Separates from AAPG
in Los Angeles on 7 June 1987, under the chairmanship of John
L. Stout, the House of Delegates approved the dissolution of the
Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists as a Technical
Division of AAPG (effective 31 December 1987).
In 1987 SEPM was celebrating its 60th anniversary. The SEPM Council
and the AAPG Executive Committee had settled upon a separate corporate
status for this long-standing division. This solution freed AAPG
from liability and gave SEPM autonomy. The mutually beneficial
relationship was maintained, however, with SEPM becoming a "corporately
independent Associated Society" of AAPG.
Congratulations to SEPM -- which retains the acronym, but is now
the Society for Sedimentary Geology -- on their 75th birthday!
from History of the House of Delegates, 1970-1995 compiled by
George R. Gibson and Herbert G. Davis.