Springfieldian Recipients

The Springfieldian is the Chamber’s most coveted honor, given each year to an individual who exemplifies outstanding community service, excellence in his or her field and dedication to improving the quality of life for Springfield and its citizens.

Previous Springfieldian Honorees

1957 – Durward G. Hall
1958 – Ed Baxter
1959 – Eugene F. Johnson
1960 – Lester E. Cox
1961 – G. Pearson Ward
1962 – Max Van Hook
1963 – E. L. Anderson
1964 – Thomas H. Baird, Jr.
1965 – E. A. Martin, Jr.
1966 – J. H. G. Cooper
1967 – James A. Jeffries, Sr.
1968 – Flavius Freeman
1969 – Don C. Dailey
1970 – G. Frank Knox
1971 – William E. Everheart
1972 – Dr. L. E. Meador
1973 – Del E. Caywood
1974 – Thomas F. Zimmerman
1975 – Dr. Joe Kuklenski, Jr.
1976 – James F. Payne
1977 – James K. Cook
1978 – John K. Hulston
1979 – William V. Turner
1980 – John Q. Hammons
1981 – Lester L. Cox
1982 – C. Arch Bay
1983 – Ralph Foster
1984 – Bill Henderson
1985 – Gene Everett
1986 – Lee McLean
1987 – Don Wessel
1988 – Ed Deck
1989 – Dr. John E. Moore, Jr.
1990 – Rev. Dorsey E. Levell
1991 – Ray F. Aton
1992 – Mary Kay Meek
1993 – Michael J. Williamson
1994 – Chris W. Nattinger
1995 – Robert E. Roundtree
1996 – Ben A. Parnell
1997 – Charlie O'Reilly
1998 – Jan Horton
1999 – Kenneth L. Carter
2000 – Jack Stack
2001 – John L. Morris
2002 – Thomas W. Finnie
2003 – Roseann Bentley
2004 – Dr. Robert H. Spence
2005 – James B. Anderson
2006 – Ralph K. Manley
2007 – Kenneth E. Meyer
2008 – Annie Busch
2009 – Bill R. Foster
2010 – Brian Fogle
2011 – William H. Darr
2012 – Mary Beth O'Reilly
2013 – Gordon Elliott
2014 – Thomas J. Carlson
2015 – Dr. John Bentley
2016 – William E. Kirkman
2017 – Patti Penny
2018 – Sam Hamra
2019 – Gordon Kinne