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Seventy-five years ago, the world was struggling to overcome the Great Depression, B.F. Skinner was touting his theory of operant conditioning, and psychologists were increasingly abandoning academe to work in new applied areas, such as consulting and military psychology.

It was during this era that eight special psychologists joined APA — eight members who still belong today.

When they joined the association, APA boasted 3,000 members and charged $7 for annual dues. The association gratefully acknowledges these members’ unwavering support:

  • Hedda Bolgar, PhD, of Los Angeles, age 100, has been a member for 70 years. She became a fellow in 1949 and a life member in 2004.

  • Victor Fields, PhD, of Silver Spring, Md., 97, has been a member for 73 years. He became a life member in 1978.

  • Lindsey Harmon, PhD, of Falls Church, Va., 96, has been a member for 72 years. He became a life member in 1980.

  • Henry Remple, PhD, of Lawrence, Kan., 101, has been an APA member for 75 years. He became a fellow in 1957 and a life member in 1975.

  • Julian Rotter, PhD, of Storrs, Conn., 93, has been a member for 70 years. Rotter became a fellow in 1945 and a life member in 1982.

  • Mollie Smart, PhD, from Ridgefield, Wash., 94, has been a member for 70 years. She became a life member in 1982.

  • Mary Elizabeth Wallen, PhD, of Mitchellville, Md., 98, has been a member for 72 years. She became a fellow in 1957 and a life member in 1978.

  • Frederic Wickert, PhD, of Lansing, Mich., 98, has been a member for 72 years. Wickert became a fellow in 1944 and a life member in 1978.

—J. Chamberlin