Grand Master

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The Grand Master of Masons in the State of Michigan is the elected head of the Grand Lodge of Michigan, Free and Accepted Masons. He is the elected leader of the lodges within the Masonic Jurisdiction of the State of Michigan and he presides over the Grand Lodge when in session.

The Current Grand Master of Masons in Michigan is Frederick E. Kaiser Jr, PM, of Royal Oak, Michigan.

There have been a number of Grand Masters in Michigan history and it is the continuing mission of the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library to document their biographies and their stories. The following is a list of Michigan Past Grand Masters. Click on a link to be taken to that Past Grand Master's biography. Well welcome additions and corrections from interested and informed parties.

Past Grand Masters

1800s

Lewis Cass 1836-1837

Leonard Weed 1841

Levi Cook 1842, 1857

John Mullet 1844-1845

Ebenezer Hall 1846

E. Smith Lee 1847-1848

Jeremiah Moors 1849-1850

Henry T. Backus 1851-1852-1853

George W. Peck 1854-1855

George C. Munro 1856

William M. Fenton 1858

J. Adams Allen 1859

William L. Greenly 1860

Horace S. Roberts 1861

Francis Darrow 1862

J. Eastman Johnson 1863

Lovell Moore 1864

William T. Mitchell 1865

Salathiel C. Coffinberry 1866-1867-1868

Abraham T. Metcalf 1869-1870

John W. Champlin 1871

Henry Chamberlain 1872

Hugh McCurdy 1873

William L. Webber 1874

George H. Durand 1875

Matthew H. Maynard 1876

William Dunham 1877

John W. Finch 1878

Daniel Striker 1879

John W. McGrath 1880

Oliver L. Spaulding 1881

Alanson Partridge 1882

Charles F.R. Bellows 1883

Arthur M. Clark 1884

James H. Farnum 1885

Michael Shoemaker 1886

Rufus C. Hatheway 1887

William B. Wilson 1888

W. Irving Babcock 1889

John S. Cross 1890

John Q. Look 1891

William Power Innes 1892

George E. Dowling 1893

William H. Phillips 1894

Edwin L. Bowring 1895

John J. Carton 1896

Lou B. Winsor 1897

James Bradley 1898

Frank T. Lodge 1899


1900s

Lucian E. Wood 1900

Frank O. Gilbert 1901

Neal McMillan 1902

Roscoe W. Broughton 1903

Fletcher E. Turrell 1904-1905

John Rowson 1905-1906

Charles L. Stevens 1906

Charles E. Sweet 1907-1908

Herbert Montague 1908-1909

Arthur M. Hume 1909-1910

G. Roscoe Swift 1910-1911

James Edmond Dillon 1911-1912

James Herbert Thompson 1912-1913

Francis D. Clarke 1913-1914

William M. Perrett 1914-1915

George L. Lusk 1915-1916

John H. Hawks 1916-1917

Louis H. Fead 1917-1918

Hugh A. McPherson 1918-1919

Charles B. Eddy 1919-1920

Ira A. Beck 1920-1921

Robert P. Anderson 1921-1922

Clark W. McKenzie 1922-1923

Charles A. Durand 1923-1924

Ben J. Henderson 1924-1925

Arthur J. Fox 1925-1926

Charles A. Donaldson 1926-1927

George W. Graves 1927-1928

F. Homer Newton 1928-1929

Roscoe O. Bonisteel 1929-1930

George Benton Dolliver 1930-1931

Albert J. Young 1931-1932

Louis E. Anderson 1932-1933

George A. Ferguson 1933-1934

Frank S. Gould 1934-1935

Harvey A. Sherman 1935-1936

Neil E. Reid 1936-1937

William H. Parker 1937-1938

Wirt I. Savery 1938-1939

Francis B. Lambie 1939-1940

Charles T. Sherman 1940-1941

Dewey H. Hesse 1941-1942

Orie E. Brown 1942-1943

Albert Arvid Hughes 1943-1944

J. Kenneth Lyons 1944-1945

Roscoe J. Burch 1945-1946

Paul O. Strawhecker 1946-1947

Clarence A. Hooper 1947-1948

Hazen P. Cole 1948-1949

Hugh J. Johnston 1949-1950

Morgan J. Smead 1950-1951

Guy C. Powell 1951-1952

French Callaway Shell 1952-1953

Horace Brittain Whyte 1953-1954

Howard L. Taylor 1954-1955

Henry R. Ruusi 1955-1956

Francis M. Dodge 1956-1957

Raymond Mills Douglas 1957-1958

Joseph L. Hunter 1958-1959

Rex P. Sackett 1959-1960

W. Wallace Kent 1960-1961

Willard Saur 1961-1962

Glenn L. Alt 1962-1963

Newton S. Bacon 1963-1964

G. Fuller Dorr 1964-1965

Percy H. Williams 1965-1966

Robert A. Hockstad 1966-1967

Ivan E. Addis 1976-1968

Milo Elden Underhill 1968-1969

William H. Harmon 1969-1970

Charles Solmo 1970-1971

Raymond A. McPhee 1971-1972

Robert E. Lake 1972-1973

Wilfred E. Adams 1973-1974

Royce E. Curlis 1974-1975

John G. Polzin 1975-1976

Vincent A. Vatter 1976-1977

Ronald Schwartz 1977-1978

Holm A. Swenson 1978-1979

Charles S. Moulthrop, Jr. 1979-1980

Robert N. Osborne 1980-1981

Carl C. Worfel 1981-1982

Robert W. Sanborn 1982-1983

Russel C. Wells 1983-1984

Henry A. Wilson, Jr. 1984-1985

Richard H. Sands 1985-1986

Ernest Hoffman, Jr. 1986-1987

Donald P. Heming 1987-1988

Kenneth Bolton 1988-1989

Thomas C. Cross 1989-1900

Wayne E. Turton 1990-1991

William (Bill) Skrepnek 1991-1992

Leonard R. B. Noechel 1992-1993

W. Don Baugher 1993-1994

Donald L. Reno 1994-1995

Dale C. Edwards 1995-1996

Donald J. Van Kirk 1996-1997

Robert W. Stevens 1997-1998

Douglas F. Hegyi 1998-1999

David H. Flucke 1999-2000


2000s

Robert P. Conley 2000-2001

Paul N. Cross 2001-2002

David R. Bedwell 2002-2003

Lary R. Smith 2003-2004

Robert G. Helmic 2004-2005

Richard P. Ruhland 2005-2006

Walter Wheeler 2006-2007

Ira S. Slaven 2007-2008

Donald L. Carman 2008-2009

Michael J. Jungel 2009-2010

Frank T. Praria 2010-2011

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