Presidents of RCSI

RCSI Presidents since its foundation in 1784.

* please note some presidents served more than one term in office.

  • 1784-85: Samuel Croker King
  • 1786: John Whiteway
  • 1787: Robert Bowes
  • 1788: Philip Woodroffe
  • 1789: William Dease
  • 1790: Ralph Smyth O'Bré
  • 1791: Francis M'Evoy (1804, 1807)
  • 1792: George Stewart (1799)
  • 1793: George Renny
  • 1794: Solomon Richards (1803, 1808, 1818)
  • 1795: Gustavus Hume; Clement Archer
  • 1796: Francis L'Estrange
  • 1797: William Hartigan
  • 1798: Robert Moore Peile (1816)
  • 1799: George Stewart (1792)
  • 1800: Sir Henry Jebb
  • 1801: James Rivers
  • 1802: Abraham Colles (1830)
  • 1803: Solomon Richards (1794, 1808, 1818)
  • 1804: Francis M'Evoy (1791, 1807)
  • 1805: Robery Hamilton
  • 1806: Gerald Macklin
  • 1807: Francis M'Evoy (1791, 1804)
  • 1808: Solomon Richard (1794, 1803, 1818)
  • 1809: Richard Dease
  • 1810: John Armstrong Garnett     
  • 1811: Philip Crampton (1820, 1844, 1855)
  • 1812: John Creighton (1824)
  • 1813: Richard Carmichael (1826, 1845)
  • 1814: Cusack Roney (1828)
  • 1815: Samuel Wilmot (1832, 1846)
  • 1816: Robert Moore Peile (1792)
  • 1817: Andrew Johnston     
  • 1818: Solomon Richard (1794, 1803, 1808)
  • 1819: Thomas Hewson
  • 1820: Philip Crampton (1811, 1844, 1855)
  • 1821: Charles Hawkes Todd
  • 1822: James Henthorn
  • 1823: John Kirby (1834)
  • 1824: John Creighton (1812)
  • 1825: Alexander Read (1835)
  • 1826: Richard Carmichael (1813, 1845)
  • 1827: James William Cusack (1847, 1858)
  • 1828: Cusack Roney (1814)
  • 1829: WIlliam Auchinleck
  • 1830: Abraham Colles (1802)
  • 1831: Rawdon Macnamara primus
  • 1832: Samuel Wilmot (1815, 1846)
  • 1833: James Kerin
  • 1834: John Kirby (1823)
  • 1835: Alexander Read (1825)
  • 1836: Francis White
  • 1837: Arthur Jacob (1864)
  • 1838: William Henry Porter
  • 1839: Maurice Collis
  • 1840: Robert Adams (1860, 1867)
  • 1841: Thomas Rumley
  • 1842: William Tagert
  • 1843: James O'Beirne
  • 1844: Philip Crampton (1811, 1820, 1855)
  • 1845: Richard Carmichael (1813, 1826)
  • 1846: Samuel Wilmot (1815, 1832)
  • 1847: James William Cusack (1827, 1858)
  • 1848: Robert Harrison
  • 1849: Andrew Ellis
  • 1850: Thomas Edward Beatty     
  • 1851: Leonard Trant
  • 1852: Edward Hutton
  • 1853: William Hargrave     
  • 1854: Charles Benson     
  • 1855: Philip Crampton (1811, 1820, 1844)
  • 1856: Robert Carlisle Williams
  • 1857: Hans Irvine
  • 1858: James William Cusack (1827, 1847)
  • 1859: Christopher Fleming
  • 1860: Robert Adams (1840, 1867)
  • 1861: William Jameson
  • 1862: Thomas Lewis Mackesy
  • 1863: William Colles
  • 1864: Arthur Jacob (1837)
  • 1865: Samuel George Wilmot
  • 1866: Richard George Herbert Butcher
  • 1867: Robert Adams (1840, 1860)
  • 1868: George Hornidge Porter
  • 1869: Rawdon Macnamara secundus
  • 1870: Albert Jasper Walsh
  • 1871: James Henry Wharton
  • 1872: Frederick Kirkpatrick
  • 1873: John Denham
  • 1874: Jolliffe Tufnell
  • 1875: Edward Hamilton (1892-94)
  • 1876: George Hugh Kidd     
  • 1877: Robert M'Donnell     
  • 1878: Philip Crampton Smyly     
  • 1879: Edward Dillon Mapother
  • 1880: Alfred H. M'Clintock
  • 1881: Samuel Chaplin
  • 1882: John Kellock Barton
  • 1883: William Ireland Wheeler
  • 1884: Edward Hallaran Bennett
  • 1885: Sir Charles Alexander Cameron
  • 1886: Sir William Stokes
  • 1887: Anthony Hagerty Corley
  • 1888: Henry Fitzgibbon
  • 1889: Austin Meldon
  • 1890-92: Henry Gray Croly
  • 1892-94: Edward Hamilton (1875)
  • 1894-96: Sir William Thornley Stoker
  • 1896-98: Sir William Thomson
  • 1898-1900: Robert Lafayette Swan
  • 1900-02: Sir Thomas Myles
  • 1902-04: Sir Lambert Hempenstall Ormsby
  • 1904-06: Sir Arthur Chance
  • 1906-08: Sir Henry Rosborough Swanzy
  • 1908-10: Sir John Lentaigne
  • 1910-12: Sir Robert Henry Woods
  • 1912-14: Richard Dancer Purefoy
  • 1914-16: Sir Frederick Conway Dwyer
  • 1916-18: Sir William Taylor
  • 1918-20: John Benjamin Story
  • 1920-22: Edward H. Taylor
  • 1922-24: Sir William Ireland de Courcy Wheeler
  • 1924-26: R. Charles B. Maunsell     
  • 1926-28: Andrew Fullerton     
  • 1928-29: Thomas Eagleson Gordon     
  • 1930-32: Richard Atkinson Stoney
  • 1932-34: Frank Crawley
  • 1934-36: Seton Pringle
  • 1936-38: Adams Andrew McConnell
  • 1938-40: William Doolin     
  • 1940-42: Henry Stokes
  • 1942-44: Thomas Ottiwell Graham
  • 1944-46: Edward Leo Sheridan     
  • 1946-48: Frederick Gill
  • 1948-50: Henry Sords Meade
  • 1950-52: William Pearson
  • 1952-54: Michael Plunkett Burke
  • 1954-56: Sir Ian Fraser
  • 1956-58: Anthony Burton Clery
  • 1958-61: Thomas George Wilson
  • 1961-63: Nigel Alexander Kinnear
  • 1963-66: Terrence Millin
  • 1966-68: Edward Neale McDermott     
  • 1968-70: Douglas Montgomery
  • 1970-72: John Paul Lanigan
  • 1972-74: Francis Arthur Joseph Mary Duff
  • 1974-76: John McAuliffe Curtin
  • 1976-78: Stanley Thomas McCollum
  • 1978-80: Keith Shaw
  • 1980-82: J.A. O’Connell
  • 1982-84: Eoin O'Malley
  • 1984-86: Victor Lane
  • 1986-88: Reginald A.E. Magee
  • 1988-90: Desmond V. Kneafsey 
  • 1990-92: William P. Hederman
  • 1992-94: J. Dermot O'Flynn
  • 1994-96: Thomas PJ Hennessy     
  • 1996-98: Peter McLean
  • 1998-2000: Barry O'Donnell
  • 2000-02: George Parks     
  • 2002-04: Michael R. Butler
  • 2004-06: Niall J. O'Higgins
  • 2006-08: Gerald C. O'Sullivan     
  • 2008-10: Frank BV. Keane
  • 2010-12: Eilis McGovern
  • 2012-14: Patrick J. Broe
  • 2014-16: Declan Magee
  • 2016-18: John Hyland
  • 2018-20: Kenneth Mealy
  • 2020-present: Ronan O'Connell