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PRESIDENTS OF THE ACADEMY


The various presidents of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have come from a broad range of talents in the film industry ... from actors to producers to film directors ... and here are the men and women who have served the Academy through their leadership as the organization's President ever since the beginning.

May 1927 -- October 1929 : Douglas Fairbanks

October 1929 -- October 1931 : William C. DeMille

October 1931 -- October 1932 : M.C. Levee

October 1932 -- April 1933 : Conrad Nagel

April 1933 -- October 1934 : J. Theodore Reed

October 1934 -- October 1935 : Frank Lloyd

October 1935 -- December 1939 : Frank Capra

December 1939 -- October 1941 : Walter Wanger

October 1941 -- December 1941 : Bette Davis

December 1941 -- October 1945 : Walter Wanger

October 1945 -- May 1949 : Jean Hersholt

May 1949 -- May 1955 : Charles Brackett

May 1955 -- May 1958 : George Seaton

May 1958 -- June 1959 : George Stevens

June 1959 -- September 1960 : B.B. Kahane

September 1960 -- July 1961 : Valentine Davies

July 1961 -- May 1963 : Wendell Corey

May 1963 -- May 1967 : Arthur Freed

May 1967 -- May 1970 : Gregory Peck

May 1970 -- May 1973 : Daniel Taradash

May 1973 -- May 1977 : Walter Mirisch

May 1977 -- July 1979 : Howard W. Koch

July 1979 -- July 1983 : Fay Kanin

July 1983 -- July 1985 : Gene Allen

July 1985 -- July 1988 : Robert Wise

July 1988 -- July 1989 : Richard Kahn

July 1989 -- July 1992 : Karl Malden

July 1992 -- July 1993 : Robert Rehme

July 1993 -- July 1997 : Arthur Hiller

July 1997 -- July 2001 : Robert Rehme

July 2001 -- July 2005 : Frank Pierson

July 2005 -- July 2009 : Sid Ganis

July 2009 -- July 2012 : Tom Sherak

July 2012 -- July 2013: Hawk Koch

July 2013 -- July 2017: Cheryl Boone Isaacs

July 2017 -- present: John Bailey

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