New Zealand Law Society Presidents

The New Zealand Law Society has had an elected President since 1897. The then Attorney-General, James Prendergast, was appointed President by the Governor's warrant in 1870 and ceased to hold the office in 1875 when he was appointed Chief Justice. The following list shows all elected Presidents and their years of office (knighthoods and honours conferred after their presidency are not shown):

Walter Scott Reid 1897 - 1902
Francis Henry Dillon Bell KC 1902 - 1918
Charles Perrin Skerrett KC 1918 - 1926
Alexander Gray KC 1926 - 1934
Charles Herbert Treadwell 1934 - 1935
Humphrey Francis O'Leary KC 1935 - 1946
Philip Brunskill Cooke QC 1946 - 1950
William Henry Cunningham 1950 - 1954
Timothy Patrick Cleary 1954 - 1957
Allan Bruce Buxton 1957 - 1959
David Perry 1959 - 1962
Edward Denis Blundell 1962 - 1968
Denis McGrath 1968 - 1971
Stanley William Wilford Tong 1971 - 1974
William Guy Smith 1974
Lester John Castle 1974 - 1977
Laurence Henry Southwick QC 1977 - 1980
Johann Thomas Eichelbaum QC 1980 - 1982
Bruce Houlton Slane 1982 - 1985
Peter Francis Clapshaw 1985 - 1988
Graham Mitchell Cowley 1988 - 1990
Judith Marjorie Potter 1990 - 1993
Austin John Forbes QC 1993 - 1996
Ian Leslie Haynes 1996 - 1999
Christine Mary Grice 1999 - 2003
Christopher Robert Darlow 2003 - 2007
John Livingston Marshall QC 2007 - 2010
Jonathan Paul Temm 2010 - 2013
Christopher Patrick Eisdell Moore 2013 -