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Frederick T. J. Clement, Jr. received the SMDPA "Most Distinguished Pilgrim Award" for 2000 during its annual worship service in commemoration of the First Thanksgiving in Plymouth Colony in 1621 held at St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley (Malvern, PA) on Sunday, November 19, 2000. Immediate past Governor Clement was honored for his contributions to the SMDPA over the years. He has served as co-editor of the SMDPA newsletter, The Pennsylvania Mayflower; and is currently the production manager of that newsletter. He was 2nd Assistant Governor to Past Governor Constance F. Lagerman in 1991 and 1992, Assistant Governor to Past Governor Randolph D. Zelov in 1993 through 1995, and Governor in 1996 and 1997. In both 1999 and this year's Thanksgiving service, he has appeared in authentic Pilgrim costume with former SMDPA Elder Jesse A. Miller in Elder Miller's two "Thanksgiving Declaration" portions of the service: Initially in the role of the Pilgrims' Leiden Pastor John Robinson and most recently as Governor William Bradford.

He as also served on various committees of the State Society, including, most recently, the Nominating Committee.