~ New Hampshire’s Famous Freemasons ~
Brother James E. Whalley
** Raised in St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 56, Portsmouth, in 1911; becoming Worshipful Master in 1929-1930.
** York Rite, he was exalted in Washington Chapter No. 3 in 1912 and served as High Priest in 1921-22; receiving the degrees of Davenport Council No. 5 in 1913; served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1920-21, and was knighted in DeWitt Clinton Commandery No.2 on 18 May 1914 and served as Eminent Commander in 1924-25.
** Scottish Rite, he received the degrees from November 1919-April 1920; serving as Thrice Potent Master of Ineffable Lodge of Perfection in 1927-28 and as Sovereign Prince of Grand Council, Princes of Jerusalem (later renamed John Christie Council) in 1929-30.
** He received the 33rd Degree on 24 September 1941 at the Supreme Council session in Chicago.
** Brother Whalley became a member of Bektash Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., in 1920 and served as Potentate in 1935.
** Brother Whalley was instrumental in bringing DeMolay to New Hampshire in 1922.
**In the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of New Hampshire, Companion Whalley entered the grand line and was installed as Most Illustrious Grand Master at the end of the Annual in May 1929 .
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