Paul Howe Shepard 1890-1961
Shepard Award Recipients to Date
(Updated from: Fruit Varieties Journal 46(1):24-26 1992 by David W. Ramming)
The Shepard Award was instituted to recognize outstanding research and to promote the publication of good research in the official publication of the American Pomological Society. Currently the Shepard Award is presented for the best research paper published each year in Journal of the American Pomological Society.
The American Pomological Society first presented an award in 1961 for the two best papers in Volume 14 of Fruit Varieties and Horticultural Digest. This was coordinated by Dr. Andrew Leon Havis and the prize consisted of the five most recent volumes of Fruit Varieties and Horticultural Digest bound between hard covers, or a book of the winners choice (price limit set by the Secretary).
In 1962 this award was named the Paul Howe Shepard Award in honor of Paul Howe Shepard, the deceased past president of the American Pomological Society. Paul Shepard had served as president in 1995-60 and on the executive board in 1961. Paul Shepard was awarded the Wilder Certificate at the 73rd Annual American Pomological Society Meeting in 1959 for his many horticultural achievements. A bibliography on Dr. Shepard was published in Fruit Varieties and Horticultural Digest in 1962, 16(2):28. He was born in 1890 and died unexpectedly at the American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting in 1961. In 1983 it was voted to drop the book award completely and to only present a Certificate of Award.
- A. W. Havis 1961
- W. P. Judkins 1962-1965
- A. N. Robert 1966
- R. P. Larsen 1967
- E. S. Banta 1968-1972
- E. T. Andersen 1973-1982
- D. W. Ramming 1983-1990
- D. Byrne 1991-1999
- K. Hummer 2000-present
We hope that the Shepard Award will continue to give incentive to researchers to publish outstanding research in the Journal of the American Pomological Society.
Page last updated on 13 December 2001