Past AGO Wardens and Presidents

(Years indicates dates of service.)

Gerrit Smith, ago † 1896–1899
Sumner Salter, ago † 1899–1900
Walter Henry Hall, ago † 1900–1901
R. Huntington Woodman, ago, fago † 1901–1903
Samuel A. Baldwin, ago, fago † 1903–1905
John Hyatt Brewer, ago, fago † 1905–1908
Warren R. Hedden, fago † 1908–1910
Frank Wright, fago † 1910–1913
J. Warren Andrews, ago, fago † 1913–1916
Walter C. Gale, ago † 1916–1917
Clifford Demarest, fago † 1917–1920

Victor Baier, ago † 1920–1921
Gottfried H. Federlein, fago † 1921–1922
Frank L. Sealy, ago, fago † 1922–1932
Charles Henry Doersam, fago † 1932–1939
Channing Lefebvre, fago † 1939–1941
Warner M. Hawkins, fago † 1941–1943
S. Lewis Elmer, aago † 1943–1958
Harold Heeremans, fago † 1958–1964
Alec Wyton, fago † 1964–1969
M. Searle Wight, fago † 1969–1971

Charles Dodsley Walker, fago † 1971–1975
Roberta Bitgood, fago, chm † 1975–1981
Edward A. Hansen, aago † 1981–1986
Ronald Arnatt, fago 1986–1990
James C. Moeser, 1990–1994
Margaret M. Kemper, 1994–1998
Philip Hahn, aago † 1998–2002
Frederick Swann, 2002–2008
Eileen Guenther, 2008–2014
John C. Walker, fago 2014–2016
Michael Bedford, aago, chm 2016-

Notes:
1. “AGO” designates a founder of the American Guild of Organists.
2. There were five honorary presidents before the office was discontinued in 1912:
Dudley Buck † 1896–1899
Gerrit Smith † 1899–1902
Samuel P. Warren † 1902–1906
Horatio Parker † 1906–1909
Arthur Foote † 1909–1912
3. In 1949 the term “Warden” was replaced by “President.”

† Deceased