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Past NARUC Presidents

1889 - 1900

Thomas M. Cooley, Interstate Commerce Commission; March 1889 - March 1891

Eugene P. Woodruff, South Carolina; March 1891 - April 1892

George M. Woodruff, Connecticut; April 1892 - May 1894

Allen Fort, Georgia; May 1894 - May 1895

Simeon R. Billings, Michigan; May 1895 - May 1896

Isaac B. Brown, Pennsylvania; May 1896 - May 1897

Charles L. Davidson, Iowa; May 1897 - May 1898

1900 - 1950

Cicero J. Lindly, Illinois; May 1898 - February, 1902

Benjamin F. Chadbourne, Maine; February 1902 - July 1903

John V. Smith, Alabama; July 17, 1903 - November 1904

Ira B. Bills, Minnesota; November 1904 - August 1905

W.G. Smith, South Dakota; August 1905 - April 1906

John S. McMillen, Washington; April 1906 - May 1907

C.C. McChord, Kentucky; October 1907 - October 1908

Martin S. Decker, New York; October 1908 - November 1910

R. Hudson Burr, Florida; November 1910 - October 1911

Charles F. Staples, Minnesota; October 1911 - November 1912

O.P. Gothlin, Ohio; November 1912 - October 1913

Laurence B. Finn, Kentucky; November 1913 - November 1914

Clifford Thorne, Iowa; November 1914 - October 1915

Robert R. Prentis, Virginia; October 1915 - November 1916

Max Thelen, California; November 1916 - October 1917

Edward C. Niles, New Hampshire; October 1917 - November 1918

Charles E. Elmquist, Minnesota; November 1918 - October 1919

Walter A. Shaw, Illinois; October 1919 - November 1920

James A. Perry, Georgia; November 1920 - October 1921

Carl D. Jackson, Wisconsin; October 1921 - November 1922

Dwight N. Lewis, Iowa; November 1922 - December 1923

Harry G. Taylor, Nebraska; December 1923 - November 1924

William D.B. Ainey, Pennsylvania; November 1924 - October 1925

A.G. Patterson, Alabama; October 1925 - November 1926

John F. Shaughnessy, Nevada; November 1926 - October 1927

Henry G. Wells, Massachusetts; October 1927  -November 1928

Lewis E. Gettle, Wisconsin; November 1928 - August 1929

Charles Webster, Iowa; August 1929 - November 1930

Harvey H. Hannah, Tennessee; November 1930 - October 1931

John J. Murphy, South Dakota; October 1931 - November 1932

J. Paul Kuhn, Illinois; November 1932 - January 1933

Amos A. Betts, Arizona; February 1933 - June 1933

H. Lester Hooker, Virginia; July 1933 - October, 1933

Richard Thomas Higgins, Michigan; October 1933 - September 1934

Andrew R. McDonald, Wisconsin; September 1934 - October 1935

Frank P. Morgan, Alabama; October 1935 - May 1936

Thomas E. McKay, Utah; May1936 - April 1937

Alexander M. Mahood, West Virginia; April 1937 - November 1938

Nelson Lee Smith, New Hampshire; November 1938 - August 1939

Harry Bacharach, New Jersey; August 1939 - December 1940

James W. Wolfe, South Carolina; December 1940 - August 1941

Julian D. James, Missouri; August 1941 - July 1942

Frank W. Matson, Minnesota; July 1942 - September 1943

Wade O. Martin, Louisiana; September 1943 - November 1944

George C. McConnaughey, Ohio; November 1944 - January 1945

John D. Biggs, Illinois; February 1945 - November 1946

Duane T. Swanson, Nebraska; November 1946 - July 1947

Walter R. McDonald, Georgia; July 1947 - November 1948

Justus R. Craemer, California; November 1948 - August 1949

Harry M. Miller, Ohio; August 1949 - November 1950

1951 - 2000

George H. Flagg, Oregon; November 1950 - October 1951

J.C. Darby, South Carolina; October 1951 - November 1952

Eugene S. Loughlin, Connecticut; November 1952 -September 1953

C.L. “Roy” Doherty, South Dakota; September 1953 - November 1954

W.F. Whitney, Wisconsin; November 1954 - October 1956

Benjamin F. Feinberg, New York; October 1955 - July 1956

John C. Hammer, Tennessee; July 1956 - October 1957

Edward R. Thornton, New Hampshire; November 1958 - November 1958

John B. Conly, Pennsylvania; November 1958 - March 1959

Matt L. McWhorter, Georgia; April 1959 - October 1959

George R. Perrine, Illinois; October 1959 - December 1960

Peter Mitchell, California; December 1960 - September 1961

David M. Brackman, Massachusetts; September 1961 - November 1962

Joseph J. Brown, Nebraska; November 1962 - October 1963

Nat B. Knight, Jr., Louisiana; October 1962 - December 1964

Noel A. Clark, Nevada; December 1964 - October 1965

James A. Lundy, New York; October 1965 - November 1966

Frederick N. Allen, Maine; November 1966 - November 1967

James W. Karber, Illinois; November 1967 - November 1968

Harry T. Westcott, North Carolina; November 1968 - October 1969

Francis Pearson, Washington; October 1969 - November 1970

George I. Bloom, Pennsylvania; November 1970 - September 1971

Francis J. Riordan, New Hampshire; September 1971 - November 1972

Arthur L. Padrutt, Wisconsin; December 1972 - September 1973

Ben T. Wiggins, Georgia; September 1973 - December 1974

Ralph H. Wickberg, Idaho; December 1974 - November 1975

James McGirr Kelly, Pennsylvania; November 1975 - November 1976

Alexander J. Kalinski, New Hampshire; November 1976 - November 1977

Richard A. Elkin, North Dakota; November 1977 - November 1978

Norman A. Johnson, Jr., Mississippi; November 1978 - December 1979

Heber P. Hardy, Nevada, December 1979 - November 1980

Edward P. Larkin, New York, November 1980 - November 1981

Edward F. Burke, Rhode Island, November 1981 - November 1982

Larry J. Wallace, Indiana, November 1982 - November 1983

Junie L. Bradshaw, Virginia, November 1983 - November 1984

Susan M. Knowles, Alaska, November 1984 - November 1985

George H. Barbour, New Jersey, November 1985 - November 1986

Peter A. Bradford, Maine, November 1986 - November 1987

Bruce Hagen, North Dakota, November 1987 - November 1988

Henry G. Yonce, South Carolina, November 1988 - November 1989

Sharon L. Nelson, Washington, November 1989 - November 1990

William A. Badger, Maryland, November 1990 - September 1991

William D. Steinmeier, Missouri, September 1991 - November 1991

Kenneth Gordon, Maine, November 1991 - November 1992

Dennis J. Nagel, Iowa, November 1992 - November 1993

Keith Bissell, Tennessee, November 1993 - November 1994

Bob Anderson, Montana, November 1994 - November 1995

Cheryl L. Parrino, Wisconsin, November 1995 - November 1996

Bruce Ellsowrth, New Hampshire; November 1996 - November 1997

Jolynn Barry Butler, Ohio; November 1997 - November 1998

Jim Sullivan, Alabama; November 1998 - November 1999

Bob Rowe, Montana; November 1999 - November 2000

2001 - Present

Nora Mead Brownell; November 2000 - May 2001

Bill Nugent, Maine; May 2001 - November 2002

David Svanda, Michigan; November 2002 - August 2003

Stan Wise, Georgia; August 2003 - November 2004

Marilyn Showalter, Washington; November 2004 - February 2005

Diane Munns, Iowa; February 2005 - November 2006

Jim Kerr; North Carolina; November 2006 - November 2007

Marsha Smith, Idaho; November 2007 - November 2008

Frederick F. Butler, New Jersey; November 2008 - November 2009

David C. Coen, Vermont; November 2009 - November 2010

Tony Clark, North Dakota; November 2010 - November 2011

David A. Wright, South Carolina; November 2011 - November 2012

Philip Jones, Washington; November 2012 - November 2013

Colette D. Honorable, Arkansas; November 2013 - November 2014

Lisa Edgar, Florida; November 2014 - November 2015

Travis Kavulla, Montana; November 2015 - November 2016