Board of Directors of The Lockman Foundation launched the NEW
AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE translation work in the late 1950's
following the completion of the AMPLIFIED NEW TESTAMENT. Dr.
S. Franklin Logsdon was acquainted with Dewey Lockman,
president of The Lockman Foundation, prior to Mr. Lockman's
death in 1974. Mr. Logsdon was never a member of the Board of
Directors, nor was he an employee of The Lockman Foundation.
Mr. Logsdon had no authority to hire employees or translators
for the Foundation, to set policy, to vote, to hold office, to
incur expenses, etc. He cannot be considered "co-founder" of
the NASB, nor part of The Lockman Foundation, nor part of the
NASB translation team, nor did he write the forward of the
NASB. According to our records, he was present at board
meetings on two occasions -- once to hear a travel report; and
once to deliver an "inspirational thought."
Logsdon last wrote to Mr. Lockman in fall of 1973 that he was
moving to Florida. Mr. Lockman replied that he was surprised
and saddened by his decision to leave the area. Mr. Lockman
passed away in January of 1974, and no further correspondence
was exchanged between Frank Logsdon and The Lockman
Foundation. He resided in Florida until his passing some
grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God
stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 (NASB)