Mark Twain Section

About Us

The Mark Twain Section covers a tristate area including South East Iowa, North East Missouri and West Central Illinois.  The section celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2000; the quest speaker was then ACS President-elect, Dr. Attila Pavlath who honored the surviving past chairs.

Section Officers 2015:
Chair :
  Frank Salter, Continental Cement, retired
Chair-Elect:  Travis Owens, Prince Agrichemicals
Secretary (webmaster):  Dr. Scott Luaders, Quincy University
Treasurer:  Dr. Dana Delaware, Truman State University
Councilor:  Dr. Dawood Afzal, Truman State University
Alternate Councilor:  Dr. Mohamed El-Bermawy, Culver Stockton College

View our Annual Report for 2013Administration Report and Financial Report

Councilor Talking Points (Summary of Governance Actions/Reports): 249th ACS National Meeting

 

A brief history of our section

The organizing committee met on June 15, 1950 to draft the by laws for a new local section of the American Chemical Society.  The first meeting of "The Canton Section" was held on July 20, 1950.  The tentative by laws for the new section to be headquartered at Culver-Stockton College was approved at the business meeting and a slate of officers was elected:  Chairman - Prof. B. I. Lyon of Culver-Stockton College; Vice-Chairman - Mr. Edward C. Tarpley of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Louisiana, MO; and, Secretary - Dr. William A. Hensley of Quincy College, Quincy, IL.  The official Charter of "The Canton Section" was issued in Washington, D.C. on August 14, 1950.  On February 4, 1954 the name of the section was changed to "The Quincy-Keokuk Section".  "The Mark Twain Secton" became the officially recognized name on September 28, 1988.  The following is a list of the Former Chairs of the Mark Twain Section.

Bylaws of the Mark Twain Section of the American Chemical Society

Past Chairs of the Mark Twain Section

 

 1950 - 1999

 2000 - 2049

 1950 - B. I. Lyon 2000 - John M. Brodmann
 1951 - B. I. Lyon 2001 - Dawood Afzal
 1952 - Edward C. Tarpley 2002 - John W. Hartman
 1953 - W. P. Elmslie 2003 - Frank E. Salter
 1954 - William A. Hensley / William Eaton 2004 - Mohamed A. El-Bermawy
 1955 - M. J. Caldwell 2005 - Francis R. McAllister
 1956 - Chester W. Bennett

 2006 - Mark W. Moore

 1957 - Wray M. Rieger 2007 - Scott T. Luaders
 1958 - Harold W. Matzke 2008 - David C. Ziegler
 1959 - K. L. Hamm 2009 - Dawood Afzal
 1960 - A. J. Gehrt 2010 - Mohamed A. El-Bermawy
 1961 - K. H. Goode 2011 - Mark W. Moore
 1962 - M. Q. Freeland 2012 - Scott T. Luaders
 1963 - Vernon R. Heaton 2013 - David C. Ziegler
 1964 - Raymond G. Behrensmeyer 2014 - H. David Wohlers
 1965 - Robert W. Shelton 2015 - Scott Luaders
 1966 - David E. Sims 2016 - Frank Salter
 1967 - Richard L. Hardin 
 1968 - J. A. Siefker 
 1969 - Benjamin Hughes 
 1970 - William Gasser 
 1971 - John M. Brodmann 
 1972 - Norbert Anthony Goeckner 
 1973 - John L. Martin 
 1974 - Phillip L. Dillon 
 1975 - Donald E. Walker 
 1976 - Allan T. Kucera 
 1977 - Abbas A. El-Awady 
 1978 - Kenneth R. Fountain 
 1979 - Gerald K. Wichmann 
 1980 - Dennis J. Koopman 
 1981 - Robert E. Neas 
 1982 - Edward J. Doheny 
 1983 - Donald A. Bath 
 1984 - Donald G. Reu 
 1985 - John M. Brodmann 
 1986 - Roger R. Festa 
 1987 - John M. Brodmann 
 1988 - H. David Wohlers 
 1989 - William Gasser 
 1990 - Dennis J. Koopman 
 1991 - Vinita C. Dew 
 1992 - Bruce F. Paul 
 1993 - David A. Kell 
 1994 - John W. Judge 
 1995 - vacant 
 1996 - Scott T. Luaders 
 1997 - Mark W. Moore 
 1998 - David C. Ziegler 
 1999 - Donald A. Bath 

 

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