Deputy for New Hampshire
The Deputy is an Active Member of our Supreme Council who serves as the representative of the Sovereign Grand Commander in a state.
New Hampshire's Deputy is Kenneth A. Clay, Jr. He is a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, F.&A.M. (installed in 2019 and 2020), and a Past Commander-in-Chief of New Hampshire Consistory (2013-2015).
Ken began his Masonic career in 1972 when he joined Rumford Chapter, Order of DeMolay in Concord, NH. He served as Master Councilor of Rumford Chapter, Order of DeMolay in 1975 and Illustrious Knight Commander of DeMolay’s New Hampshire Priory. He is a recipient of the Founders Membership Award, Meritorious Service Award, Fred Grant Ward Medal, Cross of Honor, Chevalier and Legion of Honor. As a Senior DeMolay, he has also served as Dad Advisor.
Most Worshipful and Illustrious Brother Clay joined Horace Chase Lodge No. 72 of Penacook, NH in 1985 and was Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in January of 1986. He served there as Worshipful Master in 2005-2006, and in 2010 was honored to receive the Major General John Sullivan Distinguished Service Medal.
M∴ W∴ and Ill∴ Brother Clay is an active member of the Valley of Concord, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He served the Valley of Concord as Thrice Potent Master in 2007-2010. In 2010, M∴W∴ and Ill∴ Brother Clay was Coroneted a Thirty-Third Degree Mason, Honorary Member of Supreme Council in Pennsylvania, PA. In 2019, he was elected an Active Member of Supreme Council in Milwaukee, WI, and became the Deputy for New Hampshire in 2021.
Ken is also a member of Mount Horeb Royal Arch Chapter, Adoniram Council and Trinity Commandery in the York Rite, Bektash Shriners, New Hampshire College of Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, and Priscilla Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.