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Maryland Society, Sons of the  American Revolution

Daniel J. Earnshaw, Esq.

MDSSAR 1st Vice-President 2024-2025

Dan was born and raised in Baltimore, and is a 41 year member of the Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He obtained his law degree from the University of Baltimore, established his own practice, and retired after 32 years engaging in the profession. He completed R.O.T.C. at Johns Hopkins University and served in the Maryland Army National Guard. Dan has also served in various capacities, in the Maryland Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims, Society of the War of 1812 and the Mayflower Society where he is currently serving as the Governor of the Mayflower Society of Maryland. He currently resides in Havre de Grace, Maryland and enjoys travel, genealogy and boating.

J. D. Urbach II

MDSSAR President 2024-2025

J.D. Urbach is the 101st President of the Maryland Society of Sons of the American Revolution. He was admitted in 2012 by descent from Patriot Joseph Wallen, a private in the Militia of Montgomery County, Virginia 1777 and Joseph’s father Patriot Elisha Wallen, a longhunter, who provided patriotic service and was an early pioneer of Tennessee and Kentucky.

President Urbach is a Past President of the Col. Nicholas Ruxton Moore Chapter (2020-2022) and active member of both the Maryland Society and National Society Eagle Scout Committees. J.D. credits his participation in the SAR Eagle Scout contest in 1990 as his impetus for joining the SAR. He is a forty-year veteran of the Boy Scouts of America, active Assistant Scoutmaster and chairman of the Baltimore Area Council Alumni / NESA Committee.

In his community, Compatriot Urbach serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC.) He is President of the Our Lady of Hope / St. Luke School Board and a local board member for the U.S. Selective Service System.

Professionally, J.D. Urbach is the Government Division Director of Edwards Performance Solutions. Over his twenty-five-year career, he has led projects at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Lucent Technologies, Laureate Education and McCormick & Company. He received his BA from Drew University and MBA from the Johns Hopkins University.

President Urbach resides in Edgemere, Maryland with his wife, Michele, and their two children.

The Presidential Team

From Left to Right: - President  John “JD” Urbach, II, 1st VP Daniel J. Earnshaw, Esq. , 3rd VP Richard L. Abbott (2nd  VP Thomas Frank was unavailable for this picture)

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Thomas W. Frank, MD

MDSSAR 2nd Vice-President 2024-2025

Biography coming soon.

Richard L. Abbott

MDSSAR 3rd Vice-President 2024-2025

Rick, a native Californian, came to Maryland after earning his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of California, Davis. After 42 years building space systems he retired and began researching his lineage. Proving multiple ancestors while in Virginia, he joined the Virginia Society, SAR in 2015 and the Maryland Society, SAR in 2019 upon his return to Maryland. He has served as an officer in both the Fairfax Resolves Chapter, Virginia SAR and the John Paul Jones Chapter, Maryland SAR. In addition to SAR, he has served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge (2018-2020) and in the Executive Council of the Peyton Society of Virginia.

Now that we are celebrating the many Revolutionary War events and patriots as part of the SAR America 250 Program, Rick has a special focus on those activities here in our region. He is available to assist and support Maryland SAR Chapters in developing America 250 events and recognizing those members that participate. He and his wife, Jan, currently reside in Herald Harbor, Maryland where they enjoy our tidewater world.