AFLA/USFA Presidents

1st      1891 – 1925 Dr. Graeme M. Hammond*
2nd    1926 – 1929 Col. Henry Breckinridge*
3rd     1930 – 1933 F. Barnard O’Connor
4th      1934 – 1935 Leon M. Schoonmaker*
5th      1936 – 1939 Harold Van Buskirk*
6th      1940 – 1943 John R. Huffman*
7th      1944               Harold Van Buskirk*
8th      1945 – 1948 Dernell Every*
9th      1949 – 1952 Miguel A. de Capriles*
10th    1952 – 1956 Jose R. de Capriles*
11th     1957 – 1960 Donald S. Thompson
12th     1960 – 1964 Dr. Paul T. Makler
13th     1964 – 1968 Norman Lewis
14th    1968 – 1972 Alan Miles Ruben
15th    1972 – 1976 Stephen B. Sobel
16th     1976 – 1980 Irwin F. Bernstein*
17th     1980 – 1982 Emily B. Johnson*
18th    1982 – 1984 Michel A. Mamlouk
19th     1984 – 1988 Lewis W. Siegel
20th    1988 – 1990 Samuel D. Cheris
21th     1990 – 1992 Michel A. Mamlouk
22nd    1992 – 1996 Stephen B. Sobel
23rd     1996 – 2000 Donald  W. Alperstein
24th     2000 – 2004 Stacey R. Johnson
25th     2004 – 2008 Nancy E. Anderson
26th     2008 – 2012 Kalle Weeks
27th     2012 – 2016 Donald K. Anthony, Jr.

President’s Speech – AFLA

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It is a pleasant tradition for the president of the AFLA to send this annual greeting to the membership at the opening of each fencing season. It is also an opportunity for comment and exhortation which a new “brass hat” can hardly resist after a quarter of a century (come next spring) of active membership in the League.

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