The following information was retrieved from the Spring 2003, Volume 6, p 13 of The Reblooming Iris Recorder, article entitled "A History of the Iris" with contribution by John Weiler, a past president of RIS.
Before organization of the Reblooming Iris Society, there was a group of people dedicated to research, breeding, and improvement of reblooming irises. It was headed by Edwin Rundlett of Staten Island, New York who served as editor-in-chief of a publication, The Reblooming Reporter, issued twice a year beginning with issue No. 1 in January, 1962. Although no officers were indicated, Edwin Rundlett as editor-in-chief had additional editorial staff including G. Percy Brown*, David J. Flesh*, William G. McGarvey*, Elizabeth Reneau, and Raymond G. Smith*. This arrangement remained through No. 11, February, 1967.
Lloyd Zurbrigg* 1967-1970
Edwin Rundlett* 1962-1971