Past Directresses and Presidents

Directresses of the Indigent Widows and Single Women’s Society from 1817–1973

Mrs. Sarah Ralston (1817–1820)
Mrs. Susanna Latimer (1821)
Mrs. Martha Duncan (1822–1828)
Mrs. Catharine Chew (1829–1845)
Mrs. Stephen Simmons (1846–1847)
Mrs. Jasper Cope (1848–1853)
Mrs. H. L. Hodge (1854–1866)
Mrs. James Bayard (1867–1885)
Mrs. William H. Jenks (1866–1890)
Mrs. Evan Randolph (1891 & 1894)
Miss Sarah M. Taylor (1892–1893 & 1895–1898)
Mrs. Alexander C. Fergusson (1899–1903)
Miss Henrietta W. Pearsall (1904–1908 & 1910–1912)
Mrs. Walter T. Moore (1909)
Miss Mary Vaux (1913–1914)
Miss Clara Comegys (1915–1922)
Mrs. Howard Butcher (1923–1927)
Mrs. George Erety Shoemaker (1928–1930)
Mrs. Charles E. Noblit (1931–1934)
Miss Dorothea Wood (1935 & 1940–1943)
Mrs. Percy Y. Schelly (1936–1939)
Miss Olive Strong Willson (1944–1951)
Mrs. John S. Wurts (1952–1953)
Mrs. Francis R. Strawbridge, Jr. (1954–1958)
Mrs. Allen McK. Terrell (1959–1967)
Mrs. W. McCook Reed (1968–1971)
Mrs. Louise B.Truitt (1972–1973)

Presidents of Ralston House 1973 -- Present

Mrs. Allen McK. Terrell (1973–1979)
Mrs. Joseph N. Pew III (1980–1992)
Mr. Joseph J. Hill (1993–2003)
Mr. Francis R. Strawbridge (2003–2011)
Dr. Neville E. Strumpf (2011 — Present)