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Grand Master 1929-1930



Past Grand Master Vaughn was chosen Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Massachusetts and Rhode Island October 31, 1934. The article included biographical information:

From New England Craftsman, Vol XXX, No. 3, November 1934, Page 87:

Arthur S. Vaughn, the newly elected Grand Commander of Massachusetts and R. I. K. T., was made a Mason in St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Providence, in 1904, and was elected its Worshipful Master in 1912. He is a member of Providence Royal Arch Chapter; Providence Council of Royal and Select Masters; St. John's Commandery No. 1, Knights Templars (Eminent Commander in 1914); Solomon's Grand Lodge of Perfection; Rhode Island Council, Princes of Jerusalem; Rhode Island Chapter of Rose Croix (Most Wise Master 1918-1919); Rhode Island Consistory (Commander-in-Chief 1923-25); Overseas Lodge, No. 40, F. & A. M., (Worshipful Master 1920-22); Potentate of Palestine Temple, Mystic Shrine 1922-23.

He received the Honorary 33° September 20, 1921; was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1929-30; was elected Grand Treasurer, Grand Lodge of R. I., F. & A. M., May, 1930.

In addition he holds the following offices: president, The Freemasons Hall Company, Providence, R. I., Past Commanders Association, Massachusetts and Rhode Island; treasurer, Grand Lodge of R. I., F. & A. M., Providence, R. I., Overseas Lodge, F. & A. M., Providence, R. I.; secretary. Knights Templars Educational Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island; chairman. Finance Committee, St. John's Lodge. No. 1, Providence, R. I.; chairman. Finance Committee of St. John's Commandery, No. 1, Providence, R. I.

Outside the Craft Brother Vaughn is Treasurer, L. Vaughn Lumber Co., Providence, R. I.; director, Mechanics National Bank, Citizens Safe Deposit Co., Roger Williams Savings Fund. & Loan Association; trustee. Citizens Saves Bank, Providence Public Library, member of the Corporation of Homeopathic Hospital; president, Providence Central Club, all of Providence. R. I.; and secretary and director, Anawan Club, Rehoboth. Mass.; 1st president of the Builders Exchange and a former director of the Providence Chamber of Commerce, Providence, R. I.; served as a representative in the Rhode Island General Assembly 1910-1912. Providence. R. I.; Major in the Quartermasters Corps, Rhode Island National Guard; with the loyal British Air Forces at Courban, France, during the World War, was injured and invalided home where arrived at the time of the Armistice; a former member of the Commission of Mounted Commands, Rhode Island National Guard. Providence, R. I.

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