J. Kenneth Lyons
Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1944-1945
J. Kenneth Lyons was born on April 2, 1902 in Jackson and received his early education in the public schools of that city. His higher education continued at the University of Michigan where he graduated with a DDS degree in June 1924.
On May 22, 1925 he married Florence Fenton. They adopted a daughter and a son.
He was raised as a Master Mason in Jackson Lodge No. 17 on June 23, 1923 and served as Worshipful Master in 1932. He was elected as Grand Marshal on May 24, 1939 in Detroit. In five years, he was elected as Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Michigan.
He was also a member of the Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M., and of Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T. He received the Scottish Rite degrees in Detroit, in April 1944 and was elected president of the class. He was also a member and served as president of the Jackson High Twelve Club.
He was affiliated with: the Second District Dental Society; Michigan State Dental society; American dental Society, and the Chicago dental Society. He was also a member of the Jackson Lions Club and served in the capacity of its president. A Republican, he served with distinction as Chairman of the Food Panel of the Jackson County Rationing Board.
He died on October 29, 1948.