Mackey, Encyclopedia 1966. frontispiece
March 12, 1807 - June 20, 1881
Dr. Mackey practiced medicine until 1854, after which literary and masonic pursuits fully occupied his time. In July, 1865, President Johnson appointed him Collector of the Port. Later defeated in a senatoral race, he moved to Washington, D.C. in 1870.
Compiler of A Lexicon of Freemasonry in 1845, he went on to publish many books on Freemasonry, most notably his Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
At various times he edited such publications as the Western Masonic Miscellany (1849-54), the Masonic Quarterly Review (1857-58), the American Freemason (1859-60), and Mackeys National Freemason (1871-74) and the Voice of Freemasonry (1875-79).
Initiated, Passed and Raised: 1841|
Saint Andrews Lodge No. 10, South Carolina
Worshipful Master : 1842
Solomons Lodge No. 1, Charleston
Founding member : 1851
Landmark Lodge No. 76
Grand Secretary : 1842-1867
Affiliated : 1870
Landmark Lodge No. 19, D.C.
Source: Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.