For Release: April 10, 2017
Contact: Dave Gilliard
IRVINE, CA – – Delegates at the 142th Annual Spring Meeting of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) unanimously elected James C. Fosdyck of Orange County, CA as their President for 2017-2018.
“I am deeply honored to have been elected President of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution,” said Fosdyck, who was first inducted into the SAR on July 11, 2008. He has held numerous leadership positions at the Chapter and State levels and serves on multiple national committees of the SAR.
James C. Fosdyck was born in the Texas Panhandle and moved with his parents to the Los Angeles area in 1953. He served in the US Army as a member of the elite 3rd Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” (official escort to the President) at Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, DC.
Fosdyck became a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1970 and served the citizens of the County of Los Angeles for more than 35 years.
James and his wife, Un Hui Yi, live in Orange County and have a daughter and grandchildren living nearby. Their son passed away in 2009. James is a member of the Orange County Chapter of the SAR and Un Hui Yi is an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the chapter, state and national level.
The SAR is the largest male lineage organization in the U.S., consisting of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies and over 34,000 members. The California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was instituted October 22nd, 1875. It was the first body in inception, institution and organization, to unite the descendants of Revolutionary patriots and perpetuate the memory of all those who took part in the American Revolution.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was incorporated on January 17, 1890 and later chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. The charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was also an early member of the SAR.
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