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International Presidents

The leadership of the International Fraternity in the past century has included men from many different backgrounds and fraternity experiences. The men who serve as International President, the chairman of the Fraternity’s Supreme Council, work with selfless dedication, often for years, to mentor and lead brothers worldwide. Without exception, they are talented, motivated and dedicated brothers. Each has offered his personal time and financial sacrifice for the Good and Welfare of ZBT. Their commitment to Brotherhood for a Lifetime goes above and beyond. It is our honor to recognize those men who have served as International President of the Fraternity.

TermPresidentSchoolGraduation Year  
1898 - 1899*Rabbi David LevineFounder
1900*Louis A. SableCity College - New York1899
1901 - 1902*Rabbi Aaron EisemanFounder
1903*Maurice L. ZellermayerFounder
1904*Bernhard BlochFounder
1905*Isidore DelsonFounder
1906*Harold KirschbergFounder
1907 - 1908*Arthur S. UngerLong Island Medical College1905
1909*Arthur S. Leeds, Jr.Columbia University1907
1910 - 1911*Samuel StarkCity College - New York1903
1912 - 1920*Richard J. H. GottheilHonorary, Columbia University1901
1921 - 1924*Hon. Julius KahnHonorary, Univ. of California - Berkeley 1923
1925*Harold RiegelmanCornell University1914
1926*Harry SteinerColumbia University1918
1927 - 1928*Judge Grover M. MoscowitzNew York University - Heights1906
1929*I. Emanuel SauderUniversity of Pennsylvania1909
1930*Judge William S. EvansCity College - New York1906
1931*Herbert E. SteinerUniversity of Pennsylvania1914
1932 - 1933*Judge William S. EvansCity College - New York1906
1934 - 1937*Herbert E. SteinerUniversity of Pennsylvania1914
1938 - 1941*James R. KatzmanSyracuse University1919
1942 - 1945*Samuel R. FirestoneOhio State University1918
1946 - 1948*James Frank Jr.Yale University1928
1949 - 1952*Harold E. Grotta, Esq.University of Virginia1933
1953 - 1955*L. Reyner SametUniversity of Virginia1925
1956 - 1959*Stanley I. FishelColumbia University1934
1960 - 1962*Richard S. GrahamCornell University1937
1963 - 1965*Jack LondonCity College - New York1938
1966 - 1967*Justin R. WolfHarvard University1932
1968 - 1969*Burton L. LitwinWashington and Lee University1951
1970 - 1971*Richard A. WellsUniversity of Texas - Austin1954
1972 - 1973*Arthur J. HorwitzUniversity of Pennsylvania1948
1974 - 1975Rabbi Matthew H. SimonUniversity of Chicago1953
1976 - 1977Saul A. FernBoston University1954
1978 - 1979*Seymour R. Brown, Esq.Case Western Reserve University1948
1980 - 1981Richard S. SimonUniversity of Michigan1943
1982 - 1983*Bernard S. Kaplan, Esq.University of Chicago1947
1984 - 1988*Martin D. BraverBoston University1947
1988 - 1990Frederick E. SchatzUniversity of Michigan1957
1990 - 1992Stephen P. Ehrlich, Esq.University of Denver1970
1992 - 1994Leonard Komen, Esq.University of Missouri1965
1994 - 1998Irving M. Chase, Esq.University of California-Los Angeles1974
1998 - 2002*Ronald J. Taylor, M.D.Washington & Jefferson College1966
2002 - 2004Kenneth L. SimonUniversity of Pittsburgh1975
2004 - 2006Harold R. Oseff, Esq.University of Michigan1968
2006 - 2008Harold A. Davidson, Ph.D.University of Southern California1965
2008 - 2010Philip M. WaxbergCity College - New York1966
2010 - 2012Ronald A. PardoUniversity of Arizona1988
2012 - 2014Michael D. CiminiCornell University1992
2014 - 2016Matthew J. RubinsCornell University1990
2016 - PresentNorman M. Waas, Esq.University of Miami1982
* Deceased