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Region 6 (Western United States) was established in 1963 when AIEE and IRE merged to form IEEE.<br>
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Region 6 (Western United States) was established in 1963 when [[AIEE History 1884-1963|AIEE]] and [[IRE History 1912-1963|IRE]] [[Formation of IEEE by the Merger of AIEE and IRE|merged to form IEEE]].  
  
 
Predecessor to Region 6 existed in [[AIEE History 1884-1963|AIEE]]; AIEE lists Districts 8, 9 and 15 containing Sections that are currently in Region 6.  
 
Predecessor to Region 6 existed in [[AIEE History 1884-1963|AIEE]]; AIEE lists Districts 8, 9 and 15 containing Sections that are currently in Region 6.  
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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.  
 
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'''
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'''Areas'''  
  
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).<br>
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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).<br>  
  
 
'''Sections'''  
 
'''Sections'''  
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*14-Feb-1913 [[IEEE Spokane Section History|SPOKANE]] (NWA)  
 
*14-Feb-1913 [[IEEE Spokane Section History|SPOKANE]] (NWA)  
 
*9-Mar-1917 [[IEEE Utah Section History|UTAH]] (NEA)  
 
*9-Mar-1917 [[IEEE Utah Section History|UTAH]] (NEA)  
*24-Jun-1931 [[IEEE Montana Section History|MONTANA]] (NEA)  
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*24-Jun-1931 [[IEEE Central Montana Section History|CENTRAL MONTANA]] (NEA)  
 
*18-Jan-1939 [[IEEE San Diego Section History|SAN DIEGO]] (SWA)  
 
*18-Jan-1939 [[IEEE San Diego Section History|SAN DIEGO]] (SWA)  
 
*22-Mar-1941 [[IEEE Phoenix Section History|PHOENIX]] (SWA)  
 
*22-Mar-1941 [[IEEE Phoenix Section History|PHOENIX]] (SWA)  
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*6-Apr-1948 [[IEEE Albuquerque Section History|ALBUQUERQUE]] (SWA)  
 
*6-Apr-1948 [[IEEE Albuquerque Section History|ALBUQUERQUE]] (SWA)  
 
*23-Apr-1948 [[IEEE Richland Section History|RICHLAND]] (NWA)  
 
*23-Apr-1948 [[IEEE Richland Section History|RICHLAND]] (NWA)  
*1-Mar-1949 [[IEEE China Lake Section History|CHINA LAKE]] (SA; LAC)  
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*1-Mar-1949 [[IEEE China Lake-Bakersfield Section History|CHINA LAKE-BAKERSFIELD]] (SA; LAC)  
 
*28-Feb-1950 [[IEEE Hawaii Section History|HAWAII]] (CA)  
 
*28-Feb-1950 [[IEEE Hawaii Section History|HAWAII]] (CA)  
 
*1-Apr-1956 [[IEEE Tucson Section History|TUCSON]] (SWA)  
 
*1-Apr-1956 [[IEEE Tucson Section History|TUCSON]] (SWA)  
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*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Orange County Section History|ORANGE COUNTY]] (SA)  
 
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Orange County Section History|ORANGE COUNTY]] (SA)  
 
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE San Fernando Valley Section History|SAN FERNANDO VALLEY]] (SA; LAC)  
 
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE San Fernando Valley Section History|SAN FERNANDO VALLEY]] (SA; LAC)  
*25-Nov-1974 EASTERN MONTANA (NEA)
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*25-Nov-1974 EASTERN MONTANA (NEA)  
 
*3-Jan-1975 [[IEEE Oakland-East Bay Section History|OAKLAND-EAST BAY]] (CA; SFBAC)  
 
*3-Jan-1975 [[IEEE Oakland-East Bay Section History|OAKLAND-EAST BAY]] (CA; SFBAC)  
 
*3-Jan-1975 [[IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section History|SANTA CLARA VALLEY]] (SFBAC)  
 
*3-Jan-1975 [[IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section History|SANTA CLARA VALLEY]] (SFBAC)  
 
*10-Aug-1984 MONTEREY BAY Subsection of SANTA CLARA VALLEY (CA; SFBAC)  
 
*10-Aug-1984 MONTEREY BAY Subsection of SANTA CLARA VALLEY (CA; SFBAC)  
*3-Jan-1975 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL (SFBAC) (CA)<br>
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*3-Jan-1975 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL (SFBAC) (CA)<br>  
 
*29-May-1975 [[IEEE Los Alamos/Northern New Mexico Section History|LOS ALAMOS/NORTHERN NEW MEXICO]] (SWA)  
 
*29-May-1975 [[IEEE Los Alamos/Northern New Mexico Section History|LOS ALAMOS/NORTHERN NEW MEXICO]] (SWA)  
 
*18-Nov-1983 [[IEEE Northern Nevada Section History|NORTHERN NEVADA]] (CA)  
 
*18-Nov-1983 [[IEEE Northern Nevada Section History|NORTHERN NEVADA]] (CA)  
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Region directors (serving two-year terms) since 1963:  
 
Region directors (serving two-year terms) since 1963:  
  
*1963 [[Daniel Noble|Daniel E. Noble]] / 1964 Bruce S. Angwin  
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*1963 [[Daniel Noble|Daniel E. Noble]] / 1964 [[Oral-History:Bruce Angwin|Bruce S. Angwin]]
*1965 Bruce S. Angwin  
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*1965 [[Oral-History:Bruce Angwin|Bruce S. Angwin]]
 
*1967 Stanley F. Kaisel  
 
*1967 Stanley F. Kaisel  
 
*1969 L. C. Hedrick  
 
*1969 L. C. Hedrick  
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*2009 Leonard J. Bond
 
*2009 Leonard J. Bond
  
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[http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/6/ Link to Region 6]
  
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Revision as of 14:48, 5 June 2012

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

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

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

Directors

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

Link to Region 6