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FAMOUS FREEMASONS
Rob Morris
[John Molson]
August 31, 1818 - July 31, 1888
Born Robert Williams Peckham, Rob Morris took the name of his foster parent, John Morris. Educated as a lawyer, he became a lecturer, educator, author, poet, lyricist and—for a time—president of Oldham College. He is best remembered for writing the ritual for what was then called a women’s adoptive rite, the Order of the Eastern Star. He has been frequently styled the Poet Laureate of Masonry.
Initiated: March 5, 1846
Oxford Lodge, Mississippi
Grand Master: 1858-59
Kentucky

Source: Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert G. Mackey. Illust.: "Frontispiece: "Freemasonry in the Holy Land. A Narrative Of Masonic Explorations made in 1868, in the Land of King Solomon and the Two Hirams." Robert Morris, LL.D., Masonic Author and Lecturer, Past Grand Master of Kentucky, First Master of the Royal Solomon Mother Lodge, Jerusalem. &c., &c., Monumental Edition. La Grange, Ky. 1879. Published for the Author.

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