Past Grand Masters Since the Inception of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota

 

Date Installed Name Lodge #
February 24, 1853 A.E. Ames* 2
January 3, 1854 A.E. Ames* 2
January 5, 1855 M. Sherburne* 2
January 11, 1856 A.T.C. Pierson* 5
January 8, 1857 A.T.C. Pierson* 5
January 8, 1858 A.T.C. Pierson* 5
October 28, 1858 A.T.C. Pierson* 5
October 26, 1859 A.T.C. Pierson* 5
October 25, 1860 A.T.C. Pierson* 5
October 23, 1861 A.T.C. Pierson* 5
No Annual Communication in 1862    
October 28, 1863 A.T.C. Pierson*  5
October 26, 1864 G.W. Prescott* 5
October 25, 1865 G.W. Prescott* 5
October 24, 1866 Charles W. Nash* 35
October 24, 1867 Charles W. Nash* 35
No Annual Communication in 1868    
January 15, 1869 Charles W. Nash* 35
January 13, 1870 Charles W. Nash* 35
January 12, 1871 Charles W. Nash* 35
January 12, 1872 G.B. Cooley* 11
January 15, 1873 C. Griswold* 49
January 15, 1874 C. Griswold* 49
January 13, 1875 C. Griswold* 49
January 13, 1876 James C. Braden* 89
January 11, 1877 James C. Braden* 89
January 16, 1878 E.W. Durant* 1
January 15, 1879 Henry R. Wells* 36
January 14, 1880 Henry R. Wells* 36
January 12, 1881 Henry R. Wells* 36
January 11, 1882 C.H. Benton* 4
January 10, 1883 C.H. Benton* 4
January 16, 1884 Henry R. Denny* 111
January 14, 1885 Henry R. Denny* 111
January 13, 1886 R.H. Gove* 21
January 12, 1887 J.H. Brown* 104
January 13, 1888 J.H. Brown* 104
January 17, 1889 J.A. Kiester* 57
January 17, 1890 J.A. Kiester* 57
January 15, 1891 Alphonso Barto* 60
January 14, 1892 Alphonso Barto* 60
January 12, 1893 W.F. Dickinson* 91
January 11, 1894 C.L. Brown* 133
January 17, 1895 C.L. Brown* 133
January 16, 1896 J.F. Lawless* 3
January 14, 1897 J.F. Lawless* 3
January 13, 1898 A.T. Stebbins* 21
January 12, 1899 A.T. Stebbins* 21
January 18, 1900 A. Brandenburg* 99
January 24, 1901 Gideon S. Ives* 54
January 23, 1902 A.D. Countryman* 137
February 25, 1903 H.R. Adams* 224
January 21, 1904 W.A. McGonagle* 79
January 19, 1905 H.M. Tusler* 163
January 18, 1906 Thomas Morris* 141
January 24, 1907 Gustaf Widell* 12
January 23, 1908 William P. Roberts* 4
January 21, 1909 Eugene E. Swan* 229
January 20, 1910 William B. Patton* 79
January 19, 1911 Elmer A. Kling* 140
January 18, 1912 Owen Morris* 5
January 23, 1913 W. Hayes Laird* 18
January 22, 1914 R.E. Denfeld* 186
January 21, 1915 H.M. Burnham* 90
January 20, 1916 A.G. Pinkham* 171
January 18, 1917 Albert Berg* 272
January 17, 1918 W. N. Kendrick* 58
January 16, 1919 George M. Stowe* 156
January 22, 1920 E.A. Montgomery* 19
January 20, 1921 F.E. Jenkins* 9
January 19, 1922 Herman Held* 98
January 18, 1923 J.M. McConnell* 12
January 17, 1924 J.D. Markham* 164
January 22, 1925 Hayden French* 143
January 22, 1926 Albert F. Pray* 19
January 20, 1927 Wm. R. Smith* 129
January 19, 1928 Sam A. Erickson* 141
January 17, 1929 Edwin J. Simon* 168
January 16, 1930 William K. Gill* 79
January 22, 1931 Joseph L. Mitchell* 39
January 21, 1932 Guy F. Streater* 18
January 19, 1933 M.J. Brown* 233
January 18, 1934 B.S. Adams* 255
January 17, 1935 E.G. McKeown* 148
January 16, 1936 W.A. Eliott* 176
January 21, 1937 F.W. Matson* 190
January 20, 1938 R.W. Stanford* 104
January 19, 1939 G.H. Nordbye* 112
January 18, 1940 Milo B. Price* 33
January 16, 1941 C.C. Colton* 186
January 22, 1942 Wm. P. Sturtz* 26
January 21, 1943 Louis H. Colson* 156
January 20, 1944 Dick A. Mitchell* 264
January 18, 1945 William F. Holman* 316
January 17, 1946 Vernon Gates* 21
January 16, 1947 C.L. Jacobson* 317
January 22, 1948 John B. Tomhave* 109
March 24, 1949 R.E. Cummins* 168
March 23, 1950 Keith M. Brown* 64
March 22, 1951 Einar W. Johnson* 3
March 20, 1952 George W. Christie* 308
March 19, 1953 Herman T. Olson* 197
March 18, 1954 Leroy E. Matson* 2
March 24, 1955 Willard L. Hillyer* 18
March 22, 1956 Otto L. Danek* 42
March 21, 1957 George R. Wilson* 100
March 20, 1958 J. Miles Martin* 160
March 19, 1959 Clyde E. Hegman* 312
March 24, 1960 Martin H. Voss* 101
March 23, 1961 Stafford King* 275
March 22, 1962 H.B. Olson* 133
March 21, 1963 Edwin W. Toms* 288
March 12, 1964 Paul M. Olstad* 233
March 18, 1965 Frank E. Edey* 321
March 24, 1966 Mortimer B. Miley* 3
March 29, 1967 Joseph L. Seltzer* 323
March 29, 1968 D. William Tiffany* 91
March 28, 1969 Franklin G. Emrick* 316
April 3, 1970 Donald L. Barnes* 306
April 2, 1971 William W. Widstrand* 255
April 21, 1972 Russell E. Torfin* 161
April 6, 1973 Verne E. Long 148
March 29, 1974 Harry P. Larson* 292
April 4, 1975 Archibald Duncan* 166
April 2, 1976 Otis H. Godfrey Jr.* 5
April 1, 1977 Ross E. Frederickson* 250
March 31, 1978 Donald M. Severson 187
March 30, 1979 A. Raymond Pavola* 282
March 28, 1980 Samuel K. Dickinson, Jr.* 293
March 27, 1981 John P. Peterson 207
March 26, 1982 Jay A. York* 262
March 25, 1983 Alyn N. Dull* 23
March 30, 1984 Charles J. Wilson* 59-100
March 29, 1985 Donald J. Flood* 257
April 4, 1986 Donald W. Sether* 258
April 4, 1987 Ralph W. Hultquist* 4
March 26, 1988 David S. Bouschor 198
April 1, 1989 Ward C. Sonsteby* 81
March 31, 1990 Robert F. Papas* 300
April 13, 1991 Charles Baltos 8
March 28, 1992 Edward W. Waldon* 104-23
March 27, 1993 Warren K. Clark* 203
April 9, 1994 Rodney M. Larson* 30
April 8, 1995 Jack A. Benson 176
April 13, 1996 Eric J. Neetenbeek 306
March 22, 1997 J.V. Christianson 119
March 28, 1998 Charles J. Luman 263
April 17, 1999 Jeffry N. Lewis 300
April 8, 2000 Philip G. Soderberg 22
March 31, 2001 Roger J. Taylor 23-92
April 13, 2002 Terry L. Tilton 189-239
April 5, 2003 Neil E. Neddermeyer 205
March 27, 2004 Gerald E. Rhoads 287
April 9, 2005 Andrew J. Rice 263
April 8, 2006 Steven R. Johnson 195-209
April 14, 2007 Raymond Christensen 286
April 12, 2008 Thomas C. Jackson 277
March 28, 2009 Thomas G. McCarthy 209
March 27, 2010 John L. Cook, Jr. 263
April 9, 2011 Thomas Hendrickson 2-351
April 14, 2012 Brian E. Beermann 191
April 13, 2013 David E. Olson 165-344
April 5, 2014 James A. Christensen 293-349
March 28, 2015 John R. Gann 277-351
April 9, 2016 Robert L. Darling 16-23
April 8, 2017 John B. Studell 2-165-243

*Deceased