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Milwaukee Chapter

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Milwaukee, WI

Charter Members
Charter Members Charter Members
Mrs. James Sidney Peck Mrs. H. P. Myrick
Mrs. John L. Kaine Mrs. Matthew H. Carpenter
Mrs. Theodore Yates Mrs. Isabelle Gertrude Carpenter
Mrs. Kellogg Sexton Miss Fanny Newcomb Burnall
Mrs. Wm. L. Mason Miss Lillian Ellen Atkins
Mrs. Don J. Whittemore Miss Jessie A. Schley
Mrs. Hamilton Townsend Miss Carrie G. Warren
Mrs. Thomas H. Spence Miss Emily Swift Finch
Mrs. S. S. Merrill Miss Louise Badger Warner
Mrs. Joseph V. Quarles Miss Josephine L. Hustis
Mrs. Frank L. Vance Miss Hannah Lincoln Chadbourne
Mrs. Edw. P. Vilas Miss Katherine Smith Rodgers
Mrs. Wm. Chester Miss Fanny M. Whittemore
Mrs. Edwin Foulkes Miss Laura Ross Wolcott
Mrs. Joseph A. Warren Miss Georgiana Sheldon
Mrs. J. G. Jenkins Miss Katherine Hays Peck

DAR Facts

Founded: October 11, 1890, incorporated 1896 by an Act of Congress

Mission: To promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism

Motto: God, Home, Country

Membership: 168,000 members, 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., International chapters in Australia, Austria,The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. More than 836,000 women have joined the DAR since it was founded.

Management: Policy for the Society is made by the National Board of Management composed of the President General, 11 Executive Officers, 21 Vice Presidents General, and 53 State Regents. The National Board of Management meets six times a year at DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Continental Congress: The DAR annual national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress that governed the American colonies. DAR Continental Congress attracts over 3,000 members to Washington, D.C., each summer.

Become a Member

Eligibility for Membership: Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible.

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