Past Members of Council

If the member served for more than one term, the dates reflect the last one. The dates for presidents reflect their final year on the Council, when they served as past president.

Sara Abosch, 2011–2014
Charles Kendall Adams, 1889–1890
Charles F. Adams, 1901–1902
George Burton Adams, 1908–1909
Henry Brooks Adams, 1894–1895
Herbert Baxter Adams, 1884–1899
James Truslow Adams, 1926–1929
Arthur S. Aiton, 1941–1945
William F. Allen, 1885–1887
Herman Vandenburg Ames, 1911–1914
Frank Maloy Anderson, 1926–1928
Charles M. Andrews, 1925–1926
James Burrill Angell, 1893–1894
Joyce O. Appleby, 1998–1999
Stephen Aron, 2012–2015
Thomas A. Bailey, 1949–1953
Bernard Bailyn, 1981–1982
Simeon E. Baldwin, 1906–1907
Frederic A. Bancroft, 1913–1915
George Bancroft, 1886–1887
Eugene C. Barker, 1937–1941
Suzanne Wilson Barnett, 1991–1995
John Spencer Bassett, 1919–1928
Joseph O. Baylen, 1971–1974
Charles A. Beard, 1933–1934
Carl L. Becker, 1931–1932
David A. Bell, 2015–2018
Samuel Flagg Bemis, 1961–1962
Michael Les Benedict, 1989–2017
John F. Benton, 1986–1988
Iris Berger, 2009–2012
Mary F. Berry, 1980–1983
Albert J. Beveridge III, 1994–2017
Albert J. Beveridge, 1923–1926
Henry P. Biggar, 1922–1925
Robert A. Blackey, 1991–1995
John W. Blassingame, 1973–1976
David W. Blight, 2000–2003
A. E. R. Boak, 1948–1952
Allan G. Bogue, 1976–1979
Herbert E. Bolton, 1932–1933
John G. Bourinot, 1889–1894
Edward Gaylord Bourne, 1903–1906
Henry E. Bourne, 1916–1920
William J. Bouwsma, 1978–1979
Julian P. Boyd, 1964–1965
William K. Boyd, 1924–1927
James Henry Breasted, 1928–1929
Julian P. Bretz, 1932–1936
Carl Bridenbaugh, 1962–1963
Crane Brinton, 1963–1964
Leslie Brown, 1994–1997
John W. Burgess, 1887–1891
George L. Burr, 1916–1917
Caroline W. Bynum, 1997–1998
Robert F. Byrnes, 1962–1966
Mildred L. Campbell, 1957–1961
Elaine K. Carey, 2013–2016
John W. Caughey, 1960–1964
Edward Channing, 1920–1921
Edward P. Cheyney, 1923–1924
A. Howard Clarke, 1899–1908
William L. Clements, 1927–1930
John H. Coatsworth, 1996–1997
Thomas C. Cochran, 1972–1973
Cheryll A. Cody, 2010–2013
Charles W. Cole, 1946–1949
Christopher B. Coleman, 1930–1934
R. D. W. Connor, 1935–1937
Blanche Wiesen Cook, 1990–1994
Archibald C. Coolidge, 1912–1914
Isaac J. Cox, 1936–1940
Gordon Alexander Craig, 1982–1983
William J. Cronon, 2013–2014
Arthur L. Cross, 1920–1924
Robert D. Cross, 1979–1982
J. L. M. Curry, 1894–1895
Merle E. Curti, 1954–1955
Philip D. Curtin, 1983–1984
Robert C. Darnton, 2000–2001
Natalie Z. Davis, 1987–1988
Charles Deane, 1884–1887
Carl N. Degler, 1986–1987
Charles F. Delzell, 1973–1976
Franklin B. Dexter, 1885–1887
William E. Dodd, 1934–1935
Elizabeth Donnan, 1928–1932
Walter L. Dorn, 1954–1958
Katherine Fischer Drew, 1982–1985
Prasenjit Duara, 2008–2011
William A. Dunning, 1913–1914
W. Clement Eaton, 1959–1963
Edward Eggleston, 1900–1901
Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, 1981–1984
Ephraim Emerton, 1884–1885
Catherine A. Epstein, 2014–2017
John K. Fairbank, 1968–1969
Max Farrand, 1940–1941
Drew G. Faust, 1992–1996
Sidney B. Fay, 1946–1947
Wallace K. Ferguson, 1963–1967
William Scott Ferguson, 1939–1940
Carole K. Fink, 1990–1994
Leon Fink, 1998–2001
Carl Russell Fish, 1920–1923
George Park Fisher, 1898–1899
Walter L. Fleming, 1917–1920
Fred Morrow Fling, 1910–1913
Eric Foner, 2001–2002
Guy Stanton Ford, 1941–1953
Worthington C. Ford, 1917–1919
Robert Forster, 1985–1988
Dixon R. Fox, 1929–1933
John Hope Franklin, 1979–1980
Sandria B. Freitag, 1994–1999
Melville W. Fuller, 1897–1900
Ralph H. Gabriel, 1942–1946
Edward M. Gallaudet, 1896–1897
Samuel Rhea Gammon III, 1981–1994
John A. Garraty, 1982–1985
Peter Gay, 1968–1972
Eugene D. Genovese, 1973–1975
Leo Gershoy, 1949–1953
Charles Gibson, 1977–1978
Felix Gilbert, 1968–1972
Carol N. Gluck, 1987–1990
Jan E. Goldstein, 2015–2016
Art R. Gomez, 2005–2008
Trinidad Gonzales, 2014–2017
George Brown Goode, 1889–1896
Louis R. Gottschalk, 1953–1954
Anthony T. Grafton, 2012–2013
Otis L. Graham Jr., 1971–1974
Patricia Albjerg Graham, 1985–1988
Dewey W. Grantham, 1969–1971
Douglas S. Greenberg, 1996–1999
Evarts Boutell Greene, 1930–1931
Lillian Guerra, 2000–2003
Karen Halttunen, 2007–2010
J. G. DeRoulhac Hamilton, 1928–1932
Barbara A. Hanawalt, 1989–1992
Lewis U. Hanke, 1974–1975
Victoria A. Harden, 2002–2005
Samuel B. Harding, 1915–1919
Louis R. Harlan, 1989–1990
Albert Bushnell Hart, 1909–1910
Charles Homer Haskins, 1922–1923
Nadine I. Hata, 1998–2001
Carlton J. H. Hayes, 1945–1946
Rutherford B. Hayes, 1887–1888
Herbert Heaton, 1952–1956
James B. Hedges, 1956–1959
William Wirt Henry, 1891–1892
David J. Herlihy, 1990–1991
John D. Hicks, 1932–1936
John W. Higham, 1971–1974
Emily Miriam Hill, 1997–2000
George Frisbie Hoar, 1895–1896
Frank H. Hodder, 1907–1910
Richard Hofstadter, 1963–1967
Hajo Holborn, 1967–1968
C. Warren Hollister, 1974–1976
Thomas C. Holt, 1995–1996
W. Stull Holt, 1963–1964
Martha C. Howell, 2011–2014
Charles H. Hull, 1908–1911
Lynn A. Hunt, 2003–2004
Anne Hyde, 2011–2014
Akira Iriye, 1988–1989
J. Franklin Jameson, 1907–1908
John Jay, 1890–1891
John J. Johnson, 1976–1979
Walter Johnson, 1961–1965
Arnita A. Jones, 1999–2010
Jacqueline Jones, 2011–2014
Jean T. Joughin, 1974–1977
Jean Jules Jusserand, 1921–1922
Michael G. Kammen, 1976–1979
Stanley N. Katz, 1997–2000
Robert L. Kelley, 1989–1992
Benjamin B. Kendrick, 1940–1943
Linda K. Kerber, 2007–2008
Robert J. Kerner, 1938–1942
Alice Kessler-Harris, 2006–2009
Richard S. Kirkendall, 1983–1986
Edward C. Kirkland, 1951–1955
Paul A. Knaplund, 1947–1951
Richard H. Kohn, 1986–1989
August C. Krey, 1945–1949
Walter F. LaFeber, 1994–1997
Barbara Miller Lane, 1979–1982
Frederic C. Lane, 1965–1966
William L. Langer, 1957–1958
Laurence M. Larson, 1937–1938
Kenneth Scott Latourette, 1948–1949
Henry Charles Lea, 1903–1904
Stanford E. Lehmberg, 1975–1978
Waldo Gifford Leland, 1908–1919
William Leuchtenburg, 1991–1992
Lawrence W. Levine, 1987–1990
Philippa J. A. Levine, 2014–2017
Bernard Lewis, 1984–1987
Patricia Nelson Limerick, 2010–2013
William E. Lingelbach, 1917–1920
Arthur S. Link, 1984–1985
Elise S. Lipkowitz, 2006–2009
Peggy K. Liss, 1985–1988
John V. Lombardi, 1984–1985
Wm. Roger Louis, 2002–2003
A. Lawrence Lowell, 1900–1903
Ralph H. Lutz, 1944–1948
William MacDonald, 1906–1909
Alfred Thayer Mahan, 1902–1903
J. Frank Malaret, 2007–2010
Dumas Malone, 1934–1938
Helen Taft Manning, 1953–1957
Patrick Manning, 2017–2018
Arthur J. Marder, 1972–1975
Cheryl E. Martin, 1996–1999
Sarah C. Maza, 2009–2012
Constantine E. McGuire, 1930–1936
C. H. McIlwain, 1936–1937
Andrew C. McLaughlin, 1914–1915
John Bach McMaster, 1905–1906
William H. McNeill, 1985–1986
James M. McPherson, 2004–2005
Frederick Merk, 1935–1939
Barbara Metcalf, 2011–2012
Joseph C. Miller, 1999–2000
Farina Mir, 2014–2017
Charles Moore, 1916–1917
Samuel Eliot Morison, 1950–1951
Richard B. Morris, 1976–1977
Dwight W. Morrow, 1926–1929
Charles F. Mullett, 1961–1965
Dana C. Munro, 1926–1927
Nellie Neilson, 1943–1944
Allan Nevins, 1959–1960
Roy F. Nichols, 1966–1967
Emiliana Pasca Noether, 1975–1978
Wallace Notestein, 1933–1937
Maureen Murphy Nutting, 2001–2004
Laurence B. Packard, 1937–1941
Randall M. Packard, 2013–2016
Nell Irvin Painter, 1990–1994
Sidney Painter, 1951–1955
Valerie Paley, 2015–2018
Colin A. Palmer, 1997–2000
Robert R. Palmer, 1970–1971
Stanley M. Pargellis, 1956–1960
Frederic L. Paxson, 1938–1939
Otis A. Pease, 1977–1980
Dexter Perkins, 1956–1957
Mary Elizabeth Perry, 1992–1996
Norma L. Peterson, 1975–1978
Trudy H. Peterson, 2010–2011
Carla Rahn Phillips, 1996–1999
Ulrich Phillips, 1929–1933
Bessie L. Pierce, 1935–1939
David H. Pinkney, 1980–1981
Kenneth L. Pomeranz, 2014–2015
William F. Poole, 1888–1889
Peter A. Porter Jr., 2012–2015
Gaines Post, 1959–1963
David Morris Potter, 1970–1971
Herbert Putnam, 1901–1904
Ruth Putnam, 1919–1922
Charles W. Ramsdell, 1930–1934
Barbara N. Ramusack, 1995–1998
James G. Randall, 1952–1953
Conyers Read, 1949–1950
Joshua L. Reid, 2013–2016
Kevin Reilly, 2004–2007
Robert V. Remini, 1978–1981
James Ford Rhodes, 1899–1900
Eugene F. Rice Jr., 1978–1981
Franklin L. Riley Jr., 1909–1912
Donald A. Ritchie, 1992–1996
Helen Anne B. Rivlin, 1971–1974
Caroline Robbins, 1967–1968
Mary Louise Roberts, 2013–2016
James Harvey Robinson, 1929–1930
Nancy Lyman Roelker, 1975–1978
Theodore Roosevelt, 1912–1913
Winfred T. Root, 1927–1931
Willie Lee Rose, 1978–1979
William G. Rosenberg, 1994–1997
Roy A. Rosenzweig, 2003–2006
Michael I. Rostovtzeff, 1935–1936
Robert I. Rotberg, 1981–1984
Andrew Jon Rotter, 2012–2015
Vicki L. Ruiz, 2016–2017
Edmund P. Russell III, 2015–2018
David Harris Sacks, 2001–2004
Lucy M. Salmon, 1915–1919
Brenda J. Santos, 2015–2018
Max Savelle, 1948–1952
J. Salwyn Schapiro, 1942–1946
Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr., 1942–1943
Bernadotte E. Schmitt, 1960–1961
Carl E. Schorske, 1964–1968
James Schouler, 1897–1898
Robert Livingston Schuyler, 1951–1952
Stuart B. Schwartz, 1979–1982
Laura Isabel Serna, 2010–2013
Boyd C. Shafer, 1953–1962
James J. Sheehan, 2006–2007
Linda Shopes, 1999–2002
James T. Shotwell, 1919–1922
Richard L. Shryock, 1952–1956
Mrinalini Sinha, 2005–2008
St. George L. Sioussat, 1920–1923
Kathryn Kish Sklar, 2001–2001
William M. Sloane, 1911–1912
Goldwin Smith, 1904–1905
Lacey Baldwin Smith, 1978–1981
Pamela H. Smith, 2004–2007
John L. Snell Jr., 1965–1969
Susan M. Socolow, 1989–1992
Leo F. Solt, 1974–1975
Raymond J. Sontag, 1940–1944
Edwin E. Sparks, 1909–1912
Jonathan D. Spence, 2005–2006
Gabrielle M. Spiegel, 2009–2010
Peter N. Stearns, 1995–1998
H. Morse Stephens, 1915–1916
Carl Stephenson, 1941–1945
Richard Salter Storrs, 1896–1897
Joseph R. Strayer, 1971–1972
Margaret A. Strobel, 1988–1991
Thomas J. Sugrue, 2010–2013
Warren Susman, 1976–1979
Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau, 1988–1990
Stefan Tanaka, 2002–2005
Henry Osborn Taylor, 1927–1928
Quintard Taylor Jr., 2003–2006
John J. TePaske, 1986–1989
William Roscoe Thayer, 1919–1920
James Westfall Thompson, 1940–1941
Mack Thompson, 1974–1981
Lynn Thorndike, 1955–1956
John K. Thornton, 2009–2012
Sylvia Thrupp Strayer, 1971–1974
Reuben Gold Thwaites, 1904–1907
Louise A. Tilly, 1994–1995
George B. Tindall, 1984–1987
Barbara L. Tischler, 2009–2012
Lawrence W. Towner, 1972–1975
David S. Trask, 1995–1998
Donald W. Treadgold, 1969–1973
Payson J. Treat, 1926–1930
Frederick Jackson Turner, 1910–1911
Moses Coit Tyler, 1884–1885
Laurel T. Ulrich, 2010–2011
David D. Van Tassel, 1979–1982
Richard T. Vann, 1987–1990
John M. Vincent, 1912–1915
Frederic E. Wakeman, 1992–1994
M. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes, 2003–2006
Paul L. Ward, 1965–1974
Robert M. Warner, 1981–1984
Sam Bass Warner Jr., 1991–1995
Walter Prescott Webb, 1958–1959
David J. Weber, 2008–2010
William A. Weber, 2001–2004
William B. Weeden Esq., 1884–1886
Gerhard L. Weinberg, 1981–1984
Barbara Weinstein, 2008–2009
Thomas J. Wertenbaker, 1947–1948
William Linn Westermann, 1944–1945
Arthur M. Wheeler, 1887–1889
Arthur P. Whitaker, 1947–1951
Andrew Dickson White, 1885–1886
Laura A. White, 1944–1948
Lynn T. White Jr., 1973–1974
Peter White, 1899–1902
Martin J. Wiener, 1988–1991
James F. Willard, 1933–1935
William Bradford Willcox, 1966–1970
Mary W. Williams, 1922–1926
Woodrow Wilson, 1923–1924
Justin Winsor, 1887–1888
Carl Wittke, 1946–1950
Larry Wolff, 2007–2010
James A. Woodburn, 1910–1913
C. Vann Woodward, 1969–1970
Gordon J. Wright, 1975–1976
Louis B. Wright, 1964–1965
George MacKinnon Wrong, 1916–1920
Marilyn B. Young, 1998–2001
Mary E. Young, 1979–1981