This website is devoted to making the history of
the Rural Sociological Society and rural
sociology more accessible.
Additions and suggestions are always welcome!
of other Professional
in parentheses refer RSS presidential term)
Over the years, many rural sociologists have served as president
of professional associations other than the Rural Sociological
The list below does not capture all of these, but it is a list
of those who were also president of the RSS.
If you know of other societies or other presidents that need to
please send them to the RSS Historian
American Sociological Association
1942 Dwight Sanderson
1946 Carl C. Taylor
1967 Charles P. Loomis
1971 William H. Sewell
Population Association of America
Jarman Hagood (1955-1956)
1960-1961 C. Horace
American Country Life Association
1935 Carl C. Taylor
1938 Dwight Sanderson
Southern Sociological Society
1945 Howard Beers
1947 T. Lynn Smith
1956 Irwin T. Sanders
1958 C. Horace Hamilton
1959 Harold Kaufman
1963 Alvin Bertrand
1977 Tom Ford
2007 Ron Wimberley
Midwest Sociological Society
1953-1954 William H.
1964-1965 Robert L. McNamara (1966-1967)
Eastern Sociological Society
1949 -1950 Nathan L.
North Central Sociological Association
1940 - 1941 Charles R. Hoffer (1959-1960)
Southern Rural Sociological Association
“Bo” Beaulieu (2003-2004)
Most organizations only list past presidents on their websites.
The Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) lists all past officers.
While the PSA
and the RSS do not have any presidents in common, Paul Landis (RSS
President 1945-1946) served as Secretary-Treasurer of the PSA
send suggestions, ideas, or changes to:
Professor, Rural Sociology
Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky
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