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Richard F. Hoyer
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Post by Richard F. Hoyer » August 26th, 2012, 9:00 am

Below is a post I entered on the Pacific N.W. forum. I was wondering if others might be able to find herp societies that predate 1954. RFH
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Some trivia:
About a week ago, my wife and I attended dinner in Eugene with members of the Oregon Herpetological Society. The occasion was a 10 year memorial dinner celebrating the life of the late Dr. James Kezer (1908 - 2002) who was an outstanding professor at U. of O. and avid herper.

Sitting next to me was herpetologist Dr. John Applegarth of Eugene who made a very interesting comment. He mentioned that Dr. Kezer (and others) started the Oregon Herpetological Society in 1954. He indicated there was only one other herp society in the U.S. that was older, the Philadelphia Herpetological Society

Dr. Applegarth indicated he had saved some historical documentation from the inception of the Oregon Herp Soc. If he is correct, then Oregon's Herp. Society is older than similar herping groups in S. Calif., Texas, Florida, Arizona, etc.

Richard F. Hoyer (Corvallis, Ore.)

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Post by Tom Lott » August 26th, 2012, 12:30 pm

That's quite a run, but the Texas Herpetological Society (http://www."not allowed"/ths/index.html) was established in 1939, although they may have missed a few years during World War II.

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Post by Owen » August 26th, 2012, 6:02 pm

It's international, but been around for quite a bit.

http://www.herpetologistsleague.org/en/about.php

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Post by Richard F. Hoyer » August 27th, 2012, 7:59 am

Thanks Tom and Owen for the input.

I copied the link to the Texas Herp. Soc. and will inform Dr. Applegarth

Richard F. Hoyer

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