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Fifth Lifetime Achievement Award

Ed Pease receives Fifth Lifetime Achievement Award
Edward A. Pease received the Order’s Fifth Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 NOAC at Michigan State University.  During the presentation Ed unveiled the painting commissioned for the Order’s centennial, Visions of the Founder by Joseph Csatari.
Ed Pease spoke during the presentation and said that,
in linear terms, there is a line that began with Dr. Goodman running through the years to the present day.  Each of us finds himself somewhere on that continuum.
Ed began his service in the Order as a youth serving as an area chief (section chief today) in the late 1960s.  Ed served as a Deputy Conference Vice Chief (equivalent to today’s Conference Vice Chief positions) in 1969 and then had the honor to serve as escort to Dr E. Urner Goodman and Col. Carroll A. Edson at the 1971 and 1973 NOACs.
As an adult, Ed has served on the National OA Committee since 1984, serving as its chairman from 1993-2000.  In addition Ed served two terms in the US House of Representatives from 1997-2001.