James R. Grossman officially begins his term today, as the 18th executive director of the American Historical Association. Below, we list the previous directors of the association. Please note, the position was executive secretary, rather than executive director, until 1974.
2010- James R. Grossman 1999-2010 Arnita A. Jones 1995-99 Sandria Freitag 1981-94 Samuel R. Gammon 1974-81 Mack Thompson 1965-73 Paul L. Ward 1964 Louis B. Wright 1963 W. Stull Holt 1953-62 Boyd C. Schaefer 1941-53 Guy Stanton Ford 1933-41 Conyers Read 1928-33 Dexter Perkins 1919-28 John Spencer Bassett 1913-19 Evarts Boutell Greene/Waldo Gifford Leland 1908-12 Charles Homer Haskins/Waldo Gifford Leland 1900-08 Charles Homer Haskins/A. Howard Clarke (from 1901 to 1919 the position was divided into an Executive Secretary of the Council and Executive Secretary of the Association position) 1884-1900 Herbert Baxter Adams