Richard C. Darnell, left, served two years as President of the Illinois State Society from 1954 to 1956. He was from Champaign, Illinois and he was associated with Sperry Gyroscope Company during WWII where he worked on patents for gun sights, gun turrets, aircraft tracking systems, bomb sights, and auto-pilot systems developed by Sperry.
He is shown here in 1954 presenting a gavel to Charlotte A. Marr of Oak Park, Illinois who served as president from 1953 to 1954. In addition to being Darnell's predecessor, she was also his successor since she got married, became Charlotte Brown, and came back to serve a second one-year term as president from 1956 to 1957. Photo from page D-20, The Washington Sunday Star, Nov. 14, 1954.