Earl W. Tinker
Inducted October 12, 1989
Served as first regional forester, Region 9 of the United States Forest Service supervising land acquisition and timber management. His achievements in forestry during the difficult years of the depression were the foundation stones leading the mid west region from an acquired custodial stage to the direction of sound forest multiple use. Under his supervision, millions of acres of national forests were added to the Lake States region and programs were established to manage and maintain those forests. The national forests of Region 9 are an eternal monument to his wise and visionary leadership.