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July/August/September, 2005
Volume 51, Number 3

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Officers of the Virginia Library Association

by Alyssa Altshuler

1905
President—John P. Kennedy
1st Vice President—William Henry Sargeant
2nd Vice President—John S. Patton
Secretary—Edward L. Evans
Treasurer—Mary G. Lacy

1906
President—John P. Kennedy
1st Vice President—William Henry Sargeant
2nd Vice President—John S. Patton
Secretary—Edward L. Evans
Treasurer—Mary G. Lacy

1907
No officers listed.

1908
November 26, 1908: Organizational meeting called for “new” association called “Library Association of Virginia” and incorporated remaining treasury of VLA without dispute (no officers listed).

1909
President—William Henry Sargeant
1st Vice Presidentnone listed
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—W. M. Black
Treasurer—Earl Gregg Swem

1910
President—W. M. Black
1st Vice President—Dr. J. C. Metcalf
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—George Carrington Moseley
Treasurer—Brownley Bowen

1911
President—W. M. Black
1st Vice President—Dr. J. C. Metcalf
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—George Carrington Moseley
Treasurer—W. F. Lewis

1912
In 1912, there was a handwritten note referring to the “Virginia Library Association,” indicating that the original name was being used again.
President—Dr. J. C. Metcalf
1st Vice President—Dr. J. S. Patton
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—George Carrington Moseley
Treasurer—Henry G. Ellis

1913
President—Dr. J. C. Metcalf
1st Vice President—Mrs. M. W. King
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—George Carrington Moseley
Treasurer—George Carrington Moseley

1914-1922
According to the article “A Toast to the Past Century” by Andrea Kross, after “… one meeting in 1912, the association almost disappeared, but it was reorganized and conjoined with the Virginia Educational Association in 1922. In 1925, VLA regained its independence.” A search of the archives bears this statement out, as there were no documents noting election of new officers or any type of official meetings being held.

1923
President—Mary D. Pretlow
1st Vice President—Mrs. J. L. Hagen
2nd Vice President—Dr. J. C. Metcalf
Secretary—Margaret Virginia Jones
Treasurer—Margaret Virginia Jones

1924
President—C. Vernon Eddy
1st Vice President—J. Maud Campbell
2nd Vice President—C. O. Van Devanter
Secretary—Margaret Virginia Jones
Treasurer—Margaret Virginia Jones

1925
President—J. Maud Campbell
1st Vice President—Dr. J. C. Metcalf
2nd Vice President—Mrs. R. A. McGuire
Secretary—Margaret Virginia Jones
Treasurer—Margaret Virginia Jones

1926
President—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
1st Vice President—Theresa D. Hodges
2nd Vice President—Mrs. R. A. McGuire
Secretary—Margaret Virginia Jones
Treasurer—Margaret Virginia Jones

1927
President—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
1st Vice President—Theresa D. Hodges
2nd Vice President—Mrs. R. A. McGuire
Secretary—Margaret Virginia Jones
Treasurer—Margaret Virginia Jones

1928
President—Earl Gregg Swem
1st Vice President—Pearl Hinesly
2nd Vice President—Virginia Harnsberger
Secretary—Leslie Stevens
Treasurer—Leslie Stevens

1929
President—Virginia Harnsberger
1st Vice President—Thomas P. Ayer
2nd Vice President—Esther Wilson
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1930
President—Thomas P. Ayer
1st Vice President—Theresa D. Hodges
2nd Vice President—Blanche P. McCrum
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1931

President—Theresa D. Hodges
1st Vice President—Harry Clemons
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1932
President—Harry Clemons
1st Vice President—Florence R. Curtis
2nd Vice President—C. W. Dickinson Jr.
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1933
President—Florence R. Curtis
1st Vice President—C. W. Dickinson Jr.
2nd Vice President—Wilmer L. Hall
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1934
President—C. W. Dickinson Jr.
1st Vice President—J. Maud Campbell
2nd Vice President—Ralph M. Brown
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1935
President—Blanche P. McCrum
1st Vice President—Martha S. Bell
2nd Vice President—Mary L. Gaver
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1936
President—Blanche P. McCrum
1st Vice President—Martha S. Bell
2nd Vice President—Mary V. Gaver
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1937
President—Wilmer L. Hall
1st Vice President—Mary V. Gaver
2nd Vice President—Charles H. Stone
Secretary—Mary Louise Dinwiddie
Treasurer—Mary Louise Dinwiddie

1938
President—Elizabeth A. Saunders
1st Vice President—Charles H. Stone
2nd Vice President—Mr. J. L. Hagen
Secretary—Dorothy L. Wood
Treasurer—Dorothy L. Wood

1939
President—C. Vernon Eddy
1st Vice President—Randolph W. Church
2nd Vice President—Mildred Johnson
Secretary—Dorothy L. Wood
Treasurer—Dorothy L. Wood

1940
President—Randolph W. Church
1st Vice President—Mae Graham
2nd Vice President—Nancy Hoyle
Secretary—Dorothy L. Wood
Treasurer—Dorothy L. Wood

1941
President—Thomas P. Ayer
1st Vice President—Jack Dalton
2nd Vice President—Dorothy S. Watson
Secretary—Helen Keeble
Treasurer—Helen Keeble

1942
President—Jack Dalton
1st Vice President—Foster Morhardt
2nd Vice President—Margaret Yeakley
Secretary—Helen Keeble
Treasurer—Helen Keeble

1943
President—Jack Dalton
No elections because of WWII.

1944
President—Jack Dalton
No elections because of WWII.

1945
President—Jack Dalton
No elections because of WWII.

1946
President—Bessie Watson Scott
1st Vice President—Foster Morhardt
2nd Vice President—Margaret Yeakley
Secretary—Helen Keeble
Treasurer—Helen Keeble

1947
President—Foster Morhardt (resigned 07/16/47)
1st Vice President—Bessie W. Scott (president from 07/16/47)
2nd Vice President—Helen Keeble
Secretary—Ellinor G. Preston
Treasurer—Ellinor G. Preston

1948
President—Ernestine Grafton
1st Vice President—Louise Savage
2nd Vice President—Paul L. Grier
Secretary—Ellinor G. Preston
Treasurer—Ellinor G. Preston

1949
President—Ellinor G. Preston
1st Vice President—Grace M. Carnahan
2nd Vice President—Milton Russell
Secretary—Ferne R. Hoover
Treasurer—Ferne R. Hoover

1950
President—Carrol H. Quenzel
1st Vice President—Evelyn Day Mullen
2nd Vice President—Julia Frances Robinson
Secretary—Ferne R. Hoover
Treasurer—Ferne R. Hoover

1951
President—Mildred G. Blattner
1st Vice President—Carolyn McKee
2nd Vice President—Margaret Edwards
Secretary—Ferne R. Hoover
Treasurer—Ferne R. Hoover

1952
President—Helen Keeble
1st Vice President—Beverley Ruffin
2nd Vice President—Lucy Lee Lancaster
Secretary—Marjorie Dearhart
Treasurer—Marjorie Dearhart

1953
President—Seymour Robb
1st Vice President—Mary Barksdale
2nd Vice President—Florence Yoder
Secretary—Marjorie Dearhart
Treasurer—Catherine Slaughter

1954
President—Mary M. Barksdale
1st Vice President—Florence Yoder
2nd Vice President—Roy Land
Secretary—Sterling Bagby
Treasurer—Catherine Slaughter

1955
President—Florence B. Yoder
1st Vice President—Roy Land
2nd Vice President—Lake L. Newton
Secretary—Sterling Bagby
Treasurer—Catherine Slaughter

1956
President—Roy Land
1st Vice President—Ada V. Whyte
2nd Vice President—Arthur Kirby
Secretary—Sterling Bagby
Treasurer—Felsie Riddle

1957
President—Ida V. Whyte
1st Vice President—Ray O. Hummel Jr.
2nd Vice President—Frank C. Shirk
Secretary—Mary Katherine McCulloch
Treasurer—Felsie Riddle

1958
President—Ray O. Hummel Jr.
1st Vice President—Catherine Slaughter
2nd Vice President—Hathaway Pollard
Secretary—Mary Katherine McCulloch
Treasurer—Virginia F. Ruff

1959
President—Catherine Slaughter
1st Vice President—Sterling Bagby
2nd Vice President—Ethel Leigh Joyner
Secretary—Mary K. McCulloch
Treasurer—Virginia F. Ruff

1960
President—Sterling Bagby
1st Vice President—Ethel Leigh Joyner
2nd Vice President—Ray W. Frantz
Secretary—Elizabeth Jesse
Treasurer—Virginia F. Ruff

1961
President—Ethel Leigh Joyner
1st Vice President—Joe W. Kraus
2nd Vice President—Bess Patterson
Secretary—Elizabeth Jesse
Treasurer—William Pollard

1962
President—Bess P. Walford
1st Vice President—Mary Katherine McCulloch
2nd Vice President—Vivian DeFord
Secretary—Jane Moss
Treasurer—William C. Pollard

1963
President—Mary Katherine McCulloch
1st Vice President—N. Harvey Deal
2nd Vice President—Lady B. Walton
Secretary—Jane Moss
Treasurer—William C. Pollard

1964
President—N. Harvey Deal
1st Vice President—Frank C. Shirk
2nd Vice President—Jane B. Nida
Secretary—Alice Morris
Treasurer—H. David Turner

1965
President—Frank C. Shirk
1st Vice President—Lady B. Walton
2nd Vice President—Elizabeth Jesse
Secretary—Helen E. Walker
Treasurer—William L. Whitesides

1966
President—Lady B. Walton
1st Vice President—Arthur M. Kirby
2nd Vice President—Forrest C. Palmer
Secretary—Helen E. Walker
Treasurer—William L. Whitesides

1967
President—Arthur M. Kirby
1st Vice President—William Pollard
2nd Vice President—Robert Stephenson
Secretary—Helen E. Walker
Treasurer—Dorothy Fuller

1968
President—William C. Pollard
1st Vice President—Forrest C. Palmer
2nd Vice President—John K. Gott
Secretary—Ruth Eggleston
Treasurer—Dorothy Fuller

1969
President—Forrest C. Palmer
1st Vice President—Jane B. Nida
2nd Vice President—Anne K. Watkins
Secretary—Ruth Eggleston
Treasurer—Dorothy Fuller

1970
President—Jane B. Nida
1st Vice President—Cathryn C. Lyon
2nd Vice President—David Rowland
Secretary—Ruth Eggleston
Treasurer—Arnette S. King

1971
President—Cathryn C. Lyon
1st Vice President—Ray W. Frantz Jr.
2nd Vice President—Lelia B. Saunders
Secretary—Jane L. Black
Treasurer—Arnette S. King

1972
President—Ray W. Frantz Jr.
1st Vice President—Mary Stuart Mason
2nd Vice President—Verdelle V. Bradley
Secretary—Jane L. Black
Treasurer—Antje L. Smith

1973
President—Mary Stuart Mason
1st Vice President—Howard M. Smith
2nd Vice President—Gertrude C. Davis
Secretary—Mary Louise Cobb
Treasurer—Antje L. Smith

1974
President—Howard M. Smith
1st Vice President—M. Patricia Carey
2nd Vice President—Carol C. Henderson
Secretary—Mary Louise Cobb
Treasurer—Suzanne W. Shook

1975
President—M. Patricia Carey
1st Vice President—Maurice M. Leach Jr.
2nd Vice President—Roberta Miller
Secretary—Gladys R. Caywood
Treasurer—Suzanne W. Shook

1976
President—Maurice M. Leach Jr.
1st Vice President—Janet Minnerath
2nd Vice President—John B. St. Leger
Secretary—Gladys R. Caywood
Treasurer—Theda F. Gibson

1977
President—Janet Minnerath
1st Vice President—Nolan T. Yelich
2nd Vice President—Betty M. Ragsdale
Secretary—Marcy Sims
Treasurer—Theda F. Gibson

1978
President—Nolan T. Yelich
1st Vice President—Fred Heath
2nd Vice President—Blanche Wysor
Secretary—Marcy Sims
Treasurer—Ken Jensen

1979
President—Fred Heath
1st Vice President—Lelia Saunders
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Mary Haban
Treasurer—Ken Jensen

1980
President—Lelia Saunders
1st Vice President—Betty M. Ragsdale
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Mary Haban
Treasurer—Donald Kenney

1981
President—Betty M. Ragsdale
1st Vice President—H. Gordon Bechanan
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Fran Freimarck
Treasurer—Donald J. Kenney

1982
President—H. Gordon Bechanan
1st Vice President—Dean Burgess
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Fran Freimarck
Treasurer—Rene Perez-Lopez

1983
President—Dean Burgess
1st Vice President—Tim Byrne
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—John D. Stewart
Treasurer—Rene Perez-Lopez

1984
President—Tim Byrne
1st Vice President—Christie Vernon
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—John D. Stewart
Treasurer—Lynne Dodge

1985
President—Christie Vernon
1st Vice President—Harriet Henderson
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Deborah Leather
Treasurer—Lynn Dodge

1986
President—Harriet Henderson
1st Vice President—Lynn Scott McAuley
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Deborah Leather
Treasurer—Judith Segal

1987
President—Lynn Scott McAuley
1st Vice President—Patricia Paine
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Steve Matthews
Treasurer—Judith Segal

1988
President—Patricia Paine
1st Vice President—Wendell Barbour
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Steve Matthews
Treasurer—Gladys R. Caywood

1989
President—Wendell Barbour
1st Vice President—Fran Freimarck
2nd Vice Presidentnone listed
Secretary—Elizabeth Hamilton
Treasurer—Gladys R. Caywood

1990
President—Fran Freimarck
1st Vice President—Deborah Leather
2nd Vice President—Alan Zoellner
Secretary—Linda Farynk
Treasurer—Sandy Heinemann

1991
President—Deborah Leather
1st Vice President—Steve Matthews
2nd Vice President—Alan Zoellner
Secretary—Linda Farynk
Treasurer—Sandy Heinemann

1992
President—Steve Matthews
1st Vice President—Elizabeth Hamilton
2nd Vice President—Jim Gwin
Secretary—Linda Farynk
Treasurer—Caroline Parr

1993
President—Elizabeth Hamilton
1st Vice President—John D. Stewart
2nd Vice President—Jim Gwin
Secretary—Paulette Thomas
Treasurer—Caroline Parr

1994
President—John D. Stewart
1st Vice President—Linda Farynk
2nd Vice President—Suzanne Freeman
Secretary—Paulette Thomas Ubben
Treasurer—Diana Granger

1995
President—Linda Farynk
1st Vice President—Caroline Parr
2nd Vice President—Suzette Freeman
Secretary—Patsy Hansel
Treasurer—Diana Granger

1996
President—Caroline Parr
1st Vice President—Lis Chabot
2nd Vice President—Carolyn Barkley
Secretary—Steve Murden
Treasurer—Linda Hahne

1997
President—Lis Chabot
1st Vice President—Tom Hehman
2nd Vice President—Carolyn Barkley
Secretary—Patricia Howe
Treasurer—Caroline Parr

1998
President—Tom Hehman
1st Vice President—Sandra Heinemann
2nd Vice President—Stella Pool
Secretary—Patricia Howe
Treasurer—Terry Sumey

1999
President—Sandra Heinemann
1st Vice President—Caro lyn Barkley
2nd Vice President—Stella Pool
Secretary—Patricia Howe
Treasurer—Terry Sumey

2000
President—Carolyn Barkley
1st Vice President—Cy Dillon
2nd Vice President—Ruth Arnold
Secretary—Nancy Newins
Treasurer—Jeanette Friedman

2001
President—Cy Dillon
1st Vice President—Iza Cieszynski
2nd Vice President—Ruth Arnold
Secretary—Janis Augustine
Treasurer—Jeanette Friedman

2002
President—Iza Cieszynski
1st Vice President—Morel Fry
2nd Vice President—Harriet Edmunds
Secretary—Janis Augustine
Treasurer—Andrew Morton

2003
President—Morel Fry
1st Vice President—Edwin Sam Clay
2nd Vice President—Harriet Edmunds
Secretary—Susan Paddock
Treasurer—Andrew Morton

2004
President—Edwin Sam Clay
1st Vice President—Ruth E. Kifer
2nd Vice President—Donna Cote
Secretary—Susan Paddock
Treasurer—Steve Preston

2005
President—Ruth E. Kifer
1st Vice President—Ruth Arnold
2nd Vice President—Donna Cote
Secretary—Lydia Williams
Treasurer—Steve Preston VL


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