Western Literature Association Presidents 1966 to Present

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Western Literature Association Presidents 1966 to Present

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

WLA leaders who have served as presidents of the organization and have hosted the annual conference.

NOTE: If you have a photograph of a past president who is not pictured below, or if you are a past president and you’re not happy with your photo below, please send photos to Sabine Barcatta, Western  Literature Association, PO Box 6815, Logan UT 84341.
Digital photographs preferred, but printed photos acceptable. (They will be returned after scanning.)

Richard HutsonRichard Hutson2013Berkeley, California
Sara Spurgeon2012Lubbock, Texas
Nancy Cook2011Missoula, Montana
Bonney MacDonald2011Missoula, Montana
Gioia Woods2010Prescott, Arizona
David Cremean2009Spearfish, South Dakota
Karen Ramirez2008Boulder, Colorado
Nicolas Witschi2008Boulder, Colorado
Ann Putnam2007Tacoma, Washington
Tara Penry2006Boise, Idaho
William Handley2005Los Angeles, California
Susan Kollin2004Big Sky, Montana
Krista Comer2003Houston, Texas
Judy Nolte Temple2002Tucson, Arizona
Susan Naramore Maher2001Omaha, Nebraska
Robert Murray Davis2000Norman, Oklahoma
Michael Kowalewski[pictured with Al Young and James Houston]1999Sacramento, California
Robert Thacker1998Banff, Alberta
Gary Scharnhorst1997Albuquerque, New Mexico
Susanne K. George Bloomfield1996Lincoln, Nebraska
Laurie Ricou1995Vancouver, British Columbia
Stephen Tatum1994Salt Lake City, Utah
Diane Quantic1993Wichita, Kansas
Joseph Flora1992Reno, Nevada
James C. Work1991Estes Park, Colorado
Lawrence Clayton1990Denton, Texas
Barbara Meldrum1989Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Glen Love1988Eugene, Oregon
Susan J. Rosowski1987Lincoln, Nebraska
Tom Pilkington[pictured in the middle, receiving award]1986Durango, Colorado
Gerald Haslam1985Fort Worth, Texas
Ann Ronald1984Reno, Nevada
George Day1983St. Paul, Minnesota
Martin Bucco1982Denver, Colorado
James Maguire1981Boise, Idaho

Bernice Slote [not pictured]&Helen Stauffer [pictured]1980St. Louis, Missouri
Richard Etulain1979Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mary Washington1978Park City, Utah
Arthur Huseboe1977Sioux Falls, South Dakota
L. L. LeeL. L. Lee1976Bellingham, Washington
Maynard Fox1975Durango, Colorado
John S. Bullen1974Sonoma, California
Max Westbrook1973Austin, Texas
Thomas J. Lyon1972Jackson Hole, Wyoming
John R. Milton1971Red Cloud, Nebraska
Don D. Walker1970Sun Valley, Idaho
Morton L. Ross1969Provo, Utah
Jim L. Fife1968Colorado Springs, Colo.
Delbert E. Wylder1967Albuquerque, New Mexico
C. L. Sonnichsen1966Salt Lake City, Utah

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