ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Timmons, of Philadelphia, became the ninety-ninth president of the Association at the 1962 meeting in Miami Beach. He had been speaker of the House of Delegates in 1955-1961. Doctor Timmons was dean of Temple University School of Dentistry from 1942 until his retirement in 1964. He served as president of the Indianapolis Dental Society, the American College of Dentists, and the American Association of Dental Schools. He served the American Dental Association as executive secretary in 1940-1942, trustee from the Seventh District in 1938-1940, and as a member of the Council on Dental Education in 1950-1956. Doctor Timmons was the first recipient of the Association's Distinguished Service Award, in 1971. He was born in Indiana in 1897 and died in 1978.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1962-1963: Gerald Desmond Timmons" (1977). ADA Presidents. 102.