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 The Council's Presidents through the Years

The following is a list of presidents who served the Council of Churches of the City of New York since 1895.

1895 - 1897: Spencer Trask

1897 - 1921: Dean J.B. Brooks and Theodore Roosevelt Serving as Vice President

1921 - 1926: Watsdon S. Moore

1924 - 1926: John M. Moore

1926 - 1929: Daniel A. Poling

1929 - 1931: Ralph W. Sockman

1931 - 1932: A. Edwin Keigwin

1932 - 1934: Charles Trexler

1935 - 1936: Eugene C. Carder

1936 - 1939: Charles H. Tuttle

1939 - 1943: Theodore Savage

1943 - 1944: Henry P. Fletcher

1944 - 1945: Cleveland E. Dodge

1945 - 1946: Jospeh R. Sizoo

1946 - 1947: Frederick B. Newell

1947 - 1950: Cleveland E. Dodge

1950 - 1952: Charles K. Gilbert

1952 - 1956: Ralph W. Sockman

1956 - 1958: Phillips P. Elliott

1958 - 1961: Gardner C. Taylor (First African American President)

1961 - 1962: John Sutherland Bonnell

1962 - 1965: Arthur Lee Kinsolving

1965 - 1968: Norman Vincent Peale

1968 - 1972: M.L. Wilson

1972 - 1975: George M. Duff, Jr.

1975 - 1978: Kenneth K. Folkes

1978 - 1981: Gordon M. Brown

1981 - 1983: Samuel G. Simpson

1983 - 1984: Ronald Kreisman

1984 - 1987: Donald L. Thomas

1987 - 1991: Norman Quick

1991 - 1993: Spencer C. Gibbs

1993 - 1998: Michael Kendall

1998 - 2008: Calvin O. Butts, III

2008 - 2014: A. R. Bernard, Sr.

2015 - Today: G. Morris Gurley, Esq.

 

 


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