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Hall of Fame Recipients (photos and biographies)
1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000 | 2010s

Hall of Fame Recipients (list only)
Nomination Form (pdf file)

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1960s
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G. Norman Bishop

Born: Winder, Georgia 1904
BSF and MS: University of Georgia

Professor of Forestry, University of Georgia: 1936-1963

Recognized teacher and researcher in dendrology
Author of popular handbook, Native Trees of Georgia

Promoted sound forestry practices in fire protection and naval stores management

Assistant State Forester, South Carolina Forestry Commission

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1969

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Burley M. Luffburrow

Born: Oliver, Georgia 1891
BSF: University of Georgia

First State Forester of Georgia

First Executive Secretary of Georgia Forestry Association

As state forester, he organized one of the nation's finest state forestry departments, and was influential in publicizing the importance of forests to Georgia's economy.

First registered forester in Georgia

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1969

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Charles F. Evans

Born: Muscoda, Wisconsin 1885
BA University of Wisconsin
MF Yale University

Assistant Regional Forester for state and private forestry
US Forest Service, Atlanta

Provided leadership and guidance in the development of state forestry organizations throughout the south

Outstanding service to Society of American Foresters: served as chairman of three sections and two years each as Council member and vice president; president of the Society, 1950-1951

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Inman F. "Cap" Eldredge

Born: Camden, South Carolina 1883
BF Biltmore School of Forestry

Director, Southern Regional Forest Survey, US Forest Service 1932-1942 (?)
Forester, Superior Pine Products Company

Organized and directed forest survey in the South, 1932-1942

Contributed significantly to success of fire protection program

Influential in establishing Georgia Forestry Association and the Southeastern Section of the Society of American Foresters

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1969

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Bishop Franklin Grant

Born: Walhalla, South Carolina 1897
BSF and MSF University of Georgia

Professor of Forestry, University of Georgia 1929-1965

Director of the Sophomore Summer Camp Program for thirty years

Active in numerous professional and honorary societies, as well as in university faculty affairs

Revered by students, alumni, and colleagues as an outstanding teacher and humanist

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1969

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Henry J. Malsberger

Born: Pottstown, Pennsylvania 1902
BSF Pennsylvania State College

Florida State Forester 1938-1945
General Manager, Southern Pulpwood Conservation Association 1945-1967

Innovator of many programs to stimulate and promote forestry on private land, including the pilot forest program, and the internationally acclaimed movie, The Paper Forest.

Served in many positions in the Society of American Foresters.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1969

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William M. Oettmeier, Sr.

Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1898
BSF Pennsylvania State Forestry School

Manager and President, Superior Pine Products Company 1926-1975

Pioneered the use of forest fire prevention and control techniques; first to use radio in fire control

Founder and first president of the Forest Farmers Association

President, Georgia Forestry Association

Vice President of American Forestry Association

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1969

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Bonnell H. Stone

Born: Oxford, Georgia 1887
BSF University of Georgia

Chief Forester, Pfister and Vogel Land Company 1912-1935

State legislator most instrumental in creating the State Board of Forestry, precursor of the Forestry Commission.

A founder and secretary of the Georgia Forestry Association

Helped secure donation of land for Vogel State Park

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1969