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Joseph Fort Newton
[Joseph Fort Newton]
July 21, 1880 - January 24, 1950
Baptist minister and masonic author, Joseph Fort Newton is remembered for several masonic books, The Builders in 1914 and The Men’s House in 1923 being two of the most widely reprinted.
His autobiography, <>River of Years (1944), contains many masonic references.
Raised: May 28, 1902
Friendship Lodge No. 7, Dixon, Illinois
Grand Chaplain: 1911-13
Grand Lodge of Iowa

Source: 10,000 Famous Freemasons. Portrait: Rev. Joseph Fort Newton. frontispiece, The Mission of Masonry. An address delivered before the Grand Lodge of Iowa, 1912. Printed for private distribution.

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