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Leslie Vander Meulen Richards

Occupation
Presently administrative manager for nationwide answering service/ call center company in St. Louis; owner/president Alexis Antiques, Inc. international mail order specialist in Wedgwood English ceramics, includes a subsidiary marketing ceramic college wares. Former National Account Manager and Regional Business Manager for nationwide computer service corporation, and Branch administration manager and sales account manager in its earlier parent company providing hardware/ software/ maintenance sales. Before marriage and children she worked in hospital administration, developing and implementing admission and scheduling computerization procedures and supervisory positions in the admissions department.

Authorships
Wedgwood Eye Baths and the Collection of Ray Stenseth, R.Ph., Ph.D. St. Louis, MO;
- Wedgwood: Collectors, Collecting & Collections, Proceedings of the Wedgwood International Seminars, #46, 47 & 48.
- Wedgwood - Coming to America and the Voyage of the Mayflower; Wedgwood and America, Proceedings of the Wedgwood International Seminar #50, Philadelphia.
- Dunkirk Delft: A Dutch Potter Comes to America, American Ceramic Circle Journal, Volume XVIII - publication resulting from receipt of a research grant from the ACC.

Listed In
* Two Thousand Notable American Women, Sixth Edition
* Sterling, Who's Who, Executive Edition, 1994-1995
* World Who's Who of Women, 1994-1995
* Continental Who's Who of Business 2009-2010
* NSDU Centennial Ancestor Book Vol 1 & 2
* Hereditary Society Blue Book, 1992, 1994-2000

Professional Memberships
* Wedgwood Society of Boston
* Wedgwood International Seminar
* Wedgwood Society of NY
* Wedgwood Society of Southern California
* Wedgwood Society of New South Wales
* Wedgwood Society of Australia, Inc.
* Wedgwood Society of Queensland
* Wedgwood Society of Washington, DC
* Wedgwood Society of London
   (These can be consolidated as Wedgwood Society of Boston, NY etc.    and Wedgwood Intl Seminar)

Genealogy & Historical Associations
* Ancient Burying Ground Association, Inc.
* Bolduc House Museum Friends, Ste. Genevieve, MO
* Brecksville (OH) Historical Assn., Inc.
* Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Ft. San Carlos (MO)    (Vice President)
* Dunkirk (NY) Historical Society and Museum, Life Member
* Genealogical Society of Whitley Co., IN
* National Genealogical Society
* Harrisonburg - Rockingham County (VA) Historical Society
* Historical Society of Medway, Massachusetts
* Historical Society of Medfield, Massachusetts
* Historical Society of Whitley County, IN
* New England Historic and Genealogical Society
* Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. (MA)
* Sappington Concord Historical Society (MO)
* Sappington Family of America
* Sappington House Foundation, Crestwood, MO
* St. Louis Genealogical Society
* Whately (MA) Historical Society
* Williamsburg (MA) Historical Society

Society Memberships

National Gavel Society Life Member

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Missouri,
- Past State Governor; Past Deputy Governor General
National Society of New England Women
- Colony Registrar, Past Colony President; National Committee Chairman, past National Chairman 100th Anniversary Celebration, past Director General, past Chaplain General, past Organizing Secretary General, past 3rd and 1st Vice President General, President General 2005-2008 and Honorary President General for life. Chairman 125th anniversary (2020) committee.
Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century
- Missouri Chapter Number One
Past Recording Secretary, current Registrar and President. Past Organizing Secretary General; past 2nd VPG & National Chairman; President General 2015-2018 and Honorary President General for Life.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
- Past Chapter chairman, director, officer and Regent; past State Chairman; past Natl Vice-Chairman.
National Society Children of the American Revolution
- Past Sr. State officer; Honorary Senior State President; past Senior National Vice President, Great Plains Region, Mrs. Niebell's administration 1990-92.
Warren Cousins
- Life Member; Founding National Secretary
The National Society, Magna Charta Dames and Barons
- Life Member; MO Division, past Division Officer and Regent; Past National Herald; current National Vice-President
Daughters of the American Colonists
- Past Chapter officer, chairman and Regent; Past State Chairman, Past National Sectional Vice-Chairman.
National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865
- Organizing Treasurer, DeWitt Clinton Jones Chapter; Chapter Regent; National Society Past Director General, Membership
Daughters of Colonial Wars
- National Parliamentarian, National Chairman; Missouri State President and past state officer
United Daughters of the Confederacy
- past Chapter Registrar, Finance & ByLaws Committee; past Division Chairman
St. Louis Confederate Monument Association, Secretary
National Society Dames of the Court of Honor
- Missouri Society, Vice President; Past National Chairman
National Society United States Daughters of 1812
- St. Louis Pioneer Chapter Registrar and Past Chapter Historian; past State Chairman and Registrar; current State Vice President
Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
- National Chairman, Scholarships; Missouri State Governor
Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent, Life Member
Most Noble Order of the Garter, Life Member
Dutch Colonial Society
- Life Member, former Patroon; National Secretary
Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865 Department of Minnesota
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Litchfield, MN, Frank Daggett Circle #105
The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri
- Past State Chairman Historic Properties; past State Registrar
Daughters of the British Empire, Lord Mountbatten Chapter,
- Past chapter Recording Secretary & Vice-Regent; Past National ByLaws committee
Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
- MO Court reorganizing President, parliamentarian national
National Society Southern Dames of America, East TX Society

Other Notes and Interests
* Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
* Kurn Hattin Homes, Westminster, VT Board of Incorporators
* Past Trustee, Hampton Park Subdivision, Richmond Heights, MO,    (National Register of Historic Places, Placement Committee member)
* St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association, former Board member
* French Colonial America, Ste. Genevieve, MO, Board Member
* Kirkwood (MO) High School Alumni Association, Founding member &    Past President (50,000+ members)
* Kirkwood (MO) School District Foundation, Past Board Member
* Member Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Club

   
   
   
 
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