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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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