Guy C. Powell

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Guy C. Powell, PGM,
Guy C. Powell, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1951-1952

Guy C. Powell was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on May 1, 1892. Later the family moved to Croswell, Michigan were he received his elementary and high school education. Advanced schooling was received at the University of Michigan. During World War I he served overseas with the A.E.F. and after serving his country he was honorably discharged in 1919. He joined the Chrysler Corporation and in 1926 he joined the Scott Valve Manufacturing Company. He was President and Treasurer since 1934.

On October 10, 1917 he married Muriel Halverson. They were blessed with one daughter.

He was raised as a Master Mason on December 29, 1920 in Kilwinning Lodge No. 297. He immediately entered the official line and in 1936 served as Worshipful Master. On August 26, while serving as Master he was appointed District Deputy Instructor by Grand Master Wirt I. Savery. Detroit Consistory conferred the 32° on him on April 17, 1931; King Cyrus Chapter No. 133 registered him as a Royal Arch Mason on December 15, 1936; Monroe Council No. 1 as a Royal and Select Masons on April 2, 1938; Detroit Commandery No.1, as a Knight Templar on March 17, 1937; Moslem Temple as a Noble of the Mystic Shrine on November 26, 1936. He served Scottish Rite as Thrice Potent Master of Detroit Lodge of Perfection from May 1937 to May 1938, and for services rendered was coroneted a 33° Mason and made an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33°, A. & A.S.R., N.M.J., on September 25, 1940.

He was elected to the official line of the Grand Lodge on May 29, 1946 in Grand Rapids when he was elected Grand Junior Deacon. By regular gradations was advanced each year and by acclamation became Michigan’s Most Worshipful Grand Master on May 23, 1951.

He also belonged to the Royal Order of Jesters and was an honorary member of Tyrian Lodge No. 500, and Myrtle Lodge No. 89. On March 18, 1951 he was made an honorary member of the Legion of Honor of the Order of DeMolay. He was also a member of George Washington Post of the American Legion.

He died on August 28, 1980.

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