NASW past presidents

Founded in 1934, NASW has had a series of talented and dedicated board members and officers that lead the organization in a volunteer capacity. For information on the current board, click here.

  • 2015-16 Robin Marantz Henig, Freelance
  • 2013-14 Ron Winslow, Wall Street Journal
  • 2011-12 Nancy Shute, Freelance
  • 2009-10 Mariette DiChristina, Scientific American
  • 2007-08 Robert Lee Hotz, Wall Street Journal
  • 2005-06 Laura van Dam, Freelance
  • 2003-04 Deborah Blum, Freelance
  • 2001-02 Paul Raeburn, BusinessWeek
  • 1999-2000 Joe Palca, National Public Radio
  • 1997-98 Richard Harris, National Public Radio
  • 1995-96 Laurie Garrett, Newsday
  • 1993-94 Jon Van, Chicago Tribune
  • 1991-92 Lewis Cope, Minneapolis StarTribune
  • 1989-90 Charles Petit. San Francisco Chronicle
  • 1987-88 Cristine Russell, Washington Post
  • 1984-86 Philip M. Boffey, New York Times
  • 1983-84 Joann E. Rogers, Hearst Newspapers
  • 1981-82 Barbara J. Culliton, Science Magazine
  • 1979-80 Edward Edelson, New York News
  • 1977-78 George Alexander, Los Angeles Times
  • 1975-76 Donald C. Drake
  • 1974-75 Judith E. Randal
  • 1973-74 Arthur R. Hill
  • 1972-73 Ronald Kotulak
  • 1971-72 Donald Kirkman
  • 1970-71 David Perlman
  • 1969-70 Jean Pearson
  • 1968-69 James C. Spaulding
  • 1967-68 Robert Cowen
  • 1966-67 Harry Nelson
  • 1965-66 Mildred Spencer
  • 1964-65 Martin Mann
  • 1963-64 Donald J. Dunham
  • 1962-63 Nate Haseltine
  • 1961-62 Victor Cohn
  • 1960-61 Earl Ubell
  • 1959-60 Pierre C. Fraley
  • 1958-59 John Troan
  • 1957-58 Milton Silverman
  • 1956-57 Roland Berg
  • 1955-56 John E. Pfeiffer
  • 1954-55 Alton L. Blakeslee
  • 1953-54 Arthur J. Snider
  • 1952-53 Volta Torrey
  • 1951-52 Marguerite Clark
  • 1950-51 Harland Manchester
  • 1949-50 Ferry B. Colton
  • 1948-49 Steven M. Spencer
  • 1947-48 Herbert B. Nichols
  • 1946-47 James C. Leary
  • 1945-46 Jane Stafford
  • 1943-44 Robert D. Potter
  • 1942-43 Watson Davis
  • 1941-42 John J. O’Neill
  • 1940-41 Gobind Behari Lal
  • 1939-40 William L. Laurence
  • 1938-39 Thomas R. Henry
  • 1937-38 Waldemar Kaempffert
  • 1936-37 Howard W. Blakeslee
  • 1934-36 David Dietz