KATIE GREGSON, Crestline, California
Promoter/Organizer: It was Katie Gregson of Crestline, California who persuaded the NHPA to reinstate a Women's Division in the 1947 World Tournament. She won two Ladies World Championships, first in 1947 and again in 1954. She tied for championship class first place in 1955 and 1958 but lost the titles in playoffs. Yet, she may be better known for her efforts of service to the NHPA. She was elected Treasurer in 1941 and served in that role while her husband Archie was NHPA Secretary until 1947. She was joint recipient with her husband of the 1959 Stokes Memorial Award. Katie died August 4, 1994.