Nicholas Donnell Ward, Esq.

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Nicholas Donnell Ward, Esq.

National Gavel Society

Nicholas Donnell Ward, the son of Frances Xavier and Sarah D. Ward, was born in New York City.  Mr. Ward was graduated from Trinity School, and earned his A.B. at Columbia Universtiy in New York City.  He then completed his graduate work at Georgetown University Law Center, earning an LL.B. 

Society Memberships
* Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire (President)
* General Society of Colonial Wars  (Deputy Governor General; former
   Governor of the District of Columbia Society)
* National Gavel Society (President)
* Order of the Crown in America (Treasurer General)
* National Society Americans of Royal Descent (President General)
* Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192 (former Standard Bearer General)
* Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York (former member of the
   Board of Managers)
* Colonial Order of the Acorn
* One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal
* Order of Colonial Lords in America
* General Society of the War of 1812 (former President General)
* Aztec Club of 1847 (former President)
* Order of Indian Wars in the United States of America (Junior Vice
* Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors (former
   Governor General; current Chancellor General)
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
   (President General)
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta
* Military Order Of the Crusades (former Keeper of the Exchequer)
* General Society of Mayflower Descendants   (States Attornye; former
   Governor of the District of Columbia Society)
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry  (former Treasurer General)
* Society of the Sons of Saint George of Philadelphia
* Veteran Corps of Artillery in the State of New York
* Military Society of the War of 1812
* Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (former Treasurer of the
   District of Columbia Society)
* General Society Sons of the Revolution (former Secretary General; past
   President of the District of Columbia Society)
* Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (former Recorder of
   the District of Columbia Commandery)
* Huguenot Society of America

* Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
* Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy (former Chancellor
* Order Of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens (former
   Secretary General)
* Flagon & Trencher: Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers (former Mine
* Military Order of the Stars and Bars (former Commander of the Jefferson
   Davis Chapter)
* Sons of Confederate Veterans (
Past Commander R.E.D. Lee Camp # 726)
* Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Chivalric Orders
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
Officer Companion)
* Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Grand Cross; former
   Chancellor of the Grand Priory of the United States)

* Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem (Knight; former
   Treasurer of the Commandery of the Atlantic)
* Ordo Sancti Constantini Magni  (Chevalier; former Speaker and former
   Exarque of North America)

Will and Testamentary Trust Forms; Bar Association of Wasington D.C.,
    First Edition, 1974, Second Edition 1982, Third Edition retitled Wills,
     Trusts, Estates
, 1993; cited in Estate of Felicia Spinner, 717 A.2d 362
    (D.C. 1998), Fourth Edition retitled Wills, Trusts and Estates for the
     D.C. Area Practioner
, 2004
The Georgia Grind: Can the Common Law Accomodate the Problem of Title
    in the Art World, Observations on a Recent Case; 8 J.C.&U.L. 533
    (1982), cited in Estate of Theresa Davis McCagg, 450 A.2d 414 (D.C.
"Adverse Possession of Loaned or Stolen Objects - Is Possession Still
    9/10ths of the Law"; in Legal Problems of Museum Administration
    (ALI-ABA 1980), cited in O'Keeffe v. Snyder, 416 A.2d 862 (NJ 1980)
"Reflections on Finding the Monitor", Loyal Legion Historical Journal,
     September and November, 1974

Record: 'The Roast Beef of Old England and accompanying pamphlet (performed on antique flute, 1983); 'Come Dance with Me in Ireland (performed on antique flute, 1982); CD; The Last Dance on the Titanic (compilation of old records and accompanying notes, 2001)

Other Notes  
Mr. Ward is currently a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Lawyers Club and The Councillors.  He is the former President of the The Barristers and is a former State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Socially, Mr. Ward holds membership in the Chevy Chase Club (former Chairman of the Art Committee); the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C. (Member of the Library Committee); Cosmos Club (former Secretary); and Newport Reading Room.  In addition, he is a former President of the City Tavern Club.  Mr. Ward also holds membership in the Pilgrims of the United States, and serves as Secretary-Treasurer of The Georgetown Assembly.

Mr. Ward is also a former State Editor of The Probate Counsel, as well as former State Editor of Wilkins' Drafting Will and Trust Documents.

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