The
Philomathean
Society

Roll of Moderators

Philo Moderators

Below is the official list of every incumbent in the office of Moderator, the chief executive officer of the Society, since its inception with the Society in 1813. Our list is somewhat incomplete – if you have details on any of our missing or incomplete names, please contact the Moderator and let us know!

1. Christian F. Crusé
2. William Augustus Muhlenburg
3. Christian F. Crusé
4. George Bacon Wood
5. Nicholas Hammond
6. Nicholas Hammond
7. Nicholas Hammond
8. Thomas Leech Boileau
9. John M. Jackson
10. Timothy W. Coe
11. George Read
12. John N. Conyngham
13. Benjamin Rush Rhees
14. Theophilus Parvin
15. James M. Staughton
16. George M. Mason
17. Peter Van Pelt
18. Theophilus Parvin
19. Samuel M. Fox
20. Francis P. Corbin
21. Robert J. Walker
22. Henry D. Gilpin
23. William A. Read
24. Henry A. Riley
25. Samuel S. Cochran
26. John Rodman Paul
27. Robert Watson
28. John Reade, Jr.
29. Charles Bancker Jaudon
30. Charles W. Nassau
31. Charles Bancker Jaudon
32. Charles W. Nassau
33. George Brinton
34. William J. Reese
35. Robert J. Thomson
36. Ralph F. Izard
37. Robert J. Thomson
38. Samuel Ogden Meredith
39. John Hall
40. Samuel Ogden Meredith
41. George M. Wharton
42. Gustav S. Benson
43. Robert Patterson Dubois
44. Joseph D. Fox
45. Robert Patterson Dubois
46. Edward Donald Kemp
47. Samuel G. Clarkson
48. Joseph D. Fox
49. Thomas Harper
50. Vincent L. Bradford
51. Henry Hope Reed
52. George Fox
53. Vincent L. Bradford
54. Thomas Latimer Bowie
55. Joseph Abbott
56. John Ashhurst
57. Robert Baldwin Davidson
58. Joseph Carson
59. Thomas Latimer Bowie
60. Frederick W. Beasley
61. William Goldsborough
62. Thomas C. Cadwalader
63. Edward Hallowell
64. George Washington Norris
65. Samuel Fisher Dubois
66. George Sharswood
67. Edward Miller
68. Thomas Leaming Smith
69. George Sharswood
70. George Roberts Smith
71. John Biddle Chapman
72. John Robertson
73. John Biddle Chapman
74. Joseph Wharton
75. Charles Theodore Potts
76. William Poyntell Johnston
77. William Deal Baker
78. John Fries Frazer
79. William George Caldcleugh
80. John Pringle Jones
81. Henry Warren Richardson
82. John Charles Carpentier
83. Alexander Murray McIlvaine
84. George C. Carson
85. Kingston Goddard
86. John McKinley
87. William W. Smith
88. William N. McLeod
89. John Brown Parker
90. John Innes Clark Hare
91. Edward Ingersoll
92. Robert Young Black
93. Alexander M. McKinley
94. George L. Taylor
95. Charles L. Borie
96. John Bohlen
97. John Phillips Montgomery
98. Austin A. Phelps
99. John Bohlen
100. Alexander W. Biddle
101. Lewis A. Scott
102. John G. Smith
103. J. Williams Biddle
104. John D. Bryant
105. Henry E. Montgomery
106. William B. Taylor
107. Henry W. Durachet
108. Thomas Scott Harper
109. James R. Ford
110. Samuel Keen Ashton
111. Morton Stille
112. William S. McPherson Hill
113. J. Dickinson Sargeant
114. Grayson Mallet-Prevost
115. Samuel H. Jarden
116. Morton P. Henry
117. George Dawson Coleman
118. Samuel Moore Shute
119. Daniel Kendig
120. Joel Barlow Reynolds
121. William B. Musgrave
122. Henry Sergeant Lowber
123. William H. Crabbe
124. Henry Fling
125. Caldwell K. Biddle
126. James Ely
127. Charles F. Burgin
128. Samuel Wylie Crawford, Jr.
129. Enoch C. Brewster
130. William White Montgomery
131. Charles Hartshorne
132. John Hughes
133. Thomas Newbold
134. John Hughes
135. James Darrach
136. S. B. Wylie McLeod
137. James Darrach
138. Isaac O. Blight
139. Thomas M. Wetherill
140. George A. Jenks
141. Alexander C. Durbin
142. Thomas L. Hildeburne
143. Edward D. Porter
144. J. Aspinwall Hodge
145. Benoni Lockwood
146. Brinton Coxe
147. Dorsey Cox
148. Gideon Scull, Jr.
149. Henry N. Paul
150. William H. Durbin
151. William Thomson
152. James H. Hutchinson
153. James H. Hutchinson
154. Joseph D. Newlin
155. Hugh Lenox Hodge
156. Samuel Dickson
157. William H. Badger
158. Edmund Cash Pechin
159. Richard L. Ashhurst
160. John Ashhurst, Jr.
161. S. Huntington Jones
162. Henry Morton
163. Charles B. Penrose
164. William W. Frazier, Jr.
165. George Tucker Bispham
166. Edward B. Hodge
167. Charles J. McMullin
168. Charles E. Buckwalter
169. David B. Willson
170. George William Powell
171. William W. White
172. Chester D. Hartranft
173. Martin P. Jones
174. Charles J. Little
175. Skipwith Wilmer
176. Charles Custis Harrison
177. Edward Watson
178. William Brooke Rawle
179. Charles P. Perkins
180. George Oakman
181. Howard Wood
182. R. Somers Hayes
183. Robert Emmet McDonald
184. George Woolsey Hodge
185. William Wilberforce Newton
186. Thomas Diehl Stichter
187. John Buck Morgan
188. Isaac Minis Hayes
189. John White Hoffman
190. Edward Fox Pugh
191. Gerald Fitzgerald Dale, Jr.
192. Robert Frazer, Jr.
193. Ewing Jordan
194. Gustavus B. Horner
195. Edward F. Hoffman
196. Robert Adams
197. R. Francis Wood
198. George Pomeroy Allen
199. Henry G. Ward
200. George M. Christian
201. Alexander J. Miller
202. Herbert Welsh
203. Hampton L. Carson, Jr.
204. William G. Freedley
205. George T. Purves
206. Franlin L. Sheppard
207. Richard C. Dale
208. Charles Addams Young
209. Coleman Sellers, Jr.
210. William Force Whitaker
211. Joseph de Forest Junkin
212. Albert B. Williams
213. Charles A. Ashburner
214. Charles W. Freedley
215. William W. Porter
216. John W. Townsend
217. William C. Bullitt
218. Lawrence Lewis, Jr.
219. William L. Saunders
220. George Stanley Philler
221. Charles Irving Junkin
222. Francis Albert Lewis
223. Edward G. McCollin
224. William P. Breed, Jr.
225. Edward G. McIlvaine
226. John Marshall Gest
227. George Wood Bissell Roberts
228. H. S. Prentis Nichols
229. William P. Gest
230. George Junkin, Jr.
231. Charles Wadsworth, Jr.
232. James Hamilton Robins
233. G. H. Freedley
234. Severo Mallet-Prevost
235. Thompson S. Westcott
236. Gustavus Remak, Jr.
237. Edwin F. Lott
238. John W. Savage
239. Logan M. Bullitt
240. Francis E. Smiley
241. John Stokes Adams
242. Clarence W. Taylor
243. Frank Lambader, Jr.
244. James Collins Jones
245. Howard L. Cressell
246. John S. Fernie
247. Crawford D. Henning
248. W. W. Frazier, Jr.
249. Edward M. Jefferys
250. Andre W. Seguin
251. Henry Clay Adams
252. Robert B. Salter
253. Horace C. Richards
254. Lightner Wilmer
255. Dickinson S. Miller
256. J. Clayton Mitchell
257. Charles Newton Clem. Brown
258. Elliston J. Perot
259. Hugh W. Ogden
260. William Herbert Burk
261. Josiah Harman Penniman
262. James DeW. Perry, Jr.
263. Samuel R. Colladay
264. William Gray Knowles
265. Ulysses Simpson Schaul
266. Clifton Maloney
267. William S. Morris
268. Robert N. Willson, Jr.
269. S. Murdoch Kendrick
270. Justin R. Sypher
271. George Douglas Codman
272. Edmund J. Burk
273. Spencer C. Dickson
274. Jonathan D. McMullin
275. Henry N. June
276. C. M. Jacobs
277. Arthur E. Weil
278. John C. Hinckley
279. Astley
280. Paston Coop. Ashhurst
281. Charles L. McKeehan
282. Charles M. Montgomery
283. L. H. Marks
284. Charles S. Langstroth
285. James H. Langstroth
286. Milton D. Loeb
287. J. Morton Boice
288. Harry B. Mingle
289. James Whitford Riddle, Jr.
290. Harold Harrison Tryon
291. William Hasting Easton
292. Henry Johns Gibbons
293. Thomas Francis Cadwalader
294. Robert Alexander Beggs
295. Calvin O. Althouse
296. Herman G. Cuthbert
297. David A. Pitt
298. Harold S. Rambo
299. Thomas D. Cope
300. Clinton N. Laird
301. George A. Walton
302. William H. G. MacKay
303. Winton John White
304. Stanley S. Swartley
305. J. Barnard Walton
306. Frederic Anthony Child
307. Francis Carr Stifler
308. Edward Wallace Chadwick
309. William P. Harbeson
310. Augustus W. Schick
311. Marcus Elliott
312. Martin Hays Bickham
313. Frank Albert Paul
314. George Wagner
315. Carl G. F. Franzen
316. Clement E. Foust
317. Charles James Cole, Jr.
318. Carl Hubbard Hoover
319. Charles A. Drefs, Jr.
320. Donald McLeod Lay
321. John Dolman, Jr.
322. Albert Rieff Bechtel
323. Walter Hendricks R. Trumbauer
324. Gilbert R. Hughes
325. Samuel L. Shanaman
326. William Mahoney Crowe
327. William Dayton Shelley
328. Carroll Brester Rhoads
329. Morrison Comegys Boyd
330. Wallace Greene Arnold
331. Randolph Greenfield Adams
332. Rodney T. Bonsall
333. Karl R. Alden
334. Robert Ewing Dengler
335. Elwood L. Haines
336. William H. Reeves
337. William C. Chambers
338. Albert Elsasser
339. Charles E. Sommers
340. Charles L. Seasholes
341. Charles C. Parlin
342. Ernest L. Noone
343. John Frederick Lewis, Jr.
344. Jessee Ormondroyd
345. Carl F. Wise
346. George S. Parlin
347. Edward G. Yeomans
348. R. B. Shaw
349. Frank C. Baxter
350. C. B. Realey
351. Alfred B. Harbage
352. William Abbott
353. Herbert W. Fitzroy
354. Charles H. Thomas
355. William F. Kennedy
356. Roland D. Cain
357. Conwell Snoke
358. Edward A. Knobelauch
359. Murray F. Thompson
360. Francis Downs
361. S. Blankfort
362. Robert Warnock, Jr.
363. William H. Cornog
364. Julius H. Comroe
365. Robert F. Frey
366. Glenden J. Dunlap
367. Elwood C. Parry, JR.
368. Murdock Goodwin
369. Bernard Gekoski
370. Harold Landow
371. William Edgerton
372. Walter Chaudnowsky
373. Alfred Bester
374. J. Pollack
375. J. Pollach
376. Arnold R. Ginsburg
377. Marcus Manoff
378. John R. Shaver
379. Wesley Frysztacki
380. Herbert L. Gross
381. Sidney L. Posel
382. Albert Kelner
383. David H. Garber
384. Leonard Kimmelman
385. Leigh Lisker
386. Kalvan Silvert
387. Noyes Leech
388. Noyes Leech
389. David Pinsky
390. Jerome S. Mittelman
391. John Patton
392. John Patton
393. Donald M. Marks
394. Norman H. Kane
395. Lester Levin
396. Lester Levin
397. Marvin Katz
398. Andrew Yoggy
399. Andrew Yoggy
400. Irene Block
401. Charles Fine Ludwig
402. Charles Fine Ludwig
403. Charles Fine Ludwig
404. Paul Friedman
405. Paul Friedman
406. Albert Fishlow
407. Albert Fishlow
408. Dennis Barrett
409. Dennis Barrett
410. John Shrecker
411. John Shrecker
412. Gary Goldschneider
413. Gary Goldschneider
414. Murray Eisenberg
415. Murray Eisenberg
416. Nicholas Capaldi
417. E. Jeffrey Ludwing
418. Douglas Butturff
419. Edward Jajko
420. David Steinbrook
421. David Steinbrook
422. Peter Rona
423. Peter Rona
424. Peter Rona
425. Jack N. Gillmar
426. Neil E. Jokelson
427. Neil E. Jokelson
428. Bruce G. Forrest
429. David A. Soltz
430. Golden
431. Whitney S. Hoffman
432. G. Kelley-Salinas
433. G. Kelley-Salinas
434. Harry R. Silver
435. Harry R. Silver
436. Christopher Warntz
437. David Haydon
438. Kenneth Manoff
439. McLoughlin
440. David Reid
441. William L. Courshon
442. Michael S. Gross
443. Michael S. Gross
444. Christopher A. Glenn
445. Steven D. Rothman
446. Laurence M. Malcic
447. Laurence M. Malcic
448. Bentsen
449. Glenn Estersohn
450. Cynthia Frost
451. Harold Goldner
452. Michael Gessel
453. Betty L. Rosenkranz
454. Betty L. Rosenkranz
455. Dennis Mahoney
456. Seth D. Winnick
457. Richard D. Johnson
458. Leslie Leow
459. Robert Rubinoff
460. Marta Moss
461. Constance Drummond Harsh
462. Laurie Soriano
463. Laurie Soriano
464. Robert Hutter
465. Simon Glinsky
466. James Murphy
467. Francis M. X. Lobo
468. Eugene Albert Bolt, Jr.
469. Eugene Albert Bolt, Jr.
470. Greg Kreider
471. Greg Kreider
472. Richard Garella
473. Andrew Soloway
474. Lauren Nemroff
475. Mark Basnage
476. Mark Basnage
477. Patricia Keim
478. Jacob Katz Cogan
479. Darren Rosenblum
480. Ethan V. Torrey
481. Marianne Park
482. Caery Evangelist
483. Jonathan Goldstein
484. Tyler Dichorich
485. Ethel Rackin
486. Arthur Kamga
487. John Leibovitz
488. Elliott Witney
489. Shawn Walker
490. David Jones
491. Elizabeth Gummerson
492. Thomas Maguire
493. Jennifer Marzullo
494. Jennifer Kate Barret
495. Eugene J. Huang
496. Dina S. Westenholz
497. James Renfro
498. Peter Martelli
499. Matthew Nester Van Kouwenberg
500. Nikhil Andrew Gabriel Da Victoria Lobo
501. Matthew Vogele
502. Andrew Daniel Trister
503. Daniel Scott Gabai
504. Arthur Bochner
505. Ariel A. Ben-Amos
506. Nolan Ganuli Shenai
507. Christine Maura Fisher
508. Annafrancesca Luisa Fuchs
509. Bryan David Fields
510. Ruth Megan McAdams
511. Gerard Alexander Leone
512. Martin Bouda
513. Ramón Andrés Miyar
514. Daniel J. Singer
515. Philip B. Rocco
516. Nicole Lynn Garman
517. Robert Daniel Hass
518. Aaron William Ecay
519. Alec Anthony Webley
520. Alec Anthony Webley
521. Emily Margaret Kern
522. Samuel Bieler
523. Cristopher J. Willis
524. Johnathan Todd Mell
525. Houston Barlow Holley
526. Michael-David Mangini
527. Shawn Teo
528. Jordan Driskill
529. Emmett Mead Wynn
530. Kristen Todd Kelly
531. Kristen Todd Kelly
532. Jacob Khan Sterling
533. Andrew Alexeevich Bortvin
534. Kieona Lauren Cook