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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