Past Presidents of the Linnean Society

  • 2018– Sandra Knapp
  • 2015–2018 Paul Brakefield
  • 2012–2015 Dianne Edwards
  • 2009–2012 Vaughan R. Southgate
  • 2006–2009 David F. Cutler
  • 2003–2006 Gordon McGregor Reid
  • 2000–2003 Sir David Smith
  • 1997–2000 Sir Ghillean Prance
  • 1994–1997 Brian G. Gardiner
  • 1991–1994 John G. Hawkes
  • 1988–1991 Michael Frederick Claridge
  • 1985–1988 William Gilbert Chaloner
  • 1982–1985 Robert James "Sam" Berry
  • 1979–1982 William T. Stearn
  • 1976–1979 Humphry Greenwood
  • 1973–1976 Irene Manton
  • 1970–1973 Alexander James Edward Cave
  • 1967–1970 Arthur Roy Clapham
  • 1964–1967 Errol White
  • 1961–1964 Thomas Maxwell Harris
  • 1958–1961 Carl Pantin
  • 1955–1958 Hugh Hamshaw Thomas
  • 1952–1955 Robert Beresford Seymour Sewell
  • 1949–1952 Felix Eugen Fritsch
  • 1946–1949 Sir Gavin de Beer
  • 1943–1946 Arthur Disbrowe Cotton
  • 1940–1943 Edward Stuart Russell
  • 1937–1940 John Ramsbottom
  • 1934–1937 William Thomas Calman
  • 1931–1934 Frederick Ernest Weiss
  • 1927–1931 Sidney Frederic Harmer
  • 1923–1927 Alfred Barton Rendle
  • 1919–1923 Arthur Smith Woodward
  • 1916–1919 Sir David Prain
  • 1912–1916 Sir Edward Poulton
  • 1908–1912 Dukinfield Henry Scott
  • 1904–1908 William Abbott Herdman
  • 1900–1904 Sydney Howard Vines
  • 1896–1900 Albert Charles Lewis Gotthilf Günther
  • 1894–1896 Charles Baron Clarke
  • 1890–1894 Charles Stewart
  • 1886–1890 William Carruthers
  • 1881–1886 Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet (later 1st Baron Avebury)
  • 1874–1881 George James Allman
  • 1861–1874 George Bentham
  • 1853–1861 Thomas Bell
  • 1849–1853 Robert Brown
  • 1837–1849 Edward Stanley
  • 1833–1836 Edward St Maur, 11th Duke of Somerset
  • 1828–1833 Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby
  • 1788–1828 Sir James Edward Smith

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