Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
History

Presidents and Chairmen of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Founded in 1919 under the name "League of Red Cross Societies", the institution became the "League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies" in 1983. It adopted its current name in 1991. Chairman of the Board of Governors are elected every four years.

(The title "chairman" was used up to 1977. It then became "president")

Henry Davison
(USA)
1919-22

John Barton Payne
(USA)
1922-35

Cary T. Grayson
(USA)
1935-38

Norman Davis
(USA)
1938-44 

Jean de Muralt
(Switzerland)
1944-45

Basil O'Connor
(USA)
1945-50

Emil Sandstrom
(Sweden)
1950-59

John MacAulay
(Canada)
1959-65

Jose Barroso
(Mexico)
1965-77

A Adefarasin
(Nigeria)
1977-81

Enrique de la Mata
(Spain)
1981-87

Mario Enrique
Villarroel Lander
(Venezuela)
1987-97 

Astrid N. Heiberg
(Norway)
1997-
 
 

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NOTABLE PEOPLE
The founders
The Standing Commission
The Standing Commission Chairmen
ICRC Presidents
Intl.Fed. Chairmen
Davison
Barton Payne
Grayson
Davis
de Muralt
O'Connor
Sandstrom
MacAulay
Barroso
Adefarasin
de la Mata
Lander
Heiberg
Nobel prize winners