Chapter History

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Boston Chapter ASHRAE 
Started February 8, 1912

Originally the Boston Chapter was the Massachusetts Chapter.

The Name 
1894-1954 -- American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASHRAE) and chartered the Massachusetts Chapter February 8, 1912.

1954-1962 -- American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE)

1905-1962 -- American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE). Formed in 1905 and chartered the Boston chapter December, 4 1929

1962-Present -- American Society of Heating, Refrgerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 

Past Boston Chapter Presidents 
1962-Present -- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)


2015   2016 Stacie Suh

2014   2015 Daniel Diorio
2013   2014 Teri Shannon
2012   2013 Stephen Nicholas
2011   2012 Patrick Duffy
2010   2011 William Garvey
2009   2010 Bryan M. Hermanny
2008   2009 Jeffrey H. Schultz
2007   2008  Steven Rosen 
2006   2007  Darcy Carbone
2005   2006  Enrique de los Reyes
2004   2005  Steven Tafone
2003   2004  Cheryl Rossini
2002   2003  George M. Hardisty
2001   2002  Richard (Bud) Anderson
2000   2001  John Brown
1999   2000  Nicholas A. Johnson
1998   1999  Mark Vandini
1997   1998  Eric Edman
1996   1997  Britta MacIntosh
1995   1996  Ted Athanas
1994   1995  Edward Waldman
1993   1994  John C. Morrill
1992   1993  Allan Ames
1991   1992  Paul Kazantsis
1990   1991  Jim Magarian
1989   1990  Robert J. Persechini
1988   1989  Eugene Bard
1987   1988  Richard E. Scogland
1986   1987  Francis E. Whalen
1985   1986  Louis H. Burbo
1984   1985  David R. Miller
1983   1984  Arthur (Bud) Jensen
1982   1983  Edward P. Fisher
1981   1982  Michael A. Shattuck
1980   1981  Howard W. Murphy
1979   1980  Anthony Dell’Orfano
1978   1979  Leroy F. Manor
1977   1978  Arthur A. Tocci
1976   1977  Allister W. Shepherd
1975   1976  David W. Priestly
1974   1975  Barry S. Crafts
1973   1974  Robert C. Thomas
1972   1973  Arnold V. Taddeo
1971   1972  Lester L. Lampert
1970   1971  Armen Gechijian
1969   1970  Robert E. Spence
1968   1969  Geoffrey L. Hanscom
1967   1968  Thomas C. Roche
1966   1967  William T. Chaisson
1965   1966  Amos W. Kent
1964   1965  George T. Roberts
1963   1964  William R. Geissenhainer
1962   1963  Chester W. Morrill                            

1954-1962 -- American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE)

1961   1962  Ray B. Stevens
1960   1961  Robert E. Reid
1959   1960  Francis J. Butler
1958   1959  Roger F. Curry
1957   1958  Earnest L. Blair
1956   1957  William G. Maretin, Jr.
1955   1956  George E. Fickett
1954   1955  George W. Sprague

1911-1954 -- American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineer (ASHRAE)

1953   1954  Arthur L. Hare
1952   1953  George B. Torrens
1951   1952  John Bonner
1950   1951  Raymond Borden
1949   1950  Donald W. Blair
1948   1949  Wiliam H. Shipp
1947   1948  T. T. Kerr
1946   1947  Adolph Ehrenzeller
1945   1946  Carl Larson
1944   1945  D. M. Archer
1943   1944  D. M. Archer
1942   1943  E. G. Carrier
1941   1942  E. G. Carrier
1940   1941  J. W. Brinton
1939   1940  C. P. Yaglou
1938   1939  H. C. Moore
1937   1938  James Holt
1936   1937  James Holt
1935   1936  James Holt
1934   1935  L. McPherson
1933   1934  R. S. Franklin
1932   1933  Leslie Clough
1931   1932  F. R. Ellis
1930   1931  David Moulton
1929   1930  T. F. McCoy
1928   1929  T. F. McCoy
1927   1928  E. C. Whitaker
1926   1927  D. S. Boyden
1925   1926  D. S. Boyden
1924   1925  E. A. Dussosoit
1923   1924  W. T. Jones
1922   1923  W. T. Jones
1921   1922  J. F. Tuttle
1920   1921  Dan Adams
1919   1920  A. E. Norton
1918   1919  Alfred S. Kellogg
1917   1918  Fred S. Boltz
1916   1917  Fred S. Boltz
1915   1916  E. R. Stone
1914   1915  Andrew G. Paul
1913   1914  J. W. H. Myrick
1912   1913  Frank I. Cooper
1912   William G. Snow
1912   Temporary President H. W. Whitten

1929-1962 -- American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE)

1961   1962  A. L. Hesselschwerdt, Jr
1960   1961  F. C. William
1959   1960  William S. Warner
1958   1959  H. L. Snyder
1957   1958  H. Gechijian
1956   1957  Wilder Parks
1955   1956  F. W. Smith
1954   1955  S. R. Peterson
1953   1954  W. S. Levings
1952   1953  L. B. Mann
1951   1952  W. Steeves
1950   1951  R. E. Sherbrooke
1949   1950  D. C. Bratton
1948   1949  Perley Barker
1947   1948  Daniel Ricker
1946   1947  Charles C. E. Harris
1945   1946  A. L. Hesselschwerdt, Jr.
1944   1945  Austin Ford
1943   1944  Raymond E. Borden
1942   1943  Jacob B. Starkweather
1941   1942  Jacob L. Turner
1940   1941  O. C. Eckel
1939   1940  Felix A. Shippey
1938   1939  C. L. Svenson
1937   1938  C. L. Svenson
1936   1937  P. M. Kingsley
1935   1936  Rudolph Somers
1934   1935  P. M. Kingsley
1933   1934  Everett R. Ryan
1932   1933  Alfred J. Ferretti
1931   1932  R. S. Ziehm
1930   1931  Clarence Birdseye
1929   1930  G. E. Wallis

Early History

Quote directly (including punctuation, capitalization, and spelling) from the 1912 ASHRAE Transactions, Proceedings of the Semi-Annual Meeting, "Report of Massachusetts Chapter", p. 326:

"The first meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter was held at the office of the Society at the Engineering Societies' Building, New York City. H. W. Whitten was elected temporary President, and D.S. Boyden, temporary Secretary. A committee on constitution and by-laws, of which Wm. G. Snow was chairman, and on nomination of officers, of which A.B. Franklin was chairman, were appointed.

"The second meeting was held February 8, at office of Cooper & Bailey, 89 Franklin streeet, Boston. The following officers were elected:
"President, Wm. G. Snow.
"Vice-Presiden, Frank Irving Cooper.
"Secretary, Herbert W. Whitten.
"Treasurer, Wm. T. Smalmlan.
"Managers, A. B. Franklin, Jos. A. Moore, D. S. Boyden.

"Mr. Snow reported a constitution and by-laws which were adopted, subject to the action of the Board of Governors of the parent body."

Other items to note

The first elected president William G. Snow had been national president of the society in 1909.

Boston has hosted Society events the first was in 1925 and took place jointly in New York and Boston and they commuted by train:

1925  ASHRAE Annual                  January 27-30

1932  ASHRAE Semi-Annual         June 9-11

1945  ASHRAE 51st Annual          November 25-28

1956  ASHRAE Semi-Annual         June 9-11

1975  ASHRAE Annual                  June 22-26

1997  ASHRAE Annual                  June 28-July 2

Over the years the following chapters have been formed from our Chapter.

Western Massachusetts in        1955

Rhode Island in                        1959

Maine in                                  1972


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