Members Directory, 1812-Present

The membership includes scholars, educators, publishers, collectors, cultural administrators, civic leaders, journalists, writers, and filmmakers, as well as lay persons with an interest in the field of American history.

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Name Life Dates Location Election date
Daniel Aaron* 1912-2016 Cambridge, MA April 1973
Benjamin Abbot 1762-1849 Exeter, NH July 1815
John Lovejoy Abbot 1783-1814 Boston, MA June 1813
Quincy Sewall Abbot 1932-2023 West Hartford, CT April 2004
William Wright Abbot III 1922-2009 Charlottesville, VA April 1985
Millicent Demmin Abell Del Mar, CA October 1986
Lawrence Jay Abramoff Worcester, MA October 1998
Robert Comey Achorn 1922-2015 Sutton, MA October 1982
Arthur Adams 1881-1960 Hartford, CT April 1946
Charles Francis Adams 1835-1915 Quincy, MA October 1891
Charles Kendall Adams 1835-1902 Ithaca, NY October 1887
Ebenezer Adams 1765-1841 Hanover, NH October 1813
Eleanor Snow Adams West Boylston, MA October 1987
Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. 1910-2001 New York, NY October 1949
George Burton Adams 1851-1925 New Haven, CT April 1899
Henry Adams 1838-1918 Washington, DC October 1884
Herbert Baxter Adams 1850-1901 Baltimore, MD April 1881
James Truslow Adams 1878-1949 Bridgehampton, NY April 1922
John Adams 1875-1964 Milton, MA October 1950
John Adams 1735-1826 Quincy, MA December 1813
John Quincy Adams 1767-1848 Quincy, MA October 1839
John Weston Adams Dover, MA April 1997
Nathaniel Adams 1756-1829 Portsmouth, NH June 1814
Randolph Greenfield Adams 1892-1951 Ann Arbor, MI October 1924
Samuel Hopkins Adams 1871-1958 Auburn, NY October 1946
Seth Adams 1767-1853 Zanesville, OH April 1818
Thomas Randolph Adams 1921-2008 Providence, RI April 1959
William Howard Adams 1926-2023 Shenandoah Junction, WV October 1964
Thomas Boylston Adams * 1910-1997 South Lincoln, MA April 1957
Joseph M. Adelman Framingham, MA October 2019
Gretchen S. Adkins New York, NY November 2020
John Adler Sarasota, FL October 1995
Ruth Elizabeth Adomeit 1896-1996 Cleveland, OH October 1983
Sydney Eckman Ahlstrom 1919-1984 New Haven, CT October 1979
Alfred Lawrence Aiken 1870-1946 Worcester, MA October 1918
John Adams Aiken 1850-1927 Greenfield, MA October 1920
Ebenezer Alden 1788-1881 Randolph, MA October 1865
John Eliot Alden 1914-1991 Philadelphia, PA April 1947
Roger Alden 1754-1836 Meadville, PA July 1815
Timothy Alden 1771-1839 Elizabeth Town, NJ June 1813
Peleg Emory Aldrich 1813-1895 Worcester, MA October 1865
Jesse Alemán Albuquerque, NM April 2012
Anastasio Alfaro 1865-1951 San Jose, CA April 1919
Nicole Aljoe Boston, MA April 2015
Benjamin Allen 1771-1836 Albany, NY October 1816
Carolyn Alderman Allen 1924-2017 Southern Pines, NC October 1999
Charles Allen 1797-1869 Worcester, MA October 1827
Danielle Allen Cambridge, MA October 2016
Gardner Weld Allen 1856-1944 Boston, MA April 1923
Joseph Allen 1790-1873 Northborough, MA July 1826
Sue Allen 1918-2011 New Haven, CT April 1985
Susan Macall Allen Claremont, CA October 2015
William Allen 1784-1868 Pittsfield, MA June 1814
William Francis Allen 1830-1889 Madison, WI April 1888
Catherine A. Allgor Marblehead, MA October 2002
Frederick Scouller Allis Jr. 1913-1993 Harwich, MA April 1985
Samuel Gummere Allis Jamaica Plain, MA April 2007
Robert J. Allison Boston, MA April 2017
Clarence Walworth Alvord 1868-1928 Urbana, IL April 1912
Juan Bautista Ambrosetti 1865-1917 Buenos Aires, Argentina April 1910
Ellis Ames 1809-1884 Canton, MA April 1854
Hermann Vandenburg Ames 1865-1935 Philadelphia, PA October 1909
Holmes Ammidown 1801-1883 Southbridge, MA October 1879
Hugh Amory 1930-2001 Brookline, MA October 1994
Thomas Coffin Amory 1812-1889 Boston, MA April 1858
Roald Amundsen 1872-1928 Christiana, Norway October 1906
Elgio Ancona 1836-1893 Merida, Mexico April 1880
Elmer Lee Andersen * 1909-2004 Arden Hills, MN October 1976
Freddie Wayne Anderson Boulder, CO April 2004
Jennifer L. Anderson Huntington, NY November 2020
John B. Anderson Worcester, MA April 1995
Joseph Anderson 1836-1916 Waterbury, CT April 1885
Martin Brewer Anderson 1815-1890 Rochester, NY April 1864
Robert Anderson 1750-1830 Edinburgh, United Kingdom October 1816
Thomas Richard Anderson 1911-1989 Minneapolis, MN April 1982
Virginia DeJohn Anderson Boulder, CO October 2015
Walter Herman Anderson White Plains, NY October 1989
Carol Damon Andrews New Braintree, MA April 2006
Charles McLean Andrews 1863-1943 Baltimore, MD October 1907
David Lynnwood Andrews 1930-2016 Alpine, NJ April 1995
Ebenezer Turell Andrews 1766-1851 Boston, MA October 1812
Elisha Benjamin Andrews 1844-1917 Providence, RI April 1893
John Andrews 1768-1849 Pittsburgh, PA October 1822
Joseph Lyon Andrews Arlington, MA October 2015
Josiah Bishop Andrews 1775-1853 New York, NY January 1815
William Leake Andrews Chapel Hill, NC April 2001
David Philip Angel Westerly, RI April 2012
James Burrill Angell 1829-1916 Ann Arbor, MI October 1890
Joyce Oldham Appleby 1929-2016 Taos, NM April 1982
Jesse Appleton 1772-1819 Brunswick, ME September 1813
Nathan Appleton 1779-1861 Boston, MA October 1854
William Sumner Appleton 1874-1947 Boston, MA October 1924
Mortimer Herbert Appley * 1921-2012 Cambridge, MA April 1977
Anna Arabindan-Kesson Princeton, NJ April 2023
Nick Aretakis Guilford, CT April 2019
George Argyropoulos Athens, Greece May 1839
D. Noelani Arista Honolulu, HI November 2020
David Richard Armitage Cambridge, MA October 2007
Rodney Armstrong 1923-2021 Boston, MA October 1962
Karl John Richard Arndt 1903-1991 Worcester, MA October 1962
Charles B. Arning Lunenburg, MA October 2004
Morris Sheppard Arnold Little Rock, AR October 1998
Samuel Greene Arnold 1778-1826 Providence, RI July 1815
Stephen Anthony Aron Santa Monica, CA October 2011
James Ernest Arsenault Arrowsic, ME October 2014
Jean Willoughby Ashton New York, NY April 2008
Renée Ater Providence, RI April 2022
Charles Humphrey Atherton 1773-1853 Amherst, NH July 1815
Lawrence Rush Atkinson Washington, DC November 2020
Caleb Atwater 1778-1867 Circleville, OH April 1818
Jeremiah Atwater 1773-1858 Carlisle, PA July 1815
Wallace Walter Atwood 1872-1949 Worcester, MA October 1924
Thomas Augst New York, NY October 2011
Edward M. Augustus Jr. Franklin, MA October 2015
Gillian Elise Avery 1926-2016 Oxford, United Kingdom April 1988
James Lewis Axtell 1941-2023 Williamsburg, VA April 2007
Edward Everett Ayer 1841-1927 Chicago, IL October 1909
James Bourne Ayer 1849-1910 Boston, MA October 1908
Nathaniel Farwell Ayer 1879-1948 Boston, MA October 1942
Edward L. Ayers Charlottesville, VA October 1998
Louis Henri Aymé 1855-1912 Merida, Mexico April 1882
James Tinkham Babb 1899-1968 New Haven, CT October 1946
Homer Daniels Babbidge Jr. 1925-1984 Hartford, CT April 1979
Robert Stephen Bachelder North Oxford, MA April 2013
Elizabeth Bacon Sutton, MA April 2024
Mardges Elizabeth Bacon Cambridge, MA October 2011
Peter Child Bacon 1804-1886 Worcester, MA October 1860
Mia L. Bagneris New Orleans, LA April 2023
Hamilton Vaughan Bail 1892-1997 North Hartland, VT April 1939
John Bailey 1786-1835 Canton, MA October 1816
Bernard Bailyn 1922-2020 Belmont, MA October 1960
Donald Knight Bain Denver, CO October 1998
Lorne Bair Winchester, VA April 2024
Jessie doe Baird Mashpee, MA October 2011
Spencer Fullerton Baird 1823-1887 Washington, DC April 1880
Jean Harvey Baker Baltimore, MD October 1989
Nicholson Baker Veazie, ME October 2000
Robert Francis Baker Prescott, AZ October 1991
Earl Elmer Bakken 1924-2018 Kailua-Kona, HI April 1984
Thomas Willing Balch 1866-1927 Philadelphia, PA April 1911
Christopher Columbus Baldwin 1800-1835 Worcester, MA October 1827
John Denison Baldwin 1809-1883 Worcester, MA October 1869
Loammi Baldwin 1780-1838 Cambridge, MA June 1814
Simeon Eben Baldwin 1840-1927 New Haven, CT October 1893
Edward Rowley Ball Hamden, CT April 2015
Elisabeth Ball 1897-1982 Muncie, IN October 1962
John Emerson Ballinger 1941-2010 Williamsburg, VA October 2006
Manuel Vincente Ballivian 1848-1921 La Paz, Bolivia April 1910
Aaron Bancroft 1755-1839 Worcester, MA October 1812
George Bancroft 1800-1891 Boston, MA October 1838
Hubert Howe Bancroft 1832-1918 San Francisco, CA April 1875
John Chandler Bancroft 1789-1821 Worcester, MA October 1816
Adolph Francis Bandelier 1840-1914 Highland, IL April 1881
Edward Bangs 1756-1818 Worcester, MA October 1812
Edward Dillingham Bangs 1790-1838 Worcester, MA January 1819
Charles Edward Banks 1854-1931 Martha's Vineyard, MA April 1927
William Nathaniel Banks 1924-2019 Temple, NH October 1978
James Banner Jr. Washington, DC October 1981
Thomas Barbour 1884-1946 Boston, MA October 1935
Horatio Bardwell 1788-1866 Oxford, MA April 1862
J.P. Barger * Winchester, MA October 1989
Frederick Palgrave Barlee 1827-1884 , Belize October 1878
Charles Beach Barlow 1926-2016 New Milford, CT April 1985
William Pusey Barlow Jr. 1934-2021 Oakland, CA April 1985
Georgia Brady Barnhill Amherst, MA October 1990
Frederick U. Baron South Deerfield, MA April 2022
Robert C. Baron Denver, CO April 1989
Clifton Waller Barrett 1901-1991 New York, NY April 1953
William Barry 1805-1885 Chicago, IL April 1859
Alexander Curran Bartholomew Worcester, MA November 2020
Bailey Bartlett 1750-1830 Haverhill, MA January 1819
John Russell Bartlett 1805-1886 Providence, RI April 1856
Josiah Bartlett 1759-1820 Charlestown, MA October 1813
Levi Bartlett 1763-1828 Concord, NH July 1815
Benjamin Smith Barton 1766-1815 Philadelphia, PA June 1814
Edmund Mills Barton 1838-1918 Worcester, MA October 1878
George Sumner Barton 1881-1964 Worcester, MA October 1925
Ira Moore Barton 1796-1867 Worcester, MA May 1841
Melissa Barton New Haven, CT April 2024
William Barton 1754-1817 Lancaster, PA June 1814
William Sumner Barton 1824-1899 Worcester, MA April 1854
Nicholas A. Basbanes North Grafton, MA October 1995
Françoise Y. Basch 1930-2023 Paris, France April 1996
Ben Bascom Muncie, IN April 2024
James G. Basker New York, NY April 2001
Hosea Thomas Baskin Northampton, MA April 2021
Leonard Baskin 1922-2000 Leeds, MA October 1989
Lisa Unger Baskin Leeds, MA October 1989
John Earl Bassett Auburn Hills, MI April 2001
John Spencer Bassett 1867-1928 Northampton, MA April 1911
Lynne Z. Bassett Palmer, MA April 2010
John William Bassick Paxton, MA April 2018
Harvey Bassler 1883-1950 New York, NY October 1932
Albert Carlos Bates 1865-1954 Hartford, CT October 1910
Patricia Meyer Battin * 1929-2019 Washington, DC October 1982
Frederick Edward Bauer Jr. 1922-2008 Laconia, NH April 1972
Ralph Robert Bauer Silver Spring, MD April 2008
Susan S. Baughman Largo, FL October 1995
Kabria Baumgartner Newburyport, MA April 2021
James Phinney Baxter 1893-1975 Cambridge, MA April 1933
James Phinney Baxter III 1831-1921 Portland, ME April 1887
Mia Elisabeth Bay Philadelphia, PA October 2010
James Asheton Bayard 1767-1815 Wilmington, DE July 1815
Thomas Francis Bayard 1828-1898 Wilimington, DE April 1897
William Baylis 1776-1865 Bridgewater, MA June 1814
Nina Baym 1936-2018 Urbana, IL April 1992
Ross W. Beales Jr. Reading, MA April 1982
Philip Charles Beals 1919-2008 Southborough, MA October 1966
Whitney Austin Beals 1946-2023 Southborough, MA April 2010
James Franklin Beard Jr. 1919-1989 Worcester, MA October 1962
Steven Douglas Beare Wilmington, DE October 2007
Kenneth Karl Bechtel * 1904-1978 Kentfield, CA April 1972
Theodric Romeyn Beck 1791-1855 New York, NY January 1815
Carl Lotus Becker 1873-1945 Ithaca, NY October 1932
Sven Sven Beckert Cambridge, MA April 2019
John Beddoe 1826-1911 Bristol, United Kingdom April 1887
Silvio A. Bedini 1917-2007 Washington, DC October 1972
Richard Roy Beeman 1942-2016 Philadelphia, PA April 2005
William Beer 1849-1927 New Orleans, LA April 1908
Terry Belanger Charlottesville, VA October 1994
Henry Wyckoff Belknap 1860-1946 Salem, MA October 1922
Alexander Graham Bell 1847-1922 Washington, DC April 1899
Charles Henry Bell 1823-1893 Exeter, NH October 1868
J. L. Bell Newton, MA April 2011
James Brugler Bell New Haven, CT April 1980
John James Bell 1827-1893 Exeter, NH April 1879
Walter Douglas Bell 1921-1993 Groton, MA October 1974
Whitfield Jenks Bell Jr. 1914-2009 Carlisle, PA April 1961
Wendy A. Bellion Newark, DE April 2011
John Bellows 1831-1902 Gloucester, United Kingdom October 1892
Frank Brewer Bemis 1861-1935 Beverly Farms, MA April 1925
Samuel Flagg Bemis 1891-1973 Washington, DC October 1932
Thomas Bender New York, NY April 2006
George Grenville Benedict 1826-1907 Montpelier, VT April 1899
Joseph Targonski Benedict 1912-1995 West Boylston, MA April 1977
Peter Benes 1934-2021 Concord, MA October 2006
Justo Benitez 1833-1900 Mexico City, Mexico April 1884
Michael Damien Benjamin 1951-2020 Bala Cynwyd, PA October 1999
Richard Dyke Benjamin New York, NY October 1984
William Evarts Benjamin 1859-1940 New York, NY October 1927
Bruce Shaw Bennett Boynton Beach, FL October 1989
Egbert Benson 1746-1833 New York, NY December 1813
Lee Benson* 1922-2012 Swarthmore, PA October 1975
William Bentinck-Smith 1914-1993 Groton, MA April 1976
William Bentley 1759-1819 Salem, MA February 1813
Thomas Hart Benton 1782-1858 St. Louis, MO January 1855
Sacvan Bercovitch 1933-2014 Cambridge, MA April 1976
B. Cheryl Beredo New Haven, CT April 2023
Carl Hermann Berendt 1917-1878 Merida, Mexico October 1876
Gustav Adolph Bergenroth 1813-1869 London, United Kingdom October 1867