photo:Los Presidentes

Los Presidentes

In 1926 the "Old Spanish Days" committee was formed and under the leadership of Dwight Murphy they established a non-profit corporation "Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Inc." Murphy was elected president and thus became the first "El Presidente." Each year since a new El Presidente is elected.

1924 Charles Pressley (unofficial)

1925-1926 Dwight Murphy

1927-1947 Samuel Stanwood

1948-1949 John Rickard

1950-1951 Francis Price

1952 Duncan MacDougal

1953 Charles Storke

1954 Thomas McDermott

1955 Norris Montgomery

1956 Grover Drake

1957 Lloyd Monk

1958 James Van Etta

1959 Leonard Kummer

1960 George Castagnola

1961 Elmer Awl

1962 Paul Sweetser

1963 Michael Lemus

1964 George Adams

1965 Thomas Fair

1966 Terence Daly

1967 Dom Aldecoa

1968 Robert Kallman

1969 William Russell

1970 William Luton Sr.

1971 Art Locker

1972 Alton Derick & Walter Hatfield

1973-1974 Robert Rowe

1975 Mike Pahos

1976 Rudy Castillo

1977 George Obern

1978 Ed Chelini

1979 Richard Hidalgo

1980 Orval Bond

1981 Ralph McNall

1982 James Westwick

1983 George Kallusky

1984 Alfred Trembly

1985 Meta Duell

1986 William Redding

1987 Alberto Pizano

1988 William F. Luton, Jr.

1989 Ray Fraker

1990 Peter Georgi

1991 Herbert Barthels, D.D.S.

1992 J. James Hollister, III

1993 James McCoy

1994 Kris Kallman

1995 Ellen Harte

1996 Michael Harling

1997 Michael Danley

1998 Michael Mendoza

1999 Scott Burns

2000 Wendy Ayala

2001 Roger Aceves

2002 Nick Katzenstein

2003 Christine Gallagher

2004 Clay Dickens

2005 Chip Wullbrandt

2006 Roger Perry

2007 Kelly Jensen

2008 Tim Taylor

2009 Anthony Borgatello

2010 Michael Dominguez

2011 Joanne Funari

2012 Ricardo Castellanos

2013 Josiah Jenkins

2014 Dennis Rickard

2015 Cas Stimson

2016 JC Gordon