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September 08, 2011

Remembering Dick Lattimer

USA Archery acknowledges the passing of Dick Lattimer, the 1999 Archery Hall of Fame Inductee who was noted for his love of bowhunting as well as his contributions to the sport of archery. 

According to the Archery Hall of Fame, Dick was a 1957 graduate of Indiana University and a major driving force in archery since 1966, when he first began advertising and promotional work for Fred Bear and Bear Archery.

He also spent over 23 years heading up in-house advertising and public relations for Bear Archery.  From the day he was introduced to archery, he gave 110% of his efforts to the industry and the sport.

Dick was also interested in the U. S. Space Program and authored several books about it including, All We Did Was Fly to the Moon and Space Station Friendship. These are two of his books that are sold at space centers and museums around the country. Dick was a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, London, England.

Notes of Interest

  • President, Archery Hall of Fame, 2008-2009

  •  Author

  •  Began his archery career as Fred Bear's Advertising and Sales Promotion Manager in 1966

  •  Founder and Executive Director, Fred Bear Sports Club

  •  Served on the National Rifle Association's Hunting & Conservation Committee, Bowhunting Subcommittee and Public Affairs Committee

  •  Served as the volunteer executive director of the American Archery Council (AAC) for eight years

  • Television Chairman and Communications Committee Co-chairman, International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

  • Vice President - The Archery Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation

  • Past President/CEO, Archery Manufacturers & Merchants Organization (AMO)

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