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The Gordons

The Gordon family shared a passion for leadership. In fact, Daisy came from a long line of American leaders. We’d like you to meet some of the most influential members of the Gordon family.

William Washington Gordon I
1796 – 1842

Daisy’s grandfather, William Washington Gordon I, served as the founder and first president of the Central Railroad and Canal Co. (later known as the Central of Georgia Railroad Company) and was a former mayor of Savannah. Read More

Eleanor Kinzie Gordon

Eleanor “Nelly” Kinzie Gordon, Daisy’s mother, hailed from Chicago. Read more


William Washington Gordon II
1834 – 1912

Daisy’s father, William W. Gordon II, (Willie) was a graduate of Yale University and a proud member of the Georgia Hussars, a Savannah militia unit, and entered the Civil War as a lieutenant. Read More

Margaret (Daisy Doots) Gordon Lawrence

1900 – 1982

Margaret Gordon Lawrence (Daisy Gordon or Daisy Doots as the family called her) was the first registered Girl Scout in the USA and the niece and namesake of Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Daisy Doots was born in Savannah, Georgia. Read more