William Roy Hearter, Jr. M.D.

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William Roy Hearter, Jr. M.D.

William Roy Hearter Jr., a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the son of William Roy Hearter, Sr. and Shirley Jean Russ.  He completed his undergraduate work at Gettysburg College, simultaneously earning B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Vertebrate Biology.  Dr. Hearter earned his M.D. at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and received specialty training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Rochester, New York.  Additionally, Dr. Hearter received his Master of Theology from Laud Hall Seminary.  He is a Diagnostic Radiologist by profession, and is LCDR on inactive reserve with the USPHS.

He is married to Kathleen Marie Mills Hearter, and they have four children: Elizabeth Ann Hearter; Lauren Adele Hearter; William Roy Hearter III; and Heidi Francis Hearter.

Society Memberships
* New York State Society of the Cincinnati (Chaplain of the Four Corners

* General Society of Colonial Wars
* General Society Sons of the Revolution  (Registrar General; President of
   the Arizona Society)
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
* Baronial Order of the Magna Charta
* Military Order of the Crusades
* Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
* General Society of the War of 1812
* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
* Presidential Families of America
* Royal Society of Saint George
* Saint Andrews Society of Philadelphia
* Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
* Flagon and Trencher
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Loyalists & Patriots of the American
* Hereditary Order of  the Families of Presidents and First Ladies of America
* Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts (Chaplain)
* Magna Charta Dames and Barons (former President of the Arizona
* Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
* Military Order of the World Wars
* National Huguenot Society (National Surgeon General; former President of
   the Arizona Society)
* National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (Arizona Society
   Registrar and Member of the Color Guard)
* National Society of the Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-
* National Society of the Sons and Daughters of Early Quakers
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former Governor of
   the Arizona Branch)
* National Society Sons of American Colonists
* Dutch Colonial Society
* Naval Order of the United States
* Noble Society of Celts
* Descendants of the Knights of the Bath
* Order of Descendants of the Justiciars
* Descendants of Founders of New Jersey

* Order of First Families of Vermont
* Order of the First Families of Maryland (Surgeon General)
* Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation
* National Society Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
* Order of Washington
* Plantagenet Society
* Scotch Irish Society of the U.S.A.
* Sons And Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1585-
* Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
* Sovereign Colonial Society of Americans of Royal Descent
* Colonial Order of the Crown
* Welsh Society of Philadelphia
* National Society of Saints and Sinners

* First Settlers of the Shenandoah Valley
* Descendants of Mexican War Veterans

"Valley Fever; a Regional Consideration for Divers", Southwestern Diving
     Festival, Tucson, AZ., 1993.

"Why George Washington Almost Wasn't Our First President", Arizona
     Masonic Magazine, Phoenix, 2003.

"Those Nine Lonely Knights Templar", Templar History Magazine, 2004.

"Skull Symbology in Christianity", MSRICF Winter Conference, January, 2005.

“Captain Henry Wolf Smyser of Pennsylvania”, Arizona Sons of Union
     Veterans of the Civil War, September, 2005.

"Col. Henry Slagle, York County Patriot", Arizona S.A.R. Magazine,  January,

"William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke", Magazine of the Grand Priory of England
     & Wales, 2006.

“Revolutionary War Quakers- Tories, Traitors or Scapegoats", Huguenot
     Society of Arizona, March, 2007

“Fulk of Jerusalem, Templar and Patron of the Order”, Magna Charta Dames
     & Barons, 2007.

Who were the First Americans?”, Sons of the Revolution, AZ. State Society,
     February, 2008.

“John Roberts; Quaker or Traitor?”, Crown and Eagle Magazine, Summer,

“Pennsylvania Covered Bridges”, Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, January,

"Deutsch and Pennsylvania German Christmas Customs", Paradise Valley
     Community College German Society, Phoenix, Arizona, December, 2009.

“Shelter Island: N.Y. Quaker Sanctuary or Slave Plantation?”, Arizona Sons
     & Daughters of the Pilgrims, January, 2010.

"Col. Johan Michael Smyser, Patriot and POW", Arizona Sons of the
     Revolution, February, 2010.

"Pennsylvania Deutsch Fastenzeit Zollbeh
örde", Phoenix German Society,
     February, 2010.

Chivalric Orders
* Most Venerable Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
* Royal Order of Francis I
* Military Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem
* Order of the Star of Ethiopia
* Royal Confraternity of San Teotonio
* Order of the Eagle and Tunic of Georgia
* Confraternity of Knights of the Most Holy Trinity

Other Notes

Dr. Hearter is a member of the Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29; he is Past Master and Mason of the Year.  Additionally he is member of the Arizona Masonic Rosicrucian College, and served as State Secretary and a member of the National High Counsel.

Dr. Hearter attends Saint Nicholas Anglican Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, and serves on the Vestry as Secretary and was ordained as a Permanent Anglican Deacon in 2014.  He was an introductory speaker at the National Workshop on Christian Unity in Phoenix, Arizona in 2009.

Additionally, Dr. Hearter is a SCUBA Diving- PADI Instructor and Divemaster.

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