Robert W. English and Frank C. Bronwell agree to organize AIP while riding the Clark Street Bus in Chicago
Incorporation of AIP
Development of the Action Program
Accrediting Department is established
First Constitution adopted by the Board
First set of Bylaws adopted
March issue of the Parliamentary Journal is the first of the Journals
August has the first of the Annual Sessions at the LaSalle Hotel, Chicago
First Board under the Constitution and Bylaws established. Some were elected by the Membership and some were elected by the Board. There were 19 members.
The first African American is elected to the Board of Directors. Previously, he had been an appointed Advisor. These are firsts for parliamentary organizations.
Chicago Chapter becomes the first Chapter of AIP
Elizabeth C. Fulkerson of Colorado is elected the first woman president of AIP
Headquarters moved to Marshalltown, Iowa from Chicago
The passing of Robert W. English, founder of AIP
First Practicum at the farm of Floyd M. Riddick named Pipe-in-Tree Farm
First West Coast Practicum at Southern California University
Headquarters moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where it would remain until 1995
Publication of Readings Parliamentary Law
Headquarters moved to Maryland
James “Jim” Jones is elected President. He is the first African American to serve in this post.
Mary Remson of Ohio is elected President. She is the first African American woman to serve in this post.
Publication of American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure