1958
Origin of AIP

Robert W. English and Frank C. Bronwell agree to organize AIP while riding the Clark Street Bus in Chicago

1958
Incorporation

Incorporation of AIP

1958
Action Program

Development of the Action Program

1958
Accrediting

Accrediting Department is established

1959
Constitution

First Constitution adopted by the Board

1960
Bylaws

First set of Bylaws adopted

1960
Parliamentary Journal

March issue of the Parliamentary Journal is the first of the Journals

1960
Annual Session

August has the first of the Annual Sessions at the LaSalle Hotel, Chicago

1960
Board of Directors

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.

1960
Firsts

The first African American is elected to the Board of Directors. Previously, he had been an appointed Advisor. These are firsts for parliamentary organizations.

1963
First Chapter

Chicago Chapter becomes the first Chapter of AIP

1964
First Woman President

Elizabeth C. Fulkerson of Colorado is elected the first woman president of AIP

1972
Headquarters Move

Headquarters moved to Marshalltown, Iowa from Chicago

1973
Passing of the Founder

The passing of Robert W. English, founder of AIP

1978
Practicums Begin

First Practicum at the farm of Floyd M. Riddick named Pipe-in-Tree Farm

1982
West Coast Practicum

First West Coast Practicum at Southern California University

1983
Headquarters Move

Headquarters moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where it would remain until 1995

1992
Readings Parliamentary Law

Publication of Readings Parliamentary Law

1995
Headquarters Move

Headquarters moved to Maryland

2008
First African American President

James “Jim” Jones is elected President. He is the first African American to serve in this post.

2010
First African American Woman President

Mary Remson of Ohio is elected President. She is the first African American woman to serve in this post.

2012
AIPSC

Publication of American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure