FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
24 April 2015
Contact: Dave Gilliard
IRVINE, CA — The California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (CASSAR), at their 140th Annual State Meeting in Irvine California, has chosen Orange County teacher Dr. Kent Gregory as CASSAR President for 2015-2016.
Dr. Kent Gregory, a teacher in California schools for thirty-five years, is an instrumental music teacher in the Garden Grove School District, and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. He has served as an Arts Consultant to the California Department of Education. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Millikin University, a Masters degree from USC, and a Doctor of Education from Pepperdine University.
Born in Illinois, Gregory is a descendant of several Revolutionary War patriots, many who were early pioneers in the Illinois Territory. Dr. Gregory’s interests in genealogy and early American history have led to leadership positions in the Sons of the American Revolution at the local, state and national levels.
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 in Connecticut 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 Society.
The CASSAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. More information about the Sons of the American Revolution and their many educational and public programs can be found at the California Society website, www.CaliforniaSAR.org.
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