The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 106, July 2002 - April, 2003 Page: 602
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
George B. Ward, the longtime assistant director of the TSHA, will retire
at the end of May after twenty years of distinguished service. He was hon-
ored at the recent TSHA annual meeting in El Paso for his two decades as
managing editor of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and director of
publications at the Association. At the presidential banquet on Friday
evening, past TSHA president Jerry Thompson thanked George for all
his good work on behalf of the Association (especially his ability to work
well with authors and bring out the best in their work), and TSHA presi-
dent Shirley Caldwell then presented George with a striking Lalique crys-
tal eagle in recognition of his many contributions. Earlier that day, at the
business meeting, the following resolution was read and approved after
which George's colleagues and friends gave him a warm standing ovation:
RESOLVED AT ANNUAL MEETING
EL PASO, TEXAS
7 MARCH 2003
WHEREAS, George B. Ward, Ph.D., a distinguished historian, educator,
and editor, will retire on 31 May 2003, after twenty years of faithful serv-
ice to the Texas State Historical Association, and
WHEREAS, George B. Ward has been the Managing Editor of the South-
western Historical Quarterly, and
WHEREAS, George B. Ward has been the Director of the Association's
book publication program, and
WHEREAS, George B. Ward has directed the production of two book
catalogues annually in addition to other sales and advertising efforts, and
WHEREAS, George B. Ward has directed the editing, design, and pro-
duction of the Riding Line newsletter, and
WHEREAS, George B. Ward has performed yeoman service as Coordi-
nator of the Program Committee for the Association's annual meetings,
WHEREAS, George B. Ward is possessed of a wicked sense of humor, on
one occasion convincing his colleague, Evelyn Stehling, that she could
"ripen" her nectarine in a microwave oven, and
WHEREAS, George B. Ward has fulfilled all of his duties with aptitude,
professionalism, and astounding good cheer,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Texas State Historical Association
acknowledges the many services of George B. Ward and wishes him a
productive retirement and many years of health and happiness;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Resolutions Committee moves the
adoption of this resolution as part of the o107th annual meeting of the
Texas State Historical Association and requires that copies of this resolu-
tion be sent to Dr. Ward, and members of his family.
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