Marvin P. Lynn was born August 23, 1926, in Brewton, Alabama. He is the son of Sewell Mason and Iva Parker Lynn. He moved to Gadsden in June, 1940. He attended elementary school in Brewton, High School at Emma Sansom and University Center in Gadsden.
He is an Engineer with the L & N Railroad. Married Jeanette Carpenter August 23, 1948. They have two daughters, Debbie, (Mrs. Robert W- Davis) and Beckie, a senior at Gadsden High
School. They are all members of the East Gadsden Baptist Church.
Brother Lynn has been an active and outstanding Mason. He was initiated on April 21, 1955, passed on April 28, 1955, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on May 12,
1955. He is a Past Master of Ed Christopher Memorial Lodge 904, F. & A. M., and is the first member to receive his degrees in this Lodge and later serve as Worshipful Master.
He has served as Assistant District Lecturer, District Lecturer, member and Chairman of Committee on Work. After a short but outstanding Masonic affiliation, he was elected Junior Grand Warden in November, 1967. He is a member of Queen City Chapter 135 O. E. S. His membership also includes York Rite bodies of Gadsden which include Coosa Chapter 86 R. A. M., Gadsden Council 56 R & S M and Etowah Commandary 15 K. T., and a member of Zamora Shrine Temple in Birmingham.
Brother Lynn’s DeMolay activities deserve special consideration. In 1957 he was instrumental in reorganizing DeMolay in Etowah County. He is a Charter Member of Etowah Chapter’s
Advisory Council, and still serves on the Advisory Council.
He was a driving force behind the per capita tax increase so necessary to support our Masonic Home. He spent many hours studying the financial records of the past several years so he could bring to light all questions and answers. He then spent many hours traveling all over the State with a chart explaining the problem we had at our Home.
We look forward to an outstanding and progressive year with Brother Lynn as our Grand Master.