At the 54th Annual State Conference of the Children of the American Revolution, Leeanne Katherine, “Ania” Giffin was elected Tennessee state president. Giffin belongs to the Elizabeth Paxton Houston Society CAR, sponsored by the Mary Blount DAR Chapter.
The CAR is a children’s organization concerned with the promotion of patriotic public service. Giffin is a junior at the Girls Preparatory School and the daughter of Dr. Phillip E. Giffin of Signal Mountain. One of her ancestors is William “Fighting Billy” Tipton of Blount County.