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Mission Of The National Supreme Council
The purpose for which the National Supreme Council is formed, and the business or objects to be carried on and promoted are fraternal, social, educational and charitable. Therefore our sole objective is to service our various communities, with various programs that will uplift our people not only financially but mentally. To make ourselves available to anyone who shows a need for our services. Charity being our goal and Love being our motive. Welcome to the NATIONAL SUPREME COUNCIL A.A.S.R. MASONS Website.
History of the National Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
On November 30, 1864, in the City of New York, Baron August Hugo de Bulow, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, and an active member of the Supreme Council of France, A.A.S.R., organized a Supreme Council of the State of New York, which title was subsequently changed to the Supreme Council Of Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, of the 33° rd and last degree of the A.A.S.R. for the United States Of America, its territories and dependencies. The officers were as follows: Baron Auguste Hugo de Bulow Sovereign Grand Commander Patrick Reason Lieutenant Grand Commander Dr. Peter W. Ray Adjoint Lieut. Grand Commander Ramson Wake Grand Orator, George Lawrence Grand Secretary, Alexander Peters Master of Ceremonies, Baron Auguste Hugo de Bulow served as Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council from 1864 to 1870; from 1870 to 1879, Patrick Reason; from 1879 to 1892, Dr. Peter W. Ray, he being recorded As the third Sovereign Grand Commander; from 1892 to 1879, A.B. Allen; from 1897 to 1911, D.F. Seville; from 1911 to 1920, H.M. Rennick; from 1920 to 1948, Dr. W.H. Benderson; from 1948 to 1973, Dr. Wm. J. Fitzpatrick; from 1973 to 1989, Illustrious John H. Burns; from 1989 to 1995, Illustrious James M. Boone; 1996 to 2011, Illustrious James L. Headd; and 2011, Illustrious Edward J. Chapman, M.P.S.G.C. to present. Baron Auguste Hugo de Bulow conferred the Scottish Rite Degrees on four brethren and created them Deputy Inspectors General, 33° rd degree, as follows: Dr. Peter W. Ray for New York Jonathan Miller for Pennsylvania Levi Anderson for Delaware Lemuel G. Griffin for Maryland On October 17, 1898, during the administration of D.F. Seville as Sovereign Grand Commander, the Supreme Council was incorporated in Washington, District of Columbia, under the name of National Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand Inspectors General of A.A.S.R. 33° rd of North America, bearing Instrument No. 3149, recorded in Volume 8, folio 341, of the incorporated records of the District of Columbia. The above original incorporation was continued in perpetuity on October 14, 1948, by certificate of re- Incorporation of the National Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand Inspectors General of the A.A.S.R. 33rd degree, for North America, bearing Instrument No. 32049 and recorded in Volume 69, folio 389, of The incorporation records of the District of Columbia, That is the incorporation under which it operates at The present time. The foregoing, according to recent research, being the most accurate history of the National Supreme Council, all other versions of said history as hereinafter given will be corrected to conform herewith.