Masonic Presidents
of the United States of America

HARRY S TRUMAN
(May 8, 1884 - Dec 26, 1972)

33rd President of the United States of America (1945-1952)
34th Vice-President of the United States of America (1945)

MASONIC RECORD

Initiated: February 9, 1909, Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton, Missouri. In 1911, several Members of Belton Lodge separated to establish Grandview Lodge No. 618, Grandview, Missouri, and Brother Truman served as its first Worshipful Master.

Brother Truman Truman was the second president to serve as a Masonic Grand Master. At the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, September 24-25, 1940, Brother Truman was elected (by a landslide) the ninety-seventh Grand Master of Masons of Missouri, and served until October 1, 1941.

Brother and President Truman was made a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33, and Honorary Member, Supreme Council on October 19, 1945 at the Supreme Council A.A.S.R. Southern Jurisdiction Headquarters in Washington D.C., upon which occasion he served as Exemplar (Representative) for his Class.

He was also elected an Honorary Grand Master of the International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay. He was also a 50+ year member of the Ararat Shrine Temple of Kansas City, Missouri.

On May 18, 1959, Brother and Former President Truman was presented with a fifty-year award, the only U.S. President, at that time, to reach that golden anniversary in Freemasonry.

It was reported that Brother Truman preferred to be recognized as a Past Grand Master, rather than Past President, while attending a Masonic lodge. He was a Freemason for an impressive 62 years.



Presidential Portrait

Additional photos of Brother Harry S Truman

Painting of Brother Truman
as Grand Master of the GL of Missouri

Color Portrait of Brother Truman
 

Photo of Brother Truman
proudly wearing his Ararat Shrine Fez

Photo of Brother Truman
enjoying the company of his Shrine Brothers

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