John Mauk Hilliard, the son of Jane Mauk Hilliard and the late John Kent Hilliard, was born in Clovis, NM. He graduated magna cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University, where he received a B.A. in English Literature and History and an M.A. in American. He completed further graduate studies at New York University. Mr. Hilliard was a member of the faculty, and an administrator, at Lehman College of the City University of New York for over thirty years. Mr. Hilliard is presently the Director of Recruitment and Higher Education Officer at Lehman College.


  • General Society of Colonial Wars (former First Lieutenant Governor of the New York Society)

  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America (former Recording Secretary General)

  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty

  • General Society Sons of the Revolution (President of the New York Society)

  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (former Treasurer General)

  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta (Surety of the Class of 2009)

  • The Huguenot Society of America (Historian General)

  • Veteran Corps of Artillery in the State of New York (Council of Administration Member)

  • Saint George's Society of New York

  • Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York

  • Saint David's Society of New York

  • National Society of Sons of the American Colonists (Honorary Governor General)

  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (founder member of the New York Society)

  • Jamestowne Society (Governor of the New York Company)

  • Order of Indian Wars of the United States

  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former Governor of the New York branch)

  • Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy

  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens

  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861

  • National Order of the Blue and Gray (former National Financial Officer)

  • Society of the Second War with Great Britain in the State of New York (Secretary; Registrar)

  • Sons of Confederate Veterans

Chivalric Orders

  • Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Grand Cross; Treasurer of the Priory of Saint Michael and Saint George, New York City)

Other Notes

Mr. Hilliard is involved in numerous fraternal and community organizations including various Masonic institutions, the Laymen's Club of St. John the Divine, the Church Club of New York, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and the Trollope Society.