Presidents of the National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine, and Chairs of the National Research Council

Presidents of the National Academy of Sciences

Alexander Dallas Bache: 1863-1867
Joseph Henry: 1868-1878
William Barton Rogers: 1879-1882
Othniel Charles Marsh: 1883-1895
Wolcott Gibbs: 1895-1900
Alexander Agassiz: 1901-1907
Ira Remsen: 1907-1913
William Henry Welch: 1913-1917
Charles Doolittle Walcott: 1917-1923
Albert Abraham Michelson: 1923-1927
Thomas Hunt Morgan: 1927-1931
William Wallace Campbell: 1931-1935
Frank Rattray Lillie: 1935-1939
Frank Baldwin Jewett: 1939-1947
Alfred Newton Richards: 1947-1950
Detlev Wulf Bronk: 1950-1962
Frederick Seitz: 1962-1969
Philip Handler: 1969-1981
Frank Press: 1981-1993
Bruce Michael Alberts: 1993-2005
Ralph J. Cicerone: 2005-present

Presidents of the National Academy of Engineering

Augustus B. Kinzel: 1964-1966
Eric A. Walker: 1966-1970
Clarence H. Linder: 1970-1973
Robert C. Seamans, Jr.: 1973-1974
William E. Shoupp: 1974-1975
Courtland D. Perkins: 1975-1983
Robert M. White: 1983-1995
Harold Liebowitz: 1995-1996
William A. Wulf: 1996-2007
Charles Vest: 2007-2013
C. D. Mote Jr.: 2013-present

Presidents of the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine from 1970-2015)

Robert J. Glaser: Acting President, 1970-1971
John R. Hogness: 1971-1974
Donald S. Fredrickson: 1974-1975
David A. Hamburg: 1975-1980
Frederick C. Robbins: 1980-1985
Samuel O. Thier: 1985-1991
Stuart Bondurant: Acting President, 1991-1992
Kenneth I. Shine: 1992-2002
Harvey V. Fineberg: 2002-2014
Victor J. Dzau: 2014-present

Chairs of the National Research Council

George Ellery Hale: 1916-1918
John Campbell Merriam: 1918-1919
James Roland Angell: 1919-1920
Henry Andrews Bumstead: 1920-1921
John Campbell Merriam: 1921-1923
Gano Dunn: 1923-1928
George Kimball Burgess: 1928-1932
William Henry Howell: 1932-1933
Isaiah Bowman: 1933-1935
Frank Rattray Lillie: 1935-1936
Ludvig Hektoen: 1936-1938
Ross Granville Harrison: 1938-1946
Detlev Wulf Bronk: 1946-1950
Douglas Whitaker: 1950-1951
William Walden Rubey: 1951-1954
Detlev Wulf Bronk: 1954-1962
Frederick Seitz: 1962-1969
Philip Handler: 1969-1981
Frank Press: 1981-1993
Bruce Michael Alberts: 1993-2005
Ralph J. Cicerone: 2005-present

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