Clarence A. Hooper

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Clarence A. Hooper, PGM,
Clarence A. Hooper, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1947-1948

Clarence A. Hooper was born in Roanoke, Virginia on July 5, 1890. He adopted the City of Flint and served well as a Master Mason and as a Tool Room Supervisor for the Chevrolet Motor Company on Chevrolet Avenue. He was raised as a Master Mason in Charles A. Durand Lodge No. 533 on September 27, 1928.

He immediately became active by serving in all of the various capacities demanded by the Lodge and nine years later, in 1937; he served the lodge as Worshipful Master.

He was also a member of Washington Chapter No. 15 R.A.M., of Flint Council No. 56, R. & S.M., and of the Genesee Valley Commandery No. 15, and served the latter organization as Eminent Commander during the Templar year of 1946-47.

He held membership in the Coordinate Bodies, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, of the Valley of Bay City, and was a member of Elf Khurafeh Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., in Saginaw. He served on the Flint Masonic Temple Association Board for four years.

He was married and he and his wife were blessed with one daughter.

At the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Michigan, held in Lansing, on May 1941 he was elected to the office of Grand Marshal, since which time he has steadily advanced as a member of the official family and became Most Worshipful Grand Master of Michigan Masons by acclamation during the morning session of the 103rd Annual Communication of Grand Lodge held in the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Detroit, on Wednesday, May 28, 1947.

He died on March 28, 1983.

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