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LOS HISTORY

How it all began:

The organizational meeting of the Louisiana Ornithological Society was held on December 8,1947 in the old cafeteria on the campus of Tulane University. Much advance work had been done, principally by Earle R. Greene who has always been considered the Founder of the LOS.

The necessary formalities were concluded on that first night to bring the new organization into existence, a Constitution and Bylaws were adopted and officers were elected. Earle Green was named President, George H. Lowery, Jr., Vice-President and Dr Gladys King, Secretary-Treasurer. These, together with Col. Francis Eastman, Dr. Robert M. Lockwood and Buford M. Myers, made up the first Board of Directors.

Since that time, LOS has grown to over 625 members, including 131 Life members. The present membership covers not only Louisiana but 28 other states, Canada and Kuwait.


Presidents of the LOS:
1947-48 - Erle R. Greene
1948-49 - George H. Lowery Jr.
1949-50 - no record
1950-51 - Rossiter D. Olmstead
1951-52 - Fr. J. L. Dorn
1952-53 - Robert Krebs
1953-54 - Bob Moore
1954-55 - Horace H. Jeter
1955-56 - Robert J. Newman
1956-57 - John P. Gee
1957-58 - J. Harvey Roberts
1958-59 - James R. Stewart
1959-60 - Miss Ava R. Tabor
1960-62 - Buford M. Myers
1962-63 - Miss Mary Lewis
1963-64 - Stephen Russell
1964-65 - Ralph Andrews
1965-66 - Hugh Land
1966-68 - Marshall B. Eyster
1968-69 - Jacob M. Valentine
1969-71 - Dr. Robert D. Purrington
1971-73 - Dr. Lawrence O'Meallie
1973 - Robert Hamilton
1973-75 - Dr. David Tom Kee
1975-77 - Dr. Robert Noble
1977-79 - Mrs. Grace Eyster
1979-80 - Joe Kennedy
1980-82
1982-84 - Mac Myers
1984-86 - Dr. Temple Douglas
1986-87 - David Muth
1987-89 - Bruce Crider
1989-91 - Nancy Newfield
1991-93 - Charles Lyon
1993-95 - Roger Breedlove
1995-97 - Dave Patton
1997-98 - Matt Courtman
1998-2000 - David J. L'Hoste
2000-2002 - R. Martin Guidry
2002-2004 - Rosemary Seidler
2004-2006 - Karen A. Fay
2006-2007 - Bill Fontenot
2007-2009 - Nancy Menasco
2009-2011 Linda Stewart-Knight
2012-2014 Ed Wallace
2009-     Marty Floyd

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