History

History

KAFP was chartered as the Kansas Academy of General Practice on May 6, 1948. Kansas was the 11th state to receive a charter from the AAFP (then the AAGP.) Charter members were: Eugene A. Reeves, M.D.; Clyde W. Miller, M.D., who served as the first president of the Academy; Ray Meidinger, M.D.; Albert C. Harms, M.D., who served as the 5th president; Conrad Barnes, M.D., who served as the 9th president; Carl D. Siegel, M.D.; James P. Haigler, M.D.; and Ray Busenbark, M.D. Three Kansas members have gone on to be President of the AAFP Ned Burket, M.D. (1967-1968) ; Ernie Chaney, M.D. (1981-1982) ; and Rick Kellerman, M.D. (2006-2007)

Past Presidents

Clyde W. Miller, MD, 1948  Kenneth D. Wedel, MD, 1981 
L.B. Gloyne, MD, 1949 Robert E. Boyer, MD, 1982
Charles L. White, MD, 1950 Thomas C. Simpson, MD, 1983
George L. Thorpe, MD, 1951 Tell B. Copening, MD, 1984
Albert C. Harms, MD, 1952 Larry R. Anderson, MD, 1985
George E. Burket, Jr, MD, 1953 Arthur D. Snow, Jr, MD, 1986
Clovis W. Bowen, MD, 1954 D. Ray Cook, MD, 1987
Lawrence E. Leigh, MD, 1955 Richard L. Rajewski, MD, 1988
Conrad M. Barnes, MD, 1956 Deborah G. Haynes, MD, 1989
Bruce P. Meeker, MD, 1957 Roger R. Tobias, MD, 1990
Floyd E. Dillenbeck, MD, 1958 Edward J. Lind, MD, 1991
Cloyce A. Newman, MD, 1959 Rick D. Kellerman, MD, 1992
J. Allen Howell, MD, 1960 John R. Eplee, MD, 1993
Gaylord P. Neighbor, MD, 1961 Richard L. Watson, MD, 1994
Norman H. Overholser, MD, 1962 Dennis D. Tietze, MD, 1995
Floyd C. Beelman, MD, 1963 Diane D. Klingman, MD, 1996
Galen W. Fields, MD, 1964 John M. Ryan, MD, 1997
John N. Blank, MD, 1965 Joel E. Hornung, MD, 1998
Sam Zweifel, MD, 1966 Keith A. Wright, MD, 1999
Ben W. Barker, MD, 1967 Charles T. Allred, MD, 2000
Kenneth L. Lohmeyer, MD, 1968 Robert P. Moser, MD, 2001
Donald D. Goering, MD, 1969 Rick Glover, II, MD, 2002
Ernie J. Chaney, MD, 1970 Carol Johnson, MD, 2003
J. Warren Jacks, MD, 1971 Verlin Janzen, MD, 2004
John D. Huff, MD, 1972 Joe Davison, MD, 2005
Richard R. Brummett, MD, 1973 Brian Holmes, MD, 2006
Alexander C. Mitchell, MD, 1974 Michael Kennedy, MD, 2007
Philip H. Hostetter, MD, 1975 Terry "Lee" Mills, MD, 2008
Anol W. Beahm, MD, 1976 Michael Munger, MD, 2009
F. Giles Freeman, MD, 1977 Jennifer L. Brull, MD, 2010 
Herbert M. Nason, MD, 1978 Deborah S. Clements, MD, 2011
Floyd L. Smith, MD, 1979 Christian Cupp, MD, 2012
William R. Lentz, MD, 1980