Donald Treadwell Remembered

The REALTOR® family lost one of its most distinguished leaders when NAR’s 1984 president, Donald H. Treadwell, passed away March 30. As president of NAR, Treadwell furthered the association’s political involvement, launching a voter registration campaign as part of the REALTORS® Active in Politics program and lobbying to prevent major cuts to HUD’s budget and to preserve the mortgage interest deduction. Treadwell also started the “On Your Mark” campaign to promote awareness of the REALTOR® trademark among members and consumers. The former NAR president is survived by his wife, Marjorie; five of his six children; and numerous grandchildren. Learn more about his service to NAR at