Masonic Presidents
of the United States of America

JAMES BUCHANAN
(Apr 23, 1791 - Jun 1, 1868)

15th President of the United States of America (1857-1861)

MASONIC RECORD

Initiated: December 1l, 1816, Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

When twenty-three years of age he petitioned Lodge No.43 (the lodge had no name) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was elected and initiated December 11, 1816, and both passed and raised on January 24, 1817. He was elected Junior Warden December 13, 1920; Master December 23, 1822, and was installed March 12, 1823. He was appointed First District Deputy Grand Master for Lancaster, Lebonon and York Counties, December 27, 1823.

May 20, 1826, he was exalted in Royal Arch Chapter No.43 (also no name) of Lancaster. Thirty-two years later he was made a Life Member by his Lodge. He delivered the address in the Masonic dedication of the statue of Washington, Washington Circle, Washington, D.C., February 22, 1860.

He died June 1, 1868, and was buried Masonically by his Lodge.



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