Louis E. Anderson

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Louis E. Anderson, PGM,
Louis E. Anderson, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1932-1933

Louis E. Anderson was born in the Village of Omena, Michigan on September 28, 1884. His parents gave Louis the benefits of an education by sending him to the local district school; to Northport High school; Alma Academy, Alma College; and the University of Wisconsin. During this time, when at home, Louis gained business experience by clerking in his father’s store.

With the exception of the years 1907-1909 when he taught at the Commercial Department in Manistique High School he lived in Omena until 1927, when he moved to Northport. Early in his life his father took him into partnership with him in the mercantile business that he had established in Omena some years before. Since his father’s death he has continued the business. He was largely responsible for its success during these later years.

He was elected to the Office of Supervisor of his Township in 1921, which he held for nine years. He was also elected State Representative for the Charlevoix District in 1928 and again in 1930.

He was raised as a Master Mason in Northport Lodge No. 265 on October 2, 1906 and served as Lodge Secretary for six years and as Worshipful Master in 1912 and in 1921. He was a Charter member of Northport Chapter No. 406 Order of the Eastern Star and was Worthy Patron thereof for two years. He was a member of Manistique Chapter No. 127 Royal Arch Masons; of Traverse City Council No. 61 Royal and Select Masons; of Traverse City Commandery No. 41 Knights Templar; of DeWitt Clinton Consistory A. & A.S.R. and was President of the Hiram J. Hoyt Class; and of Saladin Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.

He was married and blessed with four children. He was an active member and elder in the Presbyterian Church in Omena; and he was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club in Traverse City.

He died on September 9, 1954.

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