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Albert Pike
[Albert Pike]
Oil painting by Charles Loring Elliott, 1843
December 29, 1809 - April 2, 1891
Well-known masonic author and composer of the ritual for the concordant body, the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, he was elected Sovereign Grand Commander of that body in 1859, an office he held until his death.
Appointed Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas on November 7, 1864, from 1853 onward he was, at various times, chairman of numerous committees and boards, as well as Grand Representative of four jurisdictions.
Western Star Lodge No. 2, Little Rock, Arkansas
Entered Apprentice: July 1850
Fellow Craft: July 1850
Master Mason: November 4, 1850
Demitted: November 4, 1852
Magnolia Lodge No. 60, Little Rock
Charter member: November 4, 1852
Worshipful Master: 1854
Demitted: 1858 c.
Affiliated: 1884 c.
Kilwinning Lodge No. 341, Memphis, Tenn.
Marion Lodge No. 68, New Orleons, La
Affiliated: 1858
Demitted: 1860
Honorary member: February 24, 1871
Pentalpha Lodge No. 23, Washington, D.C.
Affiliated: October 4, 1880
Demitted January 1, 1883

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