Dane S. Claussen (UO B.S. '84), Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada and a former journalism/mass communication professor, on August 19, 2012, will be inducted into the American Philatelic Society (APS) Writers Unit Hall of Fame for lifetime achievements in philatelic writing and research, and service to the Writers Unit. He is the former Executive Editor and columnist for Stamp Collector newspaper; former Executive Editor of The Stamp Wholesaler magazine; former Editor of The Heliograph, journal of the Postal History Foundation; former Contributing Editor to U.S. Stamps & Postal History magazine; and author of hundreds of articles, columns, letters to the editor, etc., in various philatelic publications. As an editor and writer, Claussen has won about 25 medals at national and international philatelic exhibitions; he also is a retired APS-accredited philatelic literature judge who judged national competitions around the United States. In the American Philatelic Society Writers Unit (of which he has been a member since 1979), he was Immediate Past President/Council Chair, 2003-2011; President, 1999-2003; Vice-President--West, 1995-1999; and Council member, 1991-1995 and since 2011. Claussen also is a former President of the International Philatelic Press Club, former President of the Junior Philatelists of America, a founding board Director of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, and a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society, London. The Writers Unit, founded in 1967, has inducted only about 150 living and deceased persons (the vast majority of whom are now deceased) into its Hall of Fame.