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Ill. Frank Porter 33,
Grand Deputy Inspector General

Ill. Michael C. Bernard 33,
1st Lieutenant

Ill. James Wilson 33 ,
2nd Lieutenant

Ill. Richard Taylor 33,
Grand Orator

Eddie Hayes,
Grand Secretary

Ill. Terrence Nicholas 33,
Grand Treasurer

Ill. Edward Brown 33,
Grand Recording Secretary

District Deputies & Assistants

G.S.P. George Harper
Ill. Richard Taylor 33

G.S.P. John Miller
Ill. James Reese 33

G.S.P. Clarence Hicks

Ill. James Wilson 33
Bro. Vincent King

Ill. Brian Mingo 33
Bro. Frederico Charles

Anchor & Ark #616
Baskerville Brotherhood #476
Brotherhood of Kings #881
Cabala Lodge #644
Cannon Knight #198
Equality #547
Fitzpatrick Brotherhood #133B
Immanuel #882
Jack Wilson #702
King Solomon #366
Joshua #875

Liberty # 579
Mt. Lebanon #173
Mt. Moriah #194
Pilgrim Knight #134
Sons of Hannibal #610
Sons of Jesse #687
St. Johns #312
St. Peters #868
William Jefferson #480
Williamsburg Masonic Circle #132
Womack Brotherhood #413
Zecariah #735

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #769

Members of the Great Nine
Ill. James Woodson, 33

Ill. Elmer Rothwell, 33


Empire State Grand Council History
In the Fall of 1943, the late Rev. H. B. Womack had a vision and desire to establish a Scottish Rite Organization in the State of New York. Through Dr. R.G. Butcher Monroe, VA, National Grand Tyler: Rev. Womack with 18 men organized Williamsburg Masonic Circle No. 1. This was the beginning of New York State having lodges under the National Supreme Council.
Williamsburg Masonic Circle along with several other lodges were organized and known as Mecca Grand Lodge, that name was later changed to the Empire State Grand Council. Since 1943 the following Grand Deputies have served under the Empire State Grand Council:
  • Ill. Rev. H.B. Womack, 33
  • Ill. Louis S. Price, 33
  • Ill. E.D. Jones, 33
  • Ill. Wilbert L. Tucker, 33
  • Ill. Jack Wilson, 33
  • Ill. George Porter, 33
  • Ill. Glesner Jones, 33
  • Ill. Clarence Plummer, 33
  • Ill. Preston Bellamy, 33
  • Ill. Frank Porter, 33 (Present)

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