VENTURA, CA – – Delegates at the 144rd Annual Spring Meeting of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) unanimously elected Robert L. Taylor of Ventura, CA as their President for 2019-2020.
Bob was first inducted into the SAR on October 16, 2003. He has held numerous leadership positions at the State and Chapter levels and continues to serve on several national committees of the SAR, including the Color Guard.
Born in Long Beach, CA, and raised in Santa Ana, Bob attended Santa Ana Junior College,
and served in the United States Navy 1959-1963. Following his active Navy service, Bob continued to work for the Navy in Civil Service, first at Vandenburg AFB with the BOMARC Special Target, then at Port Hueneme conducting Combat System Ship Qualification Trials and combat system Test & Evaluation. Retiring from Civil Service in July 2003, Bob continues to support the Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship as a defense contractor evaluating new combat systems.
Bob and his wife, Darian, live in Ventura County and have an extended blended family of 10 sons and daughters, 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Bob is a member of the General George S Patton, Jr. Chapter of the SAR, serving as secretary; and Darian is an active member of the CASSAR Ladies Auxiliary at the chapter and state levels. Bob is an active member of other genealogical heritage societies as well, and serves faithfully in his church.
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.