Honorary Lifetime Membership

The Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Western History Association is given by the WHA President in recognition of the notable achievements of individuals in the field of Western History over the course of their careers. The Honorary Lifetime Award is announced annually during the WHA Awards Banquet.

Past Recipients  (listed alphabetically by surname)

Richard Ahlborn

Syed Albukhary

Jack Allen

John Allen

Sue Armitage

Judith Austin
Thomas Alexander

W. David Baird

Larry D. Ball, Sr

John P. Bloom

Allan G. Bogue

Alfred L. Bush

D'Ann Campbell

Margaret Connell-Szasz

William J. Cronon

Lanny J. Dragon

James H. Ducker

Richard N. Ellis

Iris Engstrand

Richard W. Etulain

Joyce M. Evans

Eddy D. Field II
Janet Fireman

Charles M. Godwin

James J. Goodwin

R. B. Graeme

John Gray

J. Scott Hamilton

Lawrence Hamilton

James C. Hasdorff

John Heaton

R. Alan Henn

Markku Henriksson

William D. Hill

Robert Hine


Harwood P. Hinton
Fred B. Houghton
Paul A. Hutton
Peter Iverson
Elizabeth Jameson
Ray E. Jenkins
Joan M. Jensen
Ralph W. Jones
Frank A. Krause
David Rich Lewis
Patricia Nelson Limerick
Guy Logsdon
John D. Lowrey
Robert F. Lute II
Richard T. Malouf
Theda Perdue & Michael Green
George Miles                     
Raymond J. Morris
Jay E. Mullen
Preston W. Nash
Genevieve K. Neveau
Roger L. Nichols
Tom Noel
Walter Nugent
Floyd A. O'Neil
Kenneth N. Owens
Melinda Peak
Alain J. Petit
Paula Petrik
George M. Platt
Peter J. Powell
Howard C. Price, Jr.
John P. Reid
George J. Richards
Robert Ritchie


Vicki Ruiz
Richard Sadler

Frederick H. Schapsmeier

David E. Schob

G. L. Seligmann

Jan Shipps

Gary M. Simmons

Duane A. Smith

A. Ray Stephens

Brit A. Storey

Guy Stringham

Quintard Taylor

Hoke E. Trout

Kathleen Underwood

Robert M. Utley

David A. Walker

Melody Webb

Harold J. Weiss, Jr.

Robert Woodward

Donald Worster


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