M.W. Thatcher

admin 1980, Agriculture

Myron William (Bill) Thatcher (1883- 1977) Inducted:1980 Building the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association from the rubble of a defunct grain marketing organization in 1938 was M.W. Thatcher’s first major co-op achievement. His efforts were also instrumental in enacting the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936, opening farm commodity markets to farmer co-ops. Thatcher was a cooperative enthusiast, but clearly understood …

Robert Neptune

admin 1980, Consumer Goods & Services

Robert Neptune Inducted:1980 Robert Neptune graduated from the University of California, where he majored in merchandising and earned a Phi Beta Kappa key in 1936. He started helping with co-op organizations in the San Francisco Bay area, and within a year was manager of Consumers Cooperative Society of Berkeley. After six years he moved on to manage Associated Cooperatives, Inc. …