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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.Georgia SAR
    2017127Knoxville, TN
    2018128Houston, TX
    2019129Costa Mesa, CA


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