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Past Presidents

Since its inception in 1908, the Press Association has been led by a dedicated group of newspaper and media professionals who generously volunteered their time and service to charting the direction of the Association and leading the cause for news media and for the First Amendment.

Service Name Affiliation Location
2015 Benjamin Phillips, IV The AFRO-American Newspapers Baltimore, MD & DC
2014 Suzanne Fischer-Huettner The Daily Record Baltimore, MD
2013 Paul Milton Baltimore Sun Media Group Baltimore, MD
2012 Pat Richardson Carroll County Times Westminster, MD
2011 Dennis Forney Cape Gazette Lewes, DE
2010 Myron Randall The Frederick News-Pos Frederick
2009 David Fike Chesapeake Publishing Corp. Easton, MD
2008 Chris Eddings The Daily Record Baltimore, MD
2007 Richard H. Amberg, Jr. The Washington Times Washington, DC
2006 Karen Acton Southern Maryland Newspapers Waldorf, MD
2005 John League The Herald-Mail Hagerstown, MD
2003-04 Jeffrey Mezzatesta Cecil Whig Elkton, MD
2002-03 Tom Schmidt Carroll Publishing Company Washington, DC
2001-02 Michael S. Powell* The Frederick News-Post Frederick, MD
2000-01 Legusta Floyd The Prince George’s Post Upper Marlboro, MD
1999-00 Carol Melamed The Washington Post Washington, DC
1998-99 Deborah Cornely The Dundalk Eagle Dundalk, MD
1997-98 Larry E. Effingham The Star Democrat Easton, MD
1995-97 Jean C. Halle The Baltimore Sun Baltimore, MD
1995 Fred C. Temby The Herald-Mail Hagerstown, MD
1994-95 John J. Oliver, Jr. The Afro American Baltimore, MD
1993-94 George E. Randall* The Frederick News-Post Frederick, MD
1992-93 John B. Holland Comprint Inc. Gaithersburg, MD
1991-92 Margaret Scott Schiff The Washington Post Washington, DC
1990-91 Jean F. Moon Patuxent Publishing Co. Columbia, MD
1989-90 Edward D. Casey* The Capital Annapolis, MD
1988-89 Milton Mitchell*
2014 Obituary
Atlantic Publications Laurel, DE
1987-88 Edward E. Beeler*
2008 Obituary
Carroll County Times Westminster, MD
1986-87 John D. Worthington, IV The Aegis Bel Air, MD
1985-86 Tom Mills*
2007 Obituary
The Frederick News-Post Frederick, MD
1984-85 Thomas F. Bradlee Cecil Whig Elkton, MD
1983-84 George O’Connell* The Daily Record Baltimore, MD
1982-83 Raymond E. Mahaffey Suburban Record Silver Spring, MD
1981-82 James M Schurz*
2009 Obituary
The Herald-Mail Hagerstown, MD
1980-81 Robert Reid* The Bowie Blade-News Bowie, MD
1978-79 Allen C. Jackson Anne Arundel Times Annapolis, MD
1977-78 John P. McMullen Cumberland Times-News Cumberland, MD
1976-77 John D. Worthington, III* The Aegis Bel Air, MD
1975-76 Richard L. Moore The Daily Times Salisbury, MD
1974-75 Louis L. Goldstein* Calvert Journal-Gazette  
1973-74 Paul T. Broderick*
1996 Obituary
The Evening Sun Baltimore, MD
1972-73 William R. Cronin*
2015 Obituary
Harford Democrat Aberdeen, MD
1971-72 Bernard Sitter* Cumberland Times-News Cumberland, MD
1970-71 William H. Kerbin Democratic Messenger Snow Hill, MD
1969-70 Franklin D. Schurz,  Jr. The Herald-Mail Hagerstown, MD
1968-69 Roger B. Farquhar* Montgomery County Sentinel Rockville, MD
1967-68 Omer J. Shively* The News Journal Wilmington, DE
1966-67 Phillip St.C. Thompson* Ellicott City Times Ellicott City, MD
1965-66 George B. Delaplaine,  Jr. The Frederick News-Post Frederick, MD
1964-65 Elmer M. Jackson,  III* Maryland Gazette Glen Burnie, MD
1963-64 George O. Rash* The Herald-Mail Hagerstown, MD
1962-63 E. Ralph Hostetter Cecil Whig Elkton, MD
1961-62 Phillip S. Heisler* The Evening Sun Baltimore, MD
1960-61 William G. Kervin,  Jr.* Democratic Messenger Snow Hill, MD
1959-60 J. Stephen Becker* News-Post Baltimore, MD
1958-59 Gertrude Poe News Leader Laurel, MD
1957-58 Oscar L. Morris* The Salisbury Times Salisbury, MD
1956-57 Charles Gerwig* Stromberg Publications Ellicott City, MD
1955-56 C. Neill Baylor* The Herald-Mail Hagerstown, MD
1953-54 Norman W. Harrington* The Star Democrat Easton, MD
1952-53 John McCormick* Westminster Times Westminster, MD
1949-51 Elmer M. Jackson, Jr.* Capital-Gazette Press Annapolis, MD
1949 Blair Lee,  III* Maryland News Silver Spring, MD
1947-48 Glenn T. James* Record-Observer Centerville, MD
1944-46 Paul G. Stromberg* Ellicott City Times Ellicott City, MD
1941-43 G. Arthur McDaniel* The Times Federalsburg, MD
1939-40 Leo M. Moore* Democratic Ledger Havre de Grace, MD
1936-38 Unknown    
1935 Samuel E. Shannahan* The Star Democrat Easton, MD
1932-34 John D. Worthington* The Aegis Bel Air, MD
1931 J.P. Curley* Laurel Leader  
1930 Paul G. Stromberg* Ellicott City Times Ellicott City, MD
1928-29 Unknown    
1927 James Finian*   Annapolis, MD
1924-26 Ridgely P. Melvin* The Capital Annapolis, MD
1923 James Finian*   Cumberland, MD
1922 Ridgely P. Melvin* The Capital Annapolis, MD
1921 Clarence Vincent* Democratic Messenger Snow Hill, MD
1914-20 Unknown    
1913 William S. Powell*    
1908-12 Unknown    

Affiliations represent the publication name at the time of the term.
*Deceased

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