John R. McGuire Endowment
John R. McGuire (1916 - 2002), served as the
10th Chief of the United States Forest Service from 1972 to 1979. John brought real distinction to
the Forest Service and to the forestry community during his long
career, providing many years of service to his chosen profession.
In honor of his significant contributions to the field of forestry
and to the U.S. Forest Service in particular, the Forest History
Society (FHS) established the John R. McGuire Endowment
to enhance FHS efforts to document the history of the U.S. Forest
Working with John's wife Marjory McGuire, the Society created the John
R. McGuire endowment to assist with the maintenance and development of
the U. S. Forest Service History Collection,
a vast collection of historical materials relating to the history of the
agency that was compiled by agency personnel working in the Washington
Office. The Forest History Society manages, catalogs, and cares for the
collection, which is housed in the Society's Durham, North Carolina, office.
In addition to ensuring the ongoing usefulness of the History Collection,
funds from the endowment also support the development and maintenance
of interviews related to the U.S. Forest Service produced by the FHS
Oral History Program.
Marjory McGuire has placed
seed money into this endowment with her own gift of $5,000 and a $25,000
bequest in her will. She also donated Johns papers, photos, and
books to the Forest History Society. Marjory would be pleased to have
those of us who knew John and who appreciate his enormous contributions
to forestry join her in this recognition.
To contribute, use the John R.
McGuire Endowment pledge form [pdf]. Make checks payable to the Forest History Society
and mail to:
John R.McGuire Endowment
Forest History Society
701 William Vickers Avenue
Durham, NC 27701-3162.
Please contact Steven
Anderson, FHS President, for more information.
Telephone: (919) 682-9319. Fax: (919) 682-2349.