Timothy Christopher Finton is a true native of Washington, D.C.  He is the son of Colonel James Robert Finton (USAF) and Iris Hammer Finton, and is married to Tonya Thomas Finton.  The Fintons have two sons, Christopher James Grenfell Finton and Thomas William Goodwin Finton.

Tim was graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University with an A.B. in History.  He received his M.A. with honours, in Jurisprudence, from the Queen’s College, University of Oxford; and his Juris Doctor at American University’s Washington College of Law.

Tim has enjoyed a 40-year career with the U.S. Department of State specializing in Internet policy and trade, and is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.  

Society Memberships

  • Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut (Standing Committee, Assistant Treasurer)

  • Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (former Governor, District of Columbia Society)

  • Society of Colonial Wars (District of Columbia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina societies current Vice-Chairman, Awards Committee for the General Society)

  • Society of Mayflower Descendants (former Governor, District of Columbia Society)

  • Jamestowne Society

  • American Descendants of the House of Burgesses 1619-1699

  • The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York

  • Saints Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

  • Sons of the Revolution, District of Columbia (former 1st Vice President, Virginia)

  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

  • Society of the War of 1812 (former President, District of Columbia Society)

  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

  • Descendants of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry "Hardtack Regiment"

  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers (Treasurer General)

  • Dutch Colonial Society (Honorary President General)

  • Huguenot Society of America

  • National Huguenot Society (District of Columbia societies - former 1st Vice President, Virginia)

  • National Society Americans of Royal Descent

  • Order of the Crown in America (Secretary General, Chaplain General)

  • One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal

  • Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion

  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the USA

  • Order of Alba

  • Order of Indian Wars of the United States

  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors

  • National Gavel Society

  • The Pilgrim John Howland Society

  • Warren Cousins

  • The Denison Society

  • The Thomas Minor Society

  • The Wequetequock Burying Ground Association, Stonington, CTÂ

  • The Walter Palmer Society

  • The Avery Memorial Association

  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry

  • Sons of Spanish American War Veterans

  • Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy

  • Order of the First Families of Maine 1604-1652 (Honorary President General)

  • The Order of the First Families of Connecticut 1633-1662

  • The Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

  • Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680

  • Piscataqua Pioneers

  • Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands (Founding 1st Vice President General)

  • Order of First Families of North Carolina

  • The Order of the First Families of Maryland

  • Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey

  • First Families of Augusta County, Virginia

  • Military Order of the Stars and Bars

  • Descendants of Point Lookout Organization

  • Fort Delaware Society

  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers

  • Deep River Friends Memorial Association, High Point, NC

  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861

  • Presidential Families of America

  • Society of Descendants of the Founders of the New Haven Colony

  • Winthrop Society

  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783 (Honorary President General)

  • National Society of Saints and Sinners

  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens

  • Hereditary Order Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution


  • A Competitive Assessment of the U.S. Fiber Optics Industry

Chivalric Orders

  • The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem