John Alexander, NSDAR


The chapter was named by the late Eleanor Washington Howard (last child born at Mount Vernon) for John Alexander, for whom the City of Alexandria was named over two hundred and fifty years ago.

The chapter's Motto, "Youth - Now and in the Future," appropriately emphasizes our keen interest in future citizens.  The chapter restored, furnished, and maintained the famous "Female Stranger's Room" at historic Gadsby's Tavern as a memorial to deceased chapter members until, in 1978, the project was taken over by the City of Alexandria.  For all of our 75 years, we have worked toward National and State goals.  The first Virginia Daughter to serve as President General was an Organizing Member of this chapter.  We look forward to continued service with great enthusiasm.

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Last updated July 27, 2016