03 October 2018

Famous Women Who Are Members of DAR - Part 3


Stars of DAR - Part 3



ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER
Williamsburg Chapter, Virginia


Wife of John D. Rockefeller, Abby is referred to as the "woman in the family."  She was known for being the driving force behind the establishment of the Museum of Modern Art.

SUZANNE POWELL BISHOPRIC 
Walter Hines Page Chapter, London, England


From 1999 to 2007, Suzanne was the Treasurer of the United Nations.  2007 until recently she was the Director of the Investment Management division of the United Nations.


SONPHONISBA PRESTON BRECKINRIDGE 
Lexington Chapter, Kentucky


She was a suffragist, a social reformer and an attorney being the first woman to pass Kentucky bar exam.


MARY ELLEN HINAMON WITHROW 
Captain William Hendricks Chapter, Ohio


Mary was the  40th Treasurer of the United States from March 1, 1994 to January 20, 2001 under President Bill Clinton.


ANNA M. JARVIS
Daniel Davisson Chapter, West Virginia


Anna is recognized as the founder of Mother’s Day holiday in the United States.


EDITH KERMIT CAROW ROOSEVELT  
Oyster Bay Chapter, New York


Edith was the second wife of President Theodore Roosevelt and served as the First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1901 to 1909.


ELEANOR ROOSEVELT  
New York State Member at Large


She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest serving First Lady of the United States.  Eleanor was appointed as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952.  In 1939, in a dramatic and celebrated act of conscience, Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the Daughters of the American Revolution when it barred the world-renowned singer Marian Anderson, an African American, from performing at its Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. The DAR has long since apologized and Marian Anderson performed many times in Constitution Hall.


SUSAN LINCOLN TOLMAN MILLS
Sequoia Chapter, California


President and co-founder of Mills College, the first U.S. women’s college on the west coast.



DOROTHY AYER GARDNER FORD
Lucretia Leffingwell Chapter, Illinois

Mother of Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States.


4 comments:

  1. Enjoying your series on DAR members! I didn't know Anna Jarvis was the woman behind the Mother's Day movement.

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    1. Thank you Marian! DAR has a list of what they call "Dazzling Daughters" on their website. But it is just a list of names. I decided to find out a little more about these women who have made their mark on history.

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  2. I'm enjoying the series, too, Sheri! Allow me to suggest Edith N ourse Rogers, 1881-1960, aviator, Massachusetts Republican Congresswoman, "Mother of the G.I. Bill ," and a DAR Dazzling Daughter.

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  3. Marian - I don't know how I missed Edith Rogers! Thank you for introducing me to her.

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