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2018 Summer Conference
PAST IRAS PRESIDENTS
Over the decades, many distinguished men and women have served IRAS in the capacity of president. On this page we recall their years of service.
1954-59: Edwin Prince Booth, Professor of Church History, Boston College
1968-69: Carl Bihldorff, Minister, First Parish, Brookline, Massachusetts
1976-77: Malcolm R. Sutherland, Jr., Pres., Meadville/Lombard Theological School
1984-86: Philip Hefner, Prof., Theology, Lutheran Schl. of Theol. at Chicago
1996-99: Karl E. Peters, Professor of Philosophy & Religion, Rollins College
2005-08: John Teske, Professor, Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
1960-62: Harlow Shapley, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University
1969-71: Hudson Hoagland, Director, Worcester Fndn. of Experimental Biology
1977-79: Solomon H. Katz, Professor of Anthropology, Univ. of Pennsylvania
1987-89: Ward Goodenough, Prof. of Anthropology, Univ. of Pennsylvania
1999-2002: Christopher Corbally S.J., Astronomy, Vatican Observatory
2008-11: Ted Laurenson, Attorney at Law, New York, New York
1962-67: Sanborn C. Brown, Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1971-73: Jerome Malino, Rabbi, United Jewish Center, Danbury, Conn.
1979-81: Philip Hefner, Prof., Theology, Lutheran Schl. of Theol. at Chicago
1989-92: Marjorie Hall Davis, Minister, United CofC, Granby, Connecticut
2002-04: Michael Cavanaugh, Retired Lawyer, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2011-13: Varadaraja Raman, Em. Prof., Physics & Humanities, Rochester Inst. of Tech.
1967-68: Malcolm R. Sutherland, Jr., Pres., Meadville/Lombard Theological School
1973-75: George A. Riggan, Professor of Systematic Theology, Hartford Sem. Fndn
1981-83: Solomon H. Katz, Professor of Anthropology, Univ. of Pennsylvania
1992-96: Ursula Goodenough, Professor of Biology, Washington University
2004-05: Barbara Whittaker-Johns, Minister, Arlington, Massachusetts
2013- : Barbara Whittaker-Johns, Minister, Unitarian Universalist
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