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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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Allyn M. Herrick

Born: Syracuse, New York 1912
BSF and MS State University of New York
PhD University of Michigan

Dean, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia 1957-1980

Recognized leader in forestry education in America

Notable achievements in teaching, research and administration

Innovative changes and significant contributions to forest resources education at the University of Georgia

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1970

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Ernst V. Brender

Born: Giengen/Brenz, Germany 1905 BSF and MF University of Michigan

Project Leader, US Forest Service Hitchiti Forest, Macon, Georgia (1945-1975)

Outstanding authority on the silvics and silviculture of Piedmont loblolly pine

Untiring advocate of ecologically sound forestry practices

Active in the Society of American Foresters

Organized first sub-chapter in Georgia, at Macon

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1971

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C. Dorsey Dyer

Born: Edison, Georgia 1916
BA Middle Georgia College
BSF and MF University of Georgia

Head, Forestry Extension, University of Georgia 1949-1970

Significant contribution to improved naval stores practices

Initiated many forestry activities for Georgia's 4-H clubs

Promoted sound forestry practices among small landowners

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1971

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James D. "Red" Strange

Born: Eatonton, Georgia 1910
BSF University of Georgia

Associate Area Director for State and Private Forestry, US Forest Service, Atlanta 1964-1969

Displayed outstanding leadership in the Soil and Conservation Society of America and the Society of American Foresters

USAID and FAO forestry consultant to Costa Rica and India

Respected for initiative and leadership

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1971

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Basil Ernest Allen

Born: Anderson, South Carolina 1919
BSF University of Michigan

Director of Woodlands Union Camp Corporation

Served the Society of American Foresters in numerous offices at the chapter, section, and national levels

Active in civic, professional, and industrial organizations

Widely known for educational work in 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America.

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1972

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Charles A. Connaughton

Born: Placerville, Idaho 1908
BSF University of Idaho
MF Yale University

Regional Forester US Forest Service, Atlanta

Served with distinction in US Forest Service for 43 years

Promoted forestry on Georgia's soil banks lands

President, American Forestry Association 1971-1973

President, Society of American Foresters 1960-1961

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1972

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L.W.R. Jackson

Born: Lookout, Wisconsin 1900
BSF and MS University of Minnesota
PhD University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Forestry, University of Georgia 1946-1967

Recognized research scientist in forest pathology, genetics, and silviculture

Directed studies on fiber length and other genetic variables

Developed grafting techniques used in genetic research

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1972

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Herbert Clay Carruth

Born: Forsyth County, Georgia 1913
BS and BSF University of Georgia

Forest Land Manager, Bowater
Southern and Catawba Timber

Promoted sound forestry practices across the South by encouraging improved logging and the establishment of demonstration forests

Provided leadership and guidance to many young foresters

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1973

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Ben C. Meadows

Born: Camp Hill, Alabama 1917
BSF University of Georgia

Owner, Ben Meadows Company

President, Society of American Foresters 1972-1973

Active in numerous forestry and conservation organizations

Encouraged banks, appraisers to make proper timber valuations

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1973

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Frank A. Bennett

Born: Waleska, Georgia 1911
AA Reinhardt College
BSF University of Georgia
MF Duke University

Silviculturalist and Project Leader, Forest Service Research Station, Cordele, Georgia and Olustee, Florida 1947-1975

Pioneer in research of slash pine plantation management

Authority on growth and yield of planted slash pine

Prominent in Society of American Foresters affairs

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1974

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S.B. Kinne, Jr.

Born: Binghamton, New York 1917
BSF State University of New York

Woodlands Manager, Union Camp Corporation 1945-1968
Westvaco 1968-1972

Pioneered evenaged southern pine silviculture

Instrumental in formulating the southern forest fire compact

Advocated of high professional standards, inspired professional integrity in young forestry employees

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1974

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Harry Guyton DeLoach

Born: Claxton, Georgia 1916
BSF University of Georgia

Director, Georgia Forestry Commission, 1949-1960

Modernized the Georgia Forestry Commission, conceived the Forestry Center at Macon, placed employees under a merit system, established an effective statewide air patrol and radio communication network, fostered creation of the Georgia Forest Research Council and the first state seed orchard; greatly expanded nurseries

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1975

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John W. Cooper

Born: Athens, Georgia 1911
BSF University of Georgia

Assistant Chief, Division of Information and Education, US Forest Service, Atlanta

Noted for conservation work in naval stores and fire control

Member of numerous forestry organizations, and an active supporter of Georgia's School of Forest Resources

Generous with his time in helping young foresters and students

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1976

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William H. McComb

Born: Milledgeville, Georgia 1918
BSF University of Georgia

Chief, Forest Management, Georgia Forestry Commission 1954-1972

Brought wildlife prevention and control to southeast Georgia

Successfully promoted forest management on private land

Modernized and computerized forest resource survey

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1977

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Jack Truett May

Born: Pike County, Mississippi 1909
BSF Louisiana State University
MS University of Georgia
PhD Michigan State University

Forester, US Forest Service 1933-1949

Professor of Forestry, Auburn University 1949-1958
University of Georgia 1958-1977

Recognized authority in silviculture, soils, and tree nurseries

Consultant to state and industrial agencies across the South

Inspiring teacher

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1977

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Douglass A. Craig

Born: Detroit, Michigan 1912
BSF Michigan State University

Area Director, State and Private Forestry, USFS Forest Service, Atlanta, Georgia 1967-1974

Administered the Soil Bank Reforestation Program, adding nearly 2,000,000 acres of plantations across the South.

Guided development of the Eastern Tree Seed Laboratory at Macon

Began the Southern Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program

Conceived Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame Award Program

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1978

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Archie E. Patterson

Born: Boone, Iowa 1915
BS and MS Iowa State University

Professor of Forestry, University of Georgia 1940-1981

For 41 years, taught forestry students forest management, professionalism, and professional ethics

An active member of the Society of American Foresters

Served in many local, state, and national offices

Nationally recognized as the ethical conscience of the forestry profession, and as the father of forester registration

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 1979