Meet the Presidents of the BFA
William K. Fischer joined the Association in 1986 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1988.  He served in that capacity until 1992, when he was elected as President of the BFA.  Bill served in that position through the membership year 2003/04.  His leadership was a great influence and stabilizing force in the growth of the Association.  Changes in the by-laws took place under his watch, and with his efforts reduced the number of annual meetings from two to one and changed the dates so that those with children might be in attendance.  Bill's wife, Kathrine, was his greatest supporter in his service to the Association.
1991 - 2004
1983 - 1986
1988 - 1991
2004 - 2007
James D. Walsh became a member of the Association in 1988 and was placed on the Board of Directors in 1990 in Salt Lake City.  He was appointed as VP of Finance in 1995.  James has been very active in the Association on such projects as the consolidated name index and it's subsequent publishing at, the records data base and the reproduction of the entire BFA Bulletin on computer CD as well as the creation and maintenance of the BFA Website.  He has been married to his wife, Sharon for over 52 years, has 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  He was elected President of the Association in 2004 and installed at the annual Board meeting in San Antonio, TX.
1981 - 1983
William S. Burleson, BFA # 1, was one of the founders of the Association. As the first president, he led BFA through its initial organization and help lay the groundwork for it's future success.  He continued to serve for many years as a board member and spent many hours doing research that helped the BFA to gather volumes of lineage information.  His guidance and influence is still felt today and was the first receipiant of the William S. Burleson award.
David A. Burleson, initially served the association as it's first VP of Finance.  He took over as President in 1983 and served until 1986.  David was one of the four original organizers of the Association and has remained an active member, hosting several of our Alabama reunions. David and his wife Anne, still live in the old Jonathan A. Burleson plantation homeplace in Hartselle Alabama built in 1841.  Westview, as it is called is used by the association on all of it's publications.
1986 - 1987
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Bio not yet completed
2007 - 2007
2008 -2013
Kaye P. Mills became a member  of the Association in 1992 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1995.  She spent several years assisting Nancy McCoy, who was the VP of membership, by mailing bulletin orders.  She took over as VP of membership in 1998 and is presently serving in that position.  Her husband, Royal, who passed away in 1996, supported her during her many years of service to the Association and has been missed by all those who knew him.  Kaye became acting president at the end of 2007 after the resignation of the elected president.
Nancy McLarry was elected to the board in 2007 although she had served as Historian for a year on special assignment. She is a member of Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the War of 1812, and Daughters of Indian Wars. She is also the chairman of the San Antonio council of the Chickasaw Nation. Member of the Genealogy Society of Kendall County and has worked on the Gala (Alamo fund raiser) for the last three years. She has serve as the chairman of parish hall of St. Johns Anglican church where she was a founding member. Nancy has also served on a number of BFA Committees for our reunions. Nancy and Perry have seven children and 17 grandchildren and enjoy Boerne and the hill county of Texas where they have lived for the last thirty years.
Janey Polk Dutnell came into the Association in 1999 and served on many committees including President. She and her husband, Richard, were diligent workers in the Association for many years.  Janey has been a member of the DAR, DRT, Colonial Dames, Daughters of Indian Wars and Daughters of 1812, serving as President on many of these. Janey has lived in many places as an Air Force wife and lives in Oklahoma where they have lived for several years. They have three children, Tammy, Steve and Russ. Due to Dick’s major illness, Janey gave up her Presidency in 2007