List of Atlanta Braves ownership and front office personnel

From BR Bullpen

This is a list of the various front office personnel who served as either owner, president or general manager of the Atlanta Braves and of the teams that preceded the current franchise, such as the Boston Braves and Milwaukee Braves, from 1866 when they were the Cincinnati Red Stockings to the present. Included in this list are former pitcher Christy Mathewson, former Harvard football coach Percy Haughton, and Boston Bruins' owner Charles F. Adams.

Principal Owners[edit]

Braves Owners
Team Years
Cincinnati Base Ball Club 1866 to 1870
Harry Wright (caretaker) 1870 to 1871
Ivers W. Adams 1871 to 1872
John A. Conkey 1872 to 1873
Charles H. Porter 1873 to 1875
Nicholas T. Apollonio 1875 to 1876
Arthur H. Soden 1876 to 1906
George B. Dovey 1906 to 1909
John S. Dovey 1909 to 1910
John P. Harris 1910
William H. Russell 1910 to 1911
James E. Gaffney 1911 to 1916
Percy D. Haughton 1916 to 1919
George W. Grant 1919 to 1922
Emil Fuchs 1922 to 1935
Charles F. Adams 1935
Bob Quinn 1935 to 1944
Louis R. Perini 1944 to 1962
William C. Bartholomay 1962 to 1976
Ted Turner 1976 to 2003
AOL Time Warner 2003 to 2007
Liberty Media 2007 to Present

Team Presidents[edit]

Braves Presidents
Team Years
Alfred T. Goshorn July 23, 1866 to April 1868
Aaron B. Champion April 1868 to August 1870
A.P.C. Bonte August to November 1870
Ivers W. Adams 1871 to 1872
John A. Conkey 1872 to 1873
Col. Charles H. Porter 1873 to 1875
Nicholas T. Apollonio 1875 to 1876
Arthur H. Soden 1876 to 1906
George B. Dovey 1906 to 1909
John S. Dovey 1909 to 1910
John P. Harris 1910
William H. Russell 1910 to 1911
L. Coues Page 1911
John M. Ward 1911 to 1912
James E. Gaffney 1912 to 1916
Percy D. Haughton 1916 to 1919
George W. Grant 1919 to 1922
Christy Mathewson 1922 to 1923
Emil Fuchs 1923 to 1935
Charles F. Adams 1935
Bob Quinn 1935 to 1945
Louis R. Perini 1945 to 1957
Joseph F. Cairnes 1957 to 1961
John J. McHale 1961 to 1966
William C. Bartholomay 1966 to 1972
Daniel J. Donahue 1972 to 1976
Ted Turner 1976 to 1986
Stan Kasten 1986 to 2003
Terry McGuirk 2003 to 2007
John Schuerholz 2007 to Present

Other Personnel[edit]

Club Officers
Team Position Years
Aaron B. Champion Vice President 1866 to 1869
Thomas G. Smith Vice President 1869 to 1870
A.P.C. Bonte Vice President 1870
A.G. Corre Vice President 1870
Henry Glassford Treasurer 1866 to 1868
Edward E. Townley Treasurer 1868 to 1870
Edward E . Townley Secretary 1866 to 1869
John P. Joyce Secretary 1869 to 1870
Will Noble Secretary 1870

General Manager[edit]

Until 1935, the Braves General Manager was the also the team's manager. As with many of the teams prior to the introduction of the General Manager, it was the manager's duty to serve as General Manager, Business Manager, Travel Secretary and at times even Scout. The Braves' first "true" General Manager, was team owner and president Bob Quinn, who held the position until poor health forced him to hand the position over to his son John.

Braves General Managers
Team Years
Bob Quinn December 10, 1935 to February 14, 1945
John Quinn February 14, 1945 to January 13, 1959
John McHale January 25, 1959 to January 11, 1967
Paul Richards January 11, 1967 to June 1, 1972
Eddie Robinson June 1, 1972 to March 25, 1976
John Alevizos March 25 to September 17, 1976
Bill Lucas September 17, 1976 to May 5, 1979
John Mullen May 5, 1979 to October 22 1985
Bobby Cox October 22 1985 to October 10, 1990
John Schuerholz October 10 1990 to October 11, 2007
Frank Wren October 11, 2007 to September 14, 2014
John Hart September 14, 2014 to October 1, 2015
John Coppolella October 1, 2015 to October 2, 2017
Alex Anthopoulos November 13, 2017 to present

Reading[edit]

  • Gary Caruso: The Braves Encyclopedia, Temple University Press, 1995

Internet Sources[edit]