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FORMER TRUSTEES

The Guggenheim Foundation is fortunate to have had over the years exceptionally capable and dedicated individuals on its Board of Trustees. Its membership has ranged in number from the original seven Trustees named in the Foundation’s Charter to as many as fifteen. Its current roster of fourteen Trustees is the steward of the Foundation’s endowment as well as the final arbiter in Fellowship selection.

  • Trustee
  • Year
  • Position
  • Charles Earl
  • 1925 - 1943
  • Simon Guggenheim
  • 1925 - 1941
  • President
  • Carroll A. Wilson
  • 1925 - 1947
  • Charles D. Hilles
  • 1925 - 1949
  • Francis H. Brownell
  • 1925 - 1954
  • Vice President
  • Roger W. Straus
  • 1925 - 1957
  • (Vice President, 1951-57)
  • Olga Hirsh (Mrs. Simon) Guggenheim
  • 1925 - 1961
  • (Vice President, 1925-41; President, 1942-61); President Emeritus, 1961-70; Trustee Emeritus, 1963-70
  • John C. Emison
  • 1939 - 1963
  • Trustee Emeritus, 1963-66
  • Medley G. B. Whelpley
  • 1939 - 1965
  • (Vice President, 1954-61; President, 1961-63); Trustee Emeritus, 1966-75
  • Charles Merz
  • 1942 - 1965
  • Trustee Emeritus, 1965-77
  • Henry Allen Moe
  • 1945 - 1966
  • (Vice President, 1959-65); Trustee Emeritus, 1965-68
  • Roswell Magill
  • 1947 - 1962
  • Elliott V. Bell
  • 1951 - 1972
  • (Vice President, 1965-72)
  • Kenneth C. Brownell
  • 1954 - 1958
  • (Vice President, 1958); Trustee Emeritus, 1958
  • Ernest M. Lundell Jr.
  • 1957 - 1975
  • Trustee Emeritus, 1975-93
  • Dale E. Sharp
  • 1958 - 1975
  • (Chair, 1961-75); Trustee Emeritus, 1975-84
  • Forrest G. Hamrick
  • 1958 - 1982
  • James Brown Fisk
  • 1959 - 1981
  • R. Manning Brown Jr.
  • 1963 - 1975
  • Trustee Emeritus, 1975-85
  • Carroll V. Newsom
  • 1963 - 1976
  • (Chair, 1975-76); Trustee Emeritus, 1976-90
  • Gordon N. Ray
  • 1963 - 1986
  • (President, 1963-85); President Emeritus, 1985-86
  • John A. Peeples
  • 1965 - 1974
  • Trustee Emeritus, 1974-77
  • John M. Schiff
  • 1965 - 1976
  • Trustee Emeritus, 1976-87
  • John N. Irwin II
  • 1966 - 1973
  • Frederick Seitz
  • 1973 - 1983
  • (Chair, 1976-83)
  • Roger W. Straus Jr.
  • 1973 - 1989
  • Trustee Emeritus, 1989-2004
  • Carl M. Mueller
  • 1974 - 1985
  • Ralph E. Leach
  • 1975 - 1983
  • Lewis Thomas
  • 1975 - 1985
  • Richard W. Couper
  • 1975 - 1994
  • Lewis M. Branscomb
  • 1976 - 1978
  • William T. Golden
  • 1976 - 1981
  • W. Clarke Wescoe
  • 1976 - 1991
  • (Chair, 1983-91)
  • Helene L. Kaplan
  • 1981 - 1997
  • Malcolm B. Smith
  • 1982 - 1995
  • Edward E. David Jr.
  • 1982 - 1998
  • Robert V. Lindsay
  • 1983 - 1997
  • (Chair, 1991-97)
  • Charles Ryskamp
  • 1983 - 2010
  • Jean Strouse
  • 1987 - 2004
  • S. Parker Gilbert
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Leon Levy
  • 1990 - 2003
  • Theodore L. Cross
  • 1991 - 1996
  • Charles A. Sanders
  • 1991 - 1996
  • C. Nicholas Potter
  • 1995 - 2001
  • A. Alex Porter
  • 1996 - 2014
  • Wendy Wasserstein
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Kenneth Lipper
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Peter A. Nadosy
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Alphonse Fletcher Jr.
  • 2007 - 2010

*Before May 1961, the title of President meant Chairman of the Board, and the chief executive officer (Henry Allen Moe) was called Secretary (1925-37) and Secretary-General (1937-61). Before June 1973, the title of Vice President meant Vice Chairman of the Board.