D.D.S. (Died While in Office)
Howard F. Horne, Jr., Ph.D. (Appointed)
Louisiana SAR

Delaware SAR

2001 111 Louisville, KY Larry D. McClanahan Tennessee SAR
2002 112 Nashville, TN B. Rice Aston Texas SAR
2003 113 Chicago, IL Raymond G. Musgrave West Virginia SAR
2004 114 Pittsburgh, PA Henry N. McCarl, Ph.D. Massachusetts SAR
2005 115 Louisville, KY Roland G. Downing, Ph.D. Delaware SAR
2006 116 Dallas, TX Nathan E. White Texas SAR
2007 117 Williamsburg, VA Bruce A. Wilcox Virginia SAR
2008 118 Sacramento, CA David N. Appleby Missouri SAR
2009 119 Atlanta, GA Edward F. Butler Texas SAR
2010 120 Cleveland, OH James David Sympson Kentucky SAR
2011 121 Winston-Salem, NC Larry J. Magerkurth California SAR
2012 122 Phoenix, AZ Stephen A. Leishman Delaware SAR
2013 123 Kansas City, MO Joseph W. Dooley Virginia SAR
2014 124 Greenville, SC Lindsey C. Brock Florida SAR
2015 125 Louisville, KY Thomas E Lawrence Texas SAR
2016 126 Boston, MA J. Michael Tomme, Sr. Georgia SAR
2017 127 Knoxville, TN Larry T. Guzy Georgia SAR
2018 128 Houston, TX Warren M. Alter Arizona SAR
2019 129 Costa Mesa, CA John T. Manning New Hampshire SAR