G. Fuller Dorr
G. Fuller Dorr
Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1964-1965
G. Fuller Dorr was born on November 28, 1902. His early schooling was obtained in country schools. He graduated from Belding High School on June 7, 1922. He attended Central Michigan University for two years (1922-23) and in 1924 graduated from Eastern Michigan University. In 1924-25 he served as principal of the Carsonville, Michigan high school. He was also a principal in the Tekonsha high school in 1925-26. In 1926, he became superintendent of schools in Galien and functioned in that capacity for three years. In 1929 he became a private businessman and ten years later was employed with the American Spring Company. Later he became an industrial engineer with the Gibson Refrigeration Company.
On November 27, 1928 he married Alice Marie Sedbasty. They were blessed with three daughters.
He was the first Michigan Mason to become Grand Master who had also been a member of the Order of DeMolay. He was raised as a Master Mason in Belding Lodge No. 355 on May 19, 1930. He immediately became active in the work of his lodge and in December 1934 was duly elected Worshipful Master and served as Worshipful Master in 1935. He was elected in 1955 as a member of the Board of General Purposes and in 1957 served as President of the Board. He was made a Royal Arch Mason some years later. On February 16, 1961 he became a member of the Scottish Rite and in that year he became a 32° Mason by the Coordinate Bodies of the Valley of Grand Rapids, and one year later crossed the hot sands of the desert in Saladin Temple of Grand Rapids. For his continued interest in the work of the DeMolay he was elected to the rank of Active Legionnaire in 1961. He was elected as Most Worshipful Grand Master on May 27, 1964.
He died on January 26, 1997.