Lynne Forney Young

     HSC Advisor


Lynn Forney Young
(Mrs. Larry Steven Young)

President General
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution

President General Lynn F. Young has been a DAR member for 36 years and has a distinguished service background. She was elected to the position of President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution after serving the Society in a variety of national, state and local roles. This includes serving from 2006-2009 as State Regent of Texas, the largest DAR State Society with more than 17,000 members and 195 chapters. She is the first member from Texas in the Society’s 123 year history to be elected as President General.

As President General, Mrs. Young heads the women’s volunteer service organization which includes more than 177,000 members in nearly 3,000 chapters in the United States and 14 foreign countries. As Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit organization, she also leads a professional staff of 140 at the National Headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C. The staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization as well as the maintenance and promotion of the Society’s National Historic Landmark buildings, which are open to the public.

“The vision of the Young Administration is to encourage every generation to celebrate the spirit of the men and women who achieved our nation’s independence,” explained President General Young in her installation speech. “Through a renewed and unparalleled commitment to meaningful public service, we hope to enhance public awareness of our vital, relevant and timeless mission to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.”

As one of the central goals of the Young Administration, members are being challenged to give a collective one million hours of service annually in promoting the objectives of the DAR. The Society will also be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015 and preparations are underway for efforts to reflect on the strong heritage of the DAR while also focusing on its future.

Mrs. Young assumed the Society’s highest office after having served for three years as the Recording Secretary General, a role responsible for overseeing the documentation of the proceedings of the National Society. She took on that Executive Board position following her three year position as the State Regent of Texas. Her additional leadership includes numerous national chairmanships and vice chairmanships as well as distinguished service at all levels in the Texas State Society. Last updated February 2014.

* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Honorary
   President General)

* United Daughters of the Confederacy
* Colonial Dames of America, Chapter VIII
* Daughters of the Republic of Texas
* National Society Daughters of the American Colonists
* National Society United States Daughters of 1812
* Colonial Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

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