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DC Grand Lodge - Grand Masters

Grand Masters who served one or more non-consecutive terms can be given one number, or several numbers. For example, John N. Moulder served 1826-1827, then again in 1830-1832, and yet again in 1838. He could be counted as the 10th, 12th, and 16th Grand Master, or he could be counted as the 9th Grand Master. Below are 2 lists, using each of these methods.

However, please note that although the following information is based on the listing of Grand Masters in recent DC GL Proceedings, and also the photos and names of DC GL Grand Masters in the Histories of the DC Grand Lodge, the numbering in these lists may not be accurate. For example, some DC GL Proceedings refer to the "number" of a particular Grand Master, and that number is different than the number shown in both of the following lists.

I will attempt to try to clarify this further, with more research.

Grand Masters - DC Grand Lodge

numbers are based on counting each man once, regardless of multiply non-consecutive terms

#

Name of DC Grand Master

Years Served as GM

1

Valentine Reintzel

1811

2

Alexander McCormick

1812-1813

3

Amos Alexander

1814, 1817

4

John Davidson

1815-1816

5

Daniel Kurtz

1818-1819

6

William Hewitt

1820-1821, 1828-1829

7

William W. Seaton

1822-1824

8

Samuel Burch

1825

9

John N. Moulder

1826-1827, 1830-1832, 1838

10

Roger C. Weightman

1833

11

Clement T. Coote

1834

12

William W. Billing

1835-1837

13

Marmaduke Dove

1839

14

Robert Keyworth

1840-1841, 1843

15

John Mason, Jr.

1842

16

William M. Ellis

1844

17

William B. Magruder

1845-1846, 1854

18

Benjamin B. French

1847-1853, 1868

19

Charles S. Frailey

1855-1856

20

George C. Whiting

1857-1861, 1865-1867

21

Charles F. Stansbury

1862, 1871-1874

22

Yelverton P. Page

1863

23

Jazmes E.F. Holmead

1864

24

Robert B. Donaldson

1869-1870

25

Isaac L. Johnson

1875-1876

26

Eldred G. Davis

1877-1878

27

Horace A. Whitney

1879

28

Joseph S. McCoy

1880

29

Noble D. Larner

1881-1882

30

Edward H. Chamberlin

1883

31

Myron M. Parker

1884-1885

32

Thomas P. Chiffelle

1886

33

Jose M. Yznaga

1887

34

Jesse W. Lee, Jr.

1888

35

Harrison Dingman

1889

36

James A. Sample

1890

37

Thomas F. Gibbs

1891

38

Frederick G. Alexander

1892

39

L. Cabell Williamson

1893

40

Henry S. Merrill

1894

41

David G. Dixon

1895

42

George W. Baird

1896

43

Matthew Trimble

1897

44

Samuel C. Palmer

1898

45

John H. Small, Jr.

1899

46

William G. Henderson

1900

47

Harry Standiford

1901

48

Malcolm Seaton

1902

49

George H. Walker

1903

50

James A. Wetmore

1904

51

Lurtin R. Ginn

1905

52

Walter A. Brown

1906

53

Francis J. Woodman

1907

54

Augustus B. Coolidge

1908

55

Henry K. Simpson

1909

56

George C. Ober

1910

57

J. Claude Keiper

1911

58

Ben W. Murch

1912

59

Charles E. Baldwin

1913

60

T. John Newton

1914

61

Alexander Grant

1915

62

William W. Jermane

1916

63

James W. Witten

1917

64

Lemuel Towers, Jr.

1918

65

Joseph H. Milans

1919

66

J. Harry Cunningham

1920

67

Charles J. O'Neill

1921

68

Charles C. Coombs

1922

69

Mark F. Finley

1923

70

Charles F. Roberts

1924

71

Roe Fulkerson

1925

72

Sydney R. Jacobs

1926

73

Gratz E. Dunkum

1927

74

James T. Gibbs

1928

75

Wisdom D. Brown

1929

76

James A. West

1930

77

C. Fred Cook

1931

78

Reuben A. Bogley

1932

79

Harry G. Kimball

1933

80

Vernon G. Owen

1934

81

Robert S. Regar

1935

82

Otto B. Roepke

1936

83

Paul B. Cromelin

1937

84

Leonard P. Steuart

1938

85

Eugene E. Thompson

1939

86

Needham C. Turnage

1940

87

Ara M. Daniels

1941

88

Noble D. Larner

1942

89

Carl H. Claudy

1943

90

Aubrey R. Marrs

1944

91

Paul R. Mattix

1945

92

William E. Schooley

1946

93

Marvin Farrington

1947

94

Dean H. Stanley

1948

95

Edwin S. Bettleheim, Jr.

1949

96

Marvin E. Fowler

1950

97

David S. Davison

1951

98

Renah F. Camalier

1952

99

Roy D. Borden

1953

100

Fred B. Blackburn

1954

101

Gregor Macpherson

1955

102

Samuel W. McIntosh

1956

103

Ray Baker Harris

1957

104

William H. Rohrman

1958

105

Reuben A. Bogley, Jr.

1959

106

J. August Johnson, Jr.

1960

107

Ralph M. Wolfe

1961

108

Convass B. Dean

1962

109

Charles B. Gilley

1963

110

Harry B. Savage

1964

111

Lex L. Dodds

1965

112

Thomas W. Dodge

1966

113

Charles T. MacDonald

1967

114

William P. Jacobs, Jr.

1968

115

Milton D. Korman

1969

116

H. Kenneth Kingsbury

1970

117

Robert F. Sutphin

1971

118

N. Norman Engleberg

1972

119

Frank A. Kenyon

1972-1973

120

Robert L. Morris

1974

121

William E. Eccleston

1975

122

John B. Layton

1976

123

Charles V. Brewer

1977

124

Morris F. Hewitt

1978

125

George F. Moyer

1979

126

Perry A. Lester

1980

127

John C. Schleter

1981

128

Elmer F. Stein

1982

129

Donald L. Mallorey

1983

130

James M. Burns

1984

131

Theodore M. Kahn

1985

132

William C. Miskovic

1986

133

L. Robert Baker

1987

134

Raymond F. McMullen

1988

135

Roberts A. Statler

1989

136

Charles S. Iversen

1990

137

Darwin A. Brock

1991

138

Jerold J. Samet

1992

139

George R. Adams

1993

140

William T. Jenkins

1994

141

J. Philip Smith

1995

142

William E. Chaney, Jr.

1996

143

Robert F. Drechsler

1997

144

Eldon J. Brown

1998

145

Dan L Frederick

1999

146

Mansour Hatefi

2000

147

Grant R. Berning

2001

148

Robert H. Starr

2002

149

Jules S. Tepper

2003

150

G. Lee Ferguson

2004

151

Leonard Proden

2005

152

Albert M. Smith

2006

153

Robert B. Heyat

2007

154

Akram R. Elias (likely)

2008

155

Kwame Acquaah (likely)

2009

156

Paul D. Gleason (likely)

2010

157 Jesse Villarreal (likely) 2011
158 Joseph S. Crociata (likely) 2012
159 Teko A. Foly (likely) 2013
160 Kenneth D. Fuller (likely) 2014

 

Grand Masters - DC Grand Lodge

numbers based on giving new numbers to all non-consecutive terms of Grand Master

#

Name of DC Grand Master

Years Served as GM

1

Valentine Reintzel

1811

2

Alex. McCormick

1812-1813

3

Amos Alexander

1814 (also 1817)

4

John Davidson

1815-1816

5

Amos Alexander

1817 (also 1814)

6

Daniel Kurtz

1818-1819

7

William Hewitt

1820-1821 (also 1828-1829)

8

William W. Seaton

1822-1824

9

Samuel Burch

1825

10

John N. Moulder

1826-1827 (also 1830-1832, 1838)

11

William Hewitt

1828-1829 (also 1820-1821)

12

John N. Moulder

1830-1832 (also 1826-1827, 1838)

13

R.C. Weightman

1833

14

Clement T. Coote

1834

15

William W. Billing

1835-1837

16

John N. Moulder

1838 (also 1826-1827, 1830-1832)

17

Marmaduke Dove

1839

18

Robert Keyworth

1840-1841 (also 1843)

19

John Mason, Jr.

1842

20

Robert Keyworth

1843 (also 1840-1841)

21

William M. Ellis

1844

22

William B. Magruder

1845-1846 (also 1854)

23

Benjamin B. French

1847-1853, 1868

24

William B. Magruder

1854 (also 1845-1846)

25

Charles S. Frailey

1855-1856

26

George C. Whiting

1857-1861 (also 1865-1867)

27

Charles F. Stansbury

1862 (also 1871-1874)

28

Yelverton P. Page

1863

29

Jazmes E.F. Holmead

1864

30

George C. Whiting

1865-1867 (also 1857-1861)

31

Benjamin B. French

1868 (also 1847-1853)

32

Robert B. Donaldson

1869-1870

33

Charles F. Stansbury

1871-1874 (also 1862)

34

Isaac L. Johnson

1875-1876

35

Eldred G. Davis

1877-1878

36

Horace A. Whitney

1879

37

Joseph S. McCoy

1880

38

Noble D. Larner

1881-1882

39

E.H. Chamberlin

1883

40

Myron M. Parker

1884-1885

41

Thomas P. Chiffelle

1886

42

Jose M. Yznaga

1887

43

Jesse W. Lee, Jr.

1888

44

Harrison Dingman

1889

45

James A. Sample

1890

46

Thoams F. Gibbs

1891

47

Frederick G. Alexander

1892

48

W. Cabell Williamson

1893

49

Henry S. Merrill

1894

50

David G. Dixon

1895

51

George W. Baird

1896

52

Matthew Trimble

1897

53

Samuel C. Palmer

1898

54

John H. Small, Jr.

1899

55

William G. Henderson

1900

56

Harry Standiford

1901

57

Malcolm Seaton

1902

58

George H. Walker

1903

59

James A. Wetmore

1904

60

Lurtin R. Ginn

1905

61

Walter A. Brown

1906

62

Francis J. Woodman

1907

63

Augustus B. Coolidge

1908

64

Henry K. Simpson

1909

65

George C. Ober

1910

66

J. Claude Keiper

1911

67

Ben W. Murch

1912

68

Charles E. Baldwin

1913

69

T. John Newton

1914

70

Alexander Grant

1915

71

William W. Jermane

1916

72

James W. Witten

1917

73

Lemuel Towers, Jr.

1918

74

Joseph H. Milans

1919

75

J.H. Cunningham

1920

76

Charles J. O'Neill

1921

77

Charles C. Coombs

1922

78

Mark F. Finley

1923

79

Charles F. Roberts

1924

80

Roe Fulkerson

1925

81