A Selection of Highlights from the History of the National Academy of Sciences, 1863 - 2005,
by Frederick Seitz

Appendix B: Officers of the National Academy

VICE PRESIDENTS
1863–1865   James Dwight Dana
1866–1868   Joseph Henry
1868–1871   William Chauvenet
1872–1878   Wolcott Gibbs
1878–1883   Othniel Charles Marsh
1883–1889   Simon Newcomb
1889–1891   Samuel Pierpont Langley
1891–1897   Francis Amasa Walker
1897–1903   Asaph Hall
1903–1907   Ira Remsen
1907–1917   Charles Doolittle Walcott
1917–1923   Albert Abraham Michelson
1923 1927    John Campbell Merriam
1927–1931   Frederick Eugene Wright
1931–1933   David White
1933–1941   Arthur Louis Day
1941–1945   Isaiah Bowen
1945–1949   Luther Pfahler Eisenhart
1949–1953   Edwin Bidwell Wilson
1953–1957   George Washington Corner
1957–1961   Farrington Daniels
1961–1965   Julius Adams Stratton
1965–1973   George B. Kistiakowsky
1973–1981   Saunders MacLane
1981–1993   James David Ebert
1993–2001   Jack Halpern
2001–2005   James S. Langer
2005–2013   Barbara A. Schaal
2013–2017   Diane Griffin

FOREIGN SECRETARIES
1863–1873   Louis Agassiz
1874–1880   F. A. P. Barnard
1880–1886   Alexander Agassiz
1886–1895   Wolcott Gibbs
1895–1901   Alexander Agassiz
1901–1903   Ira Remsen
1903–1909   Simon Newcomb
1909–1910   Alexander Agassiz
1910–1921   George Ellery Hale
1921–1934   Robert Andrews Millikan
1934–1936   Thomas Hunt Morgan
1936–1942   Lawrence Joseph Henderson
1942–1945   Walter Bradford Cannon
1945–1950   Detlev Wulf Bronk
1950–1954   Roger Adams
1954–1958   John G. Kirkwood
1958–1961   H. P. Robertson
1962–1974   Harrison Scott Brown
1974–1978   George S. Hammond
1978–1982   Thomas F. Malone
1982–1986   Walter A. Rosenblith
1986–1990   William E. Gordon
1990–1994   James B. Wyngarden
1994–2002   F. Sherwood Rowland
2002–2014   Michael T. Clegg

HOME SECRETARIES
1863–1872   Wolcott Gibbs
1872–1878   Julius Erasmus Hilgard
1878–1881   J.H.C. Coffin
1881–1883   Simon Newcomb
1883–1897   Asaph Hall
1897–1901   Ira Remsen
1901–1913   Arnold Hagues
1913–1918   Arthur Louis Day
1919–1923   Charles Greeley Abbott
1923–1931   David White
1931–1951   Frederick Eugene Wright
1951–1955   Alexander Wetmore
1955–1965   Hugh Latimer Dryden
1965–1971   Merle Antony Tuve
1971–1975   Allen Varley Astin
1975–1979   David Goddard
1979–1987   Bryce Crawford
1987–1999   Peter Hamilton Raven
1999–2003   R. Stephen Berry
2003–2011   John I. Brauman
2011–2015   Susan Wessler

PRESIDENTS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
1964–1966   Augustus B. Kinzel
1966–1970   Eric A. Walker
1970–1973   Clarence H. Linder
1973–1974   Robert C. Seamans, Jr.
1974–1975   William E. Shoupp
1975–1983   Cortland D. Perkins
1983–1995   Robert M. White
1995–1996   Harold Liebowitz
1996–2007   William A. Wulf
1996–2013   Charles M. Vest
2013–2019   C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr.

PRESIDENTS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
1970–1971   Robert J. Glaser (Acting)
1971–1974   John R. Hogness
1974–1975   Donald S. Frederickson
1975–1980   David A. Hamburg
1980–1985   Frederick C. Robbins
1985–1991   Samuel O. Thier
1991–1992   Stuart Bondurant (Acting)
1992–2002   Kenneth I. Shine
2002–2014   Harvey V. Fineberg

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