Botanical Society Officers

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Presidents of the Botanical Society of America

Pamela Diggle, BSA President   Toby Kellogg, BSA President-elect    
Pamela Diggle (2013-2014)
University of Connecticut
  Elizabeth Kellogg (2012-2013)
University of Missouri, St. Louis
   
         
Steve Weller BSA PRESIDENT   Judy Skog, BSA President   Kent Holsinger, BSA President
Stephen G. Weller - 2011-12
University of California
  Judith Skog- 2010-11
George Mason University
  Kent Holsinger - 2009-10
University of Connecticut
         
Karl Niklas, BSA President   Pamela Soltis, BSA President Elect   Chris Haufler, BSA President
Karl Niklas - 2008-09
Cornell University
  Pamela Soltis - 2007-08
University of Florida
Florida Museum of Natural History
  Christopher H. Haufler - 2006-07
University of Kansas
         
Ed Schneider     Linda Graham
Edward L. Schneider - 2005-06
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  Allison A. Snow - 2004-05
Ohio State University
  Linda E. Graham - 2003-04
University of Wisconsin

         
  Judy Jernstedt   Patricia Gensel
Scott D. Russell - 2002-03
University of Oklahoma
  Judy Jernstedt - 2001-02
University of California at Davis
  Patricia G. Gensel - 2000-01
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
         
Douglas Soltis Carol Baskin   Nancy Dengler
Douglas E. Soltis - 1999-2000
University of Florida
  Carol C. Baskin - 1998-99
University of Kentucky
 
Nancy Dengler - 1997-98
University of Toronto
         
Daniel Crawford   Barbara Schaal   Jack Horner
Daniel Crawford - 1996-97
University of Kansas BSA Merit Award Citation
Barbara Schaal - 1995-96
Washington University - St. Louis
  Harry T. Horner - 1994-95
Iowa State University
         
Grady Webster   Gregory Anderson   William Culberson
Grady Webster - 1993-94
University of California at Davis
  Gregory J. Anderson - 1992-93
University of Connecticut
  William Louis Culberson - 1991-92
Duke University
         
Beryl Simpson   David Dilcher   W. Hardy Eshbaugh
Beryl B. Simpson - 1990-91
University of Texas at Austin
 
David L. Dilcher - 1989-90
University of Florida
  W. Hardy Eshbaugh - 1988-89
University of Miami - Ohio
         
Shirley Tucker Ray Evert    
Shirley C. Tucker - 1987-88
University of California at Santa Barbara
  Ray F. Evert - 1986-87
University of Wisconsin
   


Beginning in 1986, the term of President changed from a calender year, to a year starting and finishing at the BSA Annual General Meeting.

William L. Stern   Mildred L. Mathias   Barbara Webster

William L. Stern - 1985 to July 1986
University of Florida at Gainesville
 
Mildred L. Mathias - 1984
University of Californai at Los Angeles
 
Barbara D. Webster - 1983
University of California at Davis
         
Ernest Gifford     Charles B. Heiser

Ernest M. Gifford, Jr. - 1982
University of California at Davis
  Patricia K. Holmgren - 1981
New York Botanical Garden
  Charles B. Heiser - 1980
Indiana University
         
Herbert G. Baker   William Jensen   Warren H. Wagner, Jr.
Herbert G. Baker - 1979
University of Californai at Berkeley
  William A. Jensen - 1978
Ohio State University
  Warren H. Wagner, Jr. - 1977
University of Michigan
         
Barbara F. Palser    
Barbara F. Palser - 1976
Rutgers University
  Peter H. Raven - 1975
Missouri Botanical Garden
  Theodore Delevoryas - 1974
University of Texas
         
Arthur Cronquist   Charles Heimsch   Richard C. Starr
Arthur Cronquist - 1973   Charles Heimsch - 1972
Miami University - Ohio
  Richard C. Starr - 1971
         
Lincoln Constance   Harlan R. Banks   Arthur Galston
Lincoln Constance - 1970
Harlan P. Banks - 1969   Arthur Galston - 1968
         
Ralph Emerson
Harold C. Bold   Aaron J. Sharp
Ralph Emerson - 1967   Harold C. Bold - 1966
University of Texas - Austin
  Aaron J. Sharp - 1965
 
   
Paul J. Kramer   Constantine J. Alexopoulos   G. Ledyard Stebbins, Jr.
Paul J. Kramer - 1964
Constantine J. Alexopoulos - 1963
  G. Ledyard Stebbins, Jr. - 1962
University of California at Davis
         
Vernon I. Cheadle
Kenneth V. Thimann   William C. Steere

Vernon I. Cheadle - 1961
University of California at Santa Barbara
  Kenneth V. Thimann - 1960   William C. Steere - 1959
 
     
Harry J. Fuller   Frits W. Went   George S. Avery, Jr.
Harry J. Fuller (Honorary) - 1959   Frits W. Went - 1958   George S. Avery, Jr. - 1957
         
Harriet B. Creighton
Oswald Tippo   Adriance S. Foster
Harriet B. Creighton - 1956   Oswald Tippo - 1955   Adriance S. Foster - 1954
 
   
Ralph H. Wetmore    
Ralph H. Wetmore - 1953
Edgar Anderson - 1952   Katherine Esau - 1951
University of California at Santa Barbara
         
Albert F Blakeslee
Ivey F. Lewis  
Albert F Blakeslee - 1950   Ivey F. Lewis - 1949   Henry A. Gleason - 1948
 
     
  Neil E. Stevens   I. W. Bailey
Ralph E. Cleland - 1947
Neil E. Stevens - 1946   I. W. Bailey - 1945
         

  M. L. Fernald
Gilbert M. Smith - 1944   William J. Robbins - 1943   M. L. Fernald - 1942
 
   
John T. Buchholz   Edgar N. Transeau   Karl M. Wiegand
John T. Buchholz - 1941
Edgar N. Transeau - 1940   Karl M. Wiegand - 1939
         
Arthur J. Eames
Edmund W. Sinnott   C. Stuart Gager
Arthur J. Eames - 1938   Edmund W. Sinnott - 1937   C. Stuart Gager - 1936
 
   
Aven Nelson   E. D. Merrill   E. J. Kraus
Aven Nelson - 1935
E. D. Merrill - 1934   E. J. Kraus - 1933
         
1932_George J. Peirce
Charles J. Chamberlain   L. W. Sharp
G. J. Peirce - 1932   Charles J. Chamberlain - 1931
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
  L. W. Sharp - 1930
 
   
Margaret C. Ferguson    
Margaret C. Ferguson - 1929
1863 - 1951 Margaret Clay Ferguson was born in Orleans, New York. She received her PhD from Cornell University. She was head of the Department of Botany at Wellesley University. Her research focused on plant genetics, especially in petunia. She was elected the first woman president of the Botanical Society of America.

A. H. R. Buller - 1928
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  H. H. Bartlett - 1927
       

  William C. Coker
L. H. Bailey - 1926
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
  Jacob R. Schramm - 1925   William C. Coker - 1924
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
       
  Henry C. Cowles   Charles E. Allen
Benjamin M. Duggar - 1923
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
  Henry C. Cowles - 1922
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
  Charles E. Allen - 1921
         
Nathaniel L. Britton   Joseph C. Arthur   William Trelease
Nathaniel L. Britton - 1920
New York Botanical Garden
New York, New York
  Joseph C. Arthur - 1919
Purdue University
Lafayette, Indiana
  William Trelease - 1918
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri
       
F. C. Newcombe   Robert A. Harper   John M. Coulter
F. C. Newcombe - 1917   Robert A. Harper - 1916
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Harper Web Page
  John M. Coulter - 1915
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
         
Albert S. Hitchcock   Douglas H. Campbell   Lewis R. Jones
Albert S. Hitchcock - 1914
U. S. Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Plant Industry
Washington DC
  Douglas H. Campbell - 1913   Lewis R. Jones - 1912
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
         
1911-William G Farlow   Erwin F Smith   Roland Thaxter
William G. Farlow - 1911
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Erwin F Smith - 1910
U. S. Department of Agriculture - Labotatory of Plant Pathology
Washington DC
  Roland Thaxter - 1909
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
         
William F. Ganong   George F. Atkinson   Franklin Sumner Earle
William F. Ganong - 1908
Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
 
George F. Atkinson - 1907
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
  Franklin Sumner Earle - 1906
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, New York
         
William A. Kellermann   Robert A. Harper   C. R. Barnes
William A. Kellermann - 1905
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
  Robert A. Harper - 1904
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
  C. R. Barnes - 1903
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
         
Beverly T. Galloway   Joseph. C. Arthur   Byron D. Halstead
Beverly T. Galloway - 1902
U. S. Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Plant Industry
Washington DC
  Joseph. C. Arthur - 1901
Purdue University
Lafayette, Indiana
  Byron D. Halstead - 1900
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
         
Benjamin L. Robinson   Lucien. M. Underwood   Nathaniel L. Britton
Benjamin L. Robinson - 1899
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Lucien. M. Underwood - 1898
Columbia University
New York, New York
  Nathaniel L. Britton - 1897
New York Botanical Garden
New York, New York
         
John M. Coulter   Charles E. Bessey   William Trelease
John M. Coulter - 1896
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
  Charles E. Bessey - 1895
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
  William Trelease - 1894
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri

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