Honorary Life Members of the
International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Dr. T. S. Palmer was made the Association's first honorary life member in 1906. 1906 - Dr. T. S. PalmerThe next mention of Honorary Members occurred in the 1912 Proceedings.
The first bylaws of that year allowed the Association to "elect as honorary
members ex-presidents and other persons who have rendered distinguished service in the cause of wild bird, game and fish protection."
| 1912 - Charles E. Brewster|
| S. F. Fullerton, Minnesota|
| D. C. Nowlin, Wyoming|
|Dr. T. S. Palmer, District of Columbia|
| T. Gilbert Pearson, New York|
|Col. John Pitcher|
| W. F. Scott, Montana|
In 1916 three new honorees were listed, but not the previous ones.
| 1916 - Edward A. McIlhenny, Louisiana|
|Mrs. Edward A. McIlhenny, Louisiana|
|Mrs. Russell Sage, New York|
The Proceedings were silent on Honorary Life Memberships for many years,
but the newly revised bylaws of 1947 contained the earlier provision for electing
Honorary Life Members for "distinguished service in the cause of conservation
administration." The Association, on a motion of Seth Gordon, awarded such
membership to Ray P. Holland for serving twenty-seven years as its Secretary-