The International Society of the Systems Sciences

ISSS


Past Presidents

The proud history of ISSS includes participation by a wide spectrum of investigators from Nobel laureates to novices, and the dissipation of the idea of systems as a powerful integrating concept into virtually every modern discipline. The board base of the organization is clearly illustrated by the list of past presidents:

 

1956 Origin of Society
1957 Kenneth Boulding (also '58)
1959 Charles McClelland ('60, '61)
1962 Ross Ashby ('63, '64)
1965 Anatol Rapoport
1966 Peter J. Caws
1967 John M. Milsum
1968 Milton Rubin
1969 Lawrence Slobodkin
1970 Bertram Gross
1971 Stafford Beer
1972 Margaret Mead
1973 James G. Miller
1974 Gordon Pask
1975 Kjell Samuelson
1976 Heinz von Foerster
1977 Sir Geoffrey Vickers
1978 Richard Ericson
1979 Brian Gaines
1980 Robert Rosen
1981 George Klir
1982 Karl Deutsch
1984 Bela H. Banathy
1985 John Dillon
1986 Peter B. Checkland
1987 Russel L. Ackoff
1988 Ilya Prigogine
1989 C. West Churchman
1990 Len Troncale
1991 Howard T. Odum
1992 Ian I. Mitroff
1993 Hal Linstone
1994 J. D. R. de Raadt
1995 Ervin Laszlo
1996 Yong Pil Rhee
1997 G.A. Swanson
1998 Bela A. Banathy
1999 Peter Corning
2000 Harold Nelson
2001 Mike Jackson
2002 Aleco Christakis