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Region 6 (Western U.S.) History

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Background

Region 6 (Western United States) was established in 1963 when AIEE and IRE merged to form IEEE.

Predecessor to Region 6 existed in AIEE; AIEE lists Districts 8, 9 and 15 containing Sections that are currently in Region 6.

Like other Regions, an annual expo, called WESCON, was formed and existed over 50 years - from 1951-2005 when it was dissolved. WESON alternated between the Los Angeles area and the Bay area. At its peak in the 1980's it drew approximately 50,000 attendees.

Areas

The Region is divided into five areas: Central (CA), Northeast (NEA), Northwest (NWA), Southern SA), Southwest (SWA).There are two Councils: Los Angeles (LAC) and San Francisco Bay Area (SFBAC).

Sections

There are currently 35 Sections in the Region, listed by date of formation. Area and Council affliliation is listed in ().

Directors

Region directors (serving two-year terms) since 1963:

  • 1963 Daniel E. Noble / 1964 Bruce S. Angwin
  • 1965 Bruce S. Angwin
  • 1967 Stanley F. Kaisel
  • 1969 L. C. Hedrick
  • 1971 John J. Guarrera
  • 1973 Einar E. Ingebretsen
  • 1975 Carleton A. Bayless
  • 1977 John W. Thatcher
  • 1979 Charles A. Eldon
  • 1981 Frederick G. Suffield
  • 1983 Ralph A. Lamm
  • 1985 Jane G. Evans
  • 1987 Richard L. Doyle
  • 1989 Allen R. Stubberud
  • 1991 Jerry C. Aukland
  • 1993 Chester C. Taylor
  • 1995 William E. Murray
  • 1997 John B. Damonte
  • 1999 W. Cleon Anderson
  • 2001 Lawrence M. Hamerman
  • 2003 Evelyn H. Hirt
  • 2005 Robert L. Baldwin
  • 2007 Loretta J. Arellano
  • 2009 Leonard J. Bond
  • 2011 Edward G. Perkins
  • 2013 Michael R. Andrews

Further Reading

Link to Region 6 Website