The Board of Governors awarded William O. Schuman the Century of Service Award at the 70th Anniversary banquet held at the National Postal Museum, June 2, 2000.
The following citation was read at the presentation ceremony:
This award honors a member of the USSS/BIA for his remarkable dedication to the Society. Through his philatelic interests he has been an energetic promoter of our motto “Know Your Country’s Stamps.” A member for over four decades, he served as Governor and was our President from 1980 through 1985. Under his leadership our Society was greatly strengthened and expanded into the organization now celebrating its 70th Anniversary. For the past 20 years he has volunteered his time and resources in support of our book publication program. He has provided efficient and cost effective inventorying and processing which has enabled us to publish the best in U.S. stamp research at an affordable price. An award winning exhibitor and collector willing to share his knowledge and research material, he represents the finest example of the goals of the Society. The Board of Governors wishes to recognize the recipient of the Bureau Issues Association Century of Service Award for 2000, William O. Schuman.
The 50 oz. silver bar award was engraved:
U. S. Stamp Society – B.I.A.
Century of Service Award
William O. Schuman
June 2, 2000