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Grand Master 1983-1984


Most Worshipful Brother Charles Arthur Calverley, Jr was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of Charles and Myrde Dodge Calverley. His family resided on Block Island and subsequently moved to Cranston, Rhode Island.

Brother Calverley was educated in the Cranston School system, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finances from Bryant College. He is currently a candidate for the degree Masters of Business Administration at Bryant College. He also is a graduate of the National Graduate School of Banking at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where his thesis "The Treatment of Antiques and Objets d'art in Estate and Trusts" was accepted for inclusion in the libraries of Northwestern University and the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. and for publication. He currently is a member of the faculty, serving as a Thesis Examiner and Counselor.

Most Worshipful began his banking career in the Trust Division of Industrial National Bank, leaving to accept a position at Attleboro Trust Company where he became head of the Trust Division. He is currently employed at the Pawtucket Trust Company as Senior Vice President and Trust Officer, in charge of the Trust Division. He married Sandra Noyes of Cranston, Rhode Island, and this marriage has been blessed with two sons, Charles Arthur Calverley, III and James William Calverley. The Grand Master and his family are members of St. Stephen's Church in Providence, where he served on the Vestry. He is also a Lay Reader of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island.

Most Worshipful Brother Calverley was a member of Fidelity Chapter, Order of DeMolay and holds the Legion of Honor Award.

He was admitted to membership in Harmony Lodge #9, F. & A. M. of Pawtuxet, Rhode Island in 1959. In 1962 he was appointed into line by Worshipful Brother Harrie N. Arnold, and was elected Master November 18, 1969. He served the Lodge for a time as Treasurer, and is currently a member of the Finance Committee.

He was appointed as Junior Grand Steward by Most Worshipful S. Everett Wilkins, Jr. in 1970, and served Grand Lodge as Chairman of the Annual Fall Festival in 1971 and 1972. He was awarded the Grand Lodge Exemplary Service Medal in 1973 and also served Grand Lodge as an Associate Grand Chaplain.

Most Worshipful Brother William G. Hunt appointed him as Seventh District Deputy Grand Master in 1974, and Brother Calverley served in each district except the 6th Masonic District.

E was subsequently elected, Junior Grand Warden, Senior Grand Warden and Deputy Grand Master.

Brother Calverley holds membership in The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Valley of Providence; King Hiram Royal Arch Chapter, Attleboro, Massachusetts; and Palestine Temple A. A. O. N. M. S. He was made a Prophet at sight in Kola Grotto M. O. V. P. E. R., of Newport, Rhode Island. He is an Honorary Member of Landmark Royal Arch Chapter, as well as an Honorary Member of Lafayette Lodge No. 47, F. & A. M., Cumberland Rhode Island. He also holds Honorary Memberships in Lodge Harmony No. 156 and The Tamar Lodge No. 4239, both of Plymouth, under the Constitution of the United Grand Lodge of England in the Province of Devon. He is also a Grand Vice Patron of the Royal Masonic Hospital, London. For many years he served as the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Chile, near the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, and currently serves as the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of England, near the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.

Active in civic organizations, Brother Calverley is a member of Pawtucket Rotary Club, Rhode Island Bankers Association Trust Committee, To Kalon Club of Pawtucket, Estate Planning Councils of Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts, Providence Society of Financial Analysts, and the English Speaking Union.

Brother Calverley serves on the Board of Advisors to the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island by appointment from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence. He holds membership in the following Heredity and Patriotic Societies: The Rhode Island Mayflower Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Society of Colonial Wars, and the Huguenot Society.

Brother Calverley and his family have resided in Seekonk, Massachusetts for the last 20 years, where he has been active in community affairs, serving as a Trustee of the Libraries of Seekonk, Treasurer and Troop Committee member of the Boy Scouts of America, and President of the Seekonk High School Band Parents Club.

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