Alumni Council Chairs

By an amendment to the Tufts charter in 1934, an Alumni Council was formed "to take active control of alumni affairs and to organize the Tufts alumni of all departments into a more closely welded and more aggressive body." The primary responsibility of the Council was to facilitate the election of 10 Alumni Trustees. The then- 21 member council, representing all divisions of the college, became the first integrated and truly coordinated body to administer alumni affairs. Since that time, with biennial and annual elections, the Tufts Alumni Council has grown to more than 300 members. Through the Alumni Council and its volunteer committees, the organization has a broad influence on programs and services for all Tufts University Alumni Association members.

1934-1937

Arthur B. Newhall, E1908

1937-1939

Arthur J. Anderson, E1912, H1943

1939-1941

Francis H. Russell, A1926, H1959

1941-1943

C. Elmore Watkins, A1904, H1953

1943-1946

Joel W. Reynolds Jr., E1923, G1948

1946-1948

Ralph L. Williams, E1924

1948-1952

James G. Geddes, A1918, H1950

1952-1953

George D. Hall, A1921

1953-1954

Robert W. Meserve, A1931, H1979

1954-1955

Herbert Black, A1933

1955-1956

Dr. George W. Papen, A1915, M1916

1956-1957

Raymond J. Fay, A1929, G1931, H1967

1957-1958

Myra L. Herrick, J1941,G1942, H1958

1958-1959

Robert L. Nichols, A1926, H1978

1959-1960

The Honorable Jacob Lewiton, A1930

1960-1961

Dr. H. Spencer Glidden, A1927, M1931

1961-1962

George W. Chane, E1934

1962-1963

Ralph H. Morse, A1930

1963-1964

Dr. Irving Glickman, D1938

1964-1965

Dwight E. Bellows, A1928

1965-1966

Dr. Charles Djerf, A1933, M1937

1966-1967

Rudolf J. Fobert, A1950, G1951

1967-1969

William I. MacDonald, A1950

1969-1970

Richard H. Pierce, E1941

1970-1971

Dr. Howard J. Christian Jr., A1948, A1949, M1952

1972-1973

William G. Grinnell, A1935

1971-1972

Elizabeth A. Weiant, J1943, G1943

1973-1974

Thomas O’Brien, A1960

1974-1975

Maurene L. Golden, J1959, G1961

1975-1976

Julius Doliner, A1950

1976-1977

William G. Meserve, A1962

1977-1978

Barbara G. Michaels, J1947

1978-1979

John F. Zamparelli, A1947

1979-1980

Sondra A. Szymczak, J1959

1980-1981

Peter F. Merenda, A1945, G1948

1981-1982

Dr. Ralph H. Goldstein, A1951, M1955

1982-1983

Richard W. Boyden, A1950

1983-1984

Pauline Chase Harrell, J1962, G1980

In 1984, a change in by-law combined the duties of the President of the Tufts University Alumni Association with those of the Tufts Alumni Council Chairman; this new position retained the title of President of the Tufts University Alumni Association, and in 1986 the term of President was lessened to two years. View all past presidents.