Dr. Elisha Dick Chapter, NSDAR
Welcome to the website of the Dr. Elisha Dick Chapter NSDAR! Our chapter was organized in Alexandria, Virginia, on December 7, 1937. Mrs. George Klipstein was the Organizing Regent, and there were 48 Charter members Our chapter’s namesake, Dr. Elisha Dick was one of the founders of the Masonic Lodge in Alexandria, and in 1791 presided over the setting of the southeast cornerstone of the “Ten Mile Square District” at Jones Point. Dr Elisha Dick was appointed Superintendent of Quarantine by the Governor of Virginia; was the Mayor of Alexandria and the City Health Officer. During General Washington’s last illness, he was called as a consulting physician. He presided over the “Lodge of Sorrow” for General Washington at his funeral on December 18, 1799.
The chapter meets monthly in the Alexandria area.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 with the threefold mission of supporting historic preservation, promoting education, and encouraging patriotism. Dr. Elisha Dick Chapter NSDAR works to support the continuing fulfillment of these important goals.
For information on membership in NSDAR, please visit our Membership page.