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History of SAR

Presidents General of the SAR and Annual Congress Sites

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).

YearCongressLocationPresident General ElectedSAR Society
1889
Fraunces Tavern, New York, NYLucius P. DemingConnecticut SAR
18901Louisville, KYDr. William S. WebbEmpire State SAR and Vermont SAR
18912Hartford, CTDr. William S. WebbEmpire State SAR and Vermont SAR
18923New York, NYGeneral Horace PorterEmpire State SAR
18934Chicago, ILGeneral Horace PorterEmpire State SAR
18945Washington, D.C.General Horace PorterEmpire State SAR
18956Boston, MAGeneral Horace PorterEmpire State SAR
18967Richmond, VAGeneral Horace PorterEmpire State SAR
18978Cleveland, OHEdward S. BarrettMassachusetts SAR
18989Morristown, NJEdward S. BarrettMassachusetts SAR
189910Detroit, MIFranklin MurphyNew Jersey SAR
190011New York, NYJoseph C. BreckinridgeKentucky SAR and District of Columbia SAR
190112Pittsburgh, PAWalter S. LoganEmpire State SAR
190213Washington, D.C.Gov. Edwin WarfieldMaryland SAR
190314New Haven, CTGen. Edwin GreeleyConnecticut SAR
190415St. Louis, MOJames D. HancockPennsylvania SAR
190516Philadelphia, PAFrancis H. AppletonMassachusetts SAR
190617Boston, MACornelius C. PugsleyEmpire State SAR
190718Denver, CONelson A. McClaryIllinois SAR
190819Buffalo, NYHenry StockbridgeMaryland SAR
190920Baltimore, MDMorris B. BeardsleyConnecticut SAR
191021Toledo, OHWilliam A. MarbleEmpire State SAR
191122Louisville, KYDr. Moses G. ParkerMassachusetts SAR
191223Boston, MAJames M. RichardsonOhio SAR
191324Chicago, ILRogers Clark Ballard ThrustonKentucky SAR
191425Syracuse, NYRogers Clark Ballard ThrustonKentucky SAR
191526Portland, ORNewell B. WoodworthEmpire State SAR
191627Newark, NJElmer M. WentworthIowa SAR
191728Nashville, TNElmer M. WentworthIowa SAR
191829Rochester, NYLouis Annin AmesEmpire State SAR
191930Detroit, MIChancellor L. JenksIllinois SAR
192031Hartford, CTJ. Henry PrestonMaryland SAR
192132Buffalo, NYWallace McCamantOregon SAR
192233Springfield, MAMajor Washington Irving Lincoln AdamsNew Jersey SAR
192334Nashville, TNArthur Preston SumnerRhode Island SAR
192435Salt Lake City, UTMarvin Harrison LewisKentucky SAR
192536Swampscott, MAJudge Harvey Foote RemingtonEmpire State SAR
192637Philadelphia, PAWilbert H. BarrettMichigan SAR
192738Richmond, VAErnest E. RogersConnecticut SAR
192839Washington, D.C.Ganson DepewEmpire State SAR
192940Springfield, ILHoward RowleyCalifornia SAR
193041Ashbury Park, NJJudge Josiah S. Van OrsdelDistrict of Columbia SAR
193142Charlotte, NCBenjamin Newhall Johnson (Died While in Office)
Judge Josiah S. Van Orsdel (Appointed)
Massachusetts SAR


District of Columbia SAR
193243Washington, D.C.Frederick W. MillspaughTennessee SAR
193344Cincinnati, OHArthur M. McGrillisRhode Island SAR
193445Baltimore, MDArthur M. McGrillisRhode Island SAR
193546Louisville, KYHenry F. BakerMaryland SAR
193647Portland, MEMessmore KendallEmpire State SAR
193748Buffalo, NYMessmore KendallEmpire State SAR
193849Dallas, TXMessmore KendallEmpire State SAR
193950New London, CTMessmore KendallEmpire State SAR
194051Washington, D.C.Loren E. SouersOhio SAR
194152Columbus, OHG. Ridgely SappingtonMaryland SAR
194253Wiliamsburg, VASterling Fahn MutzNebraska SAR
194354New York, NYSmith Lewis MulterNew Jersey SAR
194455Harrisburg, PASmith Lewis MulterNew Jersey SAR
1945(No Annual Meeting Held on Account of World War II)
194656Trenton, NJAllen L. OliverMissouri SAR
194757Huntington, WVA. Herbert ForemanVirginia SAR
194858Minneapolis, MNCharles B. Shaler (Died While in Office)
Ben H. Powell (Appointed)
Pennsylvania
SAR


Texas SAR
194959Jacksonville, FLJohn Whelchel FingerEmpire State SAR
195060Atlantic City, NJWallace C. HallMichigan SAR
195161San Francisco, CAWallace C. HallMichigan SAR
195262Houston, TXRay O. EdwardsFlorida SAR
195363Cincinnati, OHArthur A. de la HoussayeLouisiana SAR
195464Williamsburg, VAMilton M. LoryIowa SAR
195565Chicago, ILEdgar Williamson, Jr.New Jersey SAR
195666Lake George, NYEugene P. Carver, Jr.Massachusetts SAR
195767Salt Lake City, UTGeorge E. Tarbox, Jr.Colorado SAR
195868Biloxi, MSWalter A. WentworthEmpire State SAR
195969Pittsburgh, PACharles A. JonesOhio SAR
196070Memphis, TNDr. Herschel S. MurphyNew Jersey SAR
196171Clearwater, FLHorace Y. KitchellMississippi SAR
196272Philadelphia, PACharles A. Anderson, M.D.Ohio SAR
196373Lexington, KYRobert L. SonfieldTexas SAR
196474Detroit, MIHarry T. BurnTennessee SAR
196575Albuquerque, NMHoward E. CoeConnecticut SAR
196676Groton, CTKenneth G. Smith, Jr.Pennsylvania SAR
196777Columbus, OHLen Young SmithIllinois SAR
196878Williamsburg, VAWalter G. SterlingTexas SAR
196979Salt Lake City, UTJames B. GardinerEmpire State SAR
197080Houston, TXWalter P. MartinRhode Island SAR
197181Atlantic City, NJEugene C. McGuireOhio SAR
197282Indianapolis, INRyall S. MorganAlabama SAR
197383Palm Beach, FLMarion CrawmerMichigan SAR
197484Baltimore, MDM. Graham Clark, Ed.D.Missouri SAR
197585Boston, MARobert D. Savage, Lt. Col. USA (Ret.)Pennsylvania SAR
197686Philadelphia, PAMatthew B. SellersFlorida SAR
197787Milwaukee, WIWilson King BarnesMaryland SAR
197888Louisville, KYCalvin Ellsworth Chunn, Ph.D.California SAR
197989San Diego, CACalvin Ellsworth Chunn, Ph.D.California SAR
198090Dallas, TXArthur Mansfield KingKansas SAR
198191Oklahoma City, OKRichard H. Thompson, Jr.Florida SAR
198292Portland, ORHoward L. Hamilton, Ph.D.Virginia SAR
198393Atlanta, GAWarren G. Hayes, Jr.Pennsylvania SAR
198494Cincinnati, OHCarl F. BessentMaryland SAR
198595Louisville, KYCol. Benjamin H. MorrisKentucky SAR
198696Tampa, FLClovis H. BrakebillTexas SAR
198797Valley Forge, PANolan W. CarsonOhio SAR
198898Tyson's Corner, VACharles F. Printz, Sr.West Virginia SAR
198999San Francisco, CAJames R. WestlakeGeorgia SAR
1990100Louisville, KYCol. James R. CalhounNew Mexico SAR
1991101Kansas City, KSGeorge H. Brandau, M.D.Texas SAR
1992102Norfolk, VAPaul H. WalkerMassachusetts SAR
1993103Phoenix, AZCol. Robert B. Vance, Sr.Georgia SAR
1994104New Orleans, LACol. Stewart Boone, McCarthy, Jr.District of Columbia SAR
1995105Louisville, KYWilliam C. Gist, Jr., D.M.D.Kentucky SAR
1996106San Antonio, TXReon G. Hillegass, Jr.Virginia SAR
1997107Baltimore, MDCarl K. Hoffman, J.D.Florida SAR
1998108Orlando, FLRussell D. PageIllinois SAR
1999109San Diego, CAHoward F. Horne, Jr., Ph.D.Delaware SAR
2000110Boston, MABruce B. Butler, D.D.S. (Died While in Office)
Howard F. Horne, Jr., Ph.D. (Appointed)
Louisiana SAR



Delaware SAR
2001111Louisville, KYLarry D. McClanahanTennessee SAR
2002112Nashville, TNB. Rice AstonTexas SAR
2003113Chicago, ILRaymond G. MusgraveWest Virginia SAR
2004114Pittsburgh, PAHenry N. McCarl, Ph.D.Massachusetts SAR
2005115Louisville, KYRoland G. Downing, Ph.D.Delaware SAR
2006116Dallas, TXNathan E. WhiteTexas SAR
2007117Williamsburg, VABruce A. WilcoxVirginia SAR
2008118Sacramento, CADavid N. ApplebyMissouri SAR
2009119Atlanta, GAEdward F. ButlerTexas SAR
2010120Cleveland, OHJames David SympsonKentucky SAR
2011121Winston-Salem, NCLarry J. MagerkurthCalifornia SAR
2012122Phoenix, AZStephen A. LeishmanDelaware SAR
2013123Kansas City, MOJoseph W. DooleyVirginia SAR
2014124Greenville, SCLindsey C. BrockFlorida SAR
2015125Louisville, KYThomas E. LawrenceTexas SAR
2016126Boston, MAJ. Michael Tomme, Sr.‚ÄčGeorgia SAR
2017127Knoxville, TNLarry T. GuzyGeorgia SAR
2018128Houston, TX
2019129Costa Mesa, CA


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