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LIEUTENANT GRAND COMMANDER
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ILL. RUSSELL S. GIDEON, 33 [degree mark]

The Lieutenant Grand Commander A.A.S.R. Northern Jurisdiction; Past Imperial Potentate A.E.A.O.N.M.S.; Past Potentate Beni Hassan Temple A.E.A.O.N.M.S. Seattle, Washington; Past Grand Master M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Washington and Its Jurisdiction; Owner Gideon's Madison Drug Company, Seattle, Washington; Registered Pharmacist, State of Washington and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Former Member of the Board of Prison Terms and Paroles for the State of Washington; Finance Chairman Mt. Zion Baptist Church Seattle, Washington; Past Lt. Governor, Kiwanis International, Pacific N. W. District; Chairman of Resolutions Committee Kiwanis International Pacific N. W. District; Life Member N.A.A.C.P.; Board Member East Madison Y.M.C.A.; Former Board Member Seattle Urban League; Former Treasurer Seattle O.I.C.; Member Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; Member Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Past Commander Lewis Ford Post V.F.W. #289; Member Washington State Pharmaceutical Association; Member on Committee on Ageing State of Washington, and, Owner and Operator Elizabeth James House and Ponderosa Apts. Housing for Low-Income Aged.

GRAND MINISTER OF STATE
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ILL. GRADY B. HINKLE, 33 [[degree mark]]

Ill. Grady B. Hinkle, 33 [[degree mark]], Grand Minister of State, received his education in East St. Louis, Ill. and is a graduate of Lain's Institute of Technology, Indianapolis, Indiana, Majoring in Accounting and Business Administration. He has been a Real Estate Broker for twenty-two years and served four years on the Greater Indianapolis Housing Development Corporation. He is a Realtor and served as President of the Brokers Association for three years. He is a member of St. Paul Baptist Church. Past Master of Meridian Lodge #33. Served as Secretary of Constantine Consistory #25 for sixteen years — Member of Indiana Grand Lodge since 1950. Served as District Deputy Grand Master—Past Potentate Persian Temple #46 (3 years) — Deputy for the Desert of Indiana A.E.A.O.N.M.S. Presently serving as Vice President of $100,000 Benevolent Foundation, Indiana Grand Lodge. He was coroneted an Active Member and in 1965 was appointed Deputy for the Orient of Indiana. He was elected Grand Minister of State at the meeting of the United Supreme Council which was held in Boston, Mass. May 1975. He and his wife, Beatrice, are parents of a son and two daughters.

RECORDING SECRETARY (PRO TEM)
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[[caption]] ILL. CECIL W. BOND, 33[[degree mark]]

Ill. Cecil W. Bond, 33[[degree mark]], recently appointed Recording Secretary, (Pro-Tem) has been a member of the Scottish Rite for more than 25 years and a Mason for more than thirty-six years. Fraternally, he has served as Past Master; District Lecturer; District Deputy; Chairman of M.W. Prince-Hall Grand Lodge of Penna. Resolutions Committee; Chairman of Credentials Committee, presently serving as CCFC. He has served a number of offices in several branches of York Rite Masonry, including the Shrine. He has served the Scottish Rite as a Commander-in-Chief and has served Charles E. Gordon Consistory #65 over twenty-one years as Secretary. He was coronated a Grand Inspector General May 10, 1954, William E. Moore Class and has served as its Secretary since inception.

He is a member of St. Daniels' United Methodist Church; Greater Chester Movement, Delaware County Anti-Poverty Agency; President of the Chester, Pa. Branch NAACP; Chairman of Citizens Council on Urban Renewal, City of Chester; President of Camp Hope, Inc., Camp for Underprivileged Children; Board Member, Housing Development Corporation; Board Member, West Branch YMCA, Chester. He and his wife Frinjela, (State Grand Priestess, Pennsylvania State Assembly of the Golden Circle) have five sons, Cecil W. Jr.; Ronald A.; Rodney H.; Carl D.; and Clyde J. He is employed as a Manager for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

CATHEDRAL SECRETARY
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[[caption]] ILL. WINSTON O. WILLIAMS, 33[[degree mark]] [[/caption]]

Grand Inspector General Williams is Keeper of the Archives. He is a native of Panama City, Republic of Panama, Central America. He is employed by the United States Marine Corps, Supply Activity (Phila., Pa.) as a Systems Analyst Project Leader for Ordnance.

He is a graduate of Philadelphia's Overbrook High School and has attended the University of Florence, Italy and is a graduate of Temple University. He served in the 15th Air Force; Mediterranean Allied Air Forces in Italy during World War II; he was re-drafted for the Korean Conflict and assigned to the Army. 

A Ruling Elder of Reeve Memorial Presbyterian Church, Phila., Pa., he is also Past President, The Philadelphia Presbytery Council of United Presbyterian Men; member The Executive Committee, Synod of the Trinity; member, National Council of United Presbyterian Men. 

He is a Past Master, Past High Priest, Holy Royal Arch Masons; Past Worthy Joshua, Heroines of Jericho; Past Commander in Chief; Past 1st and 2nd Lieutenant Commander, Pennsylvania Council of Deliberation; Assistant Music Director, Pyramid Temple Shrine and he was formerly Grand Senechal and Robe Master of the Supreme Council.

94th ANNUAL SESSION Continued

M.W. Grand Master of Massachusetts, Ill. James E. Taylor, 33[[degree mark]], greeted the assembled Peers and welcomed them to the Commonwealth. Imperial Potentate, Ill. Marshall S. Johnson, 33[[degree mark]], and seven members of his Imperial Cabinet, was ceremonially received.

Sovereign Grand Commander, Ill. Frank M. Summers, 33[[degree mark]], gave his Allocution, with Sublime Princes attending as guests. Ceremony that elevated the 96 candidates to the 33[[degree mark]] followed. When S.G.I.G. Homer E. Gaines, 33[[degree mark]], made an eloquent plea for gifts to the Cathedral Maintenance Committee, which he heads, a sum of 4964 was placed on the Altar.

Ill. Frederick C. Williamson, 33[[degree mark]], gave the principal address at the Annual Banquet held in the main ballroom of the Statler Hilton Hotel on Monday night. Ill. Herbert L. Jackson, 33[[degree mark]], wasa toastmaster. Grand Prior, Ill. William H. Weaver, 33[[degree mark]], gave the invocation, which was to be his final public official act for the Supreme Council before his demise. Sovereign Grand Commanders, Ill. Lewis and Ill. Summers, were the other speakers at the banquet.

At the Tuesday morning session, Secretary General William R. Venable, 33[[degree mark]], resigned his office after reading his report. He resigned so that he could accept the position of Controller for Philadelphia '76, Inc. Elections were then held and the following were elected and installed in offices that had to be filled: Ill. Grady B. Hinkle, 33[[degree mark]], Grand Minister of State; Ill. Courtney P. Houston, Jr., 33[[degree mark]], Treasurer General; Ill. Carl L. Wilson, 33[[degree mark]], Secretary General; and, Ill. Winston O. Williams, 33[[degree mark]], Grand Keeper of the Archives. Trustees: Ill. William R. Venable, 33[[degree mark]]; Ill. Gustave Soloman, 33[[degree mark]]; and, Ill. Charles A. Downes, 33[[degree mark]], (Toronto, Canada).

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