A Briefy History of Freemasonry – Provincial Period (Part 2)

This article was taken from the Leadership Development Course (1995 Revision) originally published by the Grand Lodge of NY Committee on Leadership Services, authored by Allan M. Bryant.

The first Provincial Grand Master, Daniel Coxe, was appointed to oversee New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  He formed one of the oldest Lodges in the New World still in existence, St. John’s #1 in New York City December 27, 1757.  Lodge #139 of Savannah, Georgia (1735) has retained it’s  original identity.  It was renamed Solomon #1 in 1776.  The Lodge kept English registry till 1813 even though it was on the Grand Lodge of Georgia rolls.

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District Deputy Grand Master Saratoga-Warren District 1998-2000; Grand Lodge Leadership Services Committee; Leadership Development Course Coordinator; Vice Chairman Grand Master's Educational Task Force; Vice Chairman Grand Lodge Child ID Committee; District Deputy Grand High Priest 14th Capitular District; Grand Master of the 1st Veil 2010; Grand Master 2nd Veil 2011; Grand Master 3rd Veil 2012 Grand Royal Arch Captain 2013 Grand Principal Sojourner 2014 Grand Captain of the Host 2015 Warren County Historical Society Board of Trustees; Queensbury Masonic Historical Society Charter Member; State Chairman Lodges & Buildings Committee Deputy Grand Master's Advisory Committee
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