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2008 - 2009 NSSAR General Officers


2008-2009 General Officers


Elected at California, July 2008

  • President General -- is the chief executive officer of the SAR. He guides the policies, oversees headquarters operations, and appoints the members of all the committees.  He presides over meetings of the Executive Committee, the Trustees, and the annual Congress.  He (or his designated representative) represents the SAR at the meetings of or in negotiations with other organizations.



PG David Appleby

David N. Appleby.


David N. Appleby has been a member in good standing with the Missouri Society for 12 years.  David N. Appleby was elected President General of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, on July 8, 2008 to serve a one-year term.

  • Secretary General: Edward F. Butler (TX) maintenance of records of the activities of the executive committee, trustees, and national congresses; headquarters staff operations; compiling officer and committee reports for distribution at meetings; meeting registration
  • Interim Treasurer General: J. Philip London (DC) maintenance of financial records; advice and action on financial issues; headquarters merchandise operation; dues
  • Chancellor General: James K. Say (IL) advice and action on legal issues relating to the national society.
  • Genealogist General: Joseph W. Dooley (VA) guidance on genealogical problems related to applications for membership and supplementals.
  • Registrar General: James D. Sympson (KY) maintenance of membership records
  • Historian General: Stephen A. Leishman (DE) securing and interpreting of the records required to document the history of the national society.
  • Librarian General: Richard D. Brockway(WV) guidance for maintaining the national headquarters library and museum
  • Surgeon General: Charles R. Treadway (TN) advice and assistance for maintaining the health of our members.
  • Chaplain General: Rev. David A. Hockensmith (VT) advice and assistance for ministering to the spiritual needs of our members.

Executive Committee Appointees

Franklin J. Appl (OK)
Lawrence E. McKinley (VA)
Lanny R. Patten (PA)
Nathan E. White (TX)
Bruce A. Wilcox (VA)

Vice Presidents General

These general officers serve as intermediaries between the national society and the state societies, grouped into fifteen Districts (geographic regions, two of which are outside the United States):

  • New England - Hans E. Jackson : Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
  • North Atlantic -John A. Moller : New York and New Jersey
  • Mid-Atlantic - Gareth H. Bond : Delaware, Maryland, The District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
  • South Atlantic - Lindsey C. Brock : North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
  • Southern -Andrew M. Jones : Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana
  • Central - Stephen C. Emery : Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky
  • Great Lakes