Jack Swenson, longtime member of both AAPA and The Fossils, passed away December 12, 2018, at age 92.
Jack joined the American Amateur Press Association in December 1982 and soon began publishing The Peripatetic Press (1983-85), The New Ephemera (1988-89) and Ephemera (1997 and later). He won prose non-fiction laureate awards in 1985 and 1990, and a prose fiction laureate in 2010.
Jack served in a number of AAPA offices, being appointed printing & publishing manager for two years in 1989 and elected as president for a two-year term in 1999. Jack and his wife, Mavis, hosted the 1996 convention in Rapid City, South Dakota. In 2003 they filled out a term as mailers, and were elected co-mailers later in the year.
Mavis died in May 2015. Jack had been in frail health for several years, and recently let his AAPA membership expire.
A full obituary can be found on The Bismark Tribune website:
Update: Two additional online obituaries:
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