Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors

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The Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors is a hereditary society formed in 1896 made up of  men and women who can prove their descent from a colonial-era governor. 

The organization’s purpose was to “commemorate the services of those men who, prior to July 4, 

 1776, singly exercised supreme executive power in the American colonies and who laid in them the foundations of stable government and of the respect for the civil law and authority which made the maintenance of their future independence possible.” Today this organization has approximately 500 members.