It was resolved at a Private Business Meeting held on Monday, May 8, 1916, to hold no elections for terminal officers in the Easter Term, nor subsequently for the duration of War, and that the functions of the Standing Committee be performed by the ex-officio members of the Committee.
The election of Officers was suspended and a Committee of Management appointed.
Chairmen of debates, 1939-1944
The election of Officers was resumed.
Presidents elected a second time are marked with *Presidents that resigned or were removed from office are marked with ‡
After a Presidential Interpretation in 2001, "any officer who resigns before completing their term in office should not be granted the status (of ex-officio) unless there are extenuating circumstances."
Will Bailey, a fictional character in The West Wing, is stated to have been President of the Cambridge Union during his time at Cambridge.