BSI Honorary Trustees

The title of Honorary Trustee was established in 1951 by the founding Board of Directors to recognize and honor those individual members whose distinguished contributions over the years have significantly advanced the multi-faceted purposes of the Bromeliad Society International.

Current Trustees

Name Country Year Elected Journal References
(Vol:Page)
David H. Benzing U.S.A. 1992 42:147
Nat DeLeon U.S.A. 2000 50:275
Grace M. Goode Australia 1987 37:191,195,198
A. B. Graf U.S.A. 1962 12:2
Roberto A. Kautsky Brazil 1986 36:191,195
Marcel LeCoufle France 1968 18:74
Elton M. C. Leme Brazil 2000 50:83
Elmer J. Lorenz U.S.A. 1985 35:246
Harry E. Luther U.S.A. 1994 44:195-196
William Morris Australia 1962 12:2; 57:92-93
Herb Plever U.S.A. 2006 56:234-235
Peter Waters New Zealand 2008 58:185
Derek Butcher Australia 2008 58:185

Deceased Trustees

Name Country Year Elected Date of Death Journal References
(Vol:Page)
Alberto Castellanos Argentina 1951 5 Sep 1968 1:3; 9:123-126
Jules Chantrier France 1951 6 Jan 1955 1:3
Charles Chevalier Belgium 1951 15 Mar 1963 1:3
David Fairchild U.S.A. 1951 6 Aug 1954 1:3
F.C. (Frederico Carlos) Hoehne Brazil 1951 16 Mar 1959 1:3
Charles G. Hodgson Australia 1951 1969 1:3; 19:53
Charles K. Lankester England 1951 8 July 1969 1:3; 19:127; 20:8-10
Henry Teuscher Canada 1951 1984 1:4
Muriel Waterman New Zealand 1951 1961 1:3; 35:225
Raulino Reitz Brazil 1954 20 Nov 1990 10:2; 41:58
Walter Richter Germany 1960 10 Feb 1997 10:2; 47:226-227
Lyman B. Smith U.S.A. 1960 4 May 1997 10:2; 47:199-210
Adda Abendroth Brazil 1962 23 Nov 1981 12:2; 32:79
Mulford B. Foster U.S.A. 1962 28 Aug 1978 12:2; 28:243-244
Harold Martin New Zealand 1962 Oct 2007 12:2; 58:43
W.B. Charley Australia 1963 1976 13:74; 26:123
Richard Oeser Germany 1963 4 Jul 1974 13:2
Werner Rauh Germany 1969 7 Apr 2000 19:26; 50:122-124
Luis Ariza-Julia Dominican Republic 1970 24 Sep 1989 20:98; 40:10
Olwen Ferris Australia 1970 4 Mar 2004 20:122;54:88-89
Julien Marnier-Lapostolle France 1970 18 Feb 1976 20:122; 26-93
Robert G. Wilson Costa Rica 1970 8 Apr 1989 20:98; 39:205
David Barry, Jr. U.S.A. 1972 1 Feb 1978 22:74; 28:115-116
Robert W. Read U.S.A. 1977 15 Jul 2003 27:194; 53:157-159
William W.G. Moir U.S.A. 1980 21 Feb 1985 30:98; 35:158
Roberto Burle Marx Brazil 1982 4 Jun 1994 32:3-11; 44:198-199
Victoria Padilla U.S.A. 1982 16 Sep 1986 32:2; 37:3-7
William Weber Germany 1984 30 Jul 1986 36:264-265
Racine Sarasy Foster U.S.A. 1985 21 Mar 1991 35:191; 41:109
Ed Hummel U.S.A. 1991 29 Nov 1979 30:23; 42:33
Charles A. Wiley U.S.A. 1991 30 May 1980 30:227-8; 41:219; 42:33

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