MPHA HISTORY


Established in 1907, the Minnesota Public Health Association has a long history of public health work in Minnesota.


Explore the links on the left to learn more about how to access our extensive records collection, our 110th Anniversary video, and a perspective on our organization's past work. This work would not be possible without the dedicated leadership of many volunteers over the years!


Interested in joining the MPHA History Committee?

Please contact Chair Donna Anderson.



Minnesota Public Health Association Past Presidents**


Year

Name

1947

Floyd M. Feldman, MD 

1947

J. Lawrence McLeod, MD

1948 

S.P. Kingston

1949 

F.W. Bechmier, MD

1950 

V.O. (Victor) Wilson MD

1951

Irene Donovan

1952

Allan Stone

1953

Allan Stone

1954

S.A. Whitman, MD

1955 

Myhren C. Peterson

1956

Clare Gates, Dr. PH

1957

Clare Gates, Dr. PH

1958

Robert D. Ragsdale

1959

A.B. Rosenfeld, MD

1960

Robert K. Anderson, DVM

1961

Henry Bauer, MD

1962

Karl R. Lundeberg, MD

1963

Vivian Harriman, PHN

1964

Robert J. Hohman

1965

Earl Rubie

1966

William Jordan, D.D. S.

1967

Ruth Stief

1968

Robert W. Schwanke

1969

Charles Schneider

1970

C.A. Smith, MD

1971 

Arvid Houglum, MD

1972 

Thomas P Webber

1973

Ellen Z. Fifer (Green), MD

1974

Paul Schuster

1975

Kenneth J. Taylor

1976

Harold Leppink, MD  

1977 

Donna Anderson

1978 

Ellen Alkon, MD

1979 

Margaret Sandberg

1980 

John C. Cushing, Jr

1981

Frances A. Decker

1982

K.C. Spensley (Bretzke)

1983

Esther Tatley

1984

Esther Tatley

1985

Deborah Plumb

1986

Ed Ehlinger, MD

1987

Terry Hill

1988 

Gayle Hallin

1989 

Malcolm Mitchell

1990 

Charles Oberg

1991

Stanton Shanedling

1992 

Mary Sheehan

1993 

Ellen Benavides

1994 

Deborah Hendricks

1995 

Paul Terry

1996 

John Oswald

1997 

Larry Sundberg

1998 

Mary Sheehan

1999 

Marshall Shragg

2000 

Tricia Todd

2001 

Ellie Garrett

2002 

Janny Brust

2003 

Jamie Martinez

2003

Debra Burns & Chris Follett

2004 

Michelle Hanson (Ferrari)

2005

David Johnson

2006

Jan Malcolm

2007

Marie Dotseth 

2008-2009

James (Jim) Hart, MD

2010

Kenneth Bence

2011

Ann Bajari

2012

Dave Golden

2013

Carol Berg

2014

Kristen Godfrey Walters

2015

Aggie Leitheiser Cook

2016

Lindsey Fabian

2017

Becky Sechrist

2018

Matthew Flory

  


**The year listed is the start of a President’s term.  The actual term of office may have been extended into another year, depending on the designated fiscal year at that time.



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