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.

Past Winners

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
2017 – Peter S. Schroeder
2018 – Kevin Rhoades
2019 – Colleen Miniuk
2020 – Mark Taylor

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