IEEE Region 6 (Western U.S.) History

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IEEE Region 6 (Western U.S.) History
Display name Region 6
Region number 6
Geographic regions Western U.S.
Home page http://www.ieee-region6.org/
List of Councils in this Region
List of Sections in this Region
List of Subsections in this Region


Background[edit | edit source]

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Region 6 (Western United States) was established in 1963 when AIEE and IRE merged to form IEEE.

Predecessor to Region 6 existed in AIEE; AIEE lists Districts 8, 9 and 15 containing Sections that are currently in Region 6.

Like other Regions, an annual expo, called WESCON, was formed and existed over 50 years - from 1951-2005 when it was dissolved. WESON alternated between the Los Angeles area and the Bay area. At its peak in the 1980's it drew approximately 50,000 attendees.

Areas[edit | edit source]

The Region is divided into five areas: Central (CA), Northeast (NEA), Northwest (NWA), Southern SA), Southwest (SWA).There are two Councils: Los Angeles (LAC) and San Francisco Bay Area (SFBAC).

Sections[edit | edit source]

There are currently 35 Sections in the Region, listed by date of formation. Area and Council affliliation is listed in ().

Directors[edit | edit source]

Region directors (serving two-year terms) since 1963:

  • 1963 Daniel E. Noble / 1964 Bruce S. Angwin
  • 1965 Bruce S. Angwin
  • 1967 Stanley F. Kaisel
  • 1969 L. C. Hedrick
  • 1971 John J. Guarrera
  • 1973 Einar E. Ingebretsen
  • 1975 Carleton A. Bayless
  • 1977 John W. Thatcher
  • 1979 Charles A. Eldon
  • 1981 Frederick G. Suffield
  • 1983 Ralph A. Lamm
  • 1985 Jane G. Evans
  • 1987 Richard L. Doyle
  • 1989 Allen R. Stubberud
  • 1991 Jerry C. Aukland
  • 1993 Chester C. Taylor
  • 1995 William E. Murray
  • 1997 John B. Damonte
  • 1999 W. Cleon Anderson
  • 2001 Lawrence M. Hamerman
  • 2003 Evelyn H. Hirt
  • 2005 Robert L. Baldwin
  • 2007 Loretta J. Arellano
  • 2009 Leonard J. Bond
  • 2011 Edward G. Perkins
  • 2013 Michael R. Andrews
  • 2015 Thomas Coughlin
  • 2017 Kathleen Kramer
  • 2019 Keith Moore

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

Link to Region 6 Website