Senator Thomas Hart Benton

Welcome to the Thomas Hart Benton Chapter DAR

Welcome to the Thomas Hart Benton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter was founded April 15, 1978. The first meeting was held at the home of Elizabeth Drake, Warsaw, Missouri, with 13 organizing members. The chapter was named for Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the first Senator from Missouri, noted for the push of westward expansion in America. We are located in Benton county, named in honor of Senator Benton.

2012-2014 Chapter Officers:

Regent: Linda Maddix
Vice Regent: Leota Kreisel
Chaplain: Carol Linn
Recording Secretary: Judy Kinkead
Treasurer: Helen Gregory
Registrar: Anetta Moore
Historian: Lana Whitworth
Librarian: Rowena Lietzke

Above, members gather to celebrate the chapter's 30th anniversary in 2008.. (front row l-r: Ruth Ann Gregory, Judy Frisch, Linda Wagner, Cheryl Ready; back row l-r: Freda Whitaker, Diane Maddix, Helen Gregory, Leota Kreisel, Marilyn Drake, and Judy Kinkead.)

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Six Chapter meetings are held throughout the year: January, March, April, May, September, and November. Each regular meeting includes a short business meeting, planned programs and refreshments. Our activities and programs focus on education, historic preservation and patriotism, the goals of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Members are active within the community and strive to promote the ideals and goals of the National organization.

For information regarding membership eligibility, visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution web site. If you would like to confirm if your ancestor is a proven patriot of the Revolutionary War, check the Genealogical Research System patriot look up data base, a free service of the National Society.

Come Join us! For more information relating to our chapter or membership in the Society, please contact Judy Frisch, Chapter Registrar.

Thomas Hart Benton Chapter
Pictured above, back row l-r: Marsha Eaton, Mary Ann Hunt, Sharon Johnson, Judy Kindead, Elaine Herron, Marilyn Drake; front row l-r: Freda Whitaker, Ruth Ann Gregory, Leota Kreisel, Cheryl Ready, Helen Gregory, Linda Wagoner, Carolyn Johnson, Judy Frisch.

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