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Robert Sterling Teague, PGM 1917-1919

Robert Sterling Teague, PGM 1917-1919

“Robert Sterling Teague was born January 22, 1868, at Greenville, Butler County, Alabama: the son of the Hon. William Martin Teague, former Mayor of Montgomery, and Eugenia Isabella (Jackson) Teague. He attended school at the Greenville Collegiate Institute until 1883 when the family moved to Montgomery. He entered the University of Alabama, 1884, and with the following degrees; A. B. 1887; A. M. Hon., 1894; LL.B. 1896.

He was married to Miss Sara McGehee Clark on October 17, 1912, and they had four children, Robert Sterling Teague, Jr., Peyton Clark Teague, Eugene Jackson Teague and Dorothy Clark Teague. Mr. Teague practiced law in Montgomery as a partner of Hon. George Fleming Moore, from 1897 to 1901. He was a member of the firm of the Teague Hardware Company, organized in 1892. In 1901 he abandoned the practice of law to take an active part in that business. Mr. Teague served as Captain of Co. D 2nd Regiment, Alabama National Guard, 1894 to 1896; Major and Judge Advocate First Brigade, Alabama National Guard, 1896 to 1905; Major and Commissary of Subsistence, First Brigade, Alabama National Guard 1905, and was commissioned by President McKinley as Captain 5th United States Volunteer Infantry, May 15, 1908. He commanded company M, and was in Satiago de Cuba from August 13, 1908 to March 26, 1909.

He was initiated November 18, 1890, passed December 23, 1890, and raised January 9, 1901, in Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 173, of Montgomery, Alabama and served that Lodge as Worshipful Master 1905-1906. He was exalted in Montgomery Royal Arch Chapter No. 22 on March 25, 1891, and served that Chapter as High Priest 1900-1902. He was anointed, consecrated and set apart to the Holy Order of High Priesthood on December 1, 1902. He was received and greeted in Montgomery Council No. 3, Royal and Select Masters in 1892, and served as Thrice Illustrious Master 1901-1903. He was knighted April 16, 1891, in Montgomery Commandery No. 4, Knights Templar, and was Eminent Commander 1901-1902. He was elected Grand Captain of the Host of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Alabama on December 1, 1903, was successively advanced, and on December 4, 1906, was elected Grand High Priest and served one year. In the Grand Council of Alabama he was elected Grand Master on Dec. 2, 1901, and again on December 1, 1902, serving two years. In the Grand Commandery of Alabama he was elected Grand Commander on May 11,1905, and served one year. He received the 32nd degree A.A.S.R.S.J. on July 29, 1892, and was a member of Holbrook Consistory No. 3, of Montgomery, Alabama. He was elected a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor by the Supreme Council A.A.S.R.S.J. on Oct. 21, 1905, and received the 33rd degree on January 21, 1908. He was Venerable Master of Alabama Lodge of Perfection No. 1, of Montgomery, Alabama, from 1897 to 1906, and was Master of Kadosh, Holbrook consistory No. 3, Montgomery, Alabama.

He was elected Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Alabama Dec. 6, 1911, was successively advanced and on Dec. 6, 1917, was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master, to which office he was re-elected on Dec.5, 1918.

Bro. Teague passed away in Montgomery Jan. 1, 1940.”