Past Grand High Priests from 1800s

Our Departed Companions

  • The broken column denotes the untimely death of Grand Master Hiram Abiff.
  • The beautiful Virgin, weeping, denotes the unfinished Temple.
  • The book open before her, displays that his virtues are on perpetual record.
  • The sprig of acacia in her right hand, represents the timely discovery of his body.
  • The urn in her left, that his ashes were there safely deposited to perpetuate the remembrance of so distinguished a character.
  • Father Time standing behind her unfolding the ringlets of her hair denotes that time, patience and perseverance will accomplish all things.

1899-1890

Past Grand High Priests

1899

Thomas R. Marshall

1898

Manuel M. Fisher

1897

Robert A. Woods

1896

John E. Redmond

1895

H. W. Mordhurst

1894

Joseph A. Manning

1893

O.W. Brownback

1892

Edward S. Ross

1891

Edward J. Church

1890

Jacob W. Smith

1889-1880

Past Grand High Priests

1889

Elmer Crockett

1888

Daniel McDonald

1887

Calvin W. Prather

1886

Christen Fetta

1885

Nortimer Nye

1884

Benjamin F. Dawson

1883

Robert Van Valzah

1882

Albert P. Charles

1881

Charles H. Butterfield

1880

Edward Walker

1879-1870

Past Grand High Priests

1879

Thomas B. Long

1878

Martin H. Rice

1877

Simeon S. Johnson

1876

Reuben Peden

1875

Lucien A. Foote

1874

George H. Fish

1873

Alex Thomas

1872

Eden H. Davis

1871

R. J. Chestnut

1870

R. J. Chestnut

1869-1860

Past Grand High Priests

1869

Harvey G. Hazelrigg

1868

Harvey G. Hazelrigg

1867

Thomas Newby

1866

Thomas Newby

1865

Thomas Pattison

1864

Sol D. Bayless

1863

Erastus W.H. Ellis

1862

Geo. W. Porter

1861

Geo. W. Porter

1860

Wm. Hacker Francis

1859-1850

Past Grand High Priests

1859

Daniel K. Hays

1858

Daniel K. Hays

1857

Wm. Hacker Francis

1856

Wm. Hacker Francis

1855

Wm. Hacker Francis

1854

Isaac Bartlett Francis

1853

Isaac Bartlett Francis

1852

Colley A. Foster

1851

Colley A. Foster

1850

Abel C. Pepper

1849-1840

Past Grand High Priests

1849

Abel C. Pepper

1848

Abel C. Pepper

1847

Abel C. Pepper

1846

Wm. B. Smith

1845

Wm. B. Smith