The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America

Steadfast for God and Country.

Welcome to the Order of Founders and Patriots

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OFPA 2025 General Court — May 29 – June 1, 2025, Cincinnati OH
Tours include: US Air Force Museum – Dayton, OH; William Howard Taft National Historic Site;
Taft Museum of Art; Historic Sightseeing Riverboat Cruise; Cincinnati Music Hall; Hotel Reservations

The Order.

Following the centenary of the United States in 1876, many extraordinary lineage societies were founded. None of these is more distinct or exclusive than the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. What sets the Order apart is that a gentleman must prove his descent in the same male line as a founder and patriot. Our Associates trace their ancestry back to the first colonists and, in the same male line, an ancestor who served the cause of independence in the American Revolution. Associates have been presidents of the United States, generals, admirals, business leaders, and ordinary citizens – all united by a common heritage and love of country.

The principal objectives of the Order are to:

  • Bring together those who share this common heritage
  • Promote patriotism and respect for the character and heroism of the founders and patriots of America
  • Discover, collect and preserve the records, documents, monuments, and history of the first colonists and their descendants
  • Promote educational, historical, and patriotic programs


If you believe you are eligible and are interested in membership, you should contact an Associate of the Order or submit the form below. Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate State Society, which will provide details on pursuing membership.

Our History

Presidents. Heroes. Gentlemen.

For more than 125 years, the Order has had attracted prominent individuals from all walks of life.
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Join a Very Select Order

By design, membership is limited but welcoming to gentlemen who qualify.
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Articles. Images. Genealogy.

Research materials of interest to Associates and prospective members.
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The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the Order are fully deductible to the extent of the law.

State and Regional Societies

The Order is made of several state societies and at-large members who do not live in a state with an established society and do not choose to affiliate with a state society. Anyone residing in a state with a society must join that state’s society.

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