Pre-congress organisations

S.No

organisation

founder

place

year

1

Landholder’s Society/Zamandari Association

Dwarak nath Tagore

Calcutta

1838

2

Indian National Union

A.O.Hume

Calcutta

1883

3

British Indian Association

Devendra Nath Tagore

Calcutta

1851

4

Bengal British India Society

George Thompson

Calcutta

1843

5

Madras Native Association

Gajalur Laxmi Chetti

Madras

1852

6

Bombay Association

Jadunath Shankershet

Bombay

1852

7

East India Association

Dada Bhai Nauroji

London

1866

8

Poona Saravajanik Sabha

M.G.Rande, G.V.Joshi

London

1870

9

Indian Association

S.N.Banerjee A.M.Bose

Calcutta

1876

10

Madras Mahajan Sabha

M.Viraraghavachari G.Subramnya Iyer

Ananda Chartu

Madras

1884

11

Bombay Presidency Association

Pheozshah Mehta K.T.Telang

Badruddin Tyabji

Bombay

1883

12

Indian Society

Anand Mohan Bose

London

1872

13

British India Society

Willian Adam

London

1872

14

London Indian Society

Badruddin Tyabji W.C.Banerjee

Pherozshah Mehta

London

1865

15

National Indian Association

Mary Carpenter

London

1867

CONGRESS SESSIONS

YEAR

VENUE

PRESIDENT

REMARK

1885

Bombay

W.C.Bannerjee

72 delegates

1886

Calcutta

Dadabhai Naroji

436 delegates

1887

Madras

Badruddin Tyabji

First Muslim President

1888

Allahabad

George Yule

First English President

1889

Bombay

Sir William Wedderburn

1889 delegates

1890

Calcutta

Sir Pherozeshah Mehta

1891

Nagpur

Anandacharlu

1892

Allahabad

W.C.Bannerjee

1893

Lahore

Dadabhai Naoroji

1894

Madras

A Webb

1895

Poona

Surendranath Bannerji

1896

Calcutta

M Rahimtullah Sayani

1897

Amraoti

C Sankaran Nair

1898

Madras

Anandamohan Bose

1899

Lucknow

Romesh Chandra Dutt

1900

Lahore

N G Chandravarkar

1901

Calcutta

E Dinsha Wacha

1902

Ahmadabad

Surendranath Banerji

1903

Madras

Lalmohan Ghosh

1904

Bombay

Sri Henry Cotton

1905

Lahore

G.K.Gokhale

1906

Calcutta

Dadabhai Naoroji

1907

Surat

Rashbehari Ghosh

Congress split and session broke up.

1908

Madras

Rashbehari Ghosh

A Constitution for the Congress

1909

Lahore

Madanmohan Malaviya

1910

Allahabad

Sir William Wedderburn

1911

Calcutta

Bishan Narayan Dhar

1912

Patna

R N Mudhalkar

1913

Karachi

Syed Mahomed Bahadur

1914

Madras

Bhupendranath Bose

1915

Bombay

Sir. S.P.Sinha

1916

Lucknow

A.C.Majumdar

Congress Merger & Pact with Muslim Leage

1917

Culcutta

Mrs.Annei Beasant

Fist Woman President

1918

Bombay (Special)

Syed Hasan Imam

1918

Delhi

Madan Mohan Malaviya

Resignation of Moderates

1919

Amritsar

Pandit Motilal Nehru

1920

Calcutta(Special)

Lala Lajpat Rai

1920

Nagpur

C.Vijaya Raghavachariyar

Change in the constitution of the Congress

1921

Ahmedabad

Hakim Ajmal Khan (Acting President)

President CR Das was in Prison

1922

Gaya

C.R.Das

Formation of Swaraj Party

1923

Delhi (Special)

Abul Kalam Azad

Youngest President

1924

Belgaum

Mahatma Gandhi

1925

Cawnpore

Mrs.Sarojini Naidu

First Indian Woman President

1926

Gauhati

Srinivas Ayangar

1927

Madras

M.A.Ansari

Independence Resolution passed for the first time on the insistance of J.L.Nehru

1928

Calcutta

Motilal Nehru

First all India Youth congress

1929

Lahore

Jawaharlal Nehru

Poorna Swaraj Resolution

1930

No Session

But J L Nehru continued as the president

1931

Karachi

Vallabhai Patel

Resolution on Fundamental Rights and National Economy Policy

1932

Delhi

R D Amritlal

1933

Calcutta

Mrs.Nellie Sengupta

1934

Bombay

Rajendra Prasad

Formation of congress Socialist Party

1935

No Session

But Rajendra Prasad Continued as the President

1936

Lucknow

Jawaharlal Nehru

1937

Faizpur

Jawaharlal Nehru

First session to be held in a village

1938

Haripura

Subhas Chandra :Bose

1939

Tripuri

Subhas Chandra Bose

Resignation of S.C.Bose (Rajendra Prasad took over) and formation of Forward Bloc.

1940

Ramgarh

Abul Kalam Azad

1941-45

No session

But Azad continued to be the President

1946

Meerut

Jawahar Lal Nehru

1947

J.BKriplani

SPECIAL SESSIONS:

  • 1918 (Bombay) (Special) – Syed Hasan Imam

  • 1918 Delhi (Regular) – Madan Mohan Malaviya

  • 1920 (Calcutta) (Special) – Lala lajpat Rai

  • 1920 (Nagpur) (Regular) – C.V.Raghavachariyar

  • 1923 Delhi (Special) – Abdul Kalam Azad

  • 1923 Coconada (Regular) – Maulana Mohammed Ali

ENGLISH PRESIDENTS ON INC:

  • 1888 – Allahabad – George Yule

  • 1889 – Bombay – Sir William Wedderburn (first)

  • 1894 – Madras – A.Webb

  • 1904 – Bombay – Sir Henry Cotton

  • 1910 – Allahabad – Sir Willan Wedderburn

PERSON WHO BECAME PRESIDENT OF INC TWICE OR MORE THAN TWICE :

  1. S.Bannerji – 1895, 1902

  2. Rash behri Ghosh – 1907,1908

  3. Dadabhai Naoroji – 1886, 1893, 1906

  4. W.C. Bonnerji – 1885, 1892

  5. Madan Mohan Malaviya – 1909, 1918

  6. Sir William Wedderburn – 1889, 1910

  7. Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad – 1923, 1941 to 1945

  8. Dr.Rajendra Prasad – 1934, 1935, 1947

  9. Jawaharlal Nehru – 1929, 1936, 1937

  10. S.C.Bose – 1938, 1939

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