05 October 2018

Famous Women Who Are Members of DAR - Part 5


Stars of DAR - Part 5



GRANDMA MOSES
Anna Mary Robertson Moses
Hoosac-Walloomsac Chapter, New York


She was a renowned American folk artist. A self-taught artist, she didn't begin painting until she was 78 years old.  At first, she charged $3 to $5 for a painting, depending upon its size, and as her fame increased her works were sold for $8,000 to $10,000.  In November 2006, her 1943 work "Sugaring Off" became her highest-selling work at $1.2 million.


ELIZABETH DOLE  
Washington, D.C. Member at Large


Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford "Liddy" Dole is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School. She served as Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan and Secretary of Labor under George H.W. Bush before becoming head of the American Red Cross. She then became North Carolina's first female Senator from 2003 to 2009.


JULIA DENT GRANT  
Washington, D.C. Chapter


The wife of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and was First Lady of the United States from 1869 to 1877.


GRACE BREWSTER MURRAY HOPPER
Mary Murray Chapter, New York


Grace was a computer pioneer and naval officer. She earned a master’s degree (1930) and a Ph.D. (1934) in mathematics from Yale.  Nicknamed “Amazing Grace” by her subordinates, she retired from the Navy as a rear admiral at the age of 79—the oldest serving officer in the U.S. armed forces.  


CAROLINE SCOTT HARRISON
Mary Washington Chapter, Washington, D.C.


Caroline Scott Harrison, was a teacher of music, the wife of Benjamin Harrison and mother of two surviving children; after his election as President of the United States, she was First Lady of the United States from 1889 until her death. She secured funding for an extensive renovation of the White House and oversaw the work. Interested in history and preservation, in 1890 she helped found the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as its first President General.


MARGARET RHEA SEDDON 
Colonel Hardy Murfree Chapter, Tennessee


Margaret a physician and retired NASA astronaut. After being selected as part of the first group of astronauts to include women, she flew on three Space Shuttle flights.


MARY BAKER EDDY  
Massachusetts State Member at Large


In 1879, Mary founded the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science).


ROSALYNN SMITH CARTER  
Council of Safety Chapter, Georgia


She is the wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter and in that capacity served as the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981.


MERCY LAVINIA WARREN BUMP STRATTON MAGRI 
Melzingah Chapter, New York


Mrs. Tom Thumb 




JANET WOOD RENO
Coral Gables Chapter, Florida


Janet served as the Attorney General of the United States, from 1993 to 2001. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11, 1993. She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General. 


2 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful series. I love that Grace Hopper and "Mrs. Tom Thumb," are members! (Disclosure: I've been a DAR member since 2010.)

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  2. Thank you Elizabeth. I am also a proud member of DAR - since 2007. I'm so pleased you have enjoyed the series!

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