Past Masters

Past Master

The Master is the square.  The Worshipful Master is the “Rule and Guide” of a Masonic Lodge and becoming Master of one’s Lodge is not only an important reponsibility but a singular and consummate honor. The Brothers of the Lodge elect the Worshipful Master based on their confidence in his experience, wisdom and leadership acumen.

Masters generally govern their Lodges for one year. These men of Detroit Lodge No. 2 who have garnered the jewel of the square are in unmitigated company. There is no greater stock of men than those who have sat in the East in this ancient Lodge, save for the befittingly famous Freemasons within our mystic circle woven through the patchwork of time.

These are the men who proudly, and at times bravely served our Lodge as Worshipful Master and here we pay them the respect they so rightly deserve.

1821
John Mullet
1822
John Mullet P.M.
1823
John Mullet P.M.
1824
John Farrer
1825
Charles Jackson
1826
Levi Cook
1826
Abraham C. Caniff
1827
Shadrach Gillett
1828
Lewis Davenport
1829
Jeremiah Moors
1830
Jeremiah Moors P.M.
1830 – 1841
NO RECORDED MASTERS DUE TO GRAND LODGE BLACKOUT
1841 – 1842
Jeremiah Moors P.M.
1843
E. Smith Lee
1844
E. Smith Lee P.M.
1845
E. Smith Lee P.M.
1846
Andrew Harvie
1847
James Fenton
1848
Henry T. Backus
1849
N. B. Carpenter
1850
William I. Ives
1851
G. Mott Williams
1852
Joseph P. Whiting
1853
William Barclay
1854
William Barclay P.M.
1855
Joseph P. Whiting P.M.
1856
Joseph P. Whiting P.M.
1857
Edwin A. Elliot
1858
Edwin A. Elliot P.M.
1859
Oliver Burke
1860
Oliver Burke P.M.
1861
Oliver Burke P.M.
1862
Oliver Burke P.M.
1863
Oliver Burke P.M.
1864
Oliver Burke P.M.
1865
John Sterling
1866
William F. Moore
1867
William F. Moore P.M.
1868
William F. Moore P.M.
1869
John Strachen
1870
John Strachen P.M.
1871
John Strachen P.M.
1872
Edward Mayes
1873
John W. Lawson
1874
John W. Lawson P.M.
1875
John W. Lawson P.M.
1876
John Boydell
1877
Oliver Burke P.M.
1878
William R. Dunn
1879
William R. Dunn P.M.
1880
William R. Dunn P.M.
1881
James H. Pound
1882
James H. Pound P.M.
1883
John W. Moore
1884
John W. Moore P.M.
1885
John Boydell P.M.
1886
George D. MacKimmie
1887
George H. Douglas
1888
Charles F. Gibson
1889
James Caldwell Jr.
1890
John H. Hanna
1891
John H. Hanna P.M.
1892
John H. Hanna P.M.
1893
Henry Hoek
1894
George Straw
1895
John A. Preston
1896
John A. Preston P.M.
1897
John H. Munroe
1898
Edwin Henderson
1899
William N. Krug
1900
William F. Fuson
1901
William F. Fuson P.M.
1902
Frank H. Frazee
1903
William H. Martmer
1904
Fred R. Porter
1905
Stuart Simmons
1906
Olin J. Knott
1907
Charles A. Robertson
1908
George F. Austin
1909
William W. Cartwright
1910
William F. Shaw
1911
Charles L. Cline
1912
William A. Campbell
1913
Alex M. Rea
1914
Henry J. Henderson
1915
Wirt I. Savery
1916
Francis E. Scott
1917
Henry C. Norris
1918
Elmer C. Spencer
1919
Charles A. Phippen
1920
Frederic C. Muffley
1921
Frank H. Sellery
1922
Jesse Drake
1923
Bruce C. Spencer
1924
George M. Bresee
1925
Arthur D. Martin
1926
F. Lee Maxey
1927
Merritt C. Schwenk
1928
Orville Wilson
1929
Frank W. Kremer
1930
Frederick J. Schmidt
1931
Louis W. Schroder
1932
John J. Schulte
1933
Thomas Steiner
1934
James A. MacKenzie
1935
Wallace R. Shivley
1936
Earle W. Mott Sr.
1937
Ralph E. Daniel Sr.
1938
Leland Kennedy
1939
Charles H. Tracy
1940
Evans J. Costopoulos
1941
Reuben Lee
1942
John H. Wagner
1943
Harold H. Blatch
1944
Harry A. Etienne
1945
James P. Wray
1946
Evan E. LeHeup
1947
James H. Englen
1948
David P. Vogt
1949
William C. Maynard
1950
John C. Robertson
1951
Harold A. Maynard
1952
Fred W. Schaltenbrand
1953
Peter Soltess
1954
Earle W. Mott Jr.
1955
Milton T. Rich
1956
Donald H. Miller
1957
Stephen Toth
1958
David Thompson
1959
Keith D. Thompson
1960
William J. Schwenk
1961
Edsel F. Oliver
1962
Max P. Schneider Jr.
1963
Thomas E. Benford
1964
J. James Habib Sr.
1965
Earl R. Thompson
1966
Eugene D. Avram
1967
Robert W. Tarien
1968
Louis G. Meert
1969
Donald G. Black
1970
Donald Satterlee
1971
John Scianimanico
1972
John M. Waddell Sr.
1973
Robert Schroeder
1974
Lawrence F. Frohriep
1975
John J. Tocarchick
1976
Charles C. Ingram
1977
John R. Compton Sr.
1978
Robert R. Cook
1979
Edward E. Christian
1980
Gary D. Schneider
1981
Max P. Schneider Jr., P.M.
1982
Robert R. Cook P.M.
1983
Harry C. Marsh
1984
James K. Marsh
1985
Harry A. Etlenne
1986
Timothy Cole
1987
Bernard MacDonald
1988
Glen A. Rahn
1989
Glen A. Rahn, P.M.
1990
William J. Graham III
1991
Robert H. Johnson
1992
Gill James Stevens
1993
Gill James Stevens P.M.
1994
John M. Waddell, Jr.
1995
Paul J. Janiczek, Sr.
1996
John M. Waddell Jr., P.M.
1997
John M. Waddell Jr., P.M.
1998
Paul J. Janiczek, Sr., P.M.
1999
Alvin McShane
2000
Angus Stinson
2001
Thomas C. West
2002
Richard V. Frahm
2003
Marwon Zohrob
2004
Gregg L. Leleniewski
2005
Glenn ‘Bud’ Brown
2006
Richard V. Fritz
2007
Samuel Palise
2008
Alex Lundberg
2009
Robert Romanczuk
2010
Bisham Singh
2011
Mark Schneider
2012
Donald Harper
2013
W. Stephen Linker II
2014
Curtis Linker
2015
Sean Nagoda
2016
Patrick McCusker
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