Society of Colonial Wars in Illinois Officers and Special Committees

Officers 2019

  • Aaron A. Barlow
  • Brian D. White
  • Edmund H. Lester
  • James M. Kinney
  • Geoffrey M. Euston
  • Gregory L. Barton
  • Philip R. May
  • William M. Fox
  • Tobin M. Richter
  • Alexander B. Jacobs
  • William H. Parke
  • Governor
  • Deputy Governor General for Illinois
  • Deputy Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Historian
  • Registrar
  • Chancellor
  • Chaplain
  • Quartermaster

Social Committee

  • Ryan S. Ruskin
  • Chairman

Membership Committee

  • Edward K. Rutledge
  • Chairman

Dinner/Dance Committee

  • Alexander B. Jacobs
  • Chairman

Muskets and Arrows Committee

  • Aaron A. Barlow
  • Editor

Investment Committee

  • Edmund H. Lester
  • Chairman

Committee of Fort de Chartres

  • James M. Kinney
  • Commander of the Fort

Ambassador

  • James F. Barr, Jr.
  • Ambassador to the Societies

Registered Agent

  • Richard C. Spain
  • Registered Agent

2022 General Council Meeting Chicago, IL

  • Co-Chairmen
  • Robert L. Burell
  • David G. Linville

Additional Gentlemen of the Council

  • Peter C. Mark
  • Louis A. Margaglione
  • William H. Parke
  • James F. Rudwall
  • Todd D. H. Schwebel
  • John H. Strothman
  • Louis C. Sudler, Jr.
  • Albert E. van Alyea
  • James F. Barr, Jr.
  • Renton K. Brodie III
  • John A. Bross
  • Howell Brown
  • Robert L. Burell
  • Dwight M. Cleveland
  • Martinus J. Dryud
  • Leland E. Hutchinson
  • David G. Linville

Past Governors of the Illinois Society

Founded October 13, 1894

  • Brian D. White
  • John Harmon Strothman
  • Robert Lee Burell
  • David Gilbert Linville
  • Martinus John Dryud
  • Robert Earl Allen
  • George Miller Burditt
  • Howell Erminger Browne
  • Barry Joseph Carroll
  • Bennet Botsford Harvey, Jr.
  • Albert Harris Tippens, Jr.
  • Donald Robert Weber
  • Louis Cortney Sudler, Jr.
  • Ernest Peyster Waud III
  • Cornelius Byron Waud III
  • Aldis Jermone Browne, Jr.
  • Justin Armstrong Stanley
  • Philip Whitford Kirland Sweet, Jr.
  • George Bowman Milnor
  • Merritt Dutton Morehouse
  • Harold Byron Smith, Jr.
  • Louis Ellsworth Laflin, Jr.
  • J. de Navarre Macomb, Jr.
  • Richard Hutchinson Hobbs
  • Charles Phillips Sturges
  • Kenneth Farwell Burgess
  • Clifford Cilley Gregg
  • George Murray Campbell
  • Donald Phelps Welles
  • Harold Byron Smith
  • William Slaughter Covington
  • Stanley Rich
  • Hamilton Allport
  • Caleb Harland Canby, Jr.
  • Oscar Chase Hayward
  • James Fuller Spoerri
  • Carter Henry Harrison
  • Constant Church Hopkins
  • Newton Camp Farr
  • Charles Lord Blatchford
  • James Sanford Otis
  • Frederick Tudor Haskell
  • Carroll Hopkins Sudler
  • Henry Warren Austin
  • Chancellor Livingston Jenks
  • John Thomas Boddie
  • William Griffin Adkins
  • Montgomery Pickett
  • James Monroe Adsit
  • Frank Osgood Butler
  • Charles Howard ReQua
  • Frederick Bulkley Tuttle
  • William Tracy Alden
  • John Brackett Lord
  • James Warren Nye
  • Charles Frederick Greene
  • Ralph Chester Otis
  • Clarence Augustus Burley
  • William Wirt Curley
  • Chauncey Keep
  • Orson Smith
  • Charles Cromwell
  • Francis Thomas Anderson Junkin
  • Philo Adams Otis
  • Joseph Edward Otis, Jr.
  • Edmund Daniel Hulbert
  • Alfred Landon Baker
  • Moses Jones Wentworth
  • Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
  • Seymour Morris
  • Joseph Edward Otis, Jr.
  • Edward Payson Bailey
  • Marvin Andrus Farr
  • Deming Haven Preston
  • Henry Lathrop Turner
  • Edward McKinstry Teall
  • Capt. Philip Reade
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  • 2013-2015
  • 2010-2012
  • 2009
  • 2006-2008
  • 2003-2005
  • 2001-2002
  • 1999-2000
  • 1997-1998
  • 1995-1996
  • 1993-1994
  • 1991-1992
  • 1989-1990
  • 1987-1988
  • 1985-1986
  • 1983-1984
  • 1981-1982
  • 1979-1980
  • 1977-1978
  • 1975-1976
  • 1973-1974
  • 1971-1972
  • 1969-1970
  • 1967-1968
  • 1965-1966
  • 1964-1965
  • 1962-1964
  • 1960-1961
  • 1958-1960
  • 1956-1958
  • 1954-1956
  • 1952-1954
  • 1950-1952
  • 1949-1950
  • 1946-1948
  • 1945-1946
  • 1944-1945
  • 1941-1944
  • 1939-1941
  • 1937-1939
  • 1935-1937
  • 1932-1935
  • 1931-1932
  • 1930-1931
  • 1928-1930
  • 1927-1928
  • 1926-1927
  • 1925-1926
  • 1924-1925
  • 1923-1924
  • 1922-1923
  • 1921-1922
  • 1920-1921
  • 1919-1920
  • 1918-1919
  • 1917-1918
  • 1916-1917
  • 1915-1916
  • 1914-1915
  • 1913-1914
  • 1912-1913
  • 1911-1912
  • 1910-1911
  • 1909-1910
  • 1908-1909
  • 1907-1908
  • 1906-1907
  • 1905-1906
  • 1904-1905
  • 1903-1904
  • 1902-1903
  • 1901-1902
  • 1900-1901
  • 1899-1900
  • 1898-1899
  • 1895-1898
  • 1894-1895

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~ Upcoming Events ~

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

The Newberry Library – Colonial History Lecture Series
Mark A. Peterson, Professor of History at Yale University, “The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865”
10am- Free and open to the public; no registration required.

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Casino – “Winter Court”
6 pm Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
7 pm Council Meeting
7:30 pm Dinner followed by Program finishing by 9 pm followed by backgammon in The Cocktail Lounge and Red Room.
White Tie Preferred or Black Tie with Optional Decorations.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut Street.
Guests are encouraged.
Speaker: D. Brenton Simons, CEO, The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
$175.pp

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Indian Hill Club
A Colonial Dames event to which The Colonial Warriors are invited.
10:30 am Reception followed by 11:30 am Program followed by Brunch at 12:30 pm.
Speaker: Liz Garibay, Executive Director of the Brewseum whose topic will be “Beer! Chicago’s Fight for Lager”.

Thursday, February 6th - Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The 110th General Council.
The Florida State Society Annual Dinner Dance at The Everglades Club.
White tie
All Warriors are invited and encouraged to attend
followed by Brunch on Saturday at the Bath & Tennis Club.
Palm Beach has incorporated the National "General Council" into their existing "PB Weekend" - so everyone is encouraged to attend!

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The Racquet Club of Chicago - Annual Membership Event
5 pm / Quarterly Council Meeting
6 pm – 7:30 pm drinks & hors d’oeuvres followed by optional dinner.
Intended for full membership to meet our New Members, Provisionals and Candidates.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Forward any names and addresses of appropriate male guests (encouraged) who you would consider sponsoring to join our Society to our Membership Chairman to be added to our Candidate list during the months of Oct./Nov./Dec.
$50 cocktails & hors d’oeuvres only
$150 for cocktails & dinner

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

The Casino Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon-Lunch with Program ending at 1 pm.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut St.
Guests are encouraged to join for program and lunch at Noon.
$46pp
Speaker:TBD

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

The Newberry Library - Colonial History Lecture Series
Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah, will speak about the Boston Massacre.
10am
Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Sunday, May 3th, 2020

Shoreacres - “Summer Court”
A Colonial Warriors Event to which The Colonial Dames are invited.
10:30 am Brief Council Meeting for all members
11:30 am Reception with wine, bellinis and Bloody Marys. Bagpiper and procession
12:30 pm – lunch followed by program.
$105.pp inclusive.
Jacket & Tie.
Speaker TBD

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

The Chicago Yacht Club – Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon – Lunch with Program ending at 1:00 pm.
Optional parking at the club available for $12 per car paid in advance with reservation.
Guests are encouraged to join program & Lunch at Noon.
Jacket & Tie
$46.pp
Speaker TBD

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The Chicago Club - "Welcome Dinner" honoring out of town guests
6pm -Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres on the terrace, followed by dinner at 7pm in Room #503
Jacket & Tie required,
$200.pp inclusive.
The Chicago Club is located at 81 E Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60605

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Onwentsia Club Annual Summer Dinner Dance co-sponsored with The Colonial Dames.
6:30 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres on the terrace
7:30 Dinner in the Living Room with music and dancing.
Jacket & Tie Required.
$175pp

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Casino Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon - Lunch with Program ending at 1 pm.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut St.
Guests are encouraged to join program and lunch at Noon.
$46pp
Speaker: TBD

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

The Newberry Library - Colonial History Lecture Series
Kathleen Duval, University of North Carolina will be speaking. (Topic has not been finalized)
10am
Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Casino - “Winter Court”
6 pm Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
7 pm Council Meeting
7:30 pm Dinner followed by Program finishing by 9 pm followed by backgammon in The Cocktail Lounge and Red Room.
White Tie Preferred or Black Tie with Optional Decorations.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut Street.
Guests are encouraged.
Speaker: TBD
$175.pp

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The 43rd General Assembly June 9th - 12th 2022 - Chicago