North High School Alumni Hall of Fame
* = deceased
1987: North High Hall of Fame established by
North High Administration
Chair: Dr. Paul Devin, Principal
Nominations must be submitted to:
Polar Bear Partners
North High School Hall of Fame Committee
c/o 501 Holcomb Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Nominations are due with cut-off date of January 2, 2011. Exception was for the year 2010, and the cut-off date was January 30, 2010. Nominees/candidates must have graduated from North High School. Nominations can be carried for one additional year and reconsidered a second year as well.
For the initial year of 1987, ten nominees/candidates were inducted. For every year since 1987, voting for a maximum of four nominees has occurred and those four have been designated for induction. Yearly a selection of bios of nominees is sent to existing living members of the North High Hall of Fame who are asked to vote on a designated number of candidates, not to exceed four in any single year, for selection of the incoming inductees for that calendar year. On occasion, there has been only one inducted, and sometimes none is inducted. Notification of inductee selection follows with induction usually occurring at North High's All-School Reunion held in early May of that year or at a selected North High assembly or event.
Inductee List by Year of Graduation
Class Year Class Year
1914 Wallace Hume Carothers* 1987 1944 Cecil Wayne Dunn* 1996
Lewis Bertram McGrane* 2000 1945 Dr. Richard Wilson Hammer* 2000
1924 Dr. Abraham Akiba Toube*s 2013 James Edward Wise* 2004
1925 James J. Muto* 1991 1946 John Franklin "Jack" Krantz* 1997
1927 Howard Wilson Brooks* 2012 Gwendylon Davis 2011
1928 Roger Wayne Skidmore* 1987 1947 Jack Edward Buss* 1997
1931 John Ruan* 1987 1948 Celina (Karp) Biniaz 1994
1932 Catherine G. Williams* 1991 Francis Edward Keith* 1990
Ralph G. Zarnow* 1987 Jerold Chase Mathews 2007
1933 Joseph M. Coppola* 1987 Barbara Lenore (Meier) Prior 1994
1934 Henry Gordon Peterson, Jr.* 1995 Cleota Marie (Wilbekin) Proctor 2011
1935 Melvin J. Bowen, Jr.* 1992 Ruth Delores Raines* 2002
John Raymond Grubb* 1987 1949 Charles Leslie Austin 1990
Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz* 1990 Richard Clair Swift* 2005
1936 Kate Marsh Goldman* 1989 1950 Wendell Walker Kempton* 2010
Sidney Maxweld Kirby 2000 Eleanor Ruth (Tannus) Brownawell Taheny* 2006
1937 Frank John Bias* 1995 1951 Frank Booker Robinson, Jr. 1994
Wayne Franklin Fox* 1996 1952 Joseph Chaikin* 1987
Joseph A. Ginsberg* 2004 Albert Laurence Jennings 2004
James Braddie Morris, Jr.* 2003 Bob Edward Rice* 1991
1938 Lois Elaine Thompson* 2000 1953 Claradell (Gergely) Shedd 2005
1939 Philip Garnaliel Hubbard* 1989 Robert Lee Hammer 2005
Charles Christopher Johnson* 1988 1955 Wardell Caesar Smith 1996
Robert Marshall Moorehead* 2002 1956 Neil Almon Parmenter* 2006
Robert Ray Scott* 1987 1959 JoAnn Mary (Barberio) Zimmerman 2003
1940 Neal Balanoff* 1993 1961 Thomas Roscoe Drake 1997
Dr. James Everett Bowman* 1988 Dr. Richard William Evans 1995
Dr. George Gray Caudill, M.D.* 1989 1962 Stephen Dean Gibbons* 1989
Arthur John Edmunds* 1990 1963 Cristine Louise (Swanson) Wilson* 1993
Beverly Jeanne Moses* 2003 1964 Marjorie Lynn (Liljegren) VanVooren* 1995
Paul Allen Ramsey* 2010 Connie Sue (Ritter) Cook 2012
1941 Duane Walter Ellett* 1997 1965 Allen Ernest Anderson 2004
Judge Joseph Clemens Howard* 1992   William Lewis McGinnis 2002
Dr. Hugh Mitchell Johnson 1992 Michael Patrick Orr 2003
James Locke Macomber, Jr.* 1988 1967 Linda Susan (Bowman) Lane 2005
1942 John Harry Connors* 1987 Myrna Elizabeth Foster 1988
Nadean (Lind) Hamilton* 1992 Richard Norman Jurgens 2010
Roger Williams (Louis Jacob Weertz)* 1987 Michael Richard Myers* 2002
Dr. R.C. (Richard Curtis) Wooters* 1991 1968 David Michael Lewis* 2009
1943 G. Kinsey Stewart* 1994 1971 Bill Horace Wheeler 2012
  Judge Richard Allen Strickler* 1993   1974 Marlene Rene Fisher, Ph.D. 1996
1944 Cecil Hillard Brewton, Jr.* 1993 x x x
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