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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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== Background ==
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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'''
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== Sections ==
  
 
There are currently 35 Sections in the Region, listed by date of formation. Area and Council affliliation is listed in ().  
 
There are currently 35 Sections in the Region, listed by date of formation. Area and Council affliliation is listed in ().  
  
*19-Jan-1904 [[IEEE Seattle Section History|SEATTLE]] (NWA)  
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*19-Jan-1904 [[IEEE Seattle Section History|Seattle]] (NWA)  
*23-Dec-1904 [[IEEE San Francisco Section History|SAN FRANCISCO]] (CA, SFBAC)  
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*23-Dec-1904 [[IEEE San Francisco Section History|San Francisco]] (CA, SFBAC)  
*18-May-1908 LOS ANGELES (SA; survives as the [http://www.ieee-lac.org/ Los Angeles Council (LAC)]; the Section was split in 1963 into seven Sections)  
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*18-May-1908 Los Angeles (SA; survives as the [http://www.ieee-lac.org/ Los Angeles Council (LAC)]; the Section was split in 1963 into seven Sections)  
*18-May-1909 [[IEEE Oregon Section History|OREGON]] (NWA; formerly PORTLAND 1909-1991)  
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*18-May-1909 [[IEEE Oregon Section History|Oregon]] (NWA; formerly PORTLAND 1909-1991)  
*14-Feb-1913 [[IEEE Spokane Section History|SPOKANE]] (NWA)  
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*14-Feb-1913 [[IEEE Spokane Section History|Spokane]] (NWA)  
*9-Mar-1917 [[IEEE Utah Section History|UTAH]] (NEA)  
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*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)  
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*18-Jan-1939 [[IEEE San Diego Section History|San Diego]] (SWA)  
*22-Mar-1941 [[IEEE Phoenix Section History|PHOENIX]] (SWA)  
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*22-Mar-1941 [[IEEE Phoenix Section History|Phoenix]] (SWA)  
*7-May-1947 [[IEEE Sacramento Valley Section History|SACRAMENTO VALLEY]] (CA)  
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*7-May-1947 [[IEEE Sacramento Valley Section History|Sacramento Valley]] (CA)  
*6-Apr-1948 [[IEEE Albuquerque Section History|ALBUQUERQUE]] (SWA)  
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*6-Apr-1948 [[IEEE Albuquerque Section History|Albuquerque]] (SWA)  
*23-Apr-1948 [[IEEE Richland Section History|RICHLAND]] (NWA)  
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*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)  
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*28-Feb-1950 [[IEEE Hawaii Section History|Hawaii]] (CA)  
*1-Apr-1956 [[IEEE Tucson Section History|TUCSON]] (SWA)  
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*1-Apr-1956 [[IEEE Tucson Section History|Tucson]] (SWA)  
*10-May-1956 ALAMOGORDO-HOLLOMAN (SWA)  
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*10-May-1956 Alamogordo-Holloman (SWA)  
*14-Nov-1956 [[IEEE Fort Huachuca Section History|FORT HUACHUCA]] (SWA)  
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*14-Nov-1956 [[IEEE Fort Huachuca Section History|Fort Huachuca]] (SWA)  
*5-Apr-1957 [[IEEE Eastern Idaho Section History|EASTERN IDAHO]] (NEA)  
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*5-Apr-1957 [[IEEE Eastern Idaho Section History|Eastern Idaho]] (NEA)  
*10-Sep-1958 [[IEEE Alaska Section History|ALASKA]] (NWA)  
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*10-Sep-1958 [[IEEE Alaska Section History|Alaska]] (NWA)  
*20-Nov-1987 FAIRBANKS Subsection of ALASKA
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*20-Nov-1987 Fairbanks Subsection of Alaska
*21-Apr-1960 [[IEEE Las Vegas Section History|LAS VEGAS]] (SWA)  
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*21-Apr-1960 [[IEEE Las Vegas Section History|Las Vegas]] (SWA)  
*1962 [[IEEE Boise Section History|BOISE]] (NEA)  
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*1962 [[IEEE Boise Section History|Boise]] (NEA)  
*1962 CENTRAL WASHINGTON (NWA; formerly WENATCHEE)  
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*1962 Central Washington (NWA; formerly Wenatchee)  
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Buenaventura Section History|BUENAVENTURA]] (SA; LAC)  
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*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Buenaventura Section History|Buenaventura]] (SA; LAC)  
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Central Coast Section History|CENTRAL COAST]] (SA; LAC)  
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*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Central Coast Section History|Central Coast]] (SA; LAC)  
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section History|COASTAL LOS ANGELES]] (SA)  
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*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section History|Coastal Los Angeles]] (SA)  
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Foothill Section History|FOOTHILL]] (SA; LAC)  
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*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Foothill Section History|Foothill]] (SA; LAC)  
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Metropolitan Los Angeles Section History|METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES]] (SA; LAC)  
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*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Metropolitan Los Angeles Section History|Metropolitan Los Angeles]] (SA; LAC)  
*22-Apr-1963 [[IEEE Orange County Section History|ORANGE COUNTY]] (SA)  
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*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)  
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*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)  
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*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)  
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*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)  
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*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)  
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*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)  
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*18-Nov-1983 [[IEEE Northern Nevada Section History|Northern Nevada]] (CA)  
*21-Jun-1996 [[IEEE Western Montana Section History|WESTERN MONTANA]] (NEA)  
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*21-Jun-1996 [[IEEE Western Montana Section History|Western Montana]] (NEA)  
*18-Nov-2004 [[IEEE Palouse Section History|PALOUSE]] (NWA)
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*18-Nov-2004 [[IEEE Palouse Section History|Palouse]] (NWA)
  
'''Directors'''
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== Directors ==
  
 
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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*2007 Loretta J. Arellano  
 
*2007 Loretta J. Arellano  
 
*2009 Leonard J. Bond
 
*2009 Leonard J. Bond
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*2011 Edward G. Perkins
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*2013 Michael R. Andrews
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== Further Reading ==
  
[http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/6/ Link to Region 6]  
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[http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/6/ Link to Region 6 Website]
  
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Latest revision as of 13:47, 6 December 2012

Contents

Background

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:

  • 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

Further Reading

Link to Region 6 Website