National Press Club

Past Presidents of The National Press Club

William P. Spurgeon, Washington Post, 1908-09
Arthur J. Dodge, Kansas City Journal, 1910-1911
Frederic J. Haskin, Haskin Syndicate, 1912
John T. Suter, Chicago Record Herald, 1913 (Jan. to Oct.)
Oswald F. Schuette, Chicago Inter Ocean, 1913 (Oct. to Dec.)
Frank B. Lord, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, 1914-1915
Theodore Tiller, Washington Times, 1916
Grafton S. Wilcox, Associated Press, 1917
Gus J. Karger, Cincinnati Times-Star, 1918
Earl Godwin, Washington Times, 1919
Mark L. Goodwin, Dallas News, 1920
Avery C. Marks, Jr., Washington Times, 1921
Robert B. Armstrong, Los Angeles Times , 1922
Carter Field, New York Tribune, 1923
George F. Authier, New York Herald, 1924
Henry L. Sweinhart, Havas News Agency, 1925
Ulric Bell, Louisville Courier-Journal, 1926
A. H. Kirchhofer, Buffalo Evening News, 1927 (Jan. to Feb.)
Louis L. Ludlow, Columbus Dispatch, 1927 (Feb. to Dec.)
J. Fred Essary, Baltimore Sun, 1928
Russell Kent, Birmingham News, 1929
Norman W. Baxter, Washington Post, 1930
Eugene S. Leggers, Detroit Free Press, 1931
Bascom N. Timmons, Houston Chronicle, 1932
Raymond P. Brandt, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1933
William C. Murphy, Jr., Philadelphia Public Ledger, 1934 (Jan. to Sept.)
Mark Foote, Booth Newspapers, 1934 (Sept. to Dec.)
Mark Foote, Booth Newspapers, 1935
George M. Stimpson, Houston Post, 1936
Charles O. Gridley, Denver Post, 1937
Harold Brayman, Philadelphia Public Ledger, 1938
Arthur Hachten, International News Service, 1939
Richard L. Wilson, Des Moines Register and Tribune, 1940
Melbourne Christerson, Associated Press, 1941
Clifford A. Prevost, Detroit Free Press, 1942
Felix Cotton, International News Service, 1943
Sam A. O'Neal, Chicago Sun, 1944
Edward Jamieson, Houston Chronicle, 1945
Paul Wooton, New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1946
Warren B. Francis, Los Angeles Times, 1947
Joseph H. Short, Jr., Baltimore Sun, 1948
John C. O'Brien, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1949
Radford E. Mobley, Knight Newspapers, 1950
Carson F. Lyman, U.S. News and World Report, 1951
Truman T. Felt, Miami Daily News, 1952
Theodore E. Koop, CBS Radio, 1953
Ernest B. Vaccaro, Associated Press, 1954
Lucian C. Warren, Buffalo Courier-Express, 1955
Frank Holeman, New York Daily News, 1956
Ben J. Grant, U.S. News and World Report, 1957
John V. Horner, Washington Star, 1958
William H. Lawrence, New York Times, 1959
Ed Edstrom, Hearst Newspapers, 1960
John Cosgrove, Broadcasting Publications, 1961
George Cullen, The Bureau of National Affairs, 1962
Bryson B. Rash, National Broadcasting Company, 1963
Joseph A. Dear, Dear Publications, 1964
William M. Blair, New York Times, 1965
Windsor P. Booth, National Geographic, 1966
L. David LeRoy, U.S. News and World Report, 1967
Allan M. Cromley, Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, 1968
John W. Heffernan, Reuters, 1969
Michael Hudoba, Sports Afield Magazine, 1970
Vernon R. Louviere, Nation's Business Magazine, 1971
Warren Rogers, Chicago Tribune - New York Syndicate, 1972
Donald R. Larrabee, Griffin-Larrabee News Bureau, 1973
Clyde W. LaMotte, LaMotte News Bureau, 1974 (Jan. to Aug.)
Kenneth M. Scheibel, Washington Bureau, 1974 (Aug. to Dec.)
William Broom, Rider Publication, 1975
Robert Ames Alden, Washington Post, 1976
Robert E. Farrell, McGraw-Hill Publications, 1977
Frank Aukofer, Milwaukee Journal, 1978
Arthur E. Wiese, Houston Post, 1979
Drew Von Bergen, United Press International, 1980
Joseph Slevin, Washington Bond Report, 1981
Vivian Vahlberg, Daily Oklahoman, 1982
Don Byrne, Traffic World, 1983
John Fogarty, San Francisco Chronicle, 1984
David Hess, Knight-Ridder, 1985
Mary Kay Quinlan, Gannett News Service, 1986
Andrew Mollison, Cox Newspapers, 1987
Lee Roderick, Scripps League, 1988
Peter A. Holmes, Washington Times, 1989
Judy Grande, The Plain Dealer, 1990
Kathryn S. Kahler, Newhouse News Service, 1991
Gregory L. Spears, Knight-Ridder, 1992
Clayton W. Boyce, Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, 1993
Gilbert F. Klein, Jr., Media General News Service, 1994
Monroe "Bud" Karmin, Bloomberg Business News, 1995
Sonja Hillgren, Farm Journal, 1996
Richard Sammon, Congressional Quarterly, 1997
Doug Harbrecht, Business Week, 1998
Larry Lipman, The Palm Beach Post, 1999
John H. Cushman, Jr., The New York Times, 2000
Richard Ryan, Detroit News, 2001
John Aubuchon, News Night Maryland, Maryland Public Television, 2002
Tammy Lytle, Orlando Sentinel, 2003
Sheila R. Cherry, Bureau of National Affairs, 2004
Rick Dunham, McGraw Hill, 2005
Jonathan Salant, Bloomberg News, 2006
Jerry Zremski, Buffalo News, 2007
Sylvia Smith, Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette, 2008
Donna Leinwand, USA Today, 2009
Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News, 2010
Mark Hamrick, Associated Press Broadcast, 2011
Theresa Werner, Freelance, 2012
Angela Greiling Keane, Bloomberg News, 2013
Myron Belkind, George Washington University, 2014
John Hughes, Bloomberg News, 2015