Texas Branch ASM History
The Texas Branch was established in 1941. This year the Texas Branch celebrates 73 years of rich history. Early Texas microbiology pioneers are numerous and their legacy is strong. The first President of the Texas Branch was I.M. Lewis, Professor of Botany (Bacteriology) at the University of Texas. He was followed by S.W. Bohls who was followed by O.B. Williams. Since those early days, numerous influential microbiologists have held the reins of the Branch and guided her well.