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Past California State PTA Presidents

California State PTA past presidents led the association to be outstanding and strong in membership as we see it today. Each with a firm affirmation in “Every child. One Voice.”

Turn of the Century

  • 1900-1907       Mrs. W.W. Murphy
  • 1907-1910       Mrs. Chalmers Smith
  • 1910-1912       Mrs. A.L. Hamilton
  • 1912-1917       Mrs. H.N. Rowell
  • 1917-1920       Dr. Jessie A. Russell

The Roaring Twenties

  • 1920-1923       Mrs. Edgar L. DeArman (Served as Mrs. Henry J. Ewing)
  • 1923-1926       Mrs. Hugh Bradford
  • 1926-1928       Mrs. F.O. McColloch
  • 1928-1930       Mrs. R.L. Cardiff

 The Depression Era

  • 1930-1932       Mrs. Laura Price Byers
  • 1932-1934       Mrs. William J. Hayes (Served as Mrs. W.A. Price)
  • 1934-1936       Mrs. C.H. Turner
  • 1936-1938       Mrs. B.C. Clark
  • 1938-1940       Mrs. James K. Lytle

The WWII Era

  • 1940-1942       Mrs. E.K. Strong
  • 1942-1944       Mrs. E.T. Hale
  • 1944-1946       Mrs. Rollin Brown
  • 1948-1950       Mrs. G.W. Luhr

The Space Race Begins

  • 1950-1952       Mrs. Edward T. Walker
  • 1952-1954       Mrs. P.D. Bevil (Mildred)
  • 1954-1956       Mrs. A. Kenneth Spencer
  • 1956-1958       Mrs. Russell Scott
  • 1958-1960       Mrs. J.F. Snowden (Martha)

 The Sixties

  • 1960-1962       Mrs. Herbert Guthmann (Served as Mrs. C.H. Culbertson)
  • 1962-1964       Mrs. W.W. Wood (Bernice)
  • 1964-1966       Mrs. G.D. Edwards (Martha)
  • 1966-1968       Mrs. Lawrence Martin
  • 1968-1970       Mrs. Robley Berry

Women’s Liberation Begins

  • 1970-1972       Etha Hoffman
  • 1972-1974       Estelle Patch
  • 1974-1976       Ruth Swenson
  • 1976-1979       Virginia Macy
  • 1979-1981       Freda Thorlaksson

The Eighties

  • 1981-1983       Chris Adams
  • 1983-1985       Bobette Bennett
  • 1985-1987       Donnetta Spink
  • 1987-1989       Betty Lindsey
  • 1989-1991       Dorothy Leonard

 The Postmodern Age

  • 1991-1993       Gloria Blackwell
  • 1993-1995       Pat Dingsdale
  • 1995-1997       Carol Ruley
  • 1997-1999       Rosaline Turnbull
  • 1999-2001       Lavonne McBroom

 Turn of the Century, Part Deux

  • 2001-2003       Jan Harp Domene
  • 2003-2005       Carla Niño
  • 2005-2007       Brenda J. Davis
  • 2007-2009       Pam Brady
  • 2009-2011       Jo A.S. Loss

 The Tens

  • 2011-2013       Carol Kocivar
  • 2013-2015       Colleen A.R. You