Born Charlestown, Mass., In 1773. Died Portsmouth, March 10, 1849. Masters St. John’s Lodge, No. 1. Bookstore. Auctioneer. Sold many prizes and cargoes captured in the War of 1812, by Portsmouth privateers. Re-elected Grand Master, but declined to serve.
James F Dana
Born in Amherst, September 23, 1793. Died in New York City, April 14, 1827. Master of Franklin Lodge, No. 6. Harvard. Lecturer in chemistry and medical professor at Dartmouth. Studied in Europe. Voluminous writer upon technical subjects. Invented the electromagnet, making the telegraph possible.
1826, 1827, 1828.
Born Charlestown, May 3, 1789. Died Charlestown, June 5, 1857. Dartmouth. Lawyer. Master of Faithful Lodge, No. 12. Eleven sessions a member of our House of Representatives, being Speaker at three of them. County Solicitor. Judge of Probate. Sub- treasurer of US in Boston. Elected to Congress in 1829. Elected US Senator in 1835. Governor of New Hampshire in 1842. It is said of him that his only rival as an advocate was Franklin Pierce.
James Wilson, Jr.
1829, 1830, 1831.
Born Peterborough, March 18, 1797. Died Keene, May 29, 1881. First Master of Social Friends Lodge, No. 42. Middlebury College. Lawyer. Speaker of the House. General in State Militia. Congressman. Candidate for Governor. In 1840 called the most effective political speaker in the country. 11 years in California as land Commissioner. President Lincoln offered him commission as a Brigadier-General. Declined on account of age.
Born Billerica, Mass., May 17, 1790. Died Holyoke, Mass., 1865. Harvard. Lawyer. Located in Henniker in 1815. First Solicitor of Merrimack County. Sold his practice in 1832. Located in Fitchburg, Mass. In 1835 located in Holyoke, Mass. Never attended the Grand Lodge after the day of election and installation is Grand Master. Junior Warden of St. Peter’s Lodge, number 31, in 1824. After 1825 was not reported as a member. Apparently he became Grand Master without having been a master and without Lodge membership at the time of holding that office.
Born Meredith, December 14, 1793. Died Baltimore, Md., September 9, 1861. Senior Warden of Centre Lodge, No. 20, but not Master of his Lodge. DDGM., 1829. Removed to Baltimore, affiliating there. Grand Master in Maryland for 8 years. Grand General High Priest. Grand Recorder Grand Encampment. Lawyer.
Born where, October 6, 1783. Died Goffstown, November 19, 1874. Master of Bible Lodge, No. 27. Teacher. Wheelwright. Manufacturer. Side-judge Court of Common Pleas. State Senator for three sessions.
Born East Kingston, March 4, 1790. Died Bradford April 4, 1868. Master of St. Peter’s Lodge, No. 31. Dartmouth. Lawyer. A man of note and ability. Very active in the antislavery movement. Charter member of St. Peter’s Lodge.
Israel Hunt, Jr.
Born Beverly, Mass., February 12, 1795. Died Nashua, September 9, 1875. Master of Rising Sun Lodge, No. 39. Held positions of civil and military importance.
1840, 1841, 1842
Born 1784. Place and date not known. Died at Portsmouth, June 25, 1847. Masters St. John’s Lodge, No. 1. He was a baker, said to have been very successful. Senior Warden the Grand Encampment, Knights Templar, when he died.