John Wayne

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  1. rwhardman

    rwhardman Registered User

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    John Wayne

    May 16, 1907 - June 11, 1979
    Born Marion Morrison, "the Duke" appeared or starred in over 200 films in his fifty-year career, winning an Oscar for "True Grit," in 1969. Remembered for his definition of the American individualist of a mythical wild west, he came to represent America to several generations of movie-goers.
    A Member of Glendale DeMolay Chapter during his high school days, Duke was also a freemason, like his father before him, receiving his Craft degrees in July 1970 in Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, Arizona. A Senior DeMolay, he was also awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1970. In December of that year, he joined the York Rite Bodies in California and became a Shriner in Al Malaikah Shrine Temple.
    Initiated : July 9, 1970
    Passed : July 10, 1970
    Raised : July 11, 1970
    Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, Arizona,
    Source: kena.org/hirams/1998/PHL-DE98.HTM ; lodge records.
     
  2. cambridgemason

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    thanks, he is one of my favorites, but never knew he was a Senior DeMolay.
     
  3. TexasCop

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    Was it honorary? Two days from EA to MM?
     
  4. Papatom

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    Good question, It was done in three days by order of the Grand Master.
     
  5. TexasCop

    TexasCop Registered User

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    Coolness. I wonder if he had the time to go back and do any of the memory work.
     
  6. Blake Bowden

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  7. TexasCop

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    Cool, he actually worked within the lodge. That's pretty awesome, given his celebrity status.
     
  8. flttrainer

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    I liked the comment about he and Roy Rodgers feeling normal in lodge.
     
  9. ljlinson1206

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    Just goes to show everyone that it is the internal.
     
  10. JEbeling

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    Red Skelton said one that he loved going to lodge because he didn't have to be a clown... ! He gave a lot of pictures he painted to be sold for the masonic charities... !
     

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