Presidents

American Physical Society 1899 - Present

History of the APS Presidential Line

1899-1967
From 1899 to 1967, the APS President was elected as Vice-President and automatically became President the next year.

1967-1980
From 1967 through 1980, APS Presidents were elected Vice-President-Elect and automatically became Vice-President and then President in successive years.

1980-Present
Since 1980, the APS President has been elected Vice-President, automatically becoming President-Elect and then President in successive years.

President

H. Neal
S. Aronson
M. Beasley
M. Turner
R. Byer
B. Barish
C. Callan
C. Murray
A. Bienenstock
L. Kadanoff
J. Hopfield
M. Cohen
H. Quinn
M. Sarachik
W. Brinkman
G. Trilling
J. Langer
J. Friedman
A. Sessler
D. Bromley
J. Schrieffer
C. Patel
B. Richter
D. Langenberg
E. Henley
N. Bloembergen
E. Merzbacher
J. Krumhansl
V. Fitch
V. Fitch
S. Drell
R. Wilson
M. Dresselhaus
R. Marshak
M. Goldhaber
A. Schawlow
H. Feshbach
L. Branscomb
N. Ramsey
G. Pake
W. Fowler
C. Wu
W. Panofsky
J. Mayer
P. Morse
R. Serber
E. Purcell
L. Alvarez
J. Bardeen
C. Townes
J. Wheeler
F. Bloch
R. Bacher
J. Williams
W. Houston
F. Seitz
V. Weisskopf
G. Uhlenbeck
J. Beams
H. Smyth
E. Wigner
R. Birge
H. Bethe
E. Fermi
J. Van Vleck
C. Lauritsen
I. Rabi
F. Loomis
J. Oppenheimer
L. DuBridge
E. Condon
H. Fletcher
A. Dempster
A. Hull
P. Bridgman
G. Stewart
G. Pegram
J. Zeleny
J. Tate
L. Briggs
H. Randall
F. Richtmyer
R. Wood
A. Compton
P. Foote
W. Swann
W. Swann
H. Gale
H. Gale
K. Compton
K. Compton
D. Miller
D. Miller
C. Mendenhall
C. Mendenhall
T. Lyman
T. Lyman
J. Ames
J. Ames
H. Bumstead
R. Millikan
R. Millikan
E. Merritt
E. Merritt
B. Peirce
W. Magie
W. Magie
H. Crew
H. Crew
E. Nichols
E. Nichols
C. Barus
C. Barus
A. Webster
A. Webster
A. Michelson
A. Michelson
H. Rowland
H. Rowland

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