Claire Kimbrough Bryant became a member-at-large in order to organize Zachariah Godbold Chapter in Bay Minette, which was officially recognized on June 1, 1953. After a year as Organizing Regent, she was elected to a two-year term as Chapter Regent and again served in this capacity from 1964 to 1966. Between her two terms as Regent she assumed various offices and committee chairmanships when called upon.
Mrs. Bryant served as State Treasurer 1961-1964, State Vice Regent 1964-1967, and State Regent of the Alabama Society 1967-1970.
During her term as State Regent, the first DAR Genealogical Workshops to be held in the state were inaugurated in accordance with the wishes of the National Society. Also, during her tenure, membership showed the greatest gains heretofore recorded; advertisements in the DAR Magazine reached an all-time high for the state; Junior Membership and American Heritage Committees received national recognition; a State Board of Consultants, composed of Honorary State Regents, was formed; a State Membership Commission was created which has been most helpful not only to the Alabama DAR but to other states as well; State Bylaws were revised for the first time in many years; and the third volume of the Alabama DAR Roster was compiled.
Mrs. Bryant served as Vice President General from 1970 - 1973.
Claire Kimbrough Bryant died June 7, 1990
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