Governor Thomas Ford Chapter
Ford County, Illinois

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution ( NSDAR) was founded on October 11, 1890, and incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress in 1896.

The NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

DAR members volunteer more than 55,000 hours annually with veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations of over $1 million.

Our chapter, the Governor Thomas Ford Chapter, was organized on December 9, 1959.  Mrs. Arthur B. Arends was our organizing regent. This chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was named for the 8th Governor of Illinois, Thomas Ford.

Ford County, established on February 17, 1859, was named after Thomas Ford, who served as governor of the state of Illinois from December 8, 1842, to December 9, 1846.

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Jean Fox

Last updated: October 16, 2018