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Past National Presidents Sons of Spanish American War Veterans


The following is a listing of the Past National Presidents of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans, from our first National President in 1937 to present.Any officer marked with an (*) indicates that the President died while in office. If you have any additional information or photographs that you would like to submit please contact the National Webmaster.


1937 to 1938
Melvin Richard Benisch
Of New York
 
1938 to 1939
1939 to 1940
1940 to 1941
1941 to 1942
Walter C. Stieger Jr.
Of New York
Edward J. Kilmartin III
Of California
Edward G. Siegrist
Of New Jersey
John H. Ebbe
Of Wisconsin
 
1942 to 1943
1943 to 1944
1944 to 1945
1945 to 1946
William J. Cullinane Jr.
Of Massachusetts
Edward R. Suchman
Of Illinois
Norman L. Larson
Of Wisconsin
Edward F. Kennedy
Of Massachusetts
 
1946 to 1947
1947 to 1948
1948 to 1949
1949 to 1950
Paul J. Clarke
Of Washington, D.C.
James A. Daar
Of Missouri
Lawrence B. Stretz
Of New York
Harry J. Goodman
Of Pennsylvania
 
1950 to 1951
1951 to 1952
1952 to 1953
1953 to 1954
Joseph A. Lapan
Of Massachusetts
Daniel E. Bowen
Of Washington, D.C.
William J. Watson
Of New Jersey
Charles A. Holt
Of Pennsylvania
 
1954 to 1955
1955 to 1956
1956 to 1957
1957 to 1958
Chester A. Tempest
Of California
Otis W. Green
Of Ohio
Henry I. Gleeksman
Of California
Arthur T. Loo
Of Pennsylvania
 
1958 to 1959
1959 to 1960
1960 to 1961
1961 to 1962
John A. Dempsey
Of California
Arthur J. Winn
Of Massachusetts
James L. Davis
Of Washington, D.C.
Robert F. Dennis
Of Illinois
 
1962 to 1963
1963 to 1964
1964 to 1965
1965 to 1966
George F. Keiser
Of Florida
Christopher J. Tebbens
Of Illinois
Arthur A. Marullo
Of Louisiana
William H. Tymchuk
Of Massachusetts
 
1966 to 1967
1967 to 1968
1968 to 1969
1969
Sydney Ballam
Of California
Robert E. Shakespeare
Of Florida
*Robert K. O'Flynn
Of California
Charles E. Bond
Of Illinois
 
1969 to 1970
1970 to 1971
1971 to 1972
1972 to 1973
H.A. Davis
Of California
Edmund R. Ryan
Of Massachusetts
Walter Sorenson
Of California
Arthur Higginbottom
Of New York
 
1973 to 1974
1974 to 1975
1975 to 1976
1976 to 1977
Walter D. Clisbee
Of Massachusetts
John T. Harris
Of Illinois
Walter O. Carroll
Of California
Robert L. Bacon
Of Massachusetts
 
1977 to 1978
1978 to 1979
1979 to 1980
1980 to 1981
Francis C. Cribben
Of Illinois
Harold A. Gangloff
Of Maryland
John N. Crawford
Of Illinois
Ronald C. Pratt
Of Massachusetts
 
1981 to 1982
1982 to 1983
1983 to 1984
1984 to 1985
George E. Owens Jr.
Of Massachusetts
Edmund R. Ryan
Of Massachusetts
John A. Dempsey
Of California
Walter D. Clisbee
Of Massachusetts
 
1985 to 1986
1986 to 1987
1987 to 1988
1988 to 1989
Arthur T. Loo
Of Pennsylvania
William J. Backus
Of Ohio
Richard Evans Jr.
Of New York
James A. Daar
Of Missouri
 
1989 to 1990
1990 to 1991
1991 to 1992
1992 to 1993
Henry L. Reinewald
Of Michigan
Edmund R. Ryan
Of Massachusetts
Morris L. Gross
Of Ohio
Frank Bugley
Of Massachusetts
 
1993 to 1994
1994 to 1995
1995 to 1996
1996 to 1997
Charles Lamp
Of Texas
Peter L. Moore Jr.
Of Maryland
Timothy J. McGrath
Of Ohio
Alexander Loo
Of Georgia
 
1997 to 1998
1998 to 1999
1999 to 2000
2000 to 2001
*William J. Backus
Of Ohio
Frank Bugley
Of Massachusetts
*John E. Lamp Sr.
Of Texas
John E. Lamp Jr.
Of Ohio
 
2001 to 2002
2002 to 2004
2004 to 2007
2007 to 2008
Timothy J. McGrath
Of Ohio
Frank Bugley
Of Massachusetts
David Hall
Of Maryland
Duncan C. Ely
Of North Carolina
 
2008 to 2009
2009 to 2010
2010 to 2011
2011 to 2013
Raymond W. LeMay III
Of New York
Timothy Downey
Of Kentucky
James Blackwell
Of Massachusetts
Bernard O'Bryan III
Of Kentucky
 
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2013 to 2015
2015 to 2017
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Kenneth H. Robison II
Of South Carolina
James McAteer
Of Pennsylvania
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