The Lodge Master

Hat of the Lodge Master

 

The greatest honor comes to a brother when he is elevated to the Chair as the Lodge Master, the Worshipful Master of the Lodge.

However, it is with mingled feelings of pleasure and anxiety when the gavel of authority is placed into their own hand.

Early preparation is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY so that they do not become a Lodge Master in name only. It is very important that they arrive at this chair with a feeling not only of its authority, but fully confident of their abilities to handle that authority.

Much like the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of any well run corporation, the Lodge Master has many duties to perform. First and foremost, like the CEO, he must have a strong working group of subordinate officers to help him carry out the tasks within his Blue Lodge. ...[read more]

Recent Masters

Alex Casper
Alex Casper
2018
Donavon Davidge
Donavon Davidge
2017
Michael A. Spurling
Michael A. Spurling
2016
Zack Blalack
Zack Blalack
2015

History of Masters

Lewis S. Rogers
Lewis S. Rogers
1856-57, 61
Avery A. Smith
Avery A. Smith
1858-60, 63, 65, 69
Martin Blanding
Martin Blanding
1862, 70
Joseph G. Gray
Joseph G. Gray
1864, 75-77, 79
William W. Bristow
William W. Bristow
1866
James B. Underwood
James B. Underwood
1867
William H. Rubell
William H. Rubell
1868
Francis B. Dunn
Francis B. Dunn
1871-74
William Preston
William Preston
1878
John M. Sloan
John M. Sloan
1880
Charles Lauer
Charles Lauer
1881
William Edris
William Edris
1882-83
John C. Church
John C. Church
1884
Frank W. Osburn
Frank W. Osburn
1885
James F. Robinson
James F. Robinson
1886
Sampson H. Friendly
Sampson H. Friendly
1887
B. D. Paine
B. D. Paine
1888
J. W. Johnson
J. W. Johnson
1889
Walter T. Peet
Walter T. Peet
1890
B. J. Hawthorne
B. J. Hawthorne
1891
T. W. Harris
T. W. Harris
1892
Lord Nelson Roney
Lord Nelson Roney
1893
R. E. Bristow
R. E. Bristow
1894
W. V. Henderson
W. V. Henderson
1895
J. L. Page
J. L. Page
1896, 99
Edwin O. Potter
Edwin O. Potter
1897
Silas M. Yoran
Silas M. Yoran
1898
P. E. Snodgrass
P. E. Snodgrass
1900
Septimus S. Spencer
Septimus S. Spencer
1901
L. T. Harris
L. T. Harris
1902
George O. Yoran
George O. Yoran
1903
Fred Fisk
Fred Fisk
1904
Frederick S. Dunn
Frederick S. Dunn
1905
L. M. Travis
L. M. Travis
1906
A. Lombard
A. Lombard
1907
George OB. DeBar
George OB. DeBar
1908
Yousta D. Hensil
Yousta D. Hensil
1909
C. B. Willoughby
C. B. Willoughby
1910
Samuel R. Mosher
Samuel R. Mosher
1911
George W. Norris
George W. Norris
1912
John B. Patterson
John B. Patterson
1913
William C. Yoran
William C. Yoran
1914
H. B. Leonard
H. B. Leonard
1915
Percy W. Brown
Percy W. Brown
1916
Louis King
Louis King
1917
Robert McMurphey
Robert McMurphey
1918
A. B. Hanson
A. B. Hanson
1919
Lark Bilyeu
Lark Bilyeu
1920
H. E. Slattery
H. E. Slattery
1921
C. J. Fulton
C. J. Fulton
1922
L. J. Crouch
L. J. Crouch
1923
Emery D. Lake
Emery D. Lake
1924
Pearly Green
Pearly Green
1925
Frank L. Agule
Frank L. Agule
1926
Rev. F. G. Jennings
Rev. F. G. Jennings
1927
Del B. Harshman
Del B. Harshman
1928
Carlton E. Spencer
Carlton E. Spencer
1929
Frank W. Scobert
Frank W. Scobert
1930
Lewis O. Meisel
Lewis O. Meisel
1931
Bertrand Dot Dotson
Bertrand Dot Dotson
1932
Harry H. Hobbs
Harry H. Hobbs
1933
Edward Earl Bryom
Edward Earl Bryom
1934
Dewitt W. Dormer
Dewitt W. Dormer
1935
L. Ken Shumaker
L. Ken Shumaker
1936
Orville Lee Hoselton
Orville Lee Hoselton
1937
W. W. Porter
W. W. Porter
1938
John J. Kennedy
John J. Kennedy
1939
Bryon K. Taylor
Bryon K. Taylor
1940
Charles A. Huntington
Charles A. Huntington
1941
Frank R. Bouck
Frank R. Bouck
1942
R. W. Filsinger
R. W. Filsinger
1943
Clarence L. Sutton
Clarence L. Sutton
1944
Floyd A. Lengacher
Floyd A. Lengacher
1945
Byrle H. Hunter
Byrle H. Hunter
1946
Virgil A. Parker
Virgil A. Parker
1947
Elmer A. Sorenson
Elmer A. Sorenson
1948
Robert F. Stehn
Robert F. Stehn
1949
George W. Jones
George W. Jones
1950
Gordon W. Wise
Gordon W. Wise
1951
Charles G. Craig
Charles G. Craig
1952
Verner A. Carlson
Verner A. Carlson
1953
Arthur H. Delmore
Arthur H. Delmore
1954
Newell L. Hopkins
Newell L. Hopkins
1955
Robert C. Loomis
Robert C. Loomis
1956
John L. Edmiston
John L. Edmiston
1957
J. Ray Chapman
J. Ray Chapman
1958
George H. France
George H. France
1959
Robert L. Gheen
Robert L. Gheen
1960
Fred H. Henry
Fred H. Henry
1961
Claude A. Nichols
Claude A. Nichols
1962
Harold K. Lounsbury
Harold K. Lounsbury
1963
B. Ray Jordan
B. Ray Jordan
1964
Herb R. Augustine
Herb R. Augustine
1965
Murray D. Adams
Murray D. Adams
1966
Frank E. Marty
Frank E. Marty
1967
Donald R. Nichols
Donald R. Nichols
1968
E. Alton Schroeder
E. Alton Schroeder
1969
Isham M. Bradley
Isham M. Bradley
1970
Donald R. Nichols
Donald R. Nichols
1971
Murray D. Adams
Murray D. Adams
1972
Kenneth Watson
Thomas Temby
1973
Kenneth Watson
Kenneth Watson
1974
Paul Dieterle
Paul Dieterle
1975
Robert Roblyer
Robert Roblyer
1976
Herbert R. Fuller
Herbert R. Fuller
1977
Kenneth Watson
Charles Dallas
1978
Edwin Maloney
Edwin Maloney
1979
Ramon H. Fuller
Ramon H. Fuller
1980
James T. Henderson
James T. Henderson
1981
Rollin Steen
Rollin Steen
1982
Dale D. Johnson
Dale D. Johnson
1983
Ernest M. Greene
Ernest M. Greene
1984
Carl Veltman
Carl Veltman
1985
Glenn O. Adams
Glenn O. Adams
1986
James Stroud
Max Schumaker
1987, 99
James Stroud
James Stroud
1988
Maurice Lupini
Maurice Lupini
1989
G. Donald Sando
G. Donald Sando
1990
Denny Batterson
Denny Batterson
1991, 95
Richard Fish
Richard Fish
1992
James W. Castle
James W. Castle
1993
Ivan J. Smith
Ivan J. Smith
1994
Gary Carl
Gary Carl
1996
Ronald Lasalle
Ronald Lasalle
1997
Ivan J. Smith
Douglas Wilkinson
1998
James T. Farmer
James T. Farmer
2000
Bill Stahl
Bill Stahl
2001
Lloyd Henson
Lloyd Henson
2002
Fred Lutz
Fred Lutz
2003
Billy Hall
Billy Hall
2004
Keith Hartley
Keith Hartley
2005
Donald P. Meier
Donald P. Meier
2006
Stephen F. Birskovich, III
Stephen F. Birskovich III
2007
Billy Hall
Dale L. Vanderpool
2008
Peter M. Bock
Peter M. Bock
2009
Steven A. Karner
Steven A. Karner
2010
Donald P. Meier
Donald P. Meier
2011
Timothy C. Justice
Timothy C. Justice
2012
Rocky Wagers
Rocky Wagers
2013
Donavon Davidge
Donavon Davidge
2014, 17
Zack Blalack
Zack Blalack
2015
Michael A. Spurling
Michael A. Spurling
2016
Alex Casper
Alex Casper
2018
 
 

Honorary Masters

Alex Casper
Jack R. Wise
1962
Donavon Davidge
William F. Parr
1968
Michael A. Spurling
Clarence E. Lombard
1974
Zack Blalack
Charles Beadle
1975
Lewis S. Rogers
Paul D. Green
1981
Avery A. Smith
George Yerves
2004
Martin Blanding
Robert A. Dougherty
2011
Joseph G. Gray
Sam Fryefield
2015