Chairmen and Presidents

Chairmen and Presidents

Chairmen of the Board of Trustees (the title changed from Presidents of the Virginia Historical Society after 2001)

John Marshall1831–1835 Virginius Dabney 1969–1972
Henry St. George Tucker1836–1847 Edwin Cox1972–1975
William Cabell Rives1847–1868 Joseph Clarke Robert1975–1978
Hugh Blair Grigsby1870–1881 David Tennant Bryan1978–1981
Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart1881–1891 FitzGerald Bemiss1981–1983
William Wirt Henry1891–1892 Lawrence Lewis, Jr.1984–1986
Joseph Bryan1892–1902 John L. McElroy, Jr.1987–1988
William Gordon McCabe1903–1905 Stuart G. Christian, Jr.1989–1991
Joseph Bryan1906–1908 C. Coleman McGehee1992–1994
William Gordon McCabe1909–1920 Brenton S. Halsey1995–1997
Edward Virginius Valentine1921–1929 Austin Brockenbrough III1998–1999
Daniel Grinnan1930–1935 Gerald L. Baliles2000–2001
John Stewart Bryan1936–1937 Hugh R. Stallard2002–2003
Joseph Dupuy Eggleston1938–1943 Hugh V. White, Jr.2004–2005
Alexander Wilbourne Weddell1944–1948 E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.2006–2007
Edmund Randolph Williams1948–1952 J. Stewart Bryan III2008–2009
Samuel Merrifield Bemiss1952–1958 W. Taylor Reveley III2010–2011
Wyndham Bolling Blanton1958–1960 Thomas G. Slater, Jr.2012–2013
George MacLaren Brydon        1960 E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.2014–2015
Beverley Randolph Wellford1960–1963 John R. Nelson, Jr.2016–2018

David John Mays

Eppa Hunton IV

1963–1966

1966-1969

 Charles L. Cabell

2019–Present 

President and CEOs of the Virginia Historical Society (the title changed from Directors after 2001)

Thomas Hicks Wynne1870–1875 Paul Chester Nagel1981–1985
Robert Alonzo Brock1875–1892 Virginius C. Hall, Jr. (interim)1985–1986
Philip Alexander Bruce1892–1898 Donald Haynes1986–1988
William Glover Stanard1898–1933 Virginius C. Hall, Jr. (interim)1988
Robert A. Lancaster1933–1940 Charles F. Bryan, Jr.1988–2008
William Clayton Torrence1940–1953 Paul A. Levengood2008–2016
John Melville Jennings1953–1978 John R. Nelson, Jr. (interim)2016–2017
Edwin L. Dooley, Jr.1979–1980 Jamie O. Bosket2017–Present
William M. E. Rachal (interim)        1980