Prince Hall customs

Discussion in 'Prince Hall Freemasonry' started by tomasball, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. tomasball

    tomasball Premium Member

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    How long does the MWPHGLoT elect its Grand Master to serve? I was kind of interested to notice that MW Curtis appears to have held that office for around nine years. In the GLoT you only get one year.
     
  2. bupton52

    bupton52 Moderator Premium Member

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    There are no term limits for elected officers in the MWPHGLoTX
     
  3. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    As a point of comparison, MWPHGLNM elects their GM for 3-year terms.
     
  4. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    As with anything Masonic, it varies by Jurisdiction.
     
  5. tomasball

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    Can he run for re-election after that?
    This would make an interesting survey, to find the customs across the various jurisdictions. As far as I can find in the constitution of the GLoT, a Grand Master could run over and over again, but it's just accepted practice for him to let the progressive line...progress.
     
  6. LBCutta

    LBCutta Registered User

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    Interesting, so in some jurisdictions they have open ended terms so to
    Speak. I was a member of a couple of lodges in MWPHGLofTX and wondered the same thing

    WM Clark
     
  7. tomasball

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    In the so-called Mainstream US Grand Lodges, the majority only let him serve one year. The rest cut him off at two. I'm sure the practices outside the US vary widely.
     
  8. Brennan

    Brennan Registered User

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    I know the grand master of Austria has been in office for about a decade. We have a brother from Austria just join our lodge.
     
  9. dfreybur

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    Two of my jurisdictions have one-year terms, the other has two one-year terms. I've read the law book for 2 of my 3 jurisdictions so far and there is no mention of term limits. It is local tradition not law.

    In Illinois with a 2 year tradition it occasionally happens that a MWGM is so unpopular during his first year he gets voted out instead of serving the traditional 2 years. This has happened within living memory.

    On the one hand I figure the traditional terms are because brothers line up to be in the grand line. On the other hand it appears to cost far more than is reimbursed so a MWGM has to be of independent means. Local lodge may be able to afford admitting brothers without regard to worldly wealth, but grand lodge can not afford that.
     
  10. Bro. David F. Hill

    Bro. David F. Hill David F. Hill Premium Member

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    [​IMG] [TABLE="class: style9, width: 100%"]
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    [TD="class: style11"]Term[/TD]
    [TD="class: style11"]Name[/TD]
    [TD="class: style11"]Lodge[/TD]
    [TD="class: style11"]City[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1875 – 1876[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Norris Wright Cuney[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Amity #4[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Galveston[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1876 – 1878[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Richard Allen[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Magnolia #3[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Houston[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1878 – 1879[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Leroy L. James[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Magnolia #3[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Houston[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1879 – 1881[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Norris Wright Cuney[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Amity #4[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Galveston[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1881 – 1885[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Abram Grant[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]San Antonio #1[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]San Antonio[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1885 – 1890[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Charles C. Dean[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Magnolia #3[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Houston[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1890 – 1890[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Rodolphus H. Bradley[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Paul Drayton #9[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Dallas[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1890 – 1892[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Josiah Haynes Armstrong[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Amity #4[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Galveston[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1892 – 1894[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]John W. Madison[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Mt. Bonnell #2[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Austin[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1894 – 1896[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Wiley Lawson Kimbrough[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Paul Drayton #9[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Dallas[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1896 – 1916[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]John Wesley McKinney[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Polar Star #33[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Sherman[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1916 – 1925[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Henderson D. Winn[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Saint John #12[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Chapel Hill[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1925 – 1930[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]John Adrian Kirk[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Mount Moriah #6[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Waco[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1930 – 1946[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]William Coleman[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Sunset #76[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]El Paso[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1946 – 1955[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Lucian L. Lockhart[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Magnolia #3[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Houston[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1955 – 1965[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]John T. Maxey[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Amity #4[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Galveston[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1965 - 1981[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Isadore H. Clayborn[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Paul Drayton #9[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Dallas[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1981 – 1987[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Reuben G. White[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]La Marque #373[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]La Marque[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1987 – 1991[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Thomas H. Routt[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Ever Ready #506[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Rosenberg[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]1991 – 1994[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Edwin B. Cash[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Good Street #182[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Dallas[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style12"]1994 – 2003[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Robert E. Connor, Jr.[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Prince Hall #18[/TD]
    [TD="class: style12"]Columbus[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: style13"]2003 - [/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Wilbert M. Curtis[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]St. James #71[/TD]
    [TD="class: style13"]Temple[/TD]
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    [/TABLE]
     

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