Past Presidents

The President, chosen from the Society’s members, normally serves for one year, though as this list shows, there have been exceptions.

1832-1899

1832 Dr Wake
1833 Dr Belcombe
1834 Dr Simpson
1835 Dr Rawdon
1836 Mr Swineard
1837 Dr Goldie
1838 Mr Caleb Williams
1839 Dr Wake
1840 Mr James Allen
1841 Mr Henry Russell
1842 Mr Brown
1843 Mr Benjamin Dodsworth
1844 Mr Anderson
1845 Dr Belcombe
1846 Mr William Dalla Husband
1847 Dr Simpson
1848 Mr John Thurnman
1849 Mr Barker
1850 Dr Shamm
1851 Mr William Matterson
1852 Mr Henry Keyworth
1853 Mr Williams
1854 Mr Edward Allen
1855 Mr Metcalfe
1856 Mr J.Allen
1857 Mr Kitching
1858 Mr George Hornby
1859 Dr Swaine
1860 Mr Samuel W. North
1861 Mr Alfred Ball
1862 Mr Husband
1863 Dr Shamm
1864 Mr Keyworth
1865 Dr Gibson
1866 Mr S.W North
1867 Dr Temple Chevallier Paley
1868 Mr James P. Needham
1869 Mr Husband
1870 Dr Matterson
1871 Dr Shamm
1872 Mr Proctor
1873 Mr Hornby
1874 Mr E.Allen
1875 Mr Husband
1876 Dr Matterson
1877 Dr Matterson
1878 Mr William Draper
1879 Mr Richard Hewetson
1880 Dr Ramsay
1881 Mr Henry C. Gill
1882 Mr W. H. Jalland
1883 Mr Samuel W. North
1884 Dr J Anderson
1885 Mr Frederick Swann
1886 Dr Ramsay
1887 Mr Henry E. Spencer
1888 Mr Weekes
1889 Henry C. Shann
1890 Dr George I. Swanson
1891 Mr Samuel W. North
1892 Dr Petch
1893 Mr W. Hood
1894 Mr Draper
1895 Dr Ramsay
1896 Dr Turner
1897 Dr W H Jalland
1898 Mr Frederick Shann
1899 Dr Bedford Pierce

 

1900-1969

1900 Dr Bedford Pierce
1901 Dr John Hamilton Buchanan
1902 Dr H.C. Shann
1903 Dr William A. Evelyn
1904 Dr Edward M. Smith
1905 Dr F.G.E. Colby
1906 Dr Bedford Pierce
1907 Dr Richard Turner
1908 Dr Robert Cattley
1909 Dr Alexander R.Stoddart
1910 Dr Noel L. Hood
1911 Dr Alwyn Raimes
1912 Dr F.W.Godfrey
1913 Dr D.Sanderson Long
1914 Dr Arthur Badcock
*21 December 1915. ‘It was decided that present office bearers should remain in office until after the War or until a convenient season for the Society to resume its meetings and other activities’. October 1914-October 1915 had not comprised any meetings.
1917 July 24th Dr Badcock retired due to ill health and Dr G W Gostling was elected.
1919 Dr George Wilfrid Gostling
1920 Dr Henry J Mackenzie
1921 Dr J Harry Gostling
1922 Dr Norah Kemp
1923 Dr W. C. Haswell
1924 Dr E. Ashby
1925 Dr R.A. Draper
1926 Dr H.W. Reynolds
1927 Mr H.N. Goode
1928 Dr J. Acomb
1929 Dr Noel C. Forsyth
1930 Dr George W. Micklethwait
1931 Mr Gerald. S. Hughes
1932 Mr J.G. Craig
1933 Dr James G. McBride
1934 Dr James A. Hargreaves
1935 Dr M. du Bois Ferguson
1936 Dr.J.C. Lyth
1937 Dr S. Goodman Platts
1938 Mr John Newbery Fergusson
1939 Dr N.S. Hewitt
1940 Dr N.S. Hewitt
1941 Dr Neil Macleod
1942 Colonel Iveson Russell
1943 Mr A. Reginald Lister
1944 Dr D. Cameron
1945 Dr A.W. Riddolls
1946 Dr Geoffrey Haydock
1947 Dr David Laing
1948 Dr Alan Vidal
1949 Dr Charles W. Mackenzie
1950 Dr F.W.J. Platts
1951 Dr Edward S. Vergette
1952 Lieut Col. W.F. Tyndale
1953 Dr Ernest T. Blacklee
1954 Dr Charles C. Cobb
1955 Dr J.L. Wightman
1956 Mr Harold Conyers
1957 Dr T L Owen
1958 Mr J K Wilson-Pepper
1959 Dr Frederick L A Hughes
1960 Dr Catherine B Crane
1961 Dr S A Underwood
1962 Dr D Robertson
1963 Dr Harold Royle
1964 Mr J.A. Magnus
1965 Dr C D Hanham
1966 Dr D A Slade
1967 Dr M G Low
1968 Dr Jane B Roy
1969 Dr C N Pulvertaft 

1970-

1970 Dr Margeret E. Thwaytes
1971 Dr Paul Rowntree
1972 Dr Arthur B Follows
1973 Dr David A Geddes-Brown
1974 Dr Donlad F Mungall
1975 Dr E C Golden
1976 Dr G P Barry
1977 Dr Margaret C Barnet
1978 Dr A I MacLeod
1979 Dr S C Farman
1980 Mr Charles Smith
1981 Dr I M Wedgwood
1982 Dr Judith C.M. Yuill
1983 Dr William H Helm
1984 Dr T H Park
1985 Dr F P Willis
1986 Dr H deB Warren
1987 Dr T M Newland
1988 Dr David Lethem
1989 Dr John Newcombe
1990 Dr Kay Ball Dodd 23 November 1990 Dr Ball Dodd resigned through ill health and Dr C P Newcombe had accepted the invitation of Council to resume Presidency.
1991 Drs Neville and Elizabeth Dobie
1992 Dr Kamel Shamy

1993 Dr Michael J Thompson
1994 Dr Kenneth F M Thomson
1995 Dr John A Kay
1996 Dr Welland Stone
1997 Dr Owen C Wetherell
1998 Mr Robert Hall
1999 Dr David R Wilson
2000 Mr G David G Roberts
2001 Dr G Robert Porter
2002 Dr Hazel Wilkinson
2003 Dr Allan Harris
2004 Dr Michael Harran
2005 Dr Michael R F Barry
2006 Dr G J R Richardson
2007 Dr P J McGrann
2008 Mr David W Pring
2009 Dr Trevor R Julian
2010 Mr M J Stower
2011 Mr A R Grace
2012 Dr I Jackson
2013 Dr I Lyall
2014 Dr K Griffith
2015 Dr Robert Adams
2016 Dr John D Reid
2017 Mr C Angus N McLaren
2018 Dr Sarah Watson
2019 Professor James Drife