ACOS History

ACOS was formed by visionary leaders and committed members who have selflessly nurtured and directed the College and the profession. It was their mission to set high educational standards and provide continuing medical education to members. Their tireless devotion and countless contributions have been invaluable in raising training standards for osteopathic surgeons and thereby the quality of patient care and in giving osteopathic physicians a respected voice in the greater medical community and our nation’s capital.


We thank our founders and all of the members who have volunteered their time to improve the profession. 
 

ACOS Past Presidents

( * Indicates Deceased)

George M. Laughlin
*1926-1928
Harry L. Collins
*1929
W. Curtis Brigham
*1929-1931
Orel F. Martin
*1932
Edward G. Drew
*1933
George J. Conley
*1934
Albert C. Johnson
*1935
Herbert C. Wallace
*1936
John P. Schwartz
*1937
Orrin O. Bashline
*1938
Howard E. Lamb
*1939
Edward B. Jones
*1940
Ralph P. Baker
*1941
C. Denton Heasley
*1942
Andrew R. M. Gordon
*1943
Richard A. Sheppard
*1944
George C. Widney
*1944-1946
H. Willard Sterrett
*1947
Edward T. Abbott
*1948
Frank A. Dilatush
*1949
J. Gordon Hatfield
*1950
Charles L. Ballinger
*1951
Lucius B. Faires
*1952
James O. Watson
*1953
James M. Eaton
*1954
J. Willoughby Howe
*1955
J. Donald Sheets
*1956
Harold J. McAnally
*1957
Karnig Tomajan
*1958 & 1961
Howard A. Graney
*1959
Milton V. Gafney
*1960
Ernest G. Bashor
*1961 Expelled
 
Proxy: Karnig Tomajan
Howard C. Baldwin
*1962
Emmett Binkert
*1963
Clois H. Guthrie
*1964
Arthur M. Flack, Jr.
*1965
Paul R. Koogler
*1966
Theodore F. Classen
*1967
Richard A. Michael
*1968
Charles H. Brimfield
*1969
Robert C. Erwin
*1970
J. Natcher Stewart
*1971
Ellis Siefer
*1972
Charles R. Hetzler
*1973
Paul W. Trimmer
*1974
P. Robert Lombardo
1975
Donald Siehl
*1976
Richard P. Rounce
*1977
J. Richard Costin
*1978
John A. Fetzer
1979
Albert S. Reibstein
*1980
C. W. Elliott
*1981
Michael A. Longo
*1982
Daniel L. Wisely
*1983
Samuel V. Origlio
1984
Arnold Gerber
*1985
Sydney P. Ross
1986
Walter L. Wilson
1987
Edward A. Loniewski
1988
R. William Bradway
1989
John H. Finley
1990
Norman Rose
1991
Paul Peter Koro
*1992
F. Kenneth Shockley
1993
Bernard I. Zeliger
1994
John P. Smith Jr.
1995
David W. Smith
1996
Richard A. Smialek
1997
William P. Brown
1998
Ronald W. Wadle
1999
James E. Johnson
2000
Alan L. Meshekow
2001
Kendall Reed
2002
Allan M. Arkush
2003
Albert F. Milford, III
2004
Robert H. Mashioff
2005
James E. Hoogeboom
2006
Alison A. Clarey
*2007
Les M. Landau
2008
Laurence H. Belkoff
2009
K. Michael Hughes
2010
James H. McQuiston
2011
Eric A. Goldsmith
2012
Adam B. Smith
2013
Richard D. Kimmel
2014
Valerie L. Sheridan
2015
Dawn R. Tartaglione
2016