May 8, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 76 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
IN RECOGNITION OF ELIZABETH (BETSY) PAGE ALDRICH AND HER 65 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 76
(Extensions of Remarks - May 08, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E556] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN RECOGNITION OF ELIZABETH (BETSY) PAGE ALDRICH AND HER 65 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ______ HON. ROBERT J. WITTMAN of virginia in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Mr. WITTMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Betsy Aldrich and her 65 years of service to the Daughters of the American Revolution. I would like to personally thank her for her service and dedication to our nation. Betsy was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised at Shelly in ``Coke'' Virginia, where she resides today. She attended Mary Washington College for two years and then headed to William and Mary, where she earned a degree in philosophy. Betsy went on to teach early elementary school in Alexandria, Virginia. Betsy married her husband Robert D. Aldrich in 1951 and had two children, John Page Aldrich and Dr. Lee Aldrich Rouse. Betsy descends from John Page of Rosewell, the 13th Governor of Virginia and Thomas Nelson, Jr, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Following in the footsteps of her heritage, Betsy has always been incredibly interested in Virginia history and is the only surviving charter member of the Augustine Warner Chapter of the DAR formed in 1953. I commend Betsy for her work with the DAR over the past 65 years and am grateful to have someone such as Betsy in our Virginia community. Madam Speaker, I ask you to join me in the recognition of Betsy Aldrich. The Commonwealth is fortunate to have someone with such dedication and commitment. May God bless Betsy Aldrich and I look forward to seeing her continued success for many years to come. ____________________