AILA Past Presidents

AILA has been fortunate to have had the following esteemed individuals as presidents of the organization. Presidents serve one-year terms which commence at the Annual Conference.

  • 1947: Joshua S. Koenigsberg*, New York, NY
  • 1948: Abram Orlow*, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1949: Gaspare M. Cusumano*, New York, NY
  • 1950: Jacob W. Rozinsky*, New York, NY
  • 1951: Gustav Lazarus*, New York, NY
  • 1952: Filindo B. Masino*, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1953: Edward L. Dubroff*, New York, NY
  • 1954: Lena Orlow Ginsburg*, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1955: Jack Wasserman*, Washington, DC
  • 1956: Max Weitz*, New York, NY
  • 1957: Arthur S. Schapira*, New York, NY
  • 1958: William B. Rothschild*, New York, NY
  • 1959: Albert J. Persichetti*, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1960: Andrew Reiner*, New York, NY
  • 1961: Haskell R. Barst*, New York, NY
  • 1962: George Gershenfeld*, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1963: Anita Streep*, New York, NY
  • 1964: Saul Kies*, New York, NY
  • 1965: Helen E. Bertas*, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1966: John J. Barry*, New York, NY
  • 1967: Isidor Ostroff*, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1968: Elmer Fried*, New York, NY
  • 1969: John S. Manos*, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1970: Leon Wildes, New York, NY
  • 1971-72: Esther M. Kaufman*, New York, NY
  • 1972-73: Leon Rosen*, New York, NY
  • 1973-74: Edith Lowenstein*, New York, NY
  • 1974-75: James J. Orlow, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1975-76: Stanley Mailman, New York, NY*
  • 1976-77: H. Gerald Malmud, New York, NY
  • 1977-78: Benjamin Gim*, New York, NY
  • 1978-79: Steven S. Mukamal, New York, NY
  • 1979-80: Jonathan Avirom, New York, NY
  • 1980-81: Allen E. Kaye, New York, NY
  • 1981-82: Charles C. Foster, Houston, TX
  • 1982-83: Robert E. Juceam, New York, NY
  • 1983-84: Seymour Rosenberg, New York, NY
  • 1984-85: Michael N. Weiss, Miami, FL
  • 1985-86: Jules E. Coven*, New York, NY
  • 1986-87: Dale M. Schwartz, Atlanta, GA
  • 1987-88: Ira J. Kurzban, Miami, FL
  • 1988-89: H. Ronald Klasko, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1989-90: Polly A. Webber, San Jose, CA
  • 1990-91: Edwin R. Rubin, Newark, NJ
  • 1991-92: Howard S. "Sam" Myers III, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1992-93: Ted Ruthizer, New York, NY
  • 1993-94: Hope M. Frye, Novato, CA
  • 1994-95: Peter D. Williamson, Houston, TX
  • 1995-96: Daryl R. Buffenstein, Atlanta, GA
  • 1996-97: Denyse Sabagh, Washington, DC
  • 1997-98: Margaret H. McCormick, Chicago, IL
  • 1998-99: Jimmy Wu, Seattle, WA
  • 1999-00: Steven A. Clark, Cambridge, MA
  • 2000-01: Margaret A. Catillaz, Rochester, NY
  • 2001-02: Steven M. Ladik, Dallas, TX
  • 2002-03: John L. "Jack" Pinnix, Raleigh, NC
  • 2003-04: Palma R. Yanni, Washington, DC
  • 2004-05: Paul L. Zulkie, Chicago, IL
  • 2005-06: Deborah J. Notkin, New York, NY
  • 2006-07: Carlina Tapia-Ruano, Chicago, IL
  • 2007-08: Kathleen Campbell Walker, El Paso, TX
  • 2008-09: Charles H. Kuck, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009-10: Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2010-11: David W. Leopold, Cleveland, OH
  • 2011-12: Eleanor Pelta, Washington, DC
  • 2012-13: Laura Lichter, Denver, CO
  • 2013-14: T. Douglas Stump, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2014-15: Leslie A. Holman, Burlington, VT
  • 2015-16: Victor D. Nieblas Pradis, City of Industry, CA
  • 2016-17: William A. Stock, Philadelphia, PA

* indicates the individual is deceased