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Ham Brown Award winners

The J. Hammond Brown Memorial Award was initiated in 1966 as OWAA’s most prestigious recognition of a member “for devoted past service to the organization over a period of continuous years.” Ham Brown awardees are granted life membership. Past recipients of the J. Hammond Brown Memorial Award constitute the selection committee. Before making a final selection, the selection committee consults with both the Awards Committee chair and the immediate past president.

1966 – E. Budd Marter III *
1966 – Seth L. Myers *
1967 – Julius M. Kowalski, M.D.*
1969 – Matthew Van Istendal Jr.*
1970 – John Gartner (posthumously)*
1971 – Ed Spanke *
1972 – Don Cullimore *
1973 – Grits Gresham *
1973 – Hurley Campbell *
1975 – Howard Gray *
1976 – Bodie McDowell
1977 – Albert L. Weiss *
1978 – E.L. “Buck” Rogers *
1979 – Homer Circle *
1980 – Heury S. Reynolds *
1981 – Lou Klewer *
1982 – Pete Czura *
1983 – Edwin W. Hanson *
1984 – Charles L. Cadieux *
1985 – W. Glenn Titus
1986 – Mark J. Sosin
1988 – Norman M. Strung *
1989 – Robert C. Smith
1990 – Howard A. Bach *
1991 – Jim Bashline *
1992 – C. Boyd Pfeiffer
1993 – Ed Park *
1994 – David J. Richey *
1995 – Charles F. Buckley *
1996 – Sylvia G. Bashline *
1996 – Bob Delfay
1997 – Thayne Smith
1998 – Glenn L. Sapir
1999 – Joel M. Vance
2000 – Lonnie L. Williamson *
2001 – Betty Lou Fegely and Tom Fegely *
2002 – Kay Morton Ellerhoff
2003 – Russell Tinsley *
2004 – Jim Casada
2005 – William Jay Powell
2006 – George H. Harrison
2007 – Judd Cooney
2008 – Tom Huggler
2009 – Bill Hilts Sr.
2010 – Michael Levy *
2011 – Rich Patterson
2012 – Mark LaBarbera
2013 – Phil Bloom
2014 – Spence Turner*
2016 – Tom Wharton

* Deceased

 

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