FAQ: George Washington turned down the title of Grand Master of the United States -- true?

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    George Washington turned down the title of Grand Master of the United States -- true?

    Yes, sort of. The American Union Lodge proposed that Washington become
    "General Grand Master of the United States", a title to be held in the
    "National Grand Lodge". However, there were many others who also
    disagreed with the idea, so it was never a serious proposal.

    Washington was Master of Alexandria Lodge No. 22 in Virginia, whose
    Grand Master was then Edmund Randolph. Washington was never Grand
    Master of Virginia (or any other jurisdiction).
     
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    Interesting to note that their was an attempt to establish a national governing body.
     

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