Past Grand High Priests from 1900-1949

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.

1949-1940

Past Grand High Priests

1949-1950-Gordon D. Pease

1949

Gordon D. Pease

Goshen #45

Past Mayor of Goshen, IN

1948

W. Curtis Mahler

*Lawrenceburg #56

1947

Paul R. Newhouse

Shelby #20

1946

W. Neuenschwander

*Benton #116 | Ft. Wayne #19

1945

Charles W. Allen

Terre Haute #11

1944

Bert O. Pruitt

Columbus #10

1943

George R. Lee

Prather #157

1942

Earl B. Forney

*Ashley-Hudson #152
*Elwood #109
Acacia & Phi Delta Kappa

1941

Robert Ingalls

*Spencer #77
Ingalls Stone Co. - Bedford, IN

1940

Frank C. Zaieck

Evansville #12

1939-1930

Past Grand High Priests

1939

Arthur O. Thorton

*Hammond #117

1938

Fred D. Carson

*Logan #2

1937

B. H. Askren

*Greensburg #8

1936

H.E. Vernon

*Goshen #45

1935

Glen M. Smith

*Lafayette #3
Sigma Xi; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta

1934

John H. Bassett

*Lebanon #39

1933

Stanley G. Myers

Indianapolis #5

1932

George C. Cole

*Lawrenceburg #56

1931

Allen V. Buskirk

Bloomington #127

1930

Troy L. Puckett

*Randolph #35

1929-1920

Past Grand High Priests

1929

Wm. H. Baugh

Terre Haute #11

1928

Fred R. Clarke

*Oriental #147

1927

Mark L. Dickover

Valparaiso #79

1926

Eleazar K. Amsden

Shelby #20

1925

Karl F. Bosworth

Vincennes #7

1924

Lawrence V. Mays

*Pendleton #51

1923

John H. Wineland

Concord #101

1922

Roy E. Tilford

Harley F. Eggars #71

1921

Edward B. Raub

*Pendleton #51

1920

Thomas F. Spink

Concord #101

1919-1910

Past Grand High Priests

1919

Fred H. Pocock

1918

Wm. W. Ross

1917

Elwood Barnard

1916

Calvin H. Ramsay

Angola #58

1915

Leon T. Leach

1914

Arthur J. Smith

1913

Earl H. Payne

1912

Samuel L. Shidey

1911

W.W. Goltra

1910

Elias J. Jacoby

*Keystone #6

1909-1900

Past Grand High Priests

1909

Charles M. Wordon

1908

Robert M.H. Britton

1907

Edgar H. Bristol

*Salem #38

1906

Phil H. Clugston

1905

Charles Balch

1904

Wm. H. Hamelle

1903

John J. Glendenning

1902

Alvin G. Tillotson

1901

Simeon P. Gillett

1900

Ren. W. Crockett