IADR Presidents 1949-1974


1949-50 J. ROY BLAYNEY, D.D.S., S.M.
1950-51 BASIL G. BIBBY, B.D.S., PH.D., D.M.D.
1951-52 LEONARD S. FOSDICK, M.S., PH.D.
1952-53 MAYNARD K. HINE, D.D.S., M.S.
1953-54 FRANCIS A. ARNOLD, JR. D.D.S.
1954-55 GEORGE C. PAFFENBARGER, D.D.S.
1955-56 PAUL E. BOYLE, D.M.D.
1956-57 JOSEPH F. VOLKER, D.D.S., M.S., PH.D.
1957-58 REIDAR F. SOGNNAES, L.D.S., PH.D., D.M.D.
1958-59 NED B. WILLIAMS, D.D.S., PH.D.
1959-60 HAMILTON B. G. ROBINSON, D.D.S., M.S.
1960-61 HOLMES T. KNIGHTON, D.D.S.
1961-62 JAMES A. ENGLISH, D.D.S., M.S., PH.D.
1962-63 SEYMOUR J. KRESHOVER, D.D.S., PH.D., M.D.
1963-64 DAN Y. BURRILL, L.L.B., D.D.S., M.S.
1964-65 MARTIN A. RUSHTON, M.A., L.D.S., M.B., M.D.
1965-66 BARNET M. LEVY, D.D.S., M.S.
1966-67 RICHARD S. MANLY, M.A., PH.D.
1967-68 RALPH W. PHILLIPS, M.S.
1968-69 JOHN B. MACDONALD, D.D.S., M.S., PH.D.
1969-70 CLIFTON O. DUMMETT, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H.
1970-71 GORDON H. ROVELSTAD, D.D.S., M.S.D., PH.D.
1971-72 FRANK J. ORLAND, D.D.S., PH.D.
1972-73 GUNNAR RYGE, M.S., D.D.S
1973-74 MOGENS ROY SKOUGAARD, D.D.S., D.M.SC
 

 

James Roy Blayney
The Twenty-sixth President, 1949-50

  • Born 28 July 1889, Alexis, Illinois, USA
  • Died 22 November 1980
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, 26 June 1949
    "Dental Education and the IADR"
    J Dent Res 28: 627-631, 1949
  • University of Illinois, 1918-36
    Head, Department of Material Medical & Dental Therapeutics
  • University of Chicago
    Professor & Director, Zoller Memorial Dental Clinic, 1936-54
  • President:
    Illinois State Dental Society, 1941-42
    American Academy of Oral Pathology, 1950
  • Director, Evanston Dental Caries Fluoridation Study, 1946-61

 

Basil Glover Bibby
The Twenty-seventh President, 1950-51

  • Born 6 October 1904, Waipawa, New Zealand
  • Died 4 February 1998
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 77: 1100, 1998)
  • Inaugural remarks delivered at French Lick Springs, Indiana, 26 March 1950
    "The Scientific Emphasis in Dentistry"
    J Dent Res 29: 649-655, 1950
  • Farewell Address also delivered at French Lick Springs, 18 March 1951.
    Topic: On the needs of the Association
    J Dent Res 30: 455-458, 1951
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Dean, 1940-47
  • Director, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York, 1947-70
  • University of Rochester, 1947-70
    Professor, Dentistry

 

Leonard Samuel Fosdick
The Twenty-eighth President, 1951-52

  • Born 7 November 1903, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA
  • Died 31 January 1969, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 48: 172, 1969)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at French Lick Springs, Indiana, 18 March 1951.
    Topic: On the chemistry of caries
    (not printed in Journal or anywhere else)
  • Northwestern University, 1927-69; Dental School, 1929-69
    Professor of Chemistry in the Dental School, 1936-69

 

Maynard Kiplinger Hine
The Twenty-ninth President, 1952-53

  • Born 25 August 1907, Waterloo, Indiana, USA
  • Died 23 November 1996
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 78: 917, 1999)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Colorado Springs, 23 March 1952.
    Topic: Education, research, & the IADR
    J Dent Res 31: 455-458, 1952
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    Faculty member, 1936-44
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1944-68:
    Chairman, Department of Histopathology & Periodontia, 1944-45
    Dean, 1945-68
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis Chancellor, 1968-
  • Editor, American Association of Dental Editors, 1941-47
  • Chairman, ADA Research Commission, 1952
  • President:
    American Association of Endodontists, 1946-47
    American Association of Dental Editors, 1949-50
    Indianapolis District Dental Society, 1952
    American Association of Dental Schools, 1953-54
    Fund for Dental Education, 1955-61
    Indiana State Dental Association, 1957-58
    American Academy of Periodontology, 1964
    American Dental Association, 1966-67

 

Francis Arthur Arnold, Jr.
The Thirtirth President, 1953-54

  • Born 30 December 1910, Orrville, Ohio, USA
  • Died 1 December 1967, San Francisco, California, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 47: 4, 1968)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Philadelphia, 22 March 1953
    "Trends in Research"
    J Dent Res 32: 628-632, 1953
  • United States Public Health Service, 1936-67
  • National Institute of Dental Research: Associate Director, 1948-53
    Director, 1953-66
  • Honorary Editor, Archives of Oral Biology
  • Board of Editors, Public Health Reports

 

George Corbly Paffenbarger
The Thirty-first President, 1954-55

  • Born 3 November 1902, McArthur, Ohio, USA
  • Died 14 December 1985
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 78: 1672, 1999)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at French Lick
    Springs, Indiana, 21 March 1954:
    "The International Aspects of Our Association with Special Emphasis on Japan"
    J Dent Res 33: 637-643, 1954
  • National Bureau of Standards, 1929-40
    Senior Research Associate, American Dental Association, at NBS, 1946-70
  • President, William J. Gies Foundation for the Advancement of Dentistry, 1966

 

Paul Edmund Boyle
The Thirty-second President, 1955-56

  • Born 20 April 1900, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died 1980
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 591366, 1980)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, 20 March 1955
    (The Address was an illustrated narration of a trip to Burma.)
  • Harvard University Medical School & School of Dental Medicine, 1926-45
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1945-56
    Professor, Oral Histology & Pathology
  • Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
    Professor & Dean, 1956-69
  • President:
    American Academy of Oral Pathology, 1949-50
    Ohio Division, American Cancer Society, 1967

 

Joseph Francis Volker
The Thirty-third President, 1956-57

  • Born 9 March 1913, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
  • Died 3 May 1989
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 681792, 1989)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at St. Louis, 24 March 1956:
    "The Life of Magitot"
    (not printed, but cited J Dent Res 35: 817, 1956)
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
    Dean, 1947-48
  • President, Alabama Academy of Science, 1953-54
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: Dean, School of Dentistry, 1948-62
    Director of Research (& Graduate Studies), Medical Center, 1955-65
    Vice-President, Health Affairs, 1962-66
    Director, Medical Center, 1966-68
    Executive Vice-President, 1968-69
    President, 1969-
  • Director, Arizona Medical School Study, 1960-61

 

Reidar Fanske Sognnaes
The Thirty-fourth President, 1957-58

  • Born 6 November 1911, Bergen, Norway, USA
  • Died 21 September 1984 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Atlantic City, 22 March 1957:
    "A Precious Heritage: Footnotes on Ivory Art and Dental Science"
    J Dent Res 37: 374-383, 1958
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1945-60:
    Associate Dean, 1952-59
    Acting Dean, 1959-60
  • University of California at Los Angeles: Founder & Dean, School of Dentistry, 1960-69
    Professor, Oral Biology, Center for Health Sciences, 1960- Professor, Anatomy, Center for Health Sciences, 1963-
  • President, American Institute of Oral Biology, 1964-70
  • Secretary, AAAS Nd, 1959-62

 

Ned Blanchard Williams
The Thirty-fifth President, 1958-59

  • Born 8 July 1912, Dayton, Ohio, USA
  • Died 25 April 2005, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Detroit, 21 March 1958:
    "The IADR and Communications"
    J Dent Res 37: 951-955, 1958
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1947
    Chairman, Department of Microbiology, 1947-72
    Chairman, University Senate, 1967-68
    Director, Center for Oral Health Research, 1967

 

Hamilton Burrows Greaves Robinson
The Thirty-sixth President, 1959-60

  • Born 16 February 1910, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Died December 1992
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 72554, 1993)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at San Francisco, 21 March 1959:
    "The Journal of Dental Research, 1919-1958"
    J Dent Res 38: 640-649, 1959
  • Washington University School of Dentistry at St. Louis
    Professor, 1937-44
  • Ohio State University College of Dentistry
    Professor, Oral Pathology, 1944-58
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City:
    Professor & Dean, School of Dentistry, 1958-
    Acting Chancellor, 1967-68
  • Editor, Journal of Dental Research, 1936-58
  • President:
    Columbus (Ohio) Board of Health, 1946-54
    American Academy of Oral Pathology, 1953
    American Association of Dental Schools, 1967-68
    Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • First Vice-President, American Dental Association, 1971-72

 

Holmes Tutt Knighton
The Thirty-seventh President, 1960-61

  • Born 15 September 1902, Bellamy, Alabama, USA
  • Died 16 January 1980
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 59: 1109, 1980)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, 19 March 1960:
    "An Evaluation of Clinical Research in Dentistry"
    J Dent Res 39: 649-652, 1960
  • University of Georgia
    Faculty member, 1933-34
  • Medical College of Virginia
    Faculty member, 1934-36
  • University of Louisville School of Dentistry
    Faculty member, 1936-46
  • Washington University at St. Louis
    Professor, Microbiology, 1946-50
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, 1951-
    Professor, Dentistry & Microbiology

 

James Andrew English
The Thirty-eighth President, 1961-62

  • Born 14 May 1910, Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Boston, 25 March 1961:
    "International Aspects of Dental Research"
    J Dent Res 40: 631-640, 1961
  • United States Navy Dental Corps, 1936-60
    Captain (retired)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dentistry, 1960-:
    Professor, Radiology
    Dean, 1960-70

 

Seymour Jacob Kreshover
The Thirty-ninth President, 1962-63

  • Born 22 June 1912, New York City, New York, USA
  • Died 2006
  • Inaugural Address delivered at St. Louis, 17 March 1962
    "The Image of Dental Research"
    J Dent Res 41: 917-918, 1962
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, 1949-56:
    Professor, Oral Pathology & Diagnosis
    Director of Dental Research
  • National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental Research: Associate Director, 1956-66
    Director, 1966
  • Secretary, AAAS Nd, 1963-66
 

Dan Youngs Burrill
The Fourtieth President, 1963-64

  • Born 9 May 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Died 1 December 1993
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 73: 720, 1994)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Pittsburgh, 23 March 1963
    Topic: The need for Journal funding, and other organizational changes
    J Dent Res 42: 1053-1055, 1963
  • Northwestern University Dental School, 1942-46; 1957-
    Professor, Oral Diagnosis, & Chairman of Department, 1957-
  • University of Louisville, 1946-57
    Professor & Chairman, Department of Oral Medicine
  • Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, IADR, 1952-57
  • Secretary-Treasurer, IADR, 1957-61
 

Martin Amsler Rushton
The Forty-first President, 1964-65

  • Born 29 March 1903, London, England
  • Died 16 November 1970, London, England
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 50: 327, 1971)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Los Angeles, 21 March 1964.
    Topic: The need for more internationality
    J Dent Res 43: 725-728, 1964
  • Guy's Hospital, London, 1937-67
  • University of London, 1946-67
    Professor, Dental Medicine & Pathology
  • Royal College of Surgeons, 1959-62
    Dean, Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • President:
    British Dental Association
    British Society for the Study of Orthodontics, 1947
    British Society of Periodontology, 1957
    Odontological Section, Royal Society of Medicine
    British Division, IADR, 1960-62
 

Barnet Mortimer Levy
The Forty-second President, 1965-66

  • Born 13 January 1917, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Died 7 March 2014, Mexico City, Mexico 
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Toronto, 21 July 1965:
  • "The Climate of Research"
    J Dent Res 44: 1061-1064, 1965
  • Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery
    Director, Research & Postgraduate Studies, 1949-57
  • University of Texas:
    Professor, Pathology, Dental Branch at Houston, 1957-
    Director, Dental Science Institute at Houston, 1964-
  • President:
    American Board of Oral Pathology, 1965-66
    American Academy of Oral Pathology, 1969-70
 

Richard Samuel Manly
The Forty-third President, 1966-67

  • Born 31 May 1911, Malta, Ohio, USA
  • Died 15 January 1978
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 57: 660.1, 1978)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Miami Beach, 26 March 1966:
    "The Growth of Dental Research"
    J Dent Res 46: 5-8, 1967
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
    Research Professor, Dentistry, 1945-
  • President, Westwood Research Laboratories, Inc., 1953-
  • Secretary, AAAS Nd, 1967-70
 

Ralph Wilbur Phillips
The Forty-fourth President, 1967-68

 

John Barfoot Macdonald
The Forty-fifth President, 1968-69

  • Born 23 February 1918, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Died 23 December 2014
  • Inaugural Address delivered at San Francisco, 21 March 1968:
    "Science Education: Backdrop for Discovery"
    J Dent Res 47: 855-859, 1968
  • Harvard University, 1956-62
    Professor, Microbiology
  • Director, Forsyth Infirmary, 1956-62
  • University of British Columbia President, 1962-67
  • Executive Director, Council of Ontario Universities, 1968-
 

Clifton Orrin Dummett
The Forty-sixth President, 1969-70

  • Born 20 May 1919, Georgetown, British Guiana
  • Died 7 September 2011
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 91: 117-118, 2012)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Houston, 20 March 1969:
    "Comprehensiveness, Too, in Research on Oral Health and Disease Prevention"
    J Dent Res 48: 985-989, 1969
  • Farewell remarks delivered at New York City, 15 March 1970.
    Topic: On ad hoc committees and recommendations 
    J Dent Res 49: 911, 914-917, 1970
  • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry:
    Professor & Chairman, Department of Periodontology, 1942-45
    Dean & Director, Dental Education, 1945-49
  • VA Hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama: Chief of Dental Service, 1949-65
    Associate Chief of Staff, Research & Education, 1962-65
  • VA Research Hospital, Chicago
    Chief of Dental Service, 1965-66
  • Editor, American Association of Dental Editors, 1965-
  • Dental Director, Watts Neighborhood Health Center, Los Angeles, 1966-67
  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry: Health Center Director, 1967-68
    Chairman, Research Committee, 1968-70
    Professor & Chairman, Department of Community Dentistry, 1970-
 

Gordon Henry Rovelstad
The Forty-seventh President, 1970-71
(First IADR President younger than the IADR itself)

  • Born 19 May 1921, Elgin, Illinois, USA
  • Died 13 April 2009, Columbia, Maryland, USA
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 88: 489, 2009)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at New York City, 18 March 1970:
    "The Next Fifty Years—New Goals"
    (J Dent Res 49: 961-965, 1970)
  • Northwestern University Dental School
    Chief, Dental Department, Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, 1948-53
    Head of Dental Research Laboratory, USNTC, Bainbridge, Maryland, 1954-58
    Head of Research and Science Division, Naval Dental School, Washington, D.C., 1960-65
    Officer in Charge and Scientific Director, Naval Dental Research Institute, USNTC, Great Lakes, Illinois, 1965-69
    Dental Research Program Director, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Dental Research
    Adviser, Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., 1969-

 

Frank J. Orland
The Forty-eighth President, 1971-72

  • Born 17 January 1917, Little Falls, New York, USA
  • Died 25 November 2000
    (In Memoriam J Dent Res 79: 2024, 2000)
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, IL, 18 March 1971:
    "Historical Perspectives Are a Prologue to the Decades Ahead"
    (J Dent Res 50(5 Suppl):993-996, 1971)
  • Various academic posts, University of Chicago, 1941-1988
    Professor emeritus, University of Chicago, 1988
    Director, Zoller Memorial Dental Clinic, 1954-1966
    Author, The First Fifty-Year History of the IADR
    Author, William John Gies—His Contributions to the Advancement of Dentistry
    Editor, Journal of Dental Research, 1958-1969

 

Gunnar Ryge
The Forty-ninth President, 1972-73

  • Born 15 December 1916, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Died 20 May 1991
  • Inaugural remarks delivered at Las Vegas, NV, 23 March 1972
    (no address was presented because of special Keynote Lecture)
  • Royal Danish Dental School, 1939-1943, 1946-1950
    Marquette University, 1950-1964
    Branch Chief to Scientific Director, USPHS, Dental Health Center, 1964-1972
    University of the Pacific, 1972-1983
    Professor emeritus, University of the Pacific, 1984

 

Mogens Roy Skougaard
The Fiftieth President, 1973-74

  • Born 21 July 1922, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Died 10 March 2006
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Washington, DC, 10 April 1973:
    "Challenge for Tomorrow"
    (J Dent Res 52(5 Suppl):852-854, 1973)
  • Visiting Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, 1963-64
  • Head and Founder, Institute for Graduate Studies, Royal Dental College, Copenhagen, 1970
    Initiator and Director, Danish Child Oral Health Program in Kuwait, 1984-1999

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