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History of CAD

The Association is a membership organization with voting and nonvoting members and shall be open to all subgroups within the Deaf Community without discrimination. We believe that the acquisition and use of American Sign Language is an essential human right, and operate as such.

Past Presidents, 1906 – Current

1906 – 1909 James W. Howson
1909 – 1913 Douglas Tilden
1914 – 1915 Leo W. Williams
1915 – 1917 Winfield S. Runde
1917 – 1919 Isadore Selig
1919 – 1921 Emory E. Vinson
1921 – 1923 Melville J. Mathis
1923 – 1926 Alice T. Terry
1927 – 1931 Isabel M. Lester
1931 – 1934 Russell P. Handley
1934 – 1936 Emory E. Vinson
1936 – 1938 Perry E. Seely
1938 – 1941 Forest D. Gilbert
1941 – 1946 Emil S. Ladner
1946 – 1948 Einer Rosenkjar
1948 – 1950 Walter M. Lester
1950 – 1958 Toivo Lindholm
1958 – 1962 Herbert Schreiber
1962 – 1963

Victor H. Galloway

1963 – 1967

Harold Ramger

1967 – 1970 Richard L. Babb
1970 – 1975 Kyle Workman
1975 – 1977 Lillian Skinner
1977 – 1981 John Galvan
1981 – 1985 Gerald “Bummy” Burstein
1985 – 1989 Marcella M. Meyers
1989 – 1991 Sheri Ann Farinha
1991 – 1993 Julian “Buddy” Singleton
1993 – 1999 Ron Rhodes
1999 – 2002 Russell Bye
2002 – 2003 Donald Nuremberger
2003 – 2005 Donald Rosenkjar
2005 – 2009 Richard L. Ray
2009 – 2011 Ralph Singleton
2011 – 2013 Daniel J. Girard
2013 – 2017 Julie Rems-Smario
2017 – 2019 Kavita Pipalia
2019 – 2022 Kavita Pipalia
2022 – Present Kavita Pipalia

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