WALLY SHIPLEY, Newport Beach, California
Promoter/Organizer: Wally was born in Edgar, Nebraska on April 2, 1923. His mother dies when he was 10 years old. At age 18 he moved to California. He joined the California Association and the NHPA in 1957. He was elected to NHPA 2nd Vice President in 1970, the same year he was recipient of the Stokes Memorial Award. He was elected NHPA President in 1973 and reelected three times for a total of eight years. Many changes and improvements are credited to Wally's administration, including the management of Game Related Sales and the conducting of World Tournaments. Wally Shipley passed away December 17, 2006.