List of LSH leaders/Preboot
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|Term||Leader||Deputy||Starting at issue / real time||Ending||Fictional Start Date||Fictional End Date||Notes|
|1||Cosmic Boy||Unestablished||Retroactively in Adventure Comics #352 (text piece)||Adventure Comics #304 (January 1963), as Saturn Girl is elected in his place||Unestablished (presumed shortly after founding of LSH)||Unestablished|
|2||Saturn Girl||Unestablished||Adventure Comics #304 (January 1963)||Reelected in Adventure Comics #323 (August 1964)||Unestablished||Unestablished|
|3||Saturn Girl||Unestablished||Adventure Comics #323 (August 1964)||Unestablished||Unestablished|
|4||Brainiac 5||Unestablished||Adventure Comics #337 (October 1965)||Unestablished||Unestablished||The election happened off-panel|
|5||Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg)||Superboy||Adventure Comics #348 (published July 28, 1966, cover date September 1966)||Unestablished||Unestablished||First mention of the existence of a deputy leader?|
|6||Ultra Boy||Unestablished||Adventure Comics #371 (August 1968)||Unestablished||Unestablished||Ultra Boy seems to simply be in charge. No readily apparent mention of an election.|
|7||Karate Kid||Mon-El||Action Comics #382 (November 1969)||Unestablished||Unestablished||No election shown or mentioned. Karate Kid just mentions in passing that he is Legion Leader. Mon-El is said to be the deputy in #392 (earlier mentions may exist)|
|8||Mon-El||Element Lad||Action Comics #392 (September 1970)||Unestablished||Unestablished||No election shown, but the change of leader is directly stated.|
|9||Ultra Boy||Unestablished||Superboy v1 #184 (April 1972)||Unestablished||Unestablished|
|10||Mon-El||Brainiac 5||Superboy v1 #190 (September 1972; ran against Saturn Girl; result unrevealed until #193)||Unestablished||Unestablished|
|11||Wildfire||Unestablished||Superboy v1 #225 (March 1977)||Unestablished||Unestablished|
|12||Lightning Lad||Element Lad (third mandate as deputy)||Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #247 (January 1979)||Unestablished||Unestablished||The election was presented as a dispute between Brainiac 5, Wildfire and Element Lad, despite the final result. Lightning Lad resigned in LSH #287 (May 1982) in favor of Element Lad.|
|13||Dream Girl||Briefly Ultra Boy (until Legion of Super-Heroes v2 303); later Star Boy||Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #291, September 1982; ran against Element Lad, who refused to be her deputy, and Ultra Boy, who also refused deputy leader status in #303||Unestablished||Unestablished||Ran against Ultra Boy and Element Lad.|
|14||Element Lad||Unestablished||Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #306, December 1983 (although he only truly learned of it in #310, April 1984||Unestablished||Unestablished|
|15||Element Lad||Brainiac 5||Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #12, July 1985||Ran against Brainiac 5; the two of them voted for each other|
- Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #36, July 1987
- Lost Leadership: Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #59, April 1989
- Reason: End of term; decided not to bring a candidacy for a second term.
- Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #60, May 1989; Timber Wolf was her deputy.
- Lost Leadership: Unofficially in March the 10th, 2991 during the Five Year Gap between Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #63, and v4 #1, , about four months before the Black Dawn crisis. Officially due to the disbanding of the Legion in July the 6h, 2992.
- Reason: Decision to resign from the Legion and return to Orando, in part because of the bleak perspectives on Earth.
- Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #60, May 1989 (elected as deputy); unoficially became acting leader during the Five Year Gap, specifically in March the 10th 2991.
- Reason: The resignation of Sensor Girl.
- Lost Leadership: At July the 5th, 2991, just prior the Black Dawn crisis. Officially due to the disbanding of the Legion in July the 6h, 2992.
- Reason: Unspecified, but probably related to a general lack of purpose during the Dominator occupation of Earth.
- Became Leader : In July the 5th, 2991, during the Five Year Gap, as revealed in Legion of Superheroes Vol. 4, issues #1-#28. His role was largely as a puppet of the Dominators and may never been quite official.
- Reason: The resignation of Timber Wolf.
- Lost Leadership: Resigned in frustration in September the 14th, 2991, after the Black Dawn mission resulted in disaster. Details revealed in Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #28, April 1992. Unofficially appointed Polar Boy as his temporary successor.
- Reason: A combination of general frustration and an untennable political situation.
- Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #28, April 1992
- Reason: Sun Boy's resignation.
- Lost Leadership: Due to the official disbanding of the Legion in July the 6th, 2992.
- Became Leader : During the gradual reemergence of the Legion during early issues of Volume 4.
- Reason: Chosen by Chameleon Boy.
- Lost Leadership: By giving it up to Shrinking Violet.
- Reason: General frustration and recognition of a de facto situation of switched leadership.
- Became Leader : Cosmic Boy became the leader of the SW6 Batch legionaires in Legionnaires #1, (April 1993)
- Reason: Elected by his fellow SW6 teammates.
- Lost Leadership: Due to the Zero Hour reboot.
- Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #54, February 1994
- Reason: Acting as de facto leader at the time. Was officially given the formal leadership by a frustrated Cosmic Boy, who had become leader during the gradual reforming of the Legion since v4 #1, .
- Lost Leadership: Due to the Zero Hour reboot, in Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #61, September 1994.