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Past Presidents

YEAR   PRESIDENT, CONVENTION LOCATION

2023    Jim Kozelek, Chicago, IL
2022    Chris Young, Chicago, IL
2021    Timothy Wan, Virtual
2020    Timothy Wan, Virtual
2019    Lorna Walker, Orlando, FL
2018    Marc Bressler, Chicago, IL
2017    Peter Califano, Chicago, IL
2016    Robert S. Bernstein, Chicago, IL
2015    Barry Gammons, Las Vegas, NV
2014    Jeffrey N. Schatzman, Chicago, IL
2013    Ivan Jac Reich, Chicago, IL
2012    James “Beau” Hays, Chicago, IL
2011    Gary M. Weiner, Chicago, IL
2010    Ernest V. Thomas, III, Chicago, IL
2009    David R. Gamache, Chicago, IL
2008    Wanda Borges, Chicago, IL
2007    Sidney S. Friedman, Chicago, IL
2006    Jerry T. Myers, Asheville, NC
2005    Mary K. Whitmer, Toronto, Canada
2004    Paul I. Mendelson, Newport, RI
2003    John P. Wanderer, Isl. of Hawaii, HI
2002    William C. Sturm, Park City, UT
2001     Mark J. Sheriff, Hilton Head, Island, SC
2000    Daniel J. Goldberg, Monterey, CA
1999    Louis A. LeLaurin, III, Mont Tremblant, Canada
1998    Charles R. Johanson, III, Amelia Island, FL
1997    Murray S. Lubitz, Bolton Landing, NY
1996    Robert S. Bernstein, Whistler, Canada
1995    Elliott D. Levin, Dana Point, CA
1994    Frederick M. Luper, White Sulphur Springs, WV
1993    Robert I. Morris, Southampton, Bermuda
1992    Charles S. Bernstein, Sun Valley, ID
1991    Richard G. Baumann, Grand Traverse, MI
1990    Fred J. Smith, Jr., Hilton Head, SC
1989    John J. McLaughlin, Maui, HI
1988    Norman K. Gurstel, Palm Beach, FL
1987    Gary A. Plotkin, Asheville, NC
1986    Benson Zion, La Costa, Carlsbad, CA
1985    James A. Chatz, Hilton Head, SC
1984    Frank W. Koger, Montreal, Canada
1983    Joseph E. Friend, Colorado Springs, CO
1982    Arthur I. Ungerman, Palm Beach, FL
1981     Eugene B. Berman, Dorado Beach, PR
1980    James E. Carmel, Kauai, HI
1979     Joseph Braunstein, Sun Valley, ID
1978     Robert B. Chatz, Hot Springs, VA
1977     Murray B. DeGroot, Colorado Springs, CO
1976     Wilbur G. Silberman, Miami, FL
1975     Gerald W. Brownstein, Coronado, CA
1974     Stuart E. Hertzberg, Southampton, Bermuda
1973     Arthur M. Lewis, Sun Valley, ID
1972     Sanford A. Harris, Miami, FL
1971     Leonard M. Salter, White Sulphur Springs, WV
1970     Paul E. Berman, Kiamesha Lake, NY
1969     Bernard A. Riemer, Lake Tahoe, NV
1968     Francis H. Fairley, Grand Bahama Island
1967     Morris W. Macey, White Sulphur Springs, WV
1966     Bernard D. Craig, Mackinac Island, MI
1965     Lawrence B. Raff, Miami Beach, FL
1964     Edwin L. Brown, Jr., Kiamesha Lake, NY
1963     Arthur T. Wasserman, Coronado, CA
1962     William R. Eddleman, White Sulphur Springs, WV
1961     W. Alex Kennedy, Saranac, NY
1960    Benjamin H. Wicksel, French Lick, IN
1959     Leonard J. Brizdle, White Sulphur Springs, WV

YEAR   PRESIDENT, CONVENTION LOCATION

1958    George J. Balbach, Atlantic City, NJ
1957    Max Winograd, Houston, TX
1956    William M. Silverman, Bretton Woods, NH
1955    David W. Strauss, Coronado, CA
1954    Max B. Reid, Miami Beach, FL
1953    C.J. Wagner, Mackinac Island, MI
1952    Morris Weisman, French Lick, IN
1951    Louis J. Sagner, Saranac, NY
1950    John E. Baker, Jr., Mackinac Island, MI
1949    C. Glenn Garten, Roanoke, VA
1948    George Burns, Cleveland, OH
1947    Grover C. Thompson, Atlantic City, NJ
1946    Fred G. Stanley, Mackinac Island, MI
1945    Charles L. Cunningham, No Convention
1944    Tyree G. Newbill, No Convention
1943    Henry L. Fist, No Convention
1942    Abraham Lieberman, French Lick, IN
1941    Harold B. Doyle, New York, NY
1940    Carroll A. Teller, Chicago, IL
1939    John M. Niehaus, Jr., Washington, DC
1938    Col. Frederick A. Lind, Mackinac Island, MI
1937    W. Leslie Miller, Cleveland, OH
1936    G. Dexter Blount, Boston, MA
1935    Frank M. Ely, Washington, DC
1934    William B. Henderson, White Sulphur Springs, WV
1933    Sol Weiss, Mackinac Island, MI
1932    Frank W. Stonecipher, Washington, DC
1931    Robert H. Sykes, Toronto, Canada
1930    Col. Frederick A. Lind, Mackinac Island, MI
1929    Raymond G. Young, Montreal, Canada
1928    J. Purdon Wright, Mackinac Island, MI
1927    Maurice P. Davidson, Atlantic City, NJ
1926    Livingston E. Osborne, San Francisco, CA
1925    Fred Blair Townsend, Mackinac Island, MI
1924    Claude D. Ritter, Montreal, Canada
1923    Thad M. Talcott, Jr., West Baden, IN
1922    John B. Edwards, Atlantic City, NJ
1921    Edward F. Flynn, Minneapolis, MN
1920    George A. Bacon, Asbury Park, NJ
1919    William H.H. Piatt, Cincinnati, OH
1918    E.E. Donnelly, Chicago, IL
1917    E.G. McGilton, Saratoga Springs, NY
1916    Earle W. Evans, Atlantic City, NJ
1915    Edwin H. Brink, Pasadena, CA
1914    Edwin A. Krauthoff, Chicago, IL
1913    Frederic P. Vose, Cape May, NJ
1912    J. Howard Reber, Colorado Springs, COJ
1911    A. V. Cannon, Atlantic City, NJ
1910    Henry Deutsch, Narragansett Pier
1909    George M. Napier, Narragansett Pier
1908    Albert N. Eastman, Mackinac Island, MI
1907    H.G. W. Dinkelspiel, Detroit, MI
1906    George W. Carr, Asheville, NC
1905    S.T. Bledsoe, Niagara Falls, NY
1904    Frederick L. Siddons, West Baden, IN
1903    Albert H. Weed, Mackinac Island, MI
1902    E.F. Ferguson, Niagara Falls, NY
1901    W.W. Watts, Put-in-Bay, OH
1900    Charles R. Miller, Milwaukee, WI
1899    Ernest T. Florance, Asbury Park, NJ
1898    John D. Green, Put-in-Bay, OH
1897    Edmund M. Bartlett, Put-in-Bay, OH
1896    William C. Sprague, Omaha, NE
1895    William C. Sprague, Detroit, MI

Past Presidents

YEAR

PRESIDENT

CONVENTION LOCATION

2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959

Jim Kozelek
Chris Young
Timothy Wan
Timothy Wan
Lorna Walker
Marc Bressler
Peter Califano
Robert S. Bernstein
Barry Gammons
Jeffrey N. Schatzman
Ivan Jac Reich
James “Beau” Hays
Gary M. Weiner
Ernest V. Thomas, III
David R. Gamache
Wanda Borges
Sidney S. Friedman
Jerry T. Myers
Mary K. Whitmer
Paul I. Mendelson
John P. Wanderer
William C. Sturm
Mark J. Sheriff
Daniel J. Goldberg
Louis A. LeLaurin, III
Charles R. Johanson, III
Murray S. Lubitz
Robert S. Bernstein
Elliott D. Levin
Frederick M. Luper
Robert I. Morris
Charles S. Bernstein
Richard G. Baumann
Fred J. Smith, Jr.
John J. McLaughlin
Norman K. Gurstel
Gary A. Plotkin
Benson Zion
James A. Chatz
Frank W. Koger
Joseph E. Friend
Arthur I. Ungerman
Eugene B. Berman
James E. Carmel
Joseph Braunstein
Robert B. Chatz
Murray B. DeGroot
Wilbur G. Silberman
Gerald W. Brownstein
Stuart E. Hertzberg
Arthur M. Lewis
Sanford A. Harris
Leonard M. Salter
Paul E. Berman
Bernard A. Riemer
Francis H. Fairley
Morris W. Macey
Bernard D. Craig
Lawrence B. Raff
Edwin L. Brown, Jr.
Arthur T. Wasserman
William R. Eddleman
W. Alex Kennedy
Benjamin H. Wicksel
Leonard J. Brizdle

Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Virtual
Virtual
Orlando, FL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Las Vegas, NV
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Asheville, NC
Toronto, Canada
Newport, RI
Isl. of Hawaii, HI
Park City, UT
Hilton Head Island, SC
Monterey, CA
Mont Tremblant, Canada
Amelia Island, FL
Bolton Landing, NY
Whistler, Canada
Dana Point, CA
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Southampton, Bermuda
Sun Valley, ID
Grand Traverse, MI
Hilton Head, SC
Maui, HI
Palm Beach, FL
Asheville, NC
La Costa, Carlsbad, CA
Hilton Head, SC
Montreal, Canada
Colorado Springs, CO
Palm Beach, FL
Dorado Beach, PR
Kauai, HI
Sun Valley, ID
Hot Springs, VA
Colorado Springs, CO
Miami, FL
Coronado, CA
Southampton, Bermuda
Sun Valley, ID
Miami, FL
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Kiamesha Lake, NY
Lake Tahoe, NV
Grand Bahama Island
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Mackinac Island, MI
Miami Beach, FL
Kiamesha Lake, NY
Coronado, CA
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Saranac, NY
French Lick, IN
White Sulphur Springs, WV

YEAR

PRESIDENT

CONVENTION LOCATION

1958
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953
1952
1951
1950
1949
1948
1947
1946
1945
1944
1943
1942
1941
1940
1939
1938
1937
1936
1935
1934
1933
1932
1931
1930
1929
1928
1927
1926
1925
1924
1923
1922
1921
1920
1919
1918
1917
1916
1915
1914
1913
1912
1911
1910
1909
1908
1907
1906
1905
1904
1903
1902
1901
1900
1899
1898
1897
1896
1895

George J. Balbach
Max Winograd
William M. Silverman
David W. Strauss
Max B. Reid
C.J. Wagner
Morris Weisman
Louis J. Sagner
John E. Baker, Jr.
C. Glenn Garten
George Burns
Grover C. Thompson
Fred G. Stanley
Charles L. Cunningham
Tyree G. Newbill
Henry L. Fist
Abraham Lieberman
Harold B. Doyle
Carroll A. Teller
John M. Niehaus, Jr.
Col. Frederick A. Lind
W. Leslie Miller
G. Dexter Blount
Frank M. Ely
William B. Henderson
Sol Weiss
Frank W. Stonecipher
Robert H. Sykes
Col. Frederick A. Lind
Raymond G. Young
J. Purdon Wright
Maurice P. Davidson
Livingston E. Osborne
Fred Blair Townsend
Claude D. Ritter
Thad M. Talcott, Jr.
John B. Edwards
Edward F. Flynn
George A. Bacon
William H.H. Piatt
E.E. Donnelly
E.G. McGilton
Earle W. Evans
Edwin H. Brink
Edwin A. Krauthoff
Frederic P. Vose
J. Howard Reber
A. V. Cannon
Henry Deutsch
George M. Napier
Albert N. Eastman
H.G. W. Dinkelspiel
George W. Carr
S.T. Bledsoe
Frederick L. Siddons
Albert H. Weed
E.F. Ferguson
W.W. Watts
Charles R. Miller
Ernest T. Florance
John D. Green
Edmund M. Bartlett
William C. Sprague
William C. Sprague

Atlantic City, NJ
Houston, TX
Bretton Woods, NH
Coronado, CA
Miami Beach, FL
Mackinac Island, MI
French Lick, IN
Saranac, NY
Mackinac Island, MI
Roanoke, VA
Cleveland, OH
Atlantic City, NJ
Mackinac Island, MI
No Convention
No Convention
No Convention
French Lick, IN
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Washington, DC
Mackinac Island, MI
Cleveland, OH
Boston, MA
Washington, DC
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Mackinac Island, MI
Washington, DC
Toronto, Canada
Mackinac Island, MI
Montreal, Canada
Mackinac Island, MI
Atlantic City, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Mackinac Island, MI
Montreal, Canada
West Baden, IN
Atlantic City, NJ
Minneapolis, MN
Asbury Park, NJ
Cincinnati, OH
Chicago, IL
Saratoga Springs, NY
Atlantic City, NJ
Pasadena, CA
Chicago, IL
Cape May, NJ
Colorado Springs, CO
Atlantic City, NJ
Narragansett Pier
Narragansett Pier
Mackinac Island, MI
Detroit, MI
Asheville, NC
Niagara Falls, NY
West Baden, IN
Mackinac Island, MI
Niagara Falls, NY
Put-in-Bay, OH
Milwaukee, WI
Asbury Park, NJ
Put-in-Bay, OH
Put-in-Bay, OH
Omaha, NE
Detroit, MI

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