Augustus F. R. (Frederic Rudolf) Hoernle (1841-1918) was an Indologist, philologist, and numismatist born at Secundra, near Agra, India. He left for Europe as a young boy in 1848 and attended universities in Basel, Switzerland (1858), and London (1860). He returned to India in 1865, becoming professor of philosophy at Jay Narayan’s College in Benares. He was a scholar of Indo-Aryan languages and is remembered for deciphering the Bower Manuscript. He retired to Oxford, England.
President of the ANS from 1905 to 1910, Huntington's more significant contribution came as a benefactor. Gifts from Huntington included coins and medal for the Society's collection and significant financial aid, including funds for the construction of the Society's Audubon Terrace facility and to start various endowments.
Richard Hoe Lawrence (1858-1936) of New York City was a numismatic collector and scholar who was closely associated with the American Numismatic and Archeological Society (later the American Numismatic Society) during its early formative years in the nineteenth century. He amassed notable collections of Roman Republican and Early Imperial denarii and served as the Society’s curator (1879) and librarian (1880-1885), overseeing the production of the library’s first printed catalog. Lawrence served as president of the Grolier Club in New York City (1906-1908).
Philipp Lederer (1872-1944), was a numismatist who wrote works on the coins of Segesta and Nagidos, including Die Tetradrachmenpragung von Segesta (1910). He studied classical archaeology and ancient philology in Munich, earning a doctorate in 1910. Lederer fled the Nazis to Switzerland in 1939, living the last years of his life in Lugano.
Kenneth W. Lee (1907-1980) was the author of California Gold Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarter Dollars (1970 & 1979), an updating of California Gold, Quarters-Halves-Dollars: a Descriptive List of Privately Issued, Interesting and Historical Coins of Small Denominations (1932), which was written by his father, Edward (Ed) Melvin Lee (1871-1943).
Treasurer of the ANS from 1867 to 1875, Levick helped found the Society's successful publications program in 1866 when he championed the effort to launch the first American numismatic journal — The American Journal of Numismatics.
A noted Islamic numismatist, Miles was responsible for the Society's Islamic and Hispanic collections from 1946 until his retirement in 1972; he also served as Chief Curator from 1954 through 1969. In his latter years (1966-72), Miles also helped administer the Society, serving as its Executive Director and Secretary.
Numismatic cartoonist, columnist, author, and editor Stuart Mosher (1904-1956) was born in Canada, settled in Buffalo in 1926, and moved to New York City in 1935, where he was associated with coin dealers Wayte Raymond and the New Netherlands Coin Company. He was the author of The Story of Money as Told by the Knox Collection (1936) and United States Commemorative Coins, 1892-1939 (1940) and he wrote and illustrated a newspaper column called Curiosities of Currency. He became editor of The Numismatist in 1945, a position he held until 1954, and in 1948 became acting curator of numismatics at the Smithsonian Institution.
Henry Phillips Jr. of Philadelphia was a philologist and numismatist who served as curator, secretary, and librarian of the American Philosophical Society and secretary and treasurer of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia.
Robert I. Nesmith (1891-1972) was a numismatist, photographer, and an authority on treasure hunting. He ran a photography firm, R. I. Nesmith & Associates, in New York City and was chief photographer for Copper Commando, a newspaper published during World War II that was devoted to demonstrating the importance of metal production to the war effort. He later owned and operated a bookstore in Rye, New York, called The Foul Anchor, which specialized in books on treasure hunting. He became an associate member of the American Numismatic Society in 1943 and a fellow in 1944.
Norweb served on the Council from 1978 until his death in 1995 and as President of such from 1990 to 1994. Norweb's tenure on the Council included work as the co-chair of the Society's first annual giving campaign in the late 1980s and the Council's governance and long-range planning committees in the 1990s.