Past Presidents

Sons of the American Revolution Chapter President's Badge. The medal depicts a profile of George Washington surrounded by the motto "LIBERTAS ET PATRIA" (Liberty and Country).  The reverse depicts minuteman surrounded by "SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION."

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Poster of U.S. Presidents that were SAR Members 

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 Sons of the American Revolution 
We, descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution, who by their sacrifices, established the United States of America, reaffirm our faith in the principles of liberty and our Constitutional Republic, and solemnly pledge ourselves to defend them against every foe.

List of Past Pittsburgh SAR Chapter Presidents

1927

Rulef C. Schanck

Member as of 1917, Chapter President Pro Tem, PASSAR President 1923/24/25

N# 29356; S# 1035; b. 23 Feb 1862, d. 6 May 1936

Ancestor: Thomas Combs.

1928/29

Weaver H. Rogers

Member as of 1917, PASSAR President 1932

N# 29638; S# 1063; b. 09 Nov 1876, d. 17 Jan 1936

Ancestor: Abraham Rogers.

1930

Samuel B. Linhart

Member as of 1910

N# 21899; S# 749; b. 12 Nov 1865, d. 11 Dec 1936

Ancestor: George Long

1931

John D. Garvin, MD

Member as of 1928

N# 47125, S# 2254; b 09 Dec 1893, d. ?

Ancestor: Artemus Day

1932

Col. Franklin Blackstone

Member as of 1904

N# 16440, S# 465; b. 31 Mar 1874, d. ?

Ancestor: Jacob Stevens

1933

Robert M. Sherrard

Member as of 1919

N# 32166; S# 1141; b. 01 Oct 1869, d. ?

Ancestor: John Sherrard

1934

J. Clark Mansfield

Member as of 1930

N# 49493; S# 2397; b. 11 Dec 1875, d. ?

Ancestor: Nathan Mansfield

1935/36/37

Daniel G. Krouse

Member as of 1929

N# 47999; S# 2303; b. 14 Jun 1868, d. 12 Apr 1962
Ancestor: Daniel Pastorius

1938

Frank J. Forsyth

Member as of 1917, Charter Member

N# 29628, S# PA1053, FL570, b. 24 Sep 1877, d. Apr 1965

Ancestor: John Ward

1939

H. Ryerson Decker

Member as of 1918, PASSAR President 1954

N# 31941, S# NJ1916, PA1554; b.26 Feb 1883, d. ?

Ancestor: Jacob Stevens

1940

Harry L. McKain

Member as of 1921

N# 36770; S# 1320; b. 09 May 1872, d. ?

Ancestor: Jacob Huff

1941

C. Harbaugh Miller

Member as of 1926

N# 42728, S# 1882; b. 23 Jul 1902, d. ?
Ancestor: Dr. Samuel Johnson

1942

James I. Marsh

Member as of 1914

N# 25891; S# 916; b. 21 Feb 1890, d. ?
Ancestor: John Guthrie

1943

Edward Crump, Jr.

Member as of 1937

N# 55988; S# 2762; b. 09 Jul 1891, d. ?
Ancestor: John Lee

1944

Charles B. Shaler

Member as of 1937

N# 55962, S# 2766; b. 28 Jan 1884, d. ?
Ancestor: John Colgan

1945/46

Paul R. Ruch

Member as of 1936 

N# 54828; S# 2682; b. 28 Dec 1892, d. ?
Ancestor: Andrew Yochum

1947

Harry A Estep

Member as of 1927

N# 45384; S# 2113; b. 01 Feb 1884, d. ?

Ancestor: Vincent Owen

1948

William M. Duff

Member as of 1928
N# 47103; S# 2232; b. 02 Feb 1878, d. ?
Ancestor: Thomas Larimer.

1949/50

Herbert G. Johns

Member as of 1927
N# 55659, S# 2738; b. 09 Sep 1897, d. ?
Ancestor: Capt. Benjamin Adams

1951/52

Arthur G. Trimble

Member as of 1944
N# 63295; S# 3674; b. 02 Nov 1880, d. 10 Jan 1983
Ancestor: Elisha Rugg

1953/54

James L. Taylor, Jr.

Member as of 1946
N# 67509; S# 4463; b. 27 Mar 1881, d. ?
Ancestor: Esme Bayly

1955/56

Ansley A. Izenour

Member as of 1950
N# 73292; S# 5370; b. 24 Sep 1886, d. 12 Apr 1962
Ancestor: Phillip Isenhauer

1957/58

Charles E. Dinkey

Member as of 1944
N# 63629, S# 3683; b. 20 Feb 1904, d. ?
Ancestor: Jacob Dinkey, Sr.

1959

John W. Cost

Member as of 1948
N# 70069; S# 5022; b. 30 Oct 1904, d. 07 Mar 1979
Ancestor: Martin Cost

1960

J. Merle Brallier

Member as of 1948
N# 69877; S# 4980; b. 20 Apr 1899, d. 09 Mar 1981
Ancestor: Samuel Leidy

1961

Paul B. Reinhold

Member as of 1954
N#77518; S#5721; b. 07 May 1890, d. Aug 1981
Ancestor: Christoph Reinhold

1962

Hon. William S. Rahauser

Member as of 1937;
N#55966; S#2720; b. 23 Sep 1904, d. ?
Ancestor: Daniel Miller

1963

Rev. Walter L. Moser

Member as of 1934
N#53561; S#2640; b. 30 Aug 1894, d. 05 May 1978
ancestor: John Moser

1964

Roger S. Long

Member as of 1957
N#82841; S#6094; b. 09 Oct 1929, d. 02 Aug 1974
Ancestor: William Long

1965

Ross M. McGregor

Member as of 1957
N#81739; S#6017; b. 19 Mar 1905, d. 19 Jan 1980
Ancestor: Oliver Scott

1966

Murray V. Johnston

Member as of 1948
N#70284; S#5037; b. 31 Aug 1904, d. 29 Jul 1988
Ancestor: Robert Johnston

1967

Hon. Robert Van der Voort

Member as of 1962
N#88753; S#6506; b. 15 Apr 1909, d. 24 Nov 1993
Ancestor: Paul Van der Voort

1968

Col. Henry C. Givan, Jr.

Member as of 1952
N#75547; S#5550; b. 16 Apr 1902, d. 06 May 1993
Ancestor: Thomas Dale

1969

George Taylor, III

Member as of 1936
N#54124; S#2678; b. 10 Jun 1908, d. 20 Oct 1970
Ancestor: Baltzer Young

1970

Perry L. LaBarr

Member as of 1964
N#91083; S#6711; b. 18 Jul 1899, d. 22 May 2000
Ancestor: George La Bar, Sr.

1971

Hon. Malcolm Hay

Member as of 1962
N#88638; S#6466; b. 19 May 1907, d. 07 Feb 1972
Ancestor: Henry Southard

 

1972

Frank F. Cramer, Jr.

Member as of 1960
N#85364; S#6267; b. 14 Feb 1907, d. 01 Nov 1990
Ancestor: Frederick Steelman

1973

J. Barr Haines IV

Member as of 1964
N#92030; S#6808; b. 04 Mar 1909, d. 29 Apr 1989;
Ancestor: Philip Farree

1974

Grafton Duvall, Jr.

Member as of 1967
N#95081; S#7084; b. 28Feb 1916, d. Apr 1995
Ancestor: Zachariah Duvall

1975

Lt. Col. Paul M. Dreibelbis

Member as of 1965
N#92513; S#6841; b. 15 Sep 1910, d.
Ancestor: Anthony Bayer

1976

Wendell A. Swartz

Member as of 1970
N#100007; S#7460; b. 31 May 1901, d. Apr 1977
Ancestor: James Magee

1977

Robert E. Watson

Member as of 1968
N#97007; S#7210; b. 19 Dec 1899, d. 23 Jan 1998
Ancestor: George Shaver

1977

William E. Barr

member as of 1964
N#91466; S#6744; b. 19 Jan 1906, d. 16 Feb 1994
Ancestor: Georg Walthour

1979

Henry P. Hoffstot, Jr., Esq.

Member as of 1968; d. 2015

1980

Earl W. Traster

1981

William S. Vogel
N#108691; S#8119 b. , d. ?

 

1982

Phillip W. Didion

1983

Charles E. Brooks

1984

William R. Bell

1985

Ralph H. Gardner

1986

Wallace E. Alexander

1987

Frank W. Thompson, Esq

1988

Edgar M. Cushard

1989

Ralph W Allen

Member as of 1968

1990

Theodore N. Shaffer

1991

Armor M. Murdoch, Esq.

1992/93

Thomas A. Hill, Esq.

1994

J. Wesley Coltman

1995

Douglas A. Thompson, Esq.

Member as of 1988

1996

H. Woodruff Turner, Esq.

Member as of 1991

1997/98

Cdr. George E. Biles, Ph.D.

Member as of 1968
N#79267; S#10293
Ancestor: John Loch

1999

J. Wesley Coltman

2000/01

Sidney F. Moore

Member as of 1995
Ancestor: James Moore

2002/03

Robert W. Cranmer

Member as of 2000

2004/05/06

William J. McKim, Esq.

Member as of 1973, PASSAR President 2012

2007/08/09

Paul D. Scull

Member as of 2005

2010/11

J. Rennick Steele

Member as of 1998

2012/13/14

Thomas Edwards

Member as of 2005

2015/16/17/18

Paul F. Kennedy

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