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Lawrence H. Lee, PGM 1909-1911

Lawrence H. Lee, PGM 1909-1911

“Lawrence H. Lee was born 1867 at Clayton, Alabama. His parents were Alto V. and Lillie (Lawrence) Lee. He received his early educational training in the common schools at Clayton, and afterwards attended the University of Alabama, from which institution he received the degree of A.B. in June, 1887. In June, 1888, he received from the same institution the degree of LL.B. On October 29th, 1889, he was married to Miss Augusta Alston, of Clayton, Alabama.  He served as County Solicitor of his native county of Barbour for the years 1889-1890, was alderman of his native town for the years 1896-1897, and representative from his county to the legislature for the years 1898-1899. He removed to Gadsden, Alabama, in September 1901, and was City Attorney of Gadsden for the years 1902-1903. On November 29, 1905, he was appointed Reporter of the Supreme Court of Alabama.

Lawrence H. Lee was initiated and passed in May, 1889 and raised in June, 1889, in Royal White Hart Lodge No. 10 of Clayton, Alabama. From this lodge he demitted on August 12, 1901 and on November 12th, 1901, he affiliated with Gadsden Lodge No. 236 of Gadsden, Alabama, of which lodge he was elected Worshipful Master in the years 1902 and 1903.

In December, 1904, he was elected Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Alabama, was successively advanced and in December, 1909 was elected Grand Master, to which responsible and honorable office he was re-elected in December 1910.

He was advanced June 18, 1889, presided June 18, 1889, received and accepted June 18, 1889 and exalted to the august degree of Royal Arch on June 19, 1889 in Clayton Chapter No. 63 of Clayton, Alabama of which chapter he presided as High Priest from 1892 to 1894. He was anointed, consecrated and set apart to the Holy Order of High Priesthood on December 6, 1892. He demitted from Clayton Chapter No. 63 and affiliated with Coosa Chapter No. 80 of Gadsden, Alabama in 1903, being elected High Priest of that chapter the same year and serving form 1903 to 1905. He was appointed Grand Master of the 3rd Veil in December 1904, was elected Grand King in December, 1909 and was elected Deputy Grand High Priest in December 1910. He was received and greeted July 6, 1904 in Gadsden Council No. 56, Royal and Select Masters, from which council he demitted and affiliated with Montgomery Council No. 3 of Montgomery, Alabama, on June 17, 1909, and was elected Thrice Illustrious Master the same year. In the Grand Council he was elected Grand Steward in December, 1904 and was elected Most Illustrious Grand Master in December 1909. He received the Illustrious Order of Red Cross on June 5th 1904, and the Orders of Knight Templar and Knight of Malta on June 5th 1904, in Etowah Commandery on April 27th, 1908, and affiliated with Montgomery
Commandery No. 3, Montgomery, Alabama on February 11, 1909. He also received the degrees of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, from the 4th to the 14th, inclusive, and was a member of Zamora Temple A. A. O. N.M. S. of Birmingham, Alabama.”
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