HSC endeavors not only to acknowledge the genealogical and historical work of hereditary societies themselves, but also the efforts of special individuals active in those groups. These individuals are men and women of character and dedication who have been deemed worthy of special acknowledgement.
In determining prospective Honorary Members, the Council considers the following elements: society leadership, membership, service, tenure, personal character, and life-long accomplishments.
Each year, a class of new Honorary Members are nominated, elected and inducted. Suggestions are welcome, although the HSC Council chooses the Honorary Members for this honor.
A retiring President General of the Society of the Cincinnati; a retiring President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; and a retiring President of the National Gavel Society, (if he or she chose to join the Council, when eligible), as well as any retiring HSC Council or Cabinet Members, are automatically elected to the annual Class, for the year in which they retire, in addition to the living Honorary Members inducted that year.
There is no fee, nor dues for Honorary Members. Each new Member is listed on the Annual Honor Roll, and receives the highly coveted HSC plaque, and a personal web page, linked to their name on this website, if they so desire. The Honorary Member listings remain a part of this site in perpetuity.
Below is a complete listing of all Honorary Members, listed by surname in alphabetical order. Click on a name to visit each respective Honorary Member's personal page