ACS Presidents, A Chronological List

The following list of ACS Presidents contains links to further information about many of them. This is a work in progress. If there is information that should be added or questions about any of the ACS Presidents, please contact us at preshistory@acs.org.

List of ACS Presidents: 1876 - Present
1876 John W. Draper 1811 - 1882
1877 J. Lawrence Smith 1818-1883
1878 Samuel W. Johnson 1830-1909
1879, 1888 T. Sterry Hunt 1826-1892
1880 Frederick A. Genth 1820-1893
1881, 1889 Charles F. Chandler 1836-1924
1882 John W. Mallet 1832-1912
1883 - 1885 James C. Booth 1810-1888
1886 Albert B. Prescott 1832-1905
1887 Charles A. Goessmann 1827-1910
1890 Henry B. Nason 1831-1895
1891 George F. Barker 1835-1910
1892 George C. Caldwell 1834-1907
1893 - 1894 Harvey W. Wiley 1844-1930
1895 Edgar Fahs Smith 1854-1928
1896 - 1897 Charles B. Dudley 1842-1909
1898 Charles E. Munroe 1849-1938
1899 Edward W. Morley 1828-1923
1900 William McMurtrie 1851-1913
1901 Frank W. Clarke 1847-1931
1902 Ira Remsen 1846-1927
1903 John H. Long 1856-1918
1904 Arthur A. Noyes 1866-1936
1905 Francis P. Venable 1856-1934
1906 William F. Hillebrand 1853-1925
1907 - 1908 Marston T. Bogert 1868-1954
1909 Willis R. Whitney 1868-1958
1910 Wilder D. Bancroft 1867-1953
1911 Alexander Smith 1865-1922
1912 -1913 Arthur D. Little 1863-1935
1914 Theodore W. Richards 1868-1928
1915 1916 Charles H. Herty 1867-1938
1917 Julius Stieglitz 1867-1937
1918 - 1919 William H. Nichols 1852-1930
1920 William A. Noyes 1857-1941
1921 - 1922 Edgar Fahs Smith 1854-1928
1923 Edward C. Franklin 1862-1937
1924 Leo H. Baekeland  
1925 - 1926 James F. Norris 1863-1944
1927 George D. Rosengarten 1869-1936
1928 Samuel W. Parr 1857-1931
1929 Irving Langmuir 1881-1957
1930 William McPherson 1864-1951
1931 Moses Gomberg 1866-1947
1932 L.V. Redman 1880-1946
1933 Arthur B. Lamb 1880-1952
1934 Charles L. Reese 1862-1940
1935 Roger Adams 1889-1971
1936 Edward Bartow 1870-1958
1937 Edward R. Weidlein 1887-1983
1938 Frank C. Whitmore 1887-1947
1939 Charles A. Kraus 1876-1967
1940 Samuel C. Lind 1879-1965
1941 William Lloyd Evans 1870-1954
1942 Harry N. Holmes 1879-1958
1943 Per K. Frolich 1899-1977
1944 Thomas Midgley, Jr. 1899-1944
1945 Carl S. Marvel 1894-1988
1946 Bradley Dewey 1887-1974
1947 W. Albert Noyes, Jr. 1898-1980
1948 Charles A. Thomas 1900-1982
1949 Linus Pauling 1901-1994
1950 Ernest H. Volwiler 1893-1992
1951 N. Howell Furman 1892-1965
1952 Edgar C. Britton 1891-1962
1953 Farrington Daniels 1889-1972
1954 Harry L. Fisher 1885-1961
1955 Joel H. Hildebrand 1881-1983
1956 John C. Warner 1897-1989
1957 Roger J. Williams 1893-1988
1958 Clifford F. Rassweiler 1899-1976
1959 John C. Bailar, Jr. 1904-1991
1960 Albert L. Elder 1901-1976
1961 Arthur C. Cope 1909-1966
1962 Karl Folkers 1906-1997
1963 Henry Eyring 1901-1981
1964 Maurice H. Arveson 1902-1974
1965 Charles C. Price 1913-2001
1966 William J. Sparks 1905-1976
1967 Charles G. Overberger 1920-1997
1968 Robert W. Cairns 1909-1985
1969 Wallace R. Brode 1900-1974
1970 Byron Riegel 1906-1975
1971 Melvin Calvin 1911-1997
1972 Max Tishler 1906-1989
1973 Alan C. Nixon 1908-2002
1974 Bernard S. Friedman 1907-1996
1975 William J. Bailey 1921-1989
1976 Glenn T. Seaborg 1912-1999
1977 Henry A. Hill 1915-1979
1978 Anna J. Harrison 1912-1998
1979 Gardner W. Stacy 1921-1995
1980 James D. D'Ianni 1914-2007
1981 Albert C. Zettlemoyer 1915-1991
1982 Robert W. Parry 1917-2006
1983 Fred Basolo 1920-2007
1984 Warren D. Niederhauser 1918-2005
1985 Ellis K. Fields 1917-2003
1986 George C. Pimentel 1922-1989
1987 Mary L. Good 1931-
1988 Gordon L. Nelson 1943-
1989 Clayton F. Callis 1923-2005
1990 Paul G. Gassman 1935-1994
1991 S. Allen Heininger 1925-
1992 Ernest L. Eliel 1921-2008
1993 Helen M. Free 1923-
1994 Ned D. Heindel 1937-
1995 Brian M. Rushton 1933-
1996 Ronald Breslow 1931-
1997 Paul S. Anderson 1938-
1998 Paul H.L. Walter 1934-
1999 Edel Wasserman 1932-
2000 Daryle H. Busch 1928-
2001 Attila E. Pavlath 1930-
2002 Eli M. Pearce 1929-
2003 Elsa Reichmanis 1953-
2004 Charles P. Casey 1942-
2005 William F. Carroll, Jr. 1952-
2006 E. Ann Nalley 1942-
2007 Catherine T. (Katie) Hunt 1955-
2008 Bruce E. Bursten 1954-
2009 Thomas H. Lane 1952
2010 Joseph S. Francisco 1955-
2011 Nancy B. Jackson 1956-
2012 Bassam Z. Shakhashiri 1939-
2013 Marinda P. Li Wu 1950-
2014 Thomas J. Barton 1940-
2015 Diane Grob Schmidt 1945-