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Our Leaders

Many people recognize the name of CTA President E. Toby Boyd, but our legacy of presidents goes back to 1892! Over the years, the list has grown to be more diverse and reflective of our state of California, with the election of the first woman president Mary Stewart Rhodes in 1958, the first woman of color president Lois Tinson in 1995, and the first Hispanic president, David A. Sanchez in 2007.

 

1892 – Hugh J. Baldwin, National City 

1893 – Thomas J. Kirk, Fresno

1894 – George R. Kleeberger, San Jose

1895 – Earl Barnes, Stanford

1896 – J.W. Linscott, Santa Cruz

1897 – L.J. Chipman, San Jose

1898 – C.W. Childs, San Jose

1899 – Frederic Burke, Santa Rosa

1900 – J.W. McClymonds, Oakland

1901 – Richard Faulkner, San Francisco

1902 – A.E. Shumate, San Jose

1903 – O.W. Erlewine, Sacramento

1904 – C.L. Biedenbach, Berkeley

1905 – James A. Barr, Stockton

1906 – C.C. Van Liew, Chico

1907 – M.E. Dailey, San Jose

1908 – Fred T. Moore, Alameda

1909-10 – Duncan MacKinnon, San Diego

1911 – C.L. McLane, Fresno

1912 – Mark Keppel, Los Angeles

1913-22 – E. Morris Cox, Oakland

1923-28 – Mark Keppel, Los Angeles

1929-31 – Joseph M. Gwinn, San Francisco

1932-34 – Williard E. Givens, Oakland

1935-38 – John A. Sexson, Pasadena

1939-45 – John F. Brady, San Francisco

1946 – Walter T. Helms, Richmond

1947-49 – Erwin A. Dann, Fresno

1950-53 – Rex Turner, Oakland

1954-55 – Bob Gillingham, Compton

1956-57 – Jack D. Rees, Hayward

1958-59 – Mary Steward Rhodes, San Luis Obispo

1960 – John Palmer, Marysville

1961 – Sarah Carter, Eureka

1962 – Jack Robinson, Paramount

1963 – Ben Kellner, Bakersfield

1964 – Charles Herbst, Beverly Hills

1965 – Fred Clark, Belmont

1966 – Catherine Hanranhan, San Luis Obispo

1967 – Richard Hoffman, Auburn

1968 – Stewart Herriott, Eureka

1969-70 – Margaret (Peg) Lemmer, San Diego

1971-73 – Gordon Bittle, Antioch

1975-78 – Stephen H. Edwards Jr., Martinez

1978-82 – Ed Foglia, San Jose

1982-86 – Marilyn Russell Bittle, Long Beach

1986-91 – Ed Foglia, San Jose

1991-99 – Lois Tinson, Baldwin Park

1999-03 – Wayne Johnson, Los Angeles

2003-07 – Barbara Kerr, Riverside

2007-11 – David A. Sanchez, Santa Maria

2011-15 – Dean Vogel, Vacaville

2015-19 – Eric Heins, Pittsburg

2019 – E. Toby Boyd, Elk Grove