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Lucius P. Deming: Our First President General


*Note- This is the first in a series of posts about the Presidents General of the NSSAR, brought to you by the NSSAR Archives.


While he was only President General for seven months, Lucius P. Deming played an important role in the history of the NSSAR, acting has the organization’s first leader.  He was chosen as the President General at the first meeting of the society at Fraunces Tavern in New York in 1889.  Deming was born in West Stockbridge, MA on March 10, 1836.  He was the master of a schooner and the owner of a dry goods business until he entered Yale Law School, where he graduated in 1877. He held several important positions during his law career, including assistant city attorney of New Haven and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of New Haven County.  Deming was married twice, first to Laura E. Russell, then after her death to Eleanor M. Parmelee.  He had three daughters and one son.  Deming died in Auburn, NY on November 28, 1920. 


Source: History of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Vol. 1.