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Special Masonic Honors

In Freemasonry some men receive honors. There are many varieties of such honors that are given in many different branches or parts of freemasonry and for various achievements or reasons. The purpose of this webpage is to list some of these honors and those who have received them.


Scottish Rite Cross of Honor

This is the highest award of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA. About 3% of Scottish Rite masons receive the KCCH honor ("red hat") and about 1% receive the 33rd degree honorary ("white hat"). Of those who have received the 33rd degree, a very small number are selected to receive the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour.

In 2007, the following men received the Grand Cross:

John L. Atkinson, Valley of Shreveport
James O. Burlingame, Sr., Valley of Minneapolis
Robert A. Falk, Valley of Omaha
Douglas Kao, Valley of Agana
Clayton J. Kicklighter, Valley of Jacksonville
David B. Sentelle, Valley of Charlotte
James M. Tingle, Valley of Birmingham
Duane E. Walker, Valley of Santa Fe
James M. Wilson, Jr., Valley of Lubbock

 


Philalethes Society Fellows

The Philalethes Society is masonic research organization. It has thousands of members but only 40 are selected at any time to be "Fellows." The current (as of Oct. 10, 2007) Philalethes Society Fellows (sometimes they use the letters "FPS" after their names) are:

number, based on seniority number, as assigned since the start of the Philalethes Fellows year selected to become a Philalethes Society Fellow Name and location year born and approximate age as of 2007
1 142

1980

S. Brent Morris
Maryland

1950
57
2 143

1981

John Mauk Hilliard
New York

1945
62
3 149

1984

Richard H. Sands
Michigan

1929
78
4 150

1986

Wallace E. McLeod
Toronto, Canada

1931
76
5 151

1987

Henry G. Law
Delaware

1940
67
6 153

1987

Johannis Van Beusekom
Guatemala

1922
85
7 157

1988

Richard W. Curtis
Massachusetts

1939
68
8 158

1988

C. Clark Julius
Pennsylvania

1914
93
9 160

1988

Lewis J. Birt
New Jersey

 
10 162

1990

Harold L. Davidson
Billings, Montana

1928
79
11 164

1991

Lloyd D. Worley
Colorado

1946
61
12 165

1991

Richard E. Fletcher
Vermont

1934
73
13 166

1991

Thomas W. Jackson
Pennsylvania

1934
73
14 168

1992

William F. Koeckert
Ohio

 
15 169

1992

F. Lamar Pearson
Georgia

1939
68
16 170

1992

Ralph A. Herbold
California

1915
92
17 171

1993

Robert G. Davis, Jr.
Guthrie, Oklahoma

59
18 174

1994

Nelson King
Ontario, Canada

1945
62
19 175

1994

Leon Zeldis
Israel

1930
77
20 176

1994

John M. Boersma
Ontario, Canada

1925
82
21 177

1994

Richard S. Sagar
Georgia

1916
91
22 179 1996

Joseph E. Bennett
Idaho

1922
85
23 180 1998 Kenneth D. Roberts
Virginia
1951
54
24 183 1999

Paul M. Bessel
Washington DC

1949
58
25 184 1999

Keith A. Hinerman
Virginia

 
26 185 2000 Joel H. Springer, III
San Francisco, California
 
27 187 2000 Charles W. Munro
Washington
1927
80
28 188 2000 Michael L. Segall
Paris, France
1932
75
29 189 2001 Edward L. King
Maine
 
30 190 2001 William Wine
California
 
31 191 2001 Philip A. Enabnit
Iowa
 
32 192 2002 Samuel B. Walker
Connecticut
1926
81
33 193 2002 E.V. (Ed) Ralph
Canada
 
34 194 2003 Michael Poll
Louisiana
 
35 195 2003 Norman Peterson
Oregon
 
36 196 2003 Robert L. Tomlinson, Jr.
Kansas
 
37 197 2006 Thomas W. Gregory
North Carolina
 
38 198 2006 John "Bud" Householder, Jr.
Pennsylvania
 
39 199 2007 Roger Van Gorden
Indiana
 
40 200 2007 Terry L. Tilton
Minnesota
1950
57

Scottish Rite Research Society Fellows

The Scottish Rite Research Society is a masonic research organization that publishes the Journal Heredom each year. Although the Society has thousands of members, only a very small number are selected to be Fellows.

The following are Fellows as of Oct. 10, 2007.

 


Quatuor Coronati Lodge #2076 "Full" Members

Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 is a lodge in London under the United Grand Lodge of England. It was founded in the 1880's and is considered the premier masonic research lodge in the world. Although it has thousands of "Corresponding Members" only a maximum of 40 at any time are invited to be "Full" members. As of Oct. 10, 2007, they are:

 


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