Publication Date

April 1, 1992

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

The Nominating Committee for 1992-93, chaired by Pete Daniel, National Museum of American History, met in Washington, D.C., on February 13–15, and offers the following candidates for offices of the Association that are to be filled in the election this year:

President (one-year term)

Louise A. Tilly, New School for Social Research (European social)

President-elect (one-year term)

Thomas C. Holt, University of Chicago (19th c. U.S. southern)

Joan M. Jensen, New Mexico State University (20th c. U.S.; women)

Vice-President, Professional Division (three-year term)

David Brody, University of California, Davis (U.S. labor)

Drew Gilpin Faust, University of Pennsylvania (U.S. South)

Council Members (three-year terms)

Place 1

Gale Peterson, Cincinnati Historical Society (U.S.)

Donald A. Ritchie, U.S. Senate Historical Office (U.S. political)

Place 2

Lisa Bitel, Lawrence, KS (medieval)

Mary Elizabeth Perry, Pasadena, CA (medieval)

Division Members (three-year terms)


Richard L. Greaves, Florida State University (Reformation)

Claire Moses, University of Maryland, College Park (modern France)


Patricia N. Limerick, University of Colorado at Boulder (U.S. West)

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, University of New Hampshire (U.S. colonial)


David Berry, Essex County (NJ) College (19th c. England)

James J. Lorence, University of Wisconsin Center-Marathon County (U.S. diplomatic)

Committee on Committees (three-year term)

Susan Porter Benson, University of Missouri-Columbia (U.S. social)

Ramón Gutiérrez, University of California, San Diego (Chicano)

Nominating Committee (three-year terms)

Place 1

Jeffrey T. Sammons, New York University (Afro-American)

Sylvia Jacobs, North Carolina Central University (Afro-American)

Place 2

James J. Dougherty, National Endowment for the Humanities (recent U.S.)

David Wigdor, Library of Congress (U.S. legal)

Place 3

Marcia Colish, Oberlin College (medieval)

William J. Courtenay, University of Wisconsin-Madison (medieval)

Nominations may also be made by petition carrying in each case the signatures of one hundred or more members of the Association in good standing and indicating in each case the particular vacancy for which the nomination is intended. Nominations by petition must be in the hands of the Nominating Committee on or before July 1, 1992. All nominations must be accompanied by certification of willingness of the nominee to serve if elected. In distributing the annual ballot by mail to the members of the Association, the Nominating Committee shall present and identify such candidates nominated by petition along with its own candidates.

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