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Past Presidents

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1821-1828
The Duke of Atholl
The Earl of Wemyss
The Earl of Hopetoun
The Viscount Melville
Lord John Campbell
The Lord Gray
1828-1832
The Duke of Atholl
The Earl of Wemyss
The Viscount Melville
Lord John Campbell
The Lord Gray
1832-1836
The Duke of Buccleuch [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1836-1837
The Marquis of Tweeddale [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1837-1840
Sir John Graham Dalyell [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1840-1841
Dr Andrew Fyfe [DNB]
1841-1842
Sir John Robison [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1842-1843
James L'Amy
1843-1844
Professor Thos. S. Traill, M.D. [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1844-1845
Professor J. S. More
1845-1846
Sir George S. Mackenzie [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1846-1847
Dr. David Maclagan
1847-1848
George Buchanan [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1848-1849
John Cay
1849-1851
Thomas Grainger [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1851-1852
George Lees, LL.D.
1852-1853
David Stevenson [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1853-1854
Rev. P. Holland
1854-1855
David Rhind [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1855-1857
Dr. George Wilson [DNB]
1857-1858
Dr. Edward Sang [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1858-1859
C. Piazzi Smyth [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1859-1860
Thomas Stevenson [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1860-1861
Alexander Bryson [Wikipedia]
1861-1862
Dr. Patrick Newbigging
1862-1864
Dr. Stevenson Macadam
1864-1865
Charles Cowan
1865-1866
Frederick Hallard
1866-1868
George Robertson
1868-1869
David Stevenson [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1869-1871
R.W. Thomson, C.E. [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1871-1873
Thomas Ivory
1873-1875
Professor T.C.Archer
1875-1877
John Milne
1877-1879
Dr. R. M. Ferguson
1879-1880
George Blanshard
1880-1882
Henry Cadell
1882-1885
Professor Swan [DNB]
1885-1887
D. Bruce Peebles [Wikipedia]
1887-1889
F. B. Imlach
1889-1891
Rt.Hon. J.H.A.Macdonald [DNB] [Wikipedia]
1891-1893
Alexander Leslie
1893-1895
Dr. William Taylor
1895-1897
Professor Armstrong [Wikipedia]
1897-1899
A. Beatson Bell
1899-1901
W. Ivison Macadam
1901-1903
F. Grant Ogilvie
1901-1905
Dr. Dawson Turner
1905-1908
T. Hudson Beare
1908-1911
William Allan Carter
1911-1912
William Graham Youll
1912-1921
Colonel Alex. Ogilvie
1921-1923
Professor Richard Stanfield
1923-1925
Dr. James R. Milne
1925-1927
R. Stuart Pilcher
1927-1929
W.A. Williams
1929-1931
Edwin Seddon
1931-1934
Professor Henry Briggs
1934-1936
Charles J. Cousland
1936-1938
Professor Alex. R. Horne
1938-1940
Alexander Steuart
1940-1942
William G. Maxwell
1942-1944
Dr Robert Aitken
1944-1946
G.H.Liston-Foulis
1946-1948
John T. Jeffrey
1948-1950
Christopher Y. Johnson
1950-1953
Dr.J.Cameron Smail
1953-1956
Robert W. Plenderleith
1956-1958
E. Openshaw Taylor
1958-1960
James Wallace
1960-1963
G/Capt. G. Struan Marshall
1963-1965
John Lochore
1965-1968
Norman G. Matthew
1968-1971
Dr. Alistair G. Thomson
1971-1974
J. Forbes Fowler
1974-1977
John A.G. Copland
1977-1980
Professor Gordon R. Nicoll
1980-1983
Malcolm W. Thomson
1983-1986
Graeme H. Menzies
1986-1989
Robert G. McLeod
1989-1993
William P. Small
1993-1997
Harry Ogden
1997-2002
Dr. Allen D.C. Simpson
2002-2005
Dr. Stuart Monro [Wikipedia]
2005-2008
Professor Anthony Busuttil
2008-2011
Robin Harper MSP [Wikipedia]
2011-2014
Professor Ian Robson
2014-2017
Professor Stuart Monro [Wikipedia]

This list has been prepared from the board illustrated above and from recent Society records. Where I've found Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entries, or Wikipedia pages, I have linked to them. Please let me know if I've made any errors in this.

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Graham Rule
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