History of The General Grand Masonic Congress
The General Grand Masonic Congress
OF THE MOST WORSHIP GRAND MASTERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
at Washington D.C., 1847 Revised 1889 Cleveland Ohio Left on Record by the late John G. Jones, 33 Degrees Mission Statement The object and purpose of this organization or corporation shall be for the mutual protection of it's members, their advancement in the society, to teach the ar ts, modes, of universal free symbolic masonry Ancient Free or Free and Accepted, and the advancement thereof. to promote charity, education, social entertainment, to care for widows and orphans , to provide homes and trade schools for relatives of Master Masons throughout the United States and Canada.
"The object and purpose of this organization or corporation shall be for the mutual protection of its members, their advancement in the society, to teach the arts, modes of Universal free symbolic masonry Ancient Free or Free and Accepted and the advancement thereof. To promote charity, education, social entertainment, to care for Widows and orphans, to provide homes and trade schools for relatives of Master Masons throughout the United States of America and Canada. // -This is the mission statement in its originality"
" The mission of the General Grand Masonic Congress is to acknowledge and utilize its richly diverse population, to eliminate racism, bigotry and discrimination in our Masonic Fraternities, to promote interstate and universal harmony and self-esteem. To prepare Masons to be productive and contributing members of society, to teach and model the valves of respect and cooperation. We are to shape our future by providing leadership. advanced research and a well trained dedicated staff, reflective of our multicultural richness in a diverse, brotherly, nurturing and charitable environment that provides an equitable allocation of resources and recognizes the mutual responsibility and accountability of Grand Lodges, Grand Masters. Masonic Leaders to home and Community. To Contribute regularly as a national organization to charitable organizations who enhance our society.
The Officers, Grand Masters, and Past Grand Masters of this General Grand Masonic Congress, did resolve to; maintain a working relationship throughout the establishment and adoption of a Supreme Grand Chapter O.E.S. and Supreme Royal and exalted Degree of Amaranth. This Congress shall have an affiliation with the General Grand York Rite Council USA, and Various Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Masons USA. The General Grand Masonic Congress is the recognized link between Symbolic Masonry and the Higher Honorary Degrees work of the order. Its purposes are to promote higher aims and Ideals, throughout the ranks of symbolic Freemasonry."
These are the names on record of those who served as Congress President (President General) M.W. Jones G. Jones 33
MW William H. Murchison President General
M.W. Edward H. Thomas 33 M. W.
Timothy Butler 33
M.W. William T. M. GrantSr. 33
M.W. Lester Clark 33
M.W. Daniel Mason 33
M.W. James A. McDonald 33
M.W.Ardell Holland 33
M.W. Edwin Sturrup 33
M.W. O. C. Lockett 33
M.W Nathaniel F. Simmons 33 Emeritus
M.W. William H. Murchison 33
The 2 YEAR LOCATION OF GENERAL GRAND MASONIC CONGRESS SESSIONS ON RECORD YEAR LOCATION 1956 Chicago, Illinois 1958 Detroit, Michigan 1960 Brooklyn, New York 1962 Detroit, Michigan 1964 Brooklyn, New York 1966 Los Angeles, California 1968 New York, New York 1970 Detroit, Michigan 1972 San Antoine, Texas 1974 Los Angeles, California 1976 Denver, Colorado 1978 Phoenix, Arizona 1980 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1982 Chicago, Illinois 1984 Memphis, Tennessee 1986 Brooklyn, New York 1988 Little Rock, Arkansas 1990 New Orleans, Louisiana 1992 Chicago, Illinois 1994 Kansas City, Missouri 1996 Birmingham, Alabama 1998 Cincinnati, Ohio 2000 Detroit, Michigan 2002 Memphis, Tennessee 2004 Los Angeles, California 2006 New York, New York 2008 Chicago, Illinois 2010 Little Rock, Arkansas 2012 Galveston, Texas 2013 Detroit, Michigan 2015 Atlanta, Georgia 2017 New Orleans, Louisiana 2019