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Past Presidents and Chairs

Alumni who have served as president/chair of the GAA Board of Directors:

Name and class year Dates of office
John Motley Morehead (class of 1817) 1843–49
Charles Manly (class of 1814) 1850–54
John Davis Hawkins (class of 1801) 1855
James Mebane (class of 1799) 1856
Paul Carrington Cameron (class of 1828) 1857, 1881–84, 1886
Charles Lewis Hinton (class of 1814) 1858
Bartholomew Figures Moore (class of 1820) 1859–80
Thomas Stephen Kenan (class of 1857) 1885, 1891–1911
Walter Leak Steele (class of 1844) 1887–90
Julian Shakespeare Carr (class of 1866) 1912-17
Robert Digges Wimberley Connor (class of 1899) 1917-21
Albert Lyman Cox (class of 1904) 1921-22
Walter Murphy (class of 1892) 1922-24
William Nash Everett (class of 1886) 1924-25
Walter Parker Stacy (class of 1908) 1925-26
Alfred Moore Scales (class of 1892) 1926-27
Alexander Boyd Andrews (class of 1893) 1927-29
William Thomas Shore (class of 1905) 1929-31
Charles Felix Harvey (class of 1892) 1931
Kemp Plummer Lewis (class of 1900) 1931-33
John Johnston Parker (class of 1907) 1933-34
Hubert Benbury Haywood (class of 1905) 1934-35
Howard Edward Rondthaler (class of 1893) 1935-37
George Gullett Stephens (class of 1896) 1937-38
John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus (class of 1901) 1938-39
Charles Walter Tillett (class of 1909) 1939-40
Frederick Isler Sutton (class of 1908) 1940-41
William Archie Dees Sr. (class of 1911) 1941-42
Lennox Polk McLendon (class of 1912 LLB) 1942-43
John Motley Morehead III (class of 1891) 1943-44
William Bradley Umstead (class of 1916) 1944-45
William Thomas Joyner (class of 1911) 1945-47
Samuel James Ervin Jr. (class of 1917) 1947-48
Henry Leonidas Stevens Jr. (class of 1917) 1948-49
William Haywood Ruffin Sr. ’21 1949-50
James Harold Lineberger ’26 1950-51
Edwin Earle Rives ’22 (LLB) 1951-52
Rufus Arthur Spaugh Sr. ’(class of 1920) 1952-53
Walter Frank Taylor (class of 1911, 1914 LLB) 1953-54
William Haywood Bobbitt ’21 1954-55
John William Harden ’27 1955-56
Robert Mayne Albright ’31 (’34 MA, ’36 JD) 1956-57
James Webb ’26 1957-58
Thomas Willis Alexander Jr. ’32 1958-59
Kenneth Claiborne Royall (class of 1914) 1959-60
Haywood Dail Holderness ’31 1960-61
James Evans Davis ’40 (’42 CMED) 1961-62
Meade Homer Willis Jr. ’31 1962-63
Horatio Nelson Woodson ’29 (’32 LLBJD) 1963-64
Hugh MacRae Morton ’43 1964-65
Daniel Edward Hudgins Sr. ’28 1965-66
Vermont Connecticut Royster ’35 1966-67
Morris Carey Benton Jr. ’38 1967-68
George Watts Carr Jr. ’40 1968-69
Harry Howard Montgomery ’36 1969-70
Wilburn Jackson Smith Jr. ’43 1970-71
Charles Grandison Rose Jr. ’33 1971-72
Emanuel Joshua Evans ’28 1972-73
James Boyce Garland ’41 (’46 LLB) 1973-74
Lindsay Carter Warren Jr. ’46 (’51 JD) 1974-75
John Franklin Alspaugh ’47 1975-76
Grace Rutledge Hamrick ’41 1976-77
William Burwell Harrison Sr. ’35 1977-78
Harold Kimsey Bennett ’35 (’37 LLB) 1978-79
John Dewey Dorsett Jr. ’47 (’49 CMED) 1979-80
John T. Church ’42 1980-81
Ray S. Farris Jr. ’62 (’67 JD) 1981-82
Edward L. Rankin Jr. ’40 1982-83
David L. Grigg ’61 1983-84
Ralph N. Strayhorn Jr. ’47 (’50 LLBJD) 1984-85
S. Philip Harris Jr. ’54 1985-86
James A. Harrell Sr. ’44 1986-87
James G. Exum Jr. ’57 1987-88
William M. Cochrane ’37 (’41 LLBJD) 1988-89
Thomas W. Lambeth ’57 1989-90
Wade M. Smith ’60 (’63 LLBJD) 1990-91
Robert C. Eubanks Jr. ’61 1991-92
Elizabeth Stetson Dowd ’53 1992-93
Willis P. “Bill” Whichard ’62 (’65 LLBJD) 1993-94
* J. Allen Adams ’52 (’54 LLBJD) 1994-95
Anne Wilmoth Cates ’53 1995-96
Anthony Eden Rand ’61 (’64 LLBJD) 1996-97
Edward H. Hardison ’55 1997-98
Charles M. Winston Sr. ’53 1998-99
William P. Aycock II ’65 (’70 JD) 1999-2000
Richard Y. Stevens ’70 (’74 JD, ’74 MPA) 2000-01
Betty Ray McCain ’52 2001-02
Richard T. “Stick” Williams ’75 2002-03
Carl Lafayette Matheson Jr. ’57 2003-04
Anthony S. Harrington ’63 2004-05
Jean Almand Kitchin ’70 2005-06
Tom D. Efird ’61 (’64 LLBJD) 2006-07
Dwight M. “Davy” Davidson III ’77 2007-08
Randy K. Jones ’79 (’82 JD) 2008-09
Eleanor Saunders Morris ’55 2009-10
D. Jordan “Jordy” Whichard III ’79 2010-11
Donald W. Curtis ’63 2011-12
Eric S. Montross ’94 2012-13
Robyn S. Hadley ’85 2013-14
Vaughn D. Bryson ’60 2014-15
Dan A. Myers ’71 (’75 MD) 2015-16
Teresa Holland Williams ’77 2016-17
James E. “Jim” Delany ’70 (’73 JD) 2017-18
L. Ferguson “Ferg” Norton ’61 2018-19
J. Rich Leonard ’71 (’73 MEd) 2019-20

* 1994 was the first year the title “GAA chair” was used rather than “GAA president.”