Past Grand Masters

Past Grand Masters

This page contains a complete portrait gallery of the Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, beginning with the most recent. Living Past Grand Masters are shown in color. Deceased Past Grand Masters are displayed in black and white.

Raymond T. Dietz
S. Eugene Herritt

Years Served as RWGM: 2018-2019
Higher Education: Clarion University and Shippensburg University. Earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education, respectively
Occupation: Teacher, Professor, Sales Executive
Residence: Shippensburg, PA
Lodge: Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315, Shippensburg
Religion: Lutheran

Raymond T. Dietz
Raymond T. Dietz

Years Served as RWGM: 2016-2017
Higher Education: Robert Morris University. Earned Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Occupation: Vice President of Union Home Mortgage
Residence: Allegheny County, PA
Lodge: Avalon Lodge No. 657, Pittsburgh
Religion: Presbyterian

Robert J. Bateman
Robert J. Bateman

Years Served as RWGM: 2014-2015
Higher Education: US Army Reserve
Occupation: Custodial Coordinator
Residence: Upper Darby, PA
Lodge: Springfield-Hanby Lodge No. 767
Religion: United Methodist

Jay W. Smith
Jay W. Smith

Years Served as RWGM: 2012-2013
Higher Education: Attended Stevens State School of Technology and Penn State University. Earned Engineer In Training and Professional Engineer and Land Surveying licenses
Occupation: Chief of PENNDOT’s Highway Quality Assurance Division
Residence: Mount Joy, PA
Lodge: Ashara-Casiphia No. 551
Religion: United Methodist

Thomas K. Sturgeon
Thomas K. Sturgeon

Years Served as RWGM: 2010-2011
Higher Education: Youngstown State University of Ohio, Master of Science in Police Management
Occupation: Law Enforcement and Compliance
Residence: Imperial, PA
Lodge: Oakdale Lodge No. 669
Religion: Methodist

Stephen Gardner
Stephen Gardner

Years Served as RWGM: 2008 – 2009
Higher Education: East Stroudsburg State College, Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
Occupation: Project Manager
Residence: Catasaqua, PA
Lodge: Porter Lodge No. 284
Religion: Presbyterian

Ronald A. Aungst, Sr.
Ronald A. Aungst, Sr.

Years Served as RWGM: 2006-2007
Higher Education: California State College, California, Pa. Bachelor’s degree in Education; Penn State University, Master’s in Administration
Occupation: Elementary School Principal
Residence: Jersey Shore, PA
Lodge: LaBelle Vallee Lodge No. 232
Religion: Methodist

William Slater II
William Slater II

Years Served as RWGM: 2004 – 2005
Higher Education: Thiel College and the Pittsburgh Institution of Mortuary Science
Occupation: Funeral Director
Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
Lodge: Lodge No. 45
Religion: Presbyterian

Marvin A. Cunningham, Sr.
Marvin A. Cunningham, Sr.

Years Served as RWGM: 2002-2003
Higher Education: Some college and service schools.
Occupation: U.S. Navy, Retired; Manager of Correctional Institutions
Residence: Collegeville, PA
Lodge: Raised in Silvius No. 898, A.F.&A.M., Illinois in 1961; Transferred to Warren No. 310, Collegeville, PA in 1980
Religion: Methodist

Robert L. Dluge, Jr.
Robert L. Dluge, Jr.

Years Served as RWGM: 2000-2001
Higher Education: BA, Lycoming College; JD Widener University School of Law
Occupation: Attorney at Law
Residence: Elysburg, PA
Lodge: Elysburg Lodge No. 414, Elysburg, PA
Religion: Lutheran

James L. Ernette
James L. Ernette

Years Served as RWGM: 1998-1999
Higher Education: BS, Point Park College, Pittsburgh
Occupation: Retired Police Officer, Printer
Residence: Greensburg, PA
Lodge: Westmoreland No. 518
Religion: Methodist

Edward O. Weisser
Edward O. Weisser

Years Served as RWGM: 1996-1997
Higher Education: M.Ed. Temple University
Occupation: VP & Secretary of Eastern Dawn Mobile Home Park, Inc., Langhorne
Residence: Langhorne
Lodge: Newtown No. 427
Religion: Methodist

George H. Hohenshildt
George H. Hohenshildt

Years Served as RWGM: 1994-1995
Higher Education: Smith Technical Institute, Wilson Engineering Corp. and Pennsylvania State University
Occupation: Engineer
Residence: Camp Hill
Lodge: William S. Snyder No. 756
Religion: Lutheran

Edward H. Fowler, Jr.
Edward H. Fowler, Jr.

Years Served as RWGM: 1992-1993
Higher Education: Robert Morris Business School, Pittsburgh
Occupation: Retired Manager of Property, Sales and Excise Tax, ALCOA, Pittsburgh
Residence: Belle Vernon
Lodge: Avalon No. 657
Religion: Lutheran

W. Scott Stoner
W. Scott Stoner

Years Served as RWGM: 1990-1991
Higher Education: B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Occupation: C.P.A.
Residence: Lancaster
Lodge: Casiphia No. 551
Religion: Lutheran

Arthur J. Kurtz
Arthur J. Kurtz

Years Served as RWGM: 1988-1989
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Residence: Harrisburg
Lodge: Robert Burns No. 464
Religion: Methodist

Carl W. Stenberg, Jr.
Carl W. Stenberg, Jr.

Years Served as RWGM: 1986-1987
Higher Education: B.A.
Occupation: Banker
Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
Lodge: Dallas No. 508; Warrant Member of Whitehall No. 794
Religion: Methodist

William A. Carpenter
William A. Carpenter

Years Served as RWGM: 1984-1985
Higher Education: Some College
Occupation: Printer
Residence: Upland
Lodge: Chester No. 236
Religion: Baptist

Samuel C. Williamson
Samuel C. Williamson

Years Served as RWGM: 1982-1983
Higher Education: B.S.
Occupation: Chemical Engineer
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Tyrian No. 612; Merged to Valley No. 613
Religion: Methodist

Joseph E. Trate
Joseph E. Trate

Years Served as RWGM: 1980-1981
Higher Education: B.S.
Occupation: Engineer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 3
Religion: Lutheran

Walter P. Wells
Walter P. Wells

Years Served as RWGM: 1978-1979
Higher Education: B.S. / LL.B.
Occupation: Lawyer / Judge
Residence: Coudersport
Lodge: Eulalia No. 342
Religion: Episcopal

John L. McCain
John L. McCain

Years Served as RWGM: 1976-1977
Higher Education: B.S. / Some Graduate School
Occupation: Businessman
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Milnor No. 287
Religion: Presbyterian / Baptist

Rochester B. Woodall
Rochester B. Woodall

Years Served as RWGM: 1974-1975
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Businessman
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Fernwood No. 543
Religion: Lutheran / Presbyterian

W. Orville Kimmel
W. Orville Kimmel

Years Served as RWGM: 1972-1973
Higher Education:
Occupation: Funeral Director
Residence: Harrisburg
Lodge: Robert Burns No. 464
Religion: Church of God

Hiram P. Ball
Hiram P. Ball

Years Served as RWGM: 1970-1971
Higher Education: B.A. / LL.D.
Occupation: Industrialist
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Harmony No. 429, Butler County; Corinthian No. 573, Allegheny County; Warrant Master of Col. Henry Bouquet No. 787, which later merged into Lodge No. 45.
Religion: Presbyterian

John K. Young
John K. Young

Years Served as RWGM: 1968-1969
Higher Education: B.S. / LL.B.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Melita No. 295
Religion: Methodist / Baptist / Presbyterian

Robert E. Deyoe
Robert E. Deyoe

Years Served as RWGM: 1966-1967
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Florist
Residence: Oil City
Lodge: Petrolia No. 363
Religion: Episcopal

Earl F. Herold
Earl F. Herold

Years Served as RWGM: 1964-1965
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Banker
Residence: Butler
Lodge: Butler No. 272
Religion: Lutheran

W. Leroy McKinley
W. Leroy McKinley

Years Served as RWGM: 1962-1963
Higher Education: LL.B.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Frankford No. 292
Religion: Presbyterian

Max F. Balcom
Max F. Balcom

Years Served as RWGM: 1960-1961
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Businessman
Residence: Emporium
Lodge: Emporium No. 382
Religion: Episcopal

Sanford M. Chilcote
Sanford M. Chilcote

Years Served as RWGM: 1958-1959
Higher Education: A.B./LL.B.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Verona No. 548
Religion: Methodist

Charles H. Nitsch
Charles H. Nitsch

Years Served as RWGM: 1956-1957
Higher Education: Some College
Occupation: Engineer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Crescent No. 493
Religion: Methodist

Ralph M. Lehr
Ralph M. Lehr

Years Served as RWGM: 1954-1955
Higher Education: Some College
Occupation: Businessman
Residence: Harrisburg
Lodge: Harrisburg No. 629
Religion: Presbyterian

Albert T. Eyler
Albert T. Eyler

Years Served as RWGM: 1952-1953
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Insurance
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Homewood No. 635
Religion: Methodist

William E. Yeager
William E. Yeager

Years Served as RWGM: 1950-1951
Higher Education: L.H.D.
Occupation: Financier
Residence: Warren
Lodge: Hazel No. 327; Warrant Member of Joseph Warren No. 726
Religion: Lutheran

George H. Deike
George H. Deike

Years Served as RWGM: 1948-1949
Higher Education: B.S./M.Eng./D.Eng.
Occupation: Manufacturer
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Charleroi No. 615; Warrant Member of George W. Guthrie No. 691
Religion: Presbyterian

Richard A. Kern
Richard A. Kern

Years Served as RWGM: 1946-1947
Higher Education: A.b./M.D./LL.D./Sc.D.
Occupation: Physician
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: University No. 610
Religion: U.C.C./Presbyterian

Scott S. Leiby
Scott S. Leiby

Years Served as RWGM: 1944-1945
Higher Education: B.A./L.H.D.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Harrisburg
Lodge: Perry No. 458
Religion: U.C.C.

John A. Lathwood
John A. Lathwood

Years Served as RWGM: 1942-1943
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Iron / Real Estate Agent
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: St. John’s No. 219; Warrant Member of Temple No. 648
Religion: Episcopal

William H. Brehm
William H. Brehm

Years Served as RWGM: 1940-1941
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Manufacturer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Mozart No. 436
Religion: Episcopal

Robert R. Lewis
Robert R. Lewis

Years Served as RWGM: 1938-1939
Higher Education: Some College
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Coudersport
Lodge: Eulalia No. 342
Religion: Methodist

Harold N. Rust
Harold N. Rust

Years Served as RWGM: 1936-1937
Higher Education: B.S.
Occupation: Engineer/Banker
Residence: Wilkes-Barre
Lodge: Rabboni Lodge, Boston, MA; Lodge No. 61, Wilkes-Barre
Religion: Presbyterian

Otto R. Heiligman
Otto R. Heiligman

Years Served as RWGM: 1934-1935
Higher Education: LL.B.
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Potter No. 441
Religion: Presbyterian

Benjamin Page
Benjamin Page

Years Served as RWGM: 1932-1933
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Banker
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Franklin No. 221; Warrant Master of Fellowship No. 679
Religion: Episcopal

William S. Snyder
William S. Snyder

Years Served as RWGM: 1930-1931
Higher Education: B.A./M.A./LL.D.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Harrisburg
Lodge: Newport No. 381; Robert Burns No. 464
Religion: Methodist

J. Williamson Smith
J. Williamson Smith

Years Served as RWGM: 1928-1929
Higher Education: LL.D.
Occupation: Banker & Businessman
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Union No. 121
Religion: Presbyterian

William M. Hamilton
William M. Hamilton

Years Served as RWGM: 1926-1927
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Engineer
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Dallas No. 508; Warrant Junior Warden of Crescent No. 576
Religion: Presbyterian

Samuel M. Goodyear
Samuel M. Goodyear

Years Served as RWGM: 1924-1925
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Businessman
Residence: Carlisle
Lodge: Cumberland Star No. 197
Religion: Lutheran

Abraham M. Beitler
Abraham M. Beitler

Years Served as RWGM: 1922-1923
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Ivanhoe No. 449
Religion: Episcopal

John S. Sell
John S. Sell

Years Served as RWGM: 1920-1921
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Merchant & Banker
Residence: Greensburg
Lodge: Westmoreland No. 518
Religion: Reformed

James B. Krause
James B. Krause

Years Served as RWGM: 1918-1919
Higher Education: A.B.
Occupation: Lawyer/Businessman
Residence: Williamsport
Lodge: Ivy No. 397
Religion: Lutheran

Louis A. Watres
Louis A. Watres

Years Served as RWGM: 1916-1917
Higher Education: LL.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Banker/Businessman
Residence: Scranton
Lodge: Peter Williamson No. 323
Religion: Presbyterian/Christian Science

J. Henry Williams
J. Henry Williams

Years Served as RWGM: 1914-1915
Higher Education:
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Washington No. 59
Religion: Episcopal

William L. Gorgas
William L. Gorgas

Years Served as RWGM: 1912-1913
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Banker
Residence: Harrisburg
Lodge: Eureka No. 302; Perseverance No. 21
Religion: Baptist

 George W. Guthrie
George W. Guthrie

Years Served as RWGM: 1910-1911
Higher Education: A.B./A.M./LL.B/LL.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Politician/Diplomat
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Franklin No. 221
Religion: Episcopal

George B. Orlady
George B. Orlady

Years Served as RWGM: 1908-1909
Higher Education: Sc.B/M.D./M.A./M.S./LL.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Huntingdon
Lodge: Mount Moriah No. 300
Religion: Methodist

George W. Kendrick, Jr.
George W. Kendrick, Jr.

Years Served as RWGM: 1906-1901
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Banker
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Mitchell No. 296; Washington No. 59
Religion: Presbyterian

James W. Brown
James W. Brown

Years Served as RWGM:
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Manufacturer
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: Hailman No. 321
Religion: Episcopal

Edgar A. Tennis
Edgar A. Tennis

Years Served as RWGM: 1902-1903
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Railroad Contractor
Residence: Thompsontown
Lodge: Lamberton No. 371
Religion: Methodist

George E. Wagner
George E. Wagner

Years Served as RWGM: 1900-1901
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Insurance
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Harmony No. 52
Religion: Unknown

Henry W. Williams
Henry W. Williams

Years Served as RWGM: 1899
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Wellsboro
Lodge: Ossea No. 317
Religion: Presbyterian

William J. Kelly
William J. Kelly

Years Served as RWGM: 1897-1898
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Real Estate
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Washington No. 59
Religion: Unknown

Mathias H. Henderson
Mathias H. Henderson

Years Served as RWGM: 1895-1896
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: New Castle
Lodge: Lodge of the Craft No. 433
Religion: Episcopal

Michael Arnold
Michael Arnold

Years Served as RWGM: 1893-1894
Higher Education: LL.B.
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Rising Star No. 126
Religion: Episcopal

J. Simpson Africa
J. Simpson Africa

Years Served as RWGM: 1891-1892
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Surveyor/Banker
Residence: Huntingdon
Lodge: Mount Moriah No. 300
Religion: Presbyterian

Clifford P. MacCalla
Clifford P. MacCalla

Years Served as RWGM: 1889-1890
Higher Education: LL.B.
Occupation: Lawyer/Editor
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Concordia No. 67
Religion: Episcopal

Joseph Eichbaum
Joseph Eichbaum

Years Served as RWGM: 1887-1888
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Printer/Merchant
Residence: Pittsburgh
Lodge: St. John’s No. 219
Religion: Presbyterian

E. Coppée Mitchell
E. Coppée Mitchell

Years Served as RWGM: 1885-1886
Higher Education: A.B./A.M./LL.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Educator
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Rising Star No. 126
Religion: Episcopal

Conrad B. Day
Conrad B. Day

Years Served as RWGM: 1883-1884
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Merchant/Banker
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Harmony No. 52
Religion: Presbyterian

Samuel B. Dick
Samuel B. Dick

Years Served as RWGM: 1881-1882
Higher Education: Some College
Occupation: Banker
Residence: Meadville
Lodge: Lodge No. 234; Warrant Member of Lodge No. 408
Religion: Episcopal

Michael Nisbit, Jr.
Michael Nisbit, Jr.

Years Served as RWGM: 1879-1880
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Conveyancer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Rising Star No. 126
Religion: Episcopal/Methodist

James M. Porter
James M. Porter

Years Served as RWGM: 1878
Higher Education: A.B.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Easton
Lodge: Lodge No. 152
Religion: Presbyterian

Robert Clark
Robert Clark

Years Served as RWGM: 1876-1877
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Solomon’s No. 114
Religion: Presbyterian

Alfred R. Potter
Alfred R. Potter

Years Served as RWGM: 1874-1875
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Insurance
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 72
Religion: Episcopal

Samuel C. Perkins
Samuel C. Perkins

Years Served as RWGM: 1872-1873
Higher Education: B.A./M.A./LL.B./LL.D.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Columbia No. 91
Religion: Presbyterian

Robert A. Lamberton
Robert A. Lamberton

Years Served as RWGM: 1870-1871
Higher Education: A.B./A.M./LL.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Educator
Residence: Harrisburg
Lodge: Perseverance No. 21
Religion: Episcopal

Richard Vaux
Richard Vaux

Years Served as RWGM: 1868-1869
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Lawyer/Politician
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 3; Warrant Senior Warden of Lodge No. 121 (Post AntiMasonic era)
Religion: Quaker/Episcopal

John L. Goddard
John L. Goddard

Years Served as RWGM: 1867
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Accountant
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 51; Warrant Master of Hamilton No. 274
Religion: Episcopal

Lucius H. Scott
Lucius H. Scott

Years Served as RWGM: 1865-1866
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Bristol
Lodge: Raised in Otsego County, NY; Charter member of Terre Haute No. 19, Indiana; admitted to Bristol No. 25.
Religion: Episcopal

David C. Skerett
David C. Skerett

Years Served as RWGM: 1863-1864
Higher Education: M.D.
Occupation: Physician
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Union No. 121; Lodge No. 3
Religion: Episcopal

John Thomson
John Thomson

Years Served as RWGM: 1861-1862
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Cooper
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 51
Religion: Presbyterian

Henry M. Phillips
Henry M. Phillips

Years Served as RWGM: 1859-1860
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 72
Religion: Jewish

John K. Mitchell
John K. Mitchell

Years Served as RWGM: 1858
Higher Education: A.B./M.D.
Occupation: Physician/Professor
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Union No. 121
Religion: Presbyterian

Peter Williamson
Peter Williamson

Years Served as RWGM: 1856-1857
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Apothecary
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Franklin No. 134
Religion: Presbyterian/Episcopal

James Hutchinson
James Hutchinson

Years Served as RWGM: 1854-1855
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Carpenter
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Concordia No. 67
Religion: Quaker

Anthony Bournonville
Anthony Bournonville

Years Served as RWGM: 1852-1853
Higher Education: A.B./A.M./M.D.
Occupation: Physician
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Herman No. 125
Religion: Roman Catholic

William Whitney
William Whitney

Years Served as RWGM: 1850-1851
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Rising Star No. 126; Lodge No. 51
Religion: Dutch Reformed

Peter Fritz
Peter Fritz

Years Served as RWGM: 1848-1849
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Marble Cutter
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Mount Moriah No. 155
Religion: Lutheran/Dutch Reformed

James Page
James Page

Years Served as RWGM: 1846-1847
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Rising Star No. 126; Temporary member of Lodge 3 during the Antimasonic period.
Religion: Episcopal

William Barger
William Barger

Years Served as RWGM: 1844-1845
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Painter/Glazier
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 9; Warrant Master of Eastern Star No. 186; Lodge No. 72
Religion: Presbyterian

Cornelius Stevenson
Cornelius Stevenson

Years Served as RWGM: 1843
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Carpenter
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Montgomery No. 19; Warrant Member of Industry No. 131; Lodge No. 72
Religion: Episcopal

Joseph R. Chandler
Joseph R. Chandler

Years Served as RWGM: 1841-1842
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Teacher/Journalist
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Columbia Lodge, Boston, MA; Phoenix Lodge No. 130
Religion: Baptist/Roman Catholic

Samuel H. Perkins
Samuel H. Perkins

Years Served as RWGM: 1839-1840
Higher Education: A.B.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Columbia No. 91
Religion: Presbyterian

John M. Read
John M. Read

Years Served as RWGM: 1837-1838
Higher Education: A.B./A.M./L.L.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Franklin No. 134; No. 51
Religion: Episcopal

Tristram B. Freeman
Tristram B. Freeman

Years Served as RWGM: 1836
Higher Education: Some University
Occupation: Publisher/Auctioneer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Probably became a Mason in England; Lodge No. 51
Religion: Philadelphia

George M. Dallas
George M. Dallas

Years Served as RWGM: 1835
Higher Education: A.B./L.L.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge/Politician
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Franklin No. 134
Religion: Episcopal

John Steele
John Steele

Years Served as RWGM: 1833-1834
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: U.S. Weigher
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Adelphia No. 18, New York; Lodge No. 51
Religion: Presbyterian

Michael Nisbit, Sr.
Michael Nisbit, Sr.

Years Served as RWGM: 1831-1832
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Columbia No. 91; Warrant Junior Warden of Rising Star Lodge No. 126
Religion: Presbyterian/Episcopal

Samuel Badger
Samuel Badger

Years Served as RWGM: 1829-1830
Higher Education: B.A./M.A.
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Columbia No. 91
Religion: Episcopal

Thomas Kittera
Thomas Kittera

Years Served as RWGM: 1826-1828
Higher Education: A.B./A.M.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Harmony No. 52; Warrant Master of Phoenix No. 130
Religion: Episcopal

James Harper
James Harper

Years Served as RWGM: 1825
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Brickmaker
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lafayette no. 71; Warrant Junior Warden of Solomon’s No. 114
Religion: Presbyterian/Baptist

John B. Gibson
John B. Gibson

Years Served as RWGM: 1824
Higher Education: Some University/L.L.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: Carlisle
Lodge: Lodge No. 43; Lodge No. 61
Religion: Episcopal

Josiah Randall
Josiah Randall

Years Served as RWGM: 1822-1823
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Montgomery No. 19; Warrant Member of Industry No. 131
Religion: Baptist/Presbyterian

Bayse Newcomb
Bayse Newcomb

Years Served as RWGM: 1818-1821
Higher Education: A.B./A.M.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Washington No. 59; Warrant Junior Warden of St. John’s No. 115
Religion: Presbyterian

Walter Kerr
Walter Kerr

Years Served as RWGM: 1816-1817
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Sea Captain
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 51
Religion: Episcopal

Samuel F. Bradford
Samuel F. Bradford

Years Served as RWGM: 1815
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Publisher
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 51
Religion: Presbyterian/Episcopal

Richard C. Tybout
Richard C. Tybout

Years Served as RWGM: 1814
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Milliner
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 3
Religion: Presbyterian

James Milnor
James Milnor

Years Served as RWGM: 1806-1813
Higher Education: Some University/D.D.
Occupation: Lawyer/Clergy
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 31; Lodge No. 3
Religion: Quaker/Episcopal

Israel Israel
Israel Israel

Years Served as RWGM: 1803-1805
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Merchant/Innkeeper
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 3
Religion: Universalist

William M. Smith
William M. Smith

Years Served as RWGM: 1796-1797
Higher Education: A.B./A.M.
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 2; Lodge No. 8; Lodge No. 51
Religion: Episcopal

Jonathan B. Smith
Jonathan B. Smith

Years Served as RWGM: 1789-1794, 1798-1802
Higher Education: A.B./A.M.
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 3
Religion: Presbyterian

William Adcock
William Adcock

Years Served as RWGM: 1783-1788
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 3
Religion: Episcopal

William Ball
William Ball

Years Served as RWGM: 1761, 1764-1765, 1767-1772, 1776-1782, 1795
Higher Education: none
Occupation: Goldsmith
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: Lodge No. 2 (Moderns, 1751); Lodge No. 2 (Ancients, 1760)
Religion: Baptist

Philip Syng
Philip Syng

Years Served as RWGM: 1741
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Silversmith
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: St. John’s Lodge (Moderns No. 1)
Religion: Episcopal

Joseph Shippen
Joseph Shippen

Years Served as RWGM: 1738
Higher Education: Unknown
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: St. John’s Lodge (Moderns No. 1)
Religion: Episcopal

William Plumstead
William Plumstead

Years Served as RWGM: 1737
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: St. John’s Lodge (Moderns No. 1)
Religion: Quaker / Episcopal

Thomas Hopkinson
Thomas Hopkinson

Years Served as RWGM: 1736
Higher Education: Some University
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: St. Johns Lodge (Moderns No. 1)
Religion: Episcopal

James Hamilton
James Hamilton

Years Served as RWGM: 1735
Higher Education: Some University
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: St. John’s Lodge (Moderns No. 1)
Religion: Episcopal

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Years Served as RWGM: 1734, 1749
Higher Education: A.M./A.M./L.L.D./D.C.L.
Occupation: Printer/Politician/Diplomat
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: St. John’s Lodge (Moderns No. 1)
Religion: Episcopal

Humphrey Murray
Humphrey Murray

Years Served as RWGM: 1733
Higher Education: None
Occupation: Merchant/Distiller
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: St. John’s Lodge (Moderns No. 1)
Religion: Presbyterian

William Allen
William Allen

Years Served as RWGM: 1731-1732, 1747-1761
Higher Education: University/Law School
Occupation: Merchant/Judge
Residence: Philadelphia
Lodge: St. John’s Lodge (Moderns No. 1)
Religion: Presbyterian

Daniel Coxe
Daniel Coxe

Years Served as RWGM: 1730-1732
Higher Education: Some University
Occupation: Lawyer/Judge
Residence: New Jersey
Lodge: First listed as a member of Devil’s Tavern Lodge No. 8, London, England
Religion: Episcopal