It is an honor and a thrill for me to introduce Dr. Joe B. Dixon as the recipient of The Clay Minerals Society 1991 Distinguished Member Award. He has made many significant contributions in soil and clay mineralogy. Joe began his journey in academic excellence at the University of Kentucky where, in 1952, he obtained a B.S. with high distinction in agriculture. Service to his country called him away to the army for two years; however, Joe quickly returned to the University of Kentucky and graduated in 1956 with a M.S. in agronomy (soil science) where he focused on the...

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