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Provo woman candidate for high post in U.S. DAR

Ellen Lockwood Powley of Provo has been nominated to serve as the recording secretary general for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

This is the first time since the Utah State Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in 1897 that a member of the Utah DAR is running for national office. If elected, she will be installed at the 110th Continental Congress in April.

Powley is a vice president general on the National Board of Management and has served the DAR in many capacities, including Utah state regent, from 1995-1998.

She joined the Mt. Pleasant Chapter of the DAR in Pleasantville, N.Y., in 1972 as a junior member. She also was the organizing regent for Wasatch Range Chapter of the DAR, Provo, in 1974.

Powley graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 1967 and later earned master's and doctorate degrees from Brigham Young University. Her husband, E. Harrison Powley III, is a professor of music at BYU.