October 31 deadline nears to nominate honorees to Buffalo Hall of Fame

The National Buffalo Foundation accepts nominees for the Buffalo Hall of Fame. Administered by the Foundation, the Hall of Fame formally and publicly recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the buffalo industry. The list includes historically famous bison benefactors such as William Hornaday and Theodore Roosevelt as well as contemporary honorees such as Kenneth “Doc” Throlson, Georgia Peterson and Ted Turner.

The National Buffalo Foundation considers nominations based on their industry support and guidance. Those who know of someone who “fits that bill, who has played an outstanding role in keeping the Buffalo industry and its allied businesses among the best in the nation,” can acknowledge his or her lifetime achievements by nominating them for induction to the National Buffalo Foundation’s Hall of Fame: “the only buffalo industry recognition of these outstanding individuals.”

The deadline to nominate someone is October 31. The National Buffalo Foundation Board of Directors will evaluate each nomination.

The full roster of Buffalo Hall of Fame honorees is on display at the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, North Dakota. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1980. Comprehensive biographies for each Buffalo Hall of Fame inductee are newly available at the Buffalo Hall of Fame page of the National Buffalo Foundation website.

Click on the Buffalo Hall of Fame at www.nationalbuffalofoundation.org where you can find a downloadable nomination form to submit new candidates for consideration.

Foundation guidelines stipulate only that nominees should have made bison industry contributions that have had a lasting impact or benefit, with supporting information that includes such things as “bison-related associations or offices held and committees served, honors, awards, citations of merit or other positive information about the nominee.”

The National Buffalo Foundation, a registered 501c(3) organization devoted to preserving the heritage and legacy of the American Buffalo. Learn more at www.nationalbuffalofoundation.org.