District of Columbia State Society Organized November 30, 1901



















Judge Lynn Chapter

Washington, DC
Organized February 22, 1908

Meetings held 1st Monday of each month - 7:00pm

Judge Lynn is one of only two D.C.DAR chapters that meet on a weeknight. Chapter members are women of all ages, representing a diversity of professions, talents, and interests.
We are dedicated to NSDAR's mission: to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

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Chapter Officers 2011-2013

Regent: Robin M. Jones

Vice Regent: Sybil Anne Strimbu 

Chaplain: Karen Woodall 

Recording Secretary: Elizabeth Draggett 

Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Engelhardt 

Treasurer: Kimberly Ball-McCarthy 

Registrar: Darcy Kern 

Historian: Diane Miller 

Mary Castleman 


Chapter Calendar of Events 2010-2012

Coming Soon!


Chapter History

The Judge Lynn Chapter was organized February 22, 1908, by the Regent, Mrs. Bertha M. Robbins, at her home, 1622 P Street, NW. Mrs. Donald McLean, President General, honored the new chapter by giving it the name of her revolutionary ancestor, Judge David Lynn, who was one of THE TWELVE IMMORTAL JUDGES OF MARYLAND.

Judge Lynn held his commission under King George of England and was one of the twelve judges who, on 23 Nov 1765, decided that before the English Stamp Act would be recognized by the Maryland Courts, the Courts must be officially notified of the passage of that Act. In memory of this courageous stand, an act of treason against the English Crown, and said to be one of the first of the various actions against England which resulted in the revolt of the Colonists, a large bronze tablet was erected in the Courthouse at Frederick, MD by the DAR in 1904.

November 23 was designated as Repudiation Day by the Maryland General Assembly and is a legal bank half-holiday in Frederick County.

Judge Lynn Chapter celebrated its Centennial in February 2008 at Mount Vernon Inn. Among the honored guests were three direct descendants of Judge David Lynn.


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