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Past Presidents & Executive Secretaries

 The following scholars have served as Presidents of the Catholic Biblical Association:

Year President Year President
1936-37 Edward P. Arbez, S.S. 1978-79 Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P.
1937-38 William L. Newton 1979-80 Neil J. McEleney, C.S.P.
1938-39 John A. McHugh, O.P. 1980-81 Mitchell Dahood, S.J.
1939-40 Joseph L. Lilly, C.M. 1981-82 Phillip J. King
1940-41 Edward J. Byrne 1982-83 Richard J. Sklba
1941-42 Thomas Plassmann, O.F.M. 1983-84 Robert North, S.J.
1942-44 Donat Poulet, O.M.I. 1984-85 Paul J. Achtemeier
1944-45 William H. McClellan, S.J. 1985-86 Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.
1945-46 Matthew P. Stapleton 1986-87 Pheme Perkins
1946-47 Patrick W. Skehan 1987-88 Bruce J. Malina
1947-48 Patrick Cummins, O.S.B. 1988-89 Joseph Blenkinsopp
1948-49 Edward A. Cerny, S.S. 1989-90 Emil A. Wcela
1949-50 Joseph P. O’Donnell 1990-91 John P. Meier
1950-51 Gilmore H. Guyot, C.M. 1991-92 Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
1951-52 John E. Steinmueller 1992-93 Robert J. Karris, O.F.M.
1952-53 Joseph S. Considine, O.P. 1993-94 John R. Donahue, S.J.
1953-54 Sebastian Pagano, O.M.I. 1994-95 Carolyn A. Osiek, R.S.C.J.
1954-55 Daniel W. Martin, C.M. 1995-96 Lawrence E. Boadt, C.S.P.
1955-56 Thomas Aquinas Collins, O.P. 1996-97 John J. Collins
1956-57 Roderick A. F. MacKenzie, S.J. 1997-98 Donald P. Senior, C.P.
1957-58 Stephen Hartdegen, O.F.M. 1998-99 Michael L. Barré, S.S.
1958-59 Brendan McGrath, O.S.B. 1999-00 Charles H. Talbert
1959-60 John J. Collins, S.J. 2000-01 Dianne Bergant, C.S.A.
1960-61 Robert H. Krumholz 2001-02 Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B.
1961-62 Bruce Vawter, C.M. 2002-03 Eugene C. Ulrich
1962-63 Eugene H. Maly 2003-04 Frank J. Matera
1963-64 John L. McKenzie 2004-05 Aelred Cody, O.S.B.
1964-65 Barnabas M. Ahern, C.P. 2005-06 John C. Endres, S.J.
1965-66 David M. Stanley, S.J. 2006-07 Irene Nowell, O.S.B.
1966-67 Edward F. Siegman, C.PP.S. 2007-08 Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J.
1967-68 Myles M. Bourke 2008-09 Kathleen M. O'Connor
1968-69 Roland E. Murphy, O.Carm. 2009-10 Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.
1969-70 Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. 2010-11 Mark S. Smith
1970-71 Jerome D. Quinn 2011-12 Harold W. Attridge
1971-72 Raymond E. Brown, S.S. 2012-13 Richard Dillon
1972-73 Richard Kugelman, C.P. 2013-14 Gary A. Anderson
1973-74 John E. Huesman, S.J. 2014-15 Barbara E. Reid, O.P.
1974-75 Francis S. Rossiter 2015-16 TBD
1975-76 Alexander A. DiLella, O.F.M. 2016-17 TBD
1976-77 James A. Fischer, C.M. 2017-18 TBD
1977-78 George T. Montague, S.M. 2018-19 TBD


Executive Secretaries:

CBA-Donze

CBA-Lilly

CBA-Hartman

CBA-Jensen

Edward H. Donzé, S.M.

1936 - 1942

Joseph L. Lilly, C.M.

1942 - 1948

Louis F. Hartman, C.SS.R.

1948 - 1970

Joseph Jensen, O.S.B.

1970 - 2012