Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters

Years ServedNameLodgeCity
1875 – 1876James E. FullerRising Sun No. 2Norfolk
1876 – 1878James H. JonesJ.B. Trusty No. 8Petersburg
1878 – 1879Thomas G. GladmanCovenant No. 12Lynchburg
1879 – 1881W.H. HughesHobson No. 23Richmond
1881 – 1882Lewis H. CarterKing Solomon No. 27Richmond
1882 – 1884Thomas CaytonJefferson No. 20Charlottesville
1884 – 1886George H. DabneySheba No. 17Petersburg
1886 – 1888James H. JohnstonSocial No. 6Richmond
1888 – 1889Samuel KellyRising Sun No. 2Norfolk
1889 – 1891James H. HayesKing David No. 28Richmond
1891 – 1893A.B. CampbellRising Sun No. 2Norfolk
1893 – 1894John B. MontgomeryLincoln No. 11Alexandria
1894 – 1896Benjamin A. GravesKing David No. 28Richmond
1896 – 1898Americus M. JonesEastern Light No. 4Norfolk
1898 – 1900Robert E. JonesTrinity No. 44Richmond
1900 – 1902Peter B. RamseyPocahontas No. 7Petersburg
1902 – 1904J.B. EvansStar of the West No. 24Lynchburg
1904 – 1906William H. GaskinsAccomac No. 62Puntogeague
1906 – 1908Harris BarrettHampton Royal No. 84Hampton
1908 – 1910George RamseyCampbell No. 67Norfolk
1910 – 1912J. Cornelius CarterHenry No. 59South Boston
1912 – 1913P.F. MorrisRoman Eagle No. 77Lynchburg
1913 – 1915J.W. BarnesLebanon No. 34Portsmouth
1915 – 1917L.L. DowningDunbar No. 193Roanoke
1917 – 1919Wilson F. ForemanRising Sun No. 2Norfolk
1919 – 1921William F. GrastyNehemiah No. 26Danville
1921 – 1923C. Bernard GilpinCapital City No. 107Richmond
1923 – 1925J.C. RobertsonHenrico No. 41Richmond
1925 – 1927S.S. MorrisLebanon No. 34Portsmouth
1927 – 1929Hamlin NelsonHampton Royal No. 84Hampton
1929 – 1931Irvin W. TaylorNehemiah No. 26Danville
1931 – 1932C.S. BassettHampton Royal No. 84Hampton
1932 – 1934L.L. BerryMt. Gilead No. 102Portsmouth
1934 – 1936W.W. LeePrince Hall No. 61Fredericksburg
1936 – 1938James E. FulfordEbenezer No. 66Norfolk
1938 – 1940J.H. Blackwell Jr.Hobson No. 23Richmond
1940 – 1942W. C. DudleySalem No. 120Salem
1942 – 1944T. K. AndersonEastern Star No. 13Hampton
1944 – 1946A. J. SmithHiram Abiff No. 90Newport News
1946 – 1948E. A. NorrellSilver Trowel No. 267Richmond
1948 – 1950David AlstonExcelsior No. 87Norfolk
1950 – 1951I. J. McGuffinHenry No. 59South Boston
1951 – 1954David MuckleMt. Gilead No. 102Portsmouth
1954 – 1956W. L. RansomeHobson No. 23Richmond
1956 – 1958Howard Z. PlummerWilliam Plummer No. 271Portsmouth
1958 – 1960H. G. HairstonAlpha & Omega No. 46Portsmouth
1960 – 1962William W. PierceR.C. Yancey No. 284Chase City
1962 – 1964E.S. BrownDunbar No. 193Roanoke
1964 – 1966Roswell A. Taylor, Sr.Acacia No. 32Alexandria
1966 – 1968L. CareyStar of the West No. 24Lynchburg
1968 – 1970J. Henry EvansEmporia No. 101Emporia
1970 – 1972Bossie B. SimmonsShiloh No. 33Hopewell
1972 – 1974J. Luvelle TaylorDunbar No. 193Roanoke
1974 – 1976Landon H. WhiteCapital City No. 107Richmond
1976 – 1978James V. WashingtonProgressive No. 80Norfolk
1978 – 1980Thomas E. MinorTrinity No. 44Richmond
1980 – 1982Robert E. Harris, Sr.Nehemiah No. 26Danville
1982 – 1984Robert G. DavisJohn W. Barnes No. 305Clifton Forge
1984 – 1986Pittman C. Rock, Sr.Welcome No. 125Bowling Green
1986 – 1988Charles C. Crawford, Jr.Campbell No. 67Norfolk
1988 – 1990Armistead G. WilliamsProgressive No. 80Norfolk
1990 – 1992Willie E. MassenburgEureka No. 15Petersburg
1992 – 1994Billie L. Thompson, Sr.Alpha & Omega No. 46Portsmouth
1994 – 1996Lionell Spruill, Sr.Providence No. 189Chesapeake
1996 – 1998William F. Milton, Jr.Arlington No. 58Arlington
1998 – 2000Gilbert TylerKing Solomon No. 27Richmond
2000 – 2002George H. ClemonsSalem No. 120Salem
2002 – 2004Franklin D.R. Lyons, Sr.Edward Jones No. 324Richmond
2004 – 2006Kenneth HillR.C. Yancey No. 284Chase City
2006 – 2008Curtis S. Vaughan, Jr.Campbell No. 67Norfolk
2008 – 2010Larry D. ChristianTriple River No. 253West Point
2010 – 2012Herman Eggleston, Jr.Charlotte No. 146Keysville
2012 – 2014Shelton RiddickWashington No. 323Portsmouth
2014 – 2016Roger C. BrownLord Hannibal No. 327Richmond
2016 – 2018Paige D. CherryMorning Star No. 3Portsmouth
2018 - 2021Richard TownesAverett Union No. 235Nelson
2021 - 2023Donald S. WilsonCampbell No. 67Norfolk

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Registration eligibility to attend the Family Day Cookout. Remember the information listed below is for those members ONLY that meet the criteria stated below:

  • Must be a member in good standing of the MWPHGL of Virginia
  • Must be a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Virginia, PHA
  • Must be a member of the MWPHGL of Virginia’s Knights of Pythagoras
  • Must be a member of the Maggie D. Pondexter Youth Department of the Eastern Star of Virginia, PHA
  • Youth must be your children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren and significant others of a member of MWPHGL of Virginia or the Order of the Eastern Star of Virginia, PHA

Additional Notes

  • A link will be on the website starting June 1, 2024, for you to register to attend.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  • A QR Code will be on the flyer that will link directly to the Grand Lodge website for registration.
  • Once you register, you will receive a link back around the end of July 2024.
  • This registration covers the cost of parking and entrance into the park.
  • We will gather at a private pavilion from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm to enjoy good food and fellowship with one another.