The Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina

The Proceedings of the Grand Lodge have been published annually since 1787. The Proceedings are the historical minutes chronicling the business of the Grand Lodge. These records contain, among other things, Masonic law, committee reports, financial reports, officer listings, membership lists, lodge listings, correspondence, speeches, and much more. They are laden with important historical context concerning the fraternity, as well as the history of North Carolina and many influential citizens of the State.

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1805

John Hall

1835

Lewis Heiskel Marsteller

1836

Lewis Heiskel Marsteller

1837

David Williamson Stone

1838

David Williamson Stone

1839

David Williamson Stone

1840

Simmons Jones Baker

1841

Daniel Sanford Crenshaw

1842

John Hill Wheeler

1843

John Hill Wheeler

1844

Phineas W. Fanning

1845

Phineas W. Fanning

1846

Phineas W. Fanning

1847

William Francis Collins

1848

William Francis Collins

1849

William Francis Collins

1850

Alonzo Thomas Jerkins

1851

Alonzo Thomas Jerkins

1852

Alonzo Thomas Jerkins

1853

Clement H. Jordan

1854

Clement H. Jordan

1855

Pleasant A. Holt

1856

Pleasant A. Holt

1857

Alfred Martin

1858

Alfred Martin

1859

Lewis Slaughter Williams

1860

Lewis Slaughter Williams

1861

William Geddy Hill

1862

Eli Faucette Watson

1863

Eli Faucette Watson

1864

John McCormick

1865

Edwin Godwin Reade

1866

Edwin Godwin Reade

1867

Robert W. Best

1868

Robert Brank Vance

1869

Robert Brank Vance

1870

Charles C. Clark

1871

Charles C. Clark

1872

John Nichols

1873

John Nichols

1874

George Washington Blount

1875

George Washington Blount

1876

Horace H. Munson

1877

Horace H. Munson

1878

William Ruffin Cox

1879

William Ruffin Cox

1880

Henry F. Grainger

1881

Henry F. Grainger

1882

Robert Bingham

1883--No Proceedings This Year

Robert Bingham

1884

Robert Bingham

1885

Fabius Haywood Busbee

1886

Fabius Haywood Busbee

1887

Charles H. Robinson

1888

Charles H. Robinson

1889

Samuel H. Smith

1890

Samuel H. Smith

1891

Hezekiah A. Gudger

1892

Hezekiah A. Gudger

1893

John W. Cotten

1894

John W. Cotten

1895

Francis M. Moye

1896

Francis M. Moye

1897

Walter E. Moore

1898

Walter E. Moore

1899

Richard J. Noble

1900

Beverly Sampson Royster

1901

Beverly Sampson Royster

1902

Henry Irwin Clark

1903

Henry Irwin Clark

1904

Walter S. Liddell

1905

Walter S. Liddell

1906

Francis D. Winston

1907

Francis D. Winston

1908

Samuel M. Gattis

1909

Samuel M. Gattis

1910

Richard N. Hackett

1911

Richard N. Hackett

1912

William Berry McCoy

1913

Francis M. Winchester

1914

John T. Alderman

1915

Frank P. Hobgood, Jr.

1916

Alexander Boyd Andrews, Jr.

1917

Claude L. Pridgen

1918

George S. Norfleet

1919

Henry A. Grady

1920

James C. Braswell

1921

J. Bailey Owen

1922

James H. Webb

1923

Hubert M. Poteat

1924

James LeGrand Everett

1925

Leon Cash

1926

John E. Cameron

1927

John Huske Anderson

1928

Raymond C. Dunn

1929

John Jasper Phoenix

1930

E.W. Timberlake, Jr.

1931

J.W. Winborne

1932

H.C. Alexander

1933

P.T. Wilson

1934

R.F. Ebbs

1935

Charles B. Newcomb

1936

J. Giles Hudson

1937

Watson N. Sherrod

1938

Harry T. Patterson

1939

J. Edward Allen

1940

Thomas J. Harkins

1941

Charles P. Eldridge

1942

James E. Shipman

1943

James W. Payne

1944

Julius C. Hobbs

1945

Clyde H. Jarrett

1946

William J. Bundy

1947

Luther T. Hartsell, Jr.

1948

Maxwell E. Hoffman

1949

Wilkins P. Horton

1950

Wallace E. Caldwell

1951

Herbert M. Foy

1952

William H. White

1953

Edwin T. Howard

1954

Robert L. Pugh

1955

Charles H. Pugh

1956

John C. Vance

1957

Charles A. Harris

1958

James Guy Johnston

1959

W. Eli Hand

1960

Harvey Ward Smith

1961

James W. Brewer

1962

Charles C. Ricker

1963

W. Edward Burrier

1964

G. Dudley Humphrey

1965

Sam A. Hennis, Jr.

1966

Arnold J. Kooce

1967

Alfred A. Kafer, Jr.

1968

Robert N. Bass, Jr.

1969

William A. Hooks

1970

Maurice E. Walsh

1971

William W. Mims, Jr.

1972

Berl M. Kahn

1973

Nathaniel C. Dean

1974

William L. Mills, Jr.

1975

S. Frank Noble, Jr.

1976

Leslie H. Garner

1977

J. Earl Watson

1978

Jacob C. Goodman, Jr.

1979

William B. Bellois

1992

Ray Norris

2009

Dan Charles Rice

2010

William F. Dill

2011

Lewis Ray Ledford

2012

Robert E. Gresham, Jr.

2013

Dewey Ralph Preslar, Jr.

2014

Dalton Wayne Mayo

2015

Douglas Lynn Caudle

2016

Bryant D. Webster

2017

A. Gene Cobb, Jr.