Congratulations to Professor Mary Beth Norton

AHA President 2018

Excerpt from The Cornell Chronicle

Mary Beth Norton to lead American Historical Association

Mary Beth Norton, the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History, has been elected president of the American Historical Association (AHA), the principal umbrella organization for the profession. Her one-year term as president will begin in January 2018.

She will become the fifth Cornell professor to lead the AHA, whose first president was Cornell co-founder Andrew Dickson White, in 1884. Cornell historian Carl Becker served as president in 1931. The more than 130 AHA presidents have included two U.S. presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.


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