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10,000 Famous Freemasons by William R. Denslow - Volume 2 "E to J"
www.phoenixmasonry.org, 27 Sept 2007 [cached]
Ed Edmondson U.S.
J. Howard Edmondson Elected Governor of Oklahoma in 1958. b. Sept. 27, 1925 in Muskogee, a brother of Congressman Ed Edmondson, q.v. Graduated in law from U. of Oklahoma and served four years as county attorney of Tulsa Co., Okla. Served in Air Force in WWII and was flight commander.
Member of Oriental Lodge No. 430
, Muskogee, Okla. and 32° AASR
(SJ) in Indian Consistory of McAlester, Okla.
was elected grand master of the Grand Lodge of England
on April 28, 1875 and installed that date in a ceremony at Albert Hall conducted by the Earl of Carnarvon, q.v., in the presence of 10,000 brethren.
It was probably the most brilliant Masonic function ever held.
He served as grand master until 1901 when he ascended the throne and took the title of "protector of the craft.
was initiated by H.R.H. Arthur, Duke of Connaught
and Strathearn, q.v., on May 2, 1919 in the Household Brigade Lodge No. 2614-one of the lodges of which the grand master is permanent master.