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Everton Chairmen

A list of the men who have occupied the top seat on the Board at Everton. (Links to more detailed pages are provided for featured chairmen.)

Bill Kenwright Jun 2004 – Present
Sir Philip Carter Dec 1999 – May 2004
Peter Johnson Jul 1994 – Dec 1999
Dr David Marsh Apr 1991 – Jul 1994
Sir Philip Carter 1978 – Apr 1991
Bill Scott 1976 – 1978
Alan Waterworth Aug 1973 – 1976
Sir John Moores Aug 1968 – Aug 1973
E. Holland Hughes Jul 1965 – Jun 1968
Sir John Moores Jun 1960 – Jul 1965
Richard E. Searle Jul 1956 – Jun 1960
Ernest Green Apr 1952 – Jun 1956 
W.R. Williams Jun 1950 – Apr 1952 
Dr Cecil Baxter Jun 1947 – Jun 1950 
Bill Gibbins Aug 1940 – Jun 1947 
Andrew Coffey Jun 1940 – Aug 1940
Ernest Green May 1938 – Jun 1940? 
Will Cuff Jun 1922 – May 1938 
Andrew Coffey Aug 1920 – Jun 1922
Dr James Baxter  Jun 1895 –  1920
George Mahon May 1892 – Jun 1895
William Jackson  Jan 1892 – May 1892*
John Houlding c 1884 – Jan 1892

* Shared chairmanship of club meetings with George Mahon

Everton began life in 1878 simply as a Football Club connected initially to St Domingo's Methodist Church.  In the early years, the Captain of the Club was the senior figure.

In 1879, the club adopted the name Everton and soon appointed a President of the Club.

Although an increasing number of players became professionals in the mid-1880s, years before the start of the professional Football League, Everton Football Club did not become a  business entity There was a proposal made in May 1889 to form a Limited Liability Company for the purpose of acquiring the Everton Football Ground but this was defeated. When Everton eventually split from John Houlding and moved to Goodison Road in 1892, it was resolved to form the Everton Football Club Limited with a capital of –500 in –1 shares.  At this point a Board of Directors was appointed, with George Mahon as Chairman.


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