Past Presidents of the Student Body and the Executive Committee 1905-06 to Present

Year, President's Name, Ugr/Law

1905-06 Americus Frederic White BA '01, MA '04, BS '05, PhD '06

1906-07 John West Addison BA '05, MA '06, law student '07-'08

1907-08 James Howard Larrick 1908

1908-09 Otho Charlton Jackson 1908-1910L

1909-10 John Laurence Daniel MA '05, engineering student '08-'10

1910-11 Charles Edward Burks 1910-1912L

1911-12 John Peyton Hobson 1908-1912L

1912-13 William McElwee Miller 1912

1913-14 Jonah Lupton Larrick 1915

1914-15 Philip Pendleton Gibson 1913-1915L

1915-16 Edwin Beswick Shultz 1916

1916-17 Evan Sidebottom McCord Jr. 1915-1917L

1917-18 Charles Edmund Worth 1916, law student '16-'18 (to November 1917)

1917-18 Benjamin Flournoy Tillar 1918 (to April 1918)

1917-18 John Lisle McChord 1918 (May 1918)

1918-19 (no Student EC organized for the fall semester)

1918-19 Thomas Selden Jones 1918-1920L

1919-20 James Marshall Jennings 1920

1920-21 William Olin Burther 1917-1921L

1921-22 Homer Adams Holt 1918-1923L

1922-23 William Edwin Holt, Jr. 1923

1923-24 Randolph Gordon Whittle 1921-1924L

1924-25 John Cooper Morrison Jr. 1924-1925L

1925-26 Warren Edward Tilson 1925-1936L

1926-27 Robert Maynard Holt 1927

1927-28 Edward H. Miller 1928

1928-29 John Bell Towill 1929L

1929-30 Lewis Franklin Powell 1929-1931L

1930-31 O. Jennings Wilkinson, Jr. 1928-1931L

1931-32 Graham Morison 1930-1932L

1932-33 Harry Lewis Fitzgerald 1936L

1933-34 Sherwood Wise 1932-1934L

1934-35 John Willis Ball 1932-1935L

1935-36 Amos Alonzo Maynard 1936-1938L

1936-37 Fletcher F. Maynard 1936-1938L

1937-38 William Laney Wilson, Jr. 1938L

1938-39 James Vaughan Beale 1936-1939L

1939-40 Cecil Wood Taylor 1939-1941L

1940-41 Allen Thomas Synder 1939-1941L

1941-42 Howard Wesley Dobbins 1941-1942L

1942-43 Lee Mountcastle Kenna 1940-1943L (to January 1943)

1942-43 Bates William Bryan 1948 (to February 1943)

1942-43 William Joseph Noonan Jr. 1943 (to June 1943)

1943-44 no minutes

1944-45 no minutes

1945-46 no minutes

1946-47 John George Fox 1944-1949L

1947-48 Fred M. Vinson, Jr. 1948-1951L

1948-49 Charles Spurgeon Rowe 1945-1950L

1949-50 Mark Whitney Saurs 1949-1951L

1950-51 Samuel Brinson Hollis 1951

1951-52 Howard Bratches 1951-1953L

1952-53 Isham Malle Sheffield III 1953-1955L

1953-54 William Melville Bailey 1953-1955L

1954-55 Watson Allen Bowes Jr. 1955

1955-56 Ellis Branch Drew Jr. 1956-1958L

1956-57 Robert Inabnit Peeples 1957

1957-58 John A. Groobey 1958

1958-59 Charles Royce Hough III 1959

1959-60 James Frank Surface Jr. 1960

1960-61 R. Kent Frazier 1961

1961-62 Andrew W McThenia Jr. 1958-1963L

1962-63 Timothy Giles Ireland 1960-1963L

1963-64 William Alfred Noell Jr. 1964

1964-65 James Ellsworth Kulp 1965L

1965-66 Frederick Myers Mindel 1966

1966-67 William Horace Jeffress Jr. 1967

1967-68 Richard Hafford Nash Jr. 1968

1968-69 John Ellsworth Passavant III 1969

1969-70 Marvin Charles Henberg 1970

1970-71 Francis McQuaid Lawrence 1971-1975L

1971-72 Stephen William Robinson 1972-1975L

1972-73 Robert Owen Brennan 1973

1973-74 Douglas Robert Schwartz 1974L

1974-75 Benjamin Lee Bailey 1975

1975-76 Leland Graves McCullough III 1976

1976-77 Thomas Hoke Hunter III 1977-1983L

1977-78 James M. Underhill 1978

1978-79 Waller Trolinger Dudley 1974-1979L

1979-80 Stephen Henry Abraham 1980-1983L

1980-81 Robert Harold Willis Jr. 1981

1981-82 Eric Tipton Myers 1982

1982-83 Bennett Leonard Ross 1983

1983-84 Robert Crofford Jenevein 1984

1984-85 John Coleman Dawson III 1985

1985-86 John Bellinger Lewis 1986

1986-87 Shayam Kumar Menon 1987

1987-88 Bradley Brian Root 1988

1988-89 Christopher Sanchez de Movellan 1989

1989-90 Willard Loring Dumas III 1991

1990-91 Wallace Thompson Hatcher III 1991

1991-92 Giles Gilpin Perkins 1992L

1992-93 Joshua William MacFarland 1993

1993-94 Robert K. Tompkins 1990-1994L

1994-95 Kevin Stark Webb 1988-1995L

1995-96 Joseph Keith Benedict 1996L

1996-97 Sanford Graham Hooper 1997-2003L

1997-98 Kevin Kamel Batteh 1995-1998L

1998-99 Elizabeth Marlyn Formidoni 1996-1999L

1999-2000 Jeffery Kenneth Cook 2001

2000-01 John Dexter Comly 2001

2001-02 Robert Parlow Naftel 2002

2002-03 Gerald Morton Titus III 2000-2003L

2003-04 Helen Broughton Hughes 2004

2004-05 Marie Amelia Trimble 2005-2008L

2005-06 Charles Richardson Yates III 2006-2010L

2006-07 Robert Edward Rain 2007

2007-08 Joshua Kerry Payne 2008L

2008-09 Richard Simon Cleary Jr. 2009

2009-10 Eric Julian Hoffman 2010L

2010-11 Scott Graham Centorino 2011

2011-12 Scott Hotchkiss McClintock 2012

2012-13 Steele Austin Burrow 2013

2013-14 Nathan Anderson Kelly 2014

2014-15 Lucy Wade Shapiro 2015

2015-16 Thomas Mason Grist 2018

2016-2017 John Wilson Miller II 2017

A Note from Professor Emeritus John Gunn:
It's a list that includes many distinguished people:

  • An Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, who previously had served as President of the American Bar Association. And a wonderful member of the Board of Trustees: Lewis Powell
  • A General Counsel of the General Motors Corporation, also having served previously as President of the American Bar Association, Rector of the Board of Trustees: Ross Malone
  • Two Solicitor Generals of the United States, one of whom was the son of the Chief Justice of the United States: Graham Morrison and Fred Vinson, Jr.
  • A Governor of West Virginia, subsequently General Counsel of the Union Carbide Corporation and member of the Board of Trustees: Rocky Holt
  • An Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal: Bill Jeffress
  • An Editor-in-Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Journal, subsequently General Counsel of Bell South: Bennett Ross
  • Many other members of the Board of Trustees, including Frank Surface, Rector of the Board

*Original research by Tim Heisterhagen '06 and Scott Dittman, with help from Jane Smith, Lisa McCown and John M. Gunn '45.