Living Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Virginia

History of Virginia Grand Masters from 1778 through today

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Freemasonry A Basic Commitment

Theme:”Freemasonry A Basic Commitment”

NAME, Obenchain, John Boyd
GRAND MASTER, 1985
MOTHER LODGE, Solomon Lodge No. 822, Stuttgart, Germany
BIRTH, August 20
BIRTH PLACE, Roanoke, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Engineer
REFERENCE, VAMH 1980, Apr. p 4; GLVAP 1985, p 196; GLVAP 1986, iii; VAMH 1985, Apr. p 7

Proud Of The Past, Confident Of The Future

Theme: “Proud Of The Past, Confident Of The Future”

NAME, Robey, Donald Maynard
GRAND MASTER, 1987
MOTHER LODGE, Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22, Alexandria
BIRTH, August 4
BIRTH PLACE, Alexandria, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Engineer
REFERENCE, VAMH 1982, Apr. p 14; VAMH 1987, Apr. p 7

Wearing Freemasonry Proudly

Theme: “Wearing Freemasonry Proudly”

NAME, Perdue, William Franklin
GRAND MASTER, 1991
OTHER OFFICES, Grand Secretary 1995-97
MOTHER LODGE, Warwick Lodge No. 336, Newport News
BIRTH, August 17
BIRTH PLACE, Summers Co., West Virginia
OCCUPATION, Technician, NASA
REFERENCE, VAMH 1986, Apr. p 16; VAMH 1995, Mar. /Apr. p 6

Building The Craft

Theme: “Building The Craft”

NAME, May, Thomas Frederick
GRAND MASTER, 1994-95
MOTHER LODGE, Fellowship Lodge No. 148, Portsmouth
BIRTH?
BIRTH PLACE, Norfolk, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Manufacturer’s Representative
REFERENCE, VAMH 1989, Apr. p 9; VAMH 1994, May p 5

Freemasonry: Investing In Mankind

Theme: “Freemasonry: Investing In Mankind”

NAME, Adkins, Alan Wayne
GRAND MASTER, 1997
OTHER OFFICES, Grand Secretary 1998-
MOTHER LODGE, Mountain Home No. 263, Stuart
BIRTH, January 30
BIRTH PLACE, Stuart, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Administrator
REFERENCE, VAMH April 1991, p 2; VAMH Winter 2004, p16

Building Bridges

Theme: “Building Bridges”

NAME, Chapin, George Harry
GRAND MASTER, 1999
MOTHER LODGE, Springfield No. 217, Springfield
BIRTH, July 29
BIRTH PLACE, Oil City, Pennsylvania
OCCUPATION, Chief of Staff, Sergeant of Arms for the U. S. House of Representatives
REFERENCE, VAMH Mar. 1995, p9; VAMH Winter 1999, p7

Moving Freemasonry Forward

Theme: “Moving Freemasonry Forward”

NAME, Holliday, William Lee
GRAND MASTER, 2000
OTHER OFFICES, Grand Treasurer 2003-11
MOTHER LODGE, Norview No. 113, Norfolk
BIRTH
BIRTH PLACE, Richmond, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Sales Representative
REFERENCE, VAMH 1996, Apr.-June p 10;

Do Good Unto All

Theme: “Do Good Unto All”

NAME, Cole, James Dean
GRAND MASTER, 2001
OTHER OFFICES, Grand Treasurer General of Supreme Council, SGIG in Virginia
MOTHER LODGE, Craighill No. 160, Elliston
BIRTH, March 3
BIRTH PLACE, Ashville, North Carolina
OCCUPATION, Comptroller, VA Tech Foundation
REFERENCE, VAMH Jan-June 1997, p8

On Course For The 21st Century

Theme: “On Course For The 21st Century”

NAME, Parker, Clifford Alan
GRAND MASTER, 2002
MOTHER LODGE, Warwick No. 336, Newport News
BIRTH, June 29
BIRTH PLACE, Fort Monroe, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Specialist, U.S. Government
REFERENCE, VAMH Jan-June 1997, p8; GLVAP 2002, p iii

Freemasonry - Pass It On

Theme: “Freemasonry – Pass It On”

NAME, Martin, Frederick Garrison III
GRAND MASTER, 2003
MOTHER LODGE, Babcock Lodge No. 322, Highland Springs
BIRTH, November 20
BIRTH PLACE, Richmond, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Credit Director, Reynolds Metals Co
REFERENCE, VAMH 1998, Jan-June, p8; GLVAP 2002, p 110

God And Freemasonry, The Foundation Of America

Theme: “God And Freemasonry, The Foundation Of America”

NAME, Scearce, James Milton Jr.
GRAND MASTER, 2004
MOTHER LODGE, Pleasants No. 63, Roanoke
BIRTH, March 10
BIRTH PLACE, Danville, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Certified Public Accountant
REFERENCE, VAMH Winter 1999, p 9; VAMH Winter 2004, p 7; GLVAP 2004, p iii

Living Freemasonry Daily

Theme: “Living Freemasonry Daily”

NAME, Quinley, John Randall
GRAND MASTER, 2005
MOTHER LODGE, Linn Banks No. 126, Madison
BIRTH, July 8
BIRTH PLACE, Appalachia, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Commander, Virginia State Police
REFERENCE, VAMH Winter 2000, p 6; VAMH Winter 2004, p 8; GLVAP 2004, p 110;

Dwelling Together In Unity

Theme: “Dwelling Together In Unity”

NAME, Jones, Glover Hunter III
GRAND MASTER, 2006
MOTHER LODGE, Reedy Springs Lodge No. 203, Concord
BIRTH, July 13
BIRTH PLACE, Lynchburg, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Educator
REFERENCE, VAMH Winter 2001, p5; VAMH Winter 2004, p8; GLVAP 2006, iii

Charity Toward All Mankind

Theme: “Charity Toward All Mankind”

NAME, Dungan, George Bernard Jr.
GRAND MASTER, 2007
MOTHER LODGE, Westmoreland Lodge No. 212, Westmoreland
BIRTH, April 12
BIRTH PLACE, Lodge, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Businessman
REFERENCE, VAMH Winter 2003, p21; VAMH Winter 2004, p8; VAMH Winter 2007, p8

Virtue and Honor

Theme: “Virtue and Honor”

NAME, Cohen, Edmund
GRAND MASTER, 2008
MOTHER LODGE, Henry Lodge No. 57, Fairfax
BIRTH, September 18
BIRTH PLACE, Bronx, New York
OCCUPATION, Lawyer
REFERENCE, VAMH Winter 2004, p8; VAMH November 2007 Supplement, p 1; VAMH Winter 2008, p 33

Discovering Our Potential

Theme: “Discovering Our Potential”

NAME, Hodges, Jeffery Eugene
GRAND MASTER, 2009
MOTHER LODGE, Widow’s Sons’ Lodge No. 60, Charlottesville
BIRTH, May 10
BIRTH PLACE, Norfolk, Virginia
OCCUATION, Dentist
REFERENCE, VAMH Winter 2005, p 9; VAMH Winter 2009, p 5

Forget Not The Duties

Theme: “Forget Not The Duties”

NAME, Rorer, William Earle
GRAND MASTER, 2010
MOTHER LODGE, Williamsburg Lodge No. 6, Williamsburg
BIRTH, January 22
BIRTH PLACE, Warrenton, Virginia
OCCUATION, Educator
REFERENCE, VAMH Winter 2010, p 5

Make A Difference Every Day

Theme: “Make A Difference Every Day”

NAME, Chambliss, John Mason
GRAND MASTER, 2011
OTHER OFFICES, Grand Treasurer 2012-
MOTHER LODGE, Lakeland Lodge No. 190, Roanoke
BIRTH, October 6
BIRTH PLACE, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
OCCUATION, Public Service
REFERENCE, VMAH Winter 2007, p 13; VMAH Winter 2011, p 5

Spreading Masonic Light

Theme: “Spreading Masonic Light”

NAME, Ellison, William Talbott Jr.
GRAND MASTER, 2012
MOTHER LODGE, Lee Lodge No. 209, Waynesboro
BIRTH, September 12
BIRTH PLACE, Staunton, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Superintendent of Public Works, City of Waynesboro
REFERENCE, VAMH Winter 2007, p 13; VAMH Winter 2012, p 5

Masonry’s Youth — Masonry’s Future

Theme: “Masonry’s Youth — Masonry’s Future”

NAME, Campbell, Louis Kerford
GRAND MASTER, 2013
MOTHER LODGE, Catawba Lodge No. 342, Fincastle
BIRTH, July 8, 1950
BIRTH PLACE, Arlington, Virginia
OCCUATION, Lawyer
REFERENCE, VMAH Winter 2008, p 9; VMAH Winter 2013, p 6

Freemasonry a Beacon of Light

Theme: “Freemasonry a Beacon of Light”

NAME, Flora, Wayne Sawyer
GRAND MASTER, 2014
OTHER OFFICES, Grand High Priest 2006
MOTHER LODGE, Princess Ann No. 25, Virginia Beach
BIRTH, August 17
BIRTH PLACE, Princess Ann Co. Virginia
OCCUPATION, Businessman
REFERENCES, VAMH Winter 2010, p 13; VAMH Winter 2014, p 5;

Together, We Can Make A Difference


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Theme: “Together, We Can Make A Difference”

NAME, Carroll, Jr., Reese Edward
GRAND MASTER, 2015
OTHER OFFICES, Commander, Acca Mini Patrol 2005
MOTHER LODGE, Buckingham Lodge No. 242, Buckingham
BIRTH, November 9
BIRTH PLACE, Buckingham Co. Virginia
OCCUPATION, Businessman
REFERENCES, VAMH Winter 2011, p 6; VAMH Winter 2015, p 3;

Setting A Good Example


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Theme: “Setting A Good Example”

NAME, Litten, James Edward
GRAND MASTER, 2016
OTHER OFFICES,
MOTHER LODGE, Mountain Home Lodge No. 263, Stuart
BIRTH, April 17
BIRTH PLACE, New Market, Virginia
OCCUPATION, Realtor
REFERENCES, VAMH Winter 2012, p 6; VAMH Winter 2016, p 7;