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Past Chair of the Board

Dr. George S. Wham

Dr. George S. Wham

Chair of ANSI Board 1986-88
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Dr. George S. Wham served as chair of ANSI’s Board of Directors from 1986 to 1988, and was a member of the Board for more than a decade. Dr. Wham’s leadership and vision initiated the establishment of ANSI’s long-range strategic planning process, which enabled the Institute to respond to increasing challenges of the global standards community.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Wham chaired ANSI’s Consumer Interest Council (now the Consumer Interest Forum) and ANSI’s Coordinating Board on Textiles, and also led numerous delegations to international meetings on textile standardization.

In addition, Dr. Wham has served on advisory committees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Academy of Sciences and has been active in such organizations as the American Association of Textiles, Chemists and Colorists, ASTM, and Underwriters Laboratories.

Vice president and technical director of Good Housekeeping Magazine and Institute, Dr. Wham was the first individual to receive the prestigious ANSI award that carries his name.

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