Club Presidents

The legacy of the University and Whist Club has been founded and shaped by Club presidents past and present. From the Wilmington Whist Club founding president William H. Swift in 1892 to the University Club of Wilmington presidents of the early 1900's to its present day president.

 

University and Whist Club Presidents

Gordon K. MacIntosh 1958-1960*
F. Lamar Watson, Jr. 1961-1963*
Sylvester W. Rennie, M.D. 1963-1965*
Bernard J. Daney 1965-1967*
Sidney R. Peters 1967-1969*
John A. Babett, D.D.S. 1969-1971*
Richard M. Hagen 1971-1973
H. Vaughn Lang, Jr. 1973-1975
Alexander A. Petrillo II 1975-1977
Paul D. Rossiter 1977-1979
Edward B. Maxwell II 1979-1981
Philip A. Hoge 1981-1983*
William A. Corbishley 1983-1985
Harry E. Gordon, Jr. 1985-1987
Peter H. Jennings 1987-1989
Gilbert S. Scarborough, Jr. 1989-1991*
Robert V.A. Harra, Jr. 1991-1993
Hugh D. Leahy, Jr. 1993-1995
Buck Simpers 1995-1997
Joseph L. Yacyshyn 1997-1999
George R. Hansen, Jr. 1999-2001*
Xavier J. DeCaire 2001-2003
Thomas P. Ferry 2003-2005
William A. Santora 2005-2007
Theodore H. Dwyer, Jr. 2007-2009
Robert H. Hill 2009-2011
Fred V. Quercetti 2011-2013
Douglas M. Hershman 2013-2015
Edward C. Clemens 2015-2017
Joseph Gallo 2017-2019


*deceased
 

 

University Club of Wilmington Presidents

William H. Heald, Esq. 1924
Herbert H. Ward, Sr., Esq. 1925-1926
Arthur P. Van Gelder 1927
Frederick Kniffen 1928-1929
Dr. William O. LaMotte 1930
Harold Irons 1931
G. Morris Whiteside 1932
George P. Edmonds 1933
Fagan H. Simonton 1934
John Gilbert Craig 19335-1936
Garrett R. Cantwell 1937
Max S. Bell 1938-1939
J. P. Truss 1940-1941
William H. Foulk, Esq. 1942
John Gilbert Craig 1943-1945
Dr. Donald C. Pease 1946-1948
Elgin D. Ramsaur 1949
Irving L. Lawton 1950
Evan R. Wright 1951-1952
A. Leon Heck, Jr. 1953-1955
Robert J. Peoples, Jr. 1956-1957

 

Wilmington Whist Club Presidents

William H. Swift 1892
Joseph Swift 1893
L. C. Vandergrift 1894
George Tatnall 1895 - 1896
Charles R. Miller 1897 - 1898
William H. Swift 1899
W. F. Sellers 1900 - 1902
E. T. Betts 1903
George G. Lobdell 1904
Calvin J. Bye 1905 - 1908
N. B. Danforth 1909 - 1912
J. Charles Hatton 1913
A. L. Bailey 1914 - 1915
Lester P. Mahoney 1916 - 1922
James J. Monoghan 1923 - 1925
Henry J. Bailey 1926 - 1938
Charles H. Grant 1939 - 1941
H. G. Chickering 1942 - 1944
J. Charles Allen 1945 - 1951
Lloyd R. Leslie 1952 - 1955
Frederic W. Kurtz 1956 - 1957
Thomas Spackman, II 1958