ARTHUR S. VAUGHN
Grand Master 1929-1930
NEW ENGLAND CRAFTSMAN, NOVEMBER 1934
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.