Sons of Liberty

Named best Chapter in the USA six times by the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution!

Certificate of Honor from the State of California in recognition of promoting history, education and patriotism.

Honored by the State of California Assembly Speaker's Resolution 334 for patriotic service.

Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly for service to the community.

Certificate of Commendation by the City of Los Angeles by Resolution for patriotic service.

Honored by City of Pico Rivera Proclamation for patriotic service in 2012.

Recognized by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 2012 for fostering historical awareness.

Our Chapter's First President

The Sons of the American Revolution was established in Los Angeles in 1908, and the first chapter president was Brigadier General John G. Chandler, a Union veteran of the Civil War.

General Chandler was an 1853 graduate of West Point, and Chief Quartermaster of the Department of West Virginia, at the war's outbreak, being engaged in the battles of Carnifex Ferry, Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, and Perryville. He was then Chief Quartermaster of the Nineteenth Army Corps (Department of the Gulf), Nov. 17, 1862, to Aug. 1, 1865, being present at the Siege of Port Hudson, Expedition to Sabine Pass, Red River Expedition, Mansfield, and Battle of Pleasant Hill.

He was promoted to Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion, and ended his military career as Brigadier General, Chief Quartermaster, Department of California, San Francisco, in 1894.  He is buried in the Presidio cemetery.


The Sons of Liberty does not provide documentation for your membership application.  It is up to you to provide satisfactory proof of your lineal descent from a Patriot Ancestor.  You can find direction at the National web site. 

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We are happy to review your application and suggest ways to overcome roadblocks.  Consider coming to one of our regular meetings, or to a genealogy workshop. 

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 Associates Program

Associate Fee: $25

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Reg. Member Fees

Fees for an initial application are $155, including your first year's dues for the national, state and local organizations.  Annual dues are $75 thereafter.