Dr. Árpád Göncz, President of Hungary (1990-2000). Born in Hungary in 1922, he learned English while imprisoned in Hungary under the Soviet regime. Upon his release with amnesty in 1963, he worked as a translator and freelance writer. He translated over 100 works into Hungarian, including books by Faulkner, Golding, Hemingway, Updike, and Wharton. For his literary and translation achievements, he was awarded numerous prizes both in Hungary and here in North America. STIBC members gathered at a Special General Meeting in Vancouver on April 16, 1998, to approve this Honorary Membership. Dr. Göncz died in October 2015.
Pr. Jean-Paul Vinay (deceased April 10, 1999)