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Current Officers:

Chair:

Alexandru Tomescu
Department of Biological Sciences
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: (707) 826-3229
Email: mihai@humboldt.edu

Secretary-Treasurer:

Michael Dunn
Deptartment of Biology
Cameron University
Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 581-2287 FAX (580) 591-8003
E-Mail: michaeld@cameron.edu


Web Manager:

Charles Daghlian
7605 Remsen
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~emlab

Editor, Bibliography of American Paleobotany:

Walter Cressler
Francis Harvey Green Library
West Chester University
29 West Rosedale Ave
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-1072 FAX (610) 436-5521
E-mail: wcressler@wcupa.edu


Section Officers (1937-present)

Year

Meeting Location

Month Elected

Chairperson

Secretary /Treasurer

Editor/compiler Bibliography

Editorial Rep.

Amer. J. Bot.

2007
Chicago
7/06
Kevin Boyce
Jim Mickle
Walter Cressler
(position abolished, 1984)
2006
Chico
8/06
Diane Erwin
James Mickle
Walter Cressler

2005

Austin

8/04

Michael Dunn

J. Mickle

Walter Cressler

 

2004

Snowbird

7/03

L. Boucher

K. Pigg

W.A. Taylor

2003

Mobile

8/02

B. Axsmith

K. Pigg

W.A. Taylor

2002

Madison

8/01

B. Jacobs

K. Pigg

W.A. Taylor

2001

Albuquerque

8/00

K. Pigg

S.R. Manchester

W.A. Taylor

2000

Portland

8/99

J. Basinger

S.R. Manchester

W.A. Taylor

1999

St Louis

8/98

J. Osborn

S.R. Manchester

P. Herendeen

1998

Baltimore

8/97

P. Herendeen

J.M. Osborn

P. Herendeen

1997

Montreal

8/96

G. Upchurch

J.M. Osborn

P. Herendeen

1996

Seattle

8/95

C.P. Daghlian

J.M. Osborn

S. Manchester

1995

San Diego

8/94

B. Tiffney

C.P. Daghlian

S. Manchester

1994

Knoxville

8/93

W. DiMichele

C.P. Daghlian

S. Manchester

1993

Ames

8/92

E.L. Taylor

C.P. Daghlian

C.P.Daghlian

1992

Honolulu

8/91

G. Mapes

E.L. Taylor

C.P.Daghlian

1991

San Antonio

8/90

R.E. Taggart

E.L. Taylor

C.P.Daghlian

1990

Richmond

8/89

J. E. Skog

E.L. Taylor

G. Dolph

1989

Toronto

8/88

S.R. Manchester

R.A. Stockey

G. Dolph

1988

Davis

8/87

S.R. Ash

R.A. Stockey

G. Dolph

1987

Columbus

8/86

B. H. Tiffney

R.A. Stockey

G. Dolph

1986

Amherst

8/85

L.C. Matten

G.W. Rothwell

G. Dolph

1985

Gainesville

8/84

P.G. Gensel

G.W. Rothwell

G. Dolph

(position abolished)

1984

Edmonton

8/83

J.W. Schopf

G.W. Rothwell

G. Dolph

J.E. Skog

1983

Grand Forks

8/82

W.D. Tidwell

W.L. Crepet

G. Dolph

B.H. Tiffney

1982

College Station

8/81

R.A. Stockey

W.L. Crepet

A. Watt

B.H. Tiffney

1981

Bloomington

8/80

D. Grierson

W.L. Crepet

A. Watt

P.G. Gensel

1980

Vancouver

8/79

W.L.Crepet

C.N. Miller

A. Watt

P.G. Gensel

1979

Oklahoma City

8/78

G.W. Rothwell

C.N. Miller

A. Watt

D.L. Dilcher

1978

Blacksburg

8/77

S.E. Scheckler

C.N. Miller

A. Watt

D.L. Dilcher

1977

East Lansing

8/76

A.T. Cross

D.L. Dilcher

A. Watt

T.N. Taylor

1976

New Orleans

6/75

T.L. Phillips

D.L. Dilcher

A. Watt

T.N. Taylor

1975

Corvallis

8/74

T.N. Taylor

D.L. Dilcher

A. Watt

C.N. Miller

1974

Tempe

6/73

D.L. Dilcher

T.N. Taylor

A. Watt

C.N. Miller

1973

Amherst

6/72

B. Stidd

T.N. Taylor

A. Watt

J.W. Schopf

1972

Minneapolis

8/71

J.W. Hall

T.N. Taylor

A. Watt

J.W. Schopf

1971

Edmonton

9/70

C. Miller

J.W. Hall

A. Watt

C.B. Beck

1970

Bloomington

9/69

J. Canright

J.W. Hall

A. Watt

C.B. Beck

1969

Seattle

9/68

A.A. Cridland

J.W. Hall

A. Watt

C.B. Beck

1968

Columbus

9/67

C.B. Beck

D.A. Eggert

A. Watt

C.B. Beck

1967

College Station

8/66

G.A. Leisman

D.A. Eggert

A. Watt

C.B. Beck

1966

College Park

8/65

F.M. Hueber

D.A. Eggert

A. Watt

W.N. Stewart

1965

Urbana

8/64

G.K. Guennel

G.A. Leisman

A. Watt

W.N. Stewart

1964

Boulder

8/63

R.A. Scott

G.A. Leisman

A. Watt

W.N. Stewart

1963

Amherst

8/62

T. Delevoryas

G.A. Leisman

A. Watt

W.N. Stewart

1962

Corvallis

8/61

M. Abbott

T. Delevoryas

A. Watt

W.N. Stewart

1961

Lafayette

8/60

A. Traverse

T. Delevoryas

W.N. Stewart

1960

Stillwater

8/59

R.W. Baxter

T. Delevoryas

W. N. Stewart

1959

Montreal

8/58

C.A. Arnold

A. Traverse

R.A Scott

W. N. Stewart

1958

Bloomington

8/57

S.H. Mamay

A. Traverse

W.N. Stewart

1957

Stanford

8/56

J.H. Hoskins*

A. Traverse

T. Just

1956

Storrs

9/55

W. Spackman

S.H. Mamay

T. Just

1955

East Lansing

9/54

R.M. Kosanke

S.H. Mamay

T. Just

1954

Gainesville

9/53

C.A. Brown

S.H. Mamay

T. Just

1953

Madison

9/52

A.T. Cross

R.M. Kosanke

T. Just

1952

Ithaca

9/51

W.N. Stewart

R.M. Kosanke

T. Just

T. Just

1951

Minneapolis

9/50

H.P. Banks

R.M. Kosanke

T. Just

T. Just

1950

Columbus

12/49

H.N. Andrews

A.T. Cross

T. Just

N.W. Radforth

1949

New York

9/48

E.S. Barghoorn

A.T. Cross

N.W. Radforth

1948

Washington

12/47

T. Just

A.T. Cross

N.W. Radforth

1947

Chicago

3/46

H.N. Andrews

T. Just

E. Dorf

N.W. Radforth

1946

St. Louis

12/45

N.W. Radforth

T. Just

C.A. Arnold

1945

Cleveland

9/44

L.R. Wilson

T. Just

E. Dorf

C.A. Arnold

1944

(None)

Held Over

J.M. Schopf

H.N. Andrews

E. Dorf

C.A. Arnold

1943

(None)

?/42

J.M. Schopf

H.N. Andrews

E. Dorf

C.A. Arnold

1942

(None)

12/41

J.H. Hoskins

H.N. Andrews

C.B. Read

C.A. Arnold

1941

Dallas

12/40

R.W. Chaney

H.N Andrews

C.B. Read

C.A. Arnold

1940

Philadelphia

12/39

A.J. Eames

J.M. Schopf

R. Brown

C.A. Arnold

1939

Columbus

12/38

C.A. Arnold

J.M. Schopf

R. Brown

C.A. Arnold

1938

Indianapolis

12/37

L.C. Petry

W.C. Darrah

C.A. Arnold

1937

Atlantic City

12/36

A.C. Noe

W.C. Darrah

C.A. Arnold

 

*J.H. Hoskins died in office February 8, 1957; A. Traverse served from that date until August, 1957 as Chairman pro-tem.


Bylaws

ARTICLE I. Purpose

The objectives of this organization shall be:
  1. To arrange a suitable program on paleobotanical subjects in connection with the annual meetings of the Botanical Society of America, Inc.
  2. To promote general interest and encourage research in paleobotany.
  3. To stress the importance of fossil plants in relation to botanical and geological problems.
  4. To establish closer contacts between botanists and geologists concerned with paleobotanical research and teaching.
  5. To assist in the dissemination of paleobotanical knowledge.
  6. To cooperate whenever desirable and possible with other organizations in achieving these ends.
  7. To act in whatever capacity it may find expedient as an organization of paleobotanists.

ARTICLE II. Officers

    1. The officers shall be a Chair, a Secretary-Treasurer, a Web Manager and Editor of the Bibliography.
    2. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Section, shall appoint all committees, and shall perform all other functions customary and prescribed for that office. The term of that office is one year.
    3. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the records of the Section, carry on all necessary correspondence, and be responsible for the collection of dues and handling of funds belonging to the Section. The Secretary-Treasurer shall arrange the programs of the sectional meetings and represent the Section at the Council meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Inc. The term of that office is three years.
    4. The Web Manager shall coordinate with manager(s) of the main BSA web site, and facilitate the maintenance, upgrading, and updating of web pages with content pertinent to the missions of the Paleobotanical Section. The term of that office is three years.
    5. The Editor of the Bibliography shall be responsible for collating and preparing for publication citations to be included in the annual Bibliography of American Paleobotany. The term of office is three years and shall be staggered so that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Editor of the Bibliography are not both elected in the same year.
    6. Officers shall be elected at a business session of the Section announced as to time and place in the regular printed program. They will assume office at the close of the annual meeting. Each officer must be a member of the Botanical Society of America.
    7. Candidates for office shall be presented by a nominating committee of three persons, which shall be appointed by the Chair.
    8. In the event of inability of the Chair to perform his/ her duties, or if the Chair vacates the office before expiration of the one-year term, the Secretary-Treasurer shall serve as Chair pro tem until the election of a new Chair at the next regularly scheduled business meeting of the Section. A similar vacancy in the office of Secretary-Treasurer or Editor of the Bibliography shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term through appointment by the Chair.

ARTICLE III. Special Meetings

The section may arrange special meetings or excursions whenever desirable.

ARTICLE IV. Membership

    1. There shall be two classes of membership in the Section as provided for in Article VIII (paragraph 1) of the Bylaws of the Botanical Society of America, Inc. These are regular members (members of the Botanical Society of America) and associate members (non-Society members). Emeritus members are those who have been members of the Section for 10 years and have retired. Membership in the Section is free to designated honorary members. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the membership list of the Section.
    2. Associate members shall have the privilege of attending and participating in the programs of the Section. They shall receive the program and other incidental materials, which may be issued through the Secretary-Treasurer of the Section. Associate members may serve on all committees except the nominating committee. They shall not vote for officers or hold office in the Section.
    3. Both regular and associate members of the Section shall pay yearly dues, which can be used to defray incidental expenses of the Section, including the expense of publishing and mailing the Bibliography. Changes in the amount of these dues shall be authorized by vote at the annual business meeting of the Section and must be approved by the Council of the Society, as per ARTICLE VIII, paragraph 4 of The Society bylaws. The Secretary-Treasurer shall collect the dues on a calendar-year basis; members in arrears after a period of six months shall again be notified and their names dropped from the list of members until the dues are paid. Members' names may be reinstated to the active membership list at any time by payment of the dues for the current year.

ARTICLE V. Amendments

These Bylaws may be amended by a three-quarters vote of those voting members present at a scheduled business meeting held during a Sectional meeting at which scheduled papers are presented.

Last revised 09/04/2001


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