IADR Presidents 1921-1949


1921-23 J. LEON WILLIAMS, D.D.S., L.D.S.
1923-24 PAUL R. STILLMAN, D.D.S.
1924-25 ALBERT E. WEBSTER, D.D.S., M.D.
1925-26 FREDERICK B. NOYES, D.D.S.
1926-27 LEUMAN M. WAUGH, D.D.S.
1927-29 LEROY M. S. MINER, D.M.D., M.D.
1929-30 ARTHUR D. BLACK, D.D.S., M.A., M.D.
1930-31 U. GARFIELD RICKERT, M.S., D.D.S.
1931-32 ALBERT E. WEBSTER (see 1924-25)
1932-33 RUSSELL W. BUNTING, D.D.S., D.D.SC.
1933-34 EDWARD H. HATTON, M.D.
1934-35 JOSEPH L. T. APPLETON, D.D.S.
1935-36 THEODORE B. BEUST, D.D.S., M.D.
1936-37 WILLIAM G. SKILLEN, D.D.S.
1937-38 PAUL C. KITCHIN, D.D.S., M.S.
1938-39 THOMAS J. HILL, D.D.S.
1939-40 WILLIAM J. GIES, M.S., PH.D.
1940-41 WILMER SOUDER, A.M., PH.D.
1941-42 ISAAC SCHOUR, D.D.S., M.S., PH.D.
1942-43 CHARLES F. BODECKER, D.D.S.
1943-44 PHILIP JAY, D.D.S., M.S.
1944-45 H. TRENDLEY DEAN, D.D.S.
1945-46 WALLACE D. ARMSTRONG, M.S., PH.D., M.D.
1946-47 SAMUEL W. CHASE, A.M., PH.D.
1947-48 HAROLD C. HODGE, M.S., PH.D.
1948-49 ALLAN G. BRODIE, D.D.S., M.S., PH.D.

 

James Leon Williams
The First President, 1921-22, 1922-23

  • Born 21 April 1852, Embden, Maine, USA
  • Died 23 February 1932, New York City, New York, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 12: 877-885, 1932)
  • Presidential remarks pertinent to the Association, made at a meeting of the New York Section of the IADR, 27 January 1922, at the New York Academy of Medicine, in the introductory aspects of the scientific paper "Disputed Points and Unsolved Problems in the Normal and Pathological Histology of Enamel"
    J Dent Res 5: 27-107, 1923
  • Journal of Dental Research Editorial Board, 1919-31
  • A Founder of IADR

 

Paul Roscoe Stillman
The Second (Interim) President, 1923-24

  • Born 4 June 1871, Greenwich, New York, USA
  • Died 15 December 1945
  • Faculty member: Columbia University New York University
  • President: American Academy of Periodontology Periodontology Section, Seventh International Dental Congress
  • Vice-President, First District Dental Society of New York
  • A Founder of IADR

 

Albert Edward Webster
The Third President, 1924-25, 1931-32
(Served two full but nonconsecutive terms)

  • Born 1866, Canada
  • Died 5 November 1936
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 16: 359-360, 1937)
  • Inaugural remarks delivered at Memphis, 22 March 1931
    "brief thanks"
    J Dent Res 11: 449, 1931
  • Farewell Address delivered at Columbus, Ohio, 20 March 1932
    "The Value of Research in Dentistry"
    J Dent Res 12: 412-414, 1932
  • University of Toronto, 1893-1926 Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, 1915-23
  • Canadian representative, International Dental Congress, 1904
  • President: American Institute of Dental Teachers Canadian Dental Association
  • Editor, Dominion Dental Journal, 1900-1935

 

Frederick Bogue Noyes
The Fourth President, 1925-26

  • Born 22 August 1872, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Died 25 July 1961, Lake Worth, Florida
  • Northwestern University, 1897-1920
    Professor, Histology & Orthodontics
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry:
    Professor, Orthodontics, 1921-40
    Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, 1928-36
    Chairman, Department of Histology, 1928-35
    Dean, 1928-40
  • President: Chicago Section, IADR, 1920-28 (& Founder)
    Illinois State Dental Society, 1921-22
    Institute of Medicine of Chicago, 1943

 

Leuman Maurice Waugh
The Fifth President, 1926-27

  • Born 6 August 1921, Holly, Colorado, USA
  • Died 6 May 1972
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 51: 1321, 1972)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Atlanta, GA, 21 March 1974:
    "Internationalization of the International Association for Dental Research"
    (J Dent Res 53(5 Suppl):954-957, 1974)
  • Instructor, University of Rochester Medical and Dental School, 1952-54
    Faculty, University of Michigan Medical and Dental School, 1954-1990
    Professor emeritus, University of Michigan, 1991
    Director, Dental Research Institute, 1975-1989

 

Leroy Matthey Simpson Miner
The Sixth President, 1927-28, 1928-29

 

Arthur Davenport Black
The Seventh President, 1929-30

  • Born 15 November 1870, Jacksonville, Illinois, USA
  • Died 7 December 1937, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 17: 337-338, 1938)
  • Presidential Farewell Address delivered at Toronto, 25 March 1930:
    "A Dental Research Program"
    J Dent Res 10: 368-372, 1930
  • Northwestern University Dental School, 1900-1937
    Professor, Operative Dentistry & Dental Pathology
  • President:
    American Institute of Dental Teachers
    Illinois State Dental Society
    Chicago Centennial Dental Congress, 1933

 

Ura Garfield Rickert
The Eighth President, 1930-31

  • Born 22 October 1879, Wadsworth, Ohio, USA
  • Died 22 October 1938, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 18: 293-294, 1939)
  • Presidential farewell remarks at Memphis, 22 March 1931:
    "Several Urgent Problems in Dental Research"
    J Dent Res 11: 438-449, 1931
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
    Professor, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, & Radiology, 1916-38
  • President:
    American College of Dentists, 1932
    Michigan State Dental Society, 1937
  • (The next presidential year, 1931-32, was filled by Albert Webster's second term in office)

 

Russell Welford Bunting
The Ninth President, 1932-33

  • Born 2 June 1881, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Died 22 November 1962, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 42: 2, 1963)
  • Presidential farewell remarks delivered at Chicago, 19 March 1933:
    "Certain Trends in Dental Research"
    J Dent Res 13: 175-181, 1933
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1903-50
    Professor, Secretary, & Dean, Dental Faculty
  • Director, Dental Caries Research Project of Children's Fund of Michigan
  • Secretary, AAAS Nd, 1950-58

 

Edward Howard Hatton
The Tenth President, 1933-34

  • Born 2 April 1876, LaRose, Illinois, USA
  • Died 15 August 1959, Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Presidential farewell remarks delivered at Chicago, 18 March 1934:
    "Louis-Charles Malassez: 1842-1909"
    J Dent Res 14: 154-157, 1934
  • Northwestern University Dental School, 1916-59
    Chairman, Department of Oral Pathology
  • Secretary, 1938-41, IADR
    Secretary-Treasurer, 1941-57, IADR
  • Hatton (Novice) Award named in his honor

 

Joseph Luke Teasdale Appleton
The Eleventh President, 1934-35

  • Born 18 September 1888, Albany, New York, USA
  • Died 10 January 1980
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 60: 866, 1981)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, 18 March 1934
    (not printed, but cited J Dent Res 14: 187, 1934)
  • Farewell Address delivered at Chicago, 17 March 1935.
    "Relation of IADR to J Dent Res, indexing of dental literature, public welfare, and the welfare of dentistry"
    J Dent Res 15: 140-147, 1935-36
  • Chairman, Council on Dental Research, American Dental Association, 1931-46
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, 1914-59
    Professor & Chairman, Department of Bacteriology

 

Theodore Benhard Beust
The Twelfth President, 1935-36

  • Born 14 January 1871, New Albany, Indiana, USA
  • Died 24 November 1937
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 17: 336-337, 1938)
  • Presidential Address delivered at Chicago, 17 March 1935.
    "The importance of the Journal"
    J Dent Res 15: 150-154, 1935-36
  • Farewell Address delivered at Louisville, 15 March 1936.
    "On research and researchers"
    J Dent Res 15: 296-299, 1935-36
  • University of Louisville College of Dentistry
    Professor, Dental Histology & Embryology, Comparative Dental Anatomy, Dental Bacteriology & Biology, 1917-37

 

William Graham Skillen
The Thirteenth President, 1936-37

 

Paul Clifford Kitchin
The Fourteenth President, 1937-38

  • Born 8 October 1891, Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • Died 16 June 1972, Fife Lake, Michigan, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 51: 1524, 1972)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Baltimore, 14 March 1937
    "Brief Thanks"
    J Dent Res 16: 295-297, 1937
  • Farewell Address delivered at Minneapolis, 13 March 1938.
    "On microscopy in dentistry"
    J Dent Res 17: 274-289, 1938
  • Chairman:
    ADA Research Section, 1935
    NIDR Dental Study Section, 1946-49
  • National Advisory Council on Dental Research, NIH, 1949-52
  • Ohio State University College of Dentistry, 1925-57
    Professor, Oral Histology & Embryology
  • Secretary, AAAS Nd, 1940-44
 

Thomas Joseph Hill
The Fifteenth President, 1938-39

  • Born 10 March 1886, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Died 15 June 1978
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 58: 1307, 1979)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Minneapolis, 13 March 1938
    "Brief Thanks"
    J Dent Res 17: 291-292, 1938
  • Farewell Address delivered at Cleveland, 19 March 1939:
    "The Influence of Saliva upon the Growth of Oral Bacteria"
    J Dent Res 18: 214-224, 1939
  • Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
    Professor, Oral Pathology, 1909-55
  • Chairman:
    ADA Council on Dental Research, 1955-60
    Board of Scientific Review, Intramural Programs, NIDR, USPHS, 1957-60
    Committee on Research, Survey of Dentistry, 1957-60
  • President:
    Northern Ohio Dental Association, 1928
    American College of Dentists, 1958
 

Wiliam John Gies
The Sixteenth President, 1939-40

 

Wilmer Souder
The Seventeenth President, 1940-41

 

Issac Schour
The Eighteenth President, 1941-42

  • Born 11 January 1900, Efingar, Russia, USA
  • Died 5 June 1964, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 43: 638, 1964)
  • Presidential remarks delivered at St. Louis, 16 March 1941:
    "The Problem of Integration in Dental Research, Training and Clinical Practice"
    J Dent Res 20: 221-230, 1941
  • Farewell Address delivered at New York City, 14 March 1942 
    "The Work and Functions of the IADR"
    J Dent Res 21: 285-289, 1942
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry, 1924-64: Professor, Histology, 1935-64
    Dean, 1955-64
  • Secretary, AAAS Nd, 1946-49
  • Schour (IADR) Award named in his honor
 

Charles Francis Bodecker
The Nineteenth President, 1942-43

  • Born 2 September 1880, New York City, New York, USA
  • Died 11 February 1965, New York City, New York, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 44: 462, 1965)
  • Presidential Address delivered at New York City, 14 March 1942.
    Topic: On the value of basic research
    J Dent Res 21: 291-295, 1942
  • Farewell Address delivered at Chicago, 14 March 1943.
    Topic: Research on commercial products
    J Dent Res 22: 191-192, 1943
  • Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
    Chairman, Department of Oral Histology, & Director of Research, 1923-46
  • Editor, New York State Dental Journal, 1948-65
  • (Presented very first research report before IADR, 21 December 1922)
 

Philip Jay
The Twentieth President, 1943-44

  • Born 5 June 1898, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Died 33 December 1975
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 55: 4-5, 1976)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, 14 March 1943.
    J Dent Res 22: 194-195, 1943
  • Farewell Address delivered at Chicago, 19 March 1944.
    Topic: On the need for improvement in the IADR
    J Dent Res 23: 181-183, 1944
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1929-68
    Professor, Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology
 

Henry Trendley Dean
The Twenty-first President, 1944-45

  • Born 25 August 1893, Winstanley Park, Illinois, USA
  • Died 14 May 1962, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 42: 3, 1963)
  • Presidential Address delivered at Chicago, 19 March 1944.
    Topic: On progress in epidemiology
    J Dent Res 23: 183-188, 1944
  • Farewell Address delivered at Chicago, 27 May 1945.
    Topic: IADR business administration improvements; comments on meeting cancellation
    J Dent Res 24: 189-191, 1945
  • First Dental Officer, National Institutes of Health, 1931
  • Dental Director, U.S. Public Health Service, 1945-53
  • First Director, National Institute of Dental Research, 1948-53
  • President, American Association of Military Dental Surgeons, 1937
  • H. Trendley Dean (IADR) Award named in his honor
 

Wallace David Armstrong
The Twenty-second President, 1945-46
(The youngest IADR President)

  • Born 8 July 1905, Celeste, Texas, USA
  • Died 7, June 1984, Annona, Texas, USA
  • Farewell remarks delivered at Kansas City, Missouri, 17 March 1946
    (not printed, but cited J Dent Res 25: 173, 1946)
  • University of Minnesota College of Medical Science, 1932-
    Professor, Biochemistry
  • Head, Department of Biochemistry, 1946-1974

 

Samuel Wood Chase
The Twenty-third President, 1946-47

  • Born 27 May 1892, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died March 1981, Ohio, USA
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Kansas City, Missouri, 17 March 1946:
    "Dental Research in the Near Future"
    J Dent Res 25: 151-154, 1946
  • Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, 1920-62
    Professor, Histology & Embryology

 

Harold Carpenter Hodge
The Twenty-fourth President, 1947-48

  • Born 19 December 1904, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Died 1990
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, 22 June 1947
    "Impressions of Operation Crossroads"
    J Dent Res 26: 435-439, 1947
  • Manhattan Project, 1943-47
    Atomic Energy Project, 1947-58
    Chief, Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • University of Rochester, 1937-70
    Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, 1958-70
 

Allan Gibson Brodie
The Twenty-fifth President, 1948-49

  • Born 31 October 1897, New York City, New York, USA
  • Died 2 January 1976  
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 55: 720, 1976
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Rochester, New York, 20 June 1948:
    "Our Common Field of Research"
    J Dent Res 27: 717-723, 1948
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry, 1929-66:
    Professor & Head, Department of Orthodontics, 1931-66
    Dean, 1944-55
  • President:
    Chicago Association of Orthodontists
    International Society of Craniofacial Biology

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