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LIST OF PRESIDENTS AND DATES OF OFFICE

 

Surname

First name(s) or initials, and title

Dates  of Presidency

ABNEY
W. de W.
1893–95
ADAMS
John Couch
1851–53, 1874–76
AIRY
Sir George Biddell
1835–37, 1849–51, 1853–55, 1863–64
BAILY
Francis
1825–27, 1833–35, 1837–39, 1843–45
BALL
Sir Robert S.
1897–99
BARSTOW
Martin A.
2014-
BELL BURNELL
Susan Jocelyn
2002–04
BISHOP
George
1857–59
BLACKWELL
D.E.
1973–75
BRINKLEY
Bishop
1831–33
CAYLEY
Arthur
1872–74
CHAPMAN
Sydney
1941–43
CHRISTIE
W.H.M.
1888–90
COLEBROOK
H.T.
1823–25
COMMON
A.A.
1895–97
COOK
A.H.
1977–79
COWLING
T.G.
1965–67
CROMMELIN
A.C.D.
1929–31
DARWIN
Sir George
1899–1900
DAVIES
R. D.
1987–89
DAVIES Roger 2010–12
DE LA RUE
Warren
1864–66
DINGLE
H.
1951–53
DREYER
J.L.E.
1923–25
DUNKIN
Edwin
1884–86
DYSON
F.W.
1911–13
EDDINGTON
Sir Arthur
1921–23
FABIAN Andrew 2008–10
FOWLER
Alfred
1919–21
GILL
Sir David
1909–11
GLAISHER
J.W.L.
1886–88, 1901–03
GREAVES
W.M.H.
1947–49
HERSCHEL
Sir William
1821–23
HERSCHEL
Sir John Frederick William
1827–29, 1839–41, 1847–49
HIDE
R.
1983–85
HILL
E.H.
1913–15
HIND
J.R.
1880–82
HOYLE
Sir Fred
1971–73
HUGGINS
Sir William
1876–78
JACKSON
J.
1953–55
JEANS
Sir James H.
1925–27
JEFFRIES
Sir Harold
1955–57
JOHNSON
Manuel J.
1855–57
JORDAN
C
1994–96
KNOBEL
E.B.
1892–93, 1900–01
KNOX-SHAW
H.
1931–33
LASSELL
William
1870–72
LEE
Dr. John
1861–63
LINDSAY
Lord
1878–80
LONGAIR
M. S.
1996–98
LOVELL
Sir Bernard
1969–71
LYNDEN-BELL
D.
1985–87
MacCREA
Sir William Hunter
1961–63
MACMAHON
P.A.
1917–19
MAIN
Rev. Robert
1859–61
MANNERS
Adm. R.H.
1868–70
MAW
W.H.
1905–07
MILNE
E.A.
1943–45
NEWALL
H.F.
1907–09
PHILLIPS
Rev. Theodore E.B.
1927–29
PLASKETT
H.H.
1945–47
PLUMMER
H.C.
1939–41
POUNDS
K. A.
1990–92
PRITCHARD
Rev. Charles
1866–68
REDMAN
R.O.
1959–61
REES
Sir M.
1992–94
REYNOLDS
J.H.
1935–37
ROWAN- ROBINSON M. 2006–08

SADLER
Donald H.
1967–69
SAMPSON
R.A.
1915–17
SEATON
M.J.
1979–81
SMART
W.M
1949–51
SMITH
F. Graham
1975–77
SMYTH
Captain W.H.
1845–47
SOUTH
Sir James
1829–31
SOUTHWOOD David 2012–14
SPENCER JONES
H.
1937–39
STEAVENSON
W.H.
1957–59
STONE
E.J.
1882–84
STRATTON
F.J.M.
1933–35
TAYLER
R. J.
1989–90
TENNANT
J.F.
1890–92
TURNER
H.H.
1903–05
WEISS
N. O.
2000–02
WHALER
Kathryn A.
2004–06
WILLIAMS
D. A.
1998–2000
WOLFENDALE
Arnold W.
1981–83
WOOLLEY
Sir Richard
1963–65
WROTTESLEY
Lord
1841–43