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Grand Master 1924-1925


From New England Craftsman, Vol. XIX, No. 9, June 1924, Page 285:


The present Grand Master of Rhode Island is a man who has faithfully served the Craft in many capacities and the many friends of Most Worshipful Grand Master Dexter in Massachusetts will be pleased to learn of his preferment to the distinguished office he now holds.

The following sketch is that of a man preeminently fitted by training and ability to serve well the fraternity he loves so well and for whom he has consistently striven:

Henry Clnton Dexter was born May 12. 1869. in the village of Central Falls, at that time a part of the town of Smithfield, Rhode Island, but which next became, by act of the legislature, a part of the town of Lincoln, and subsequently the same portion of that town was incorporated as the City of Central Falls. Thus, without change, Brother Dexter'S legal residence has been in two towns and one city.

He is the sen of Theodore K. Dexter. P. M. of Jenks Lodge, No. 24, and Harriet Emma (Tingley) Dexter. His education was obtained in the public schools of his native town and the Bryant & Stratton Commercial School. he graduating therefrom in 1886. His first place of employment was in the office of Greene & Daniel Manufacturing Company, as junior desk bookkeeper and later as treasurer for a period of ten years, serving with that corporation for a period of twenty-five years.

Brother Dexter's activities in Masonic bodies are as follows: Made a Mason in Union Lodge No. 10 of Pawtucket and is a Past Master of that lodge: a past H. P. of Pawtucket R. A. Chapter. No. 4; member of Pawtucket Council. No. 2. R. & S. M; Past E. C. of Holy Sepulchre Commandery, K. T. No. 8; Past G. C. of the Grand Commandery of Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Past President of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Association of K. T. Commanders; a member of R. I. Consistory A. & A. S. R.; and Past Potentate, Palestine Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S.

At present he is associated with the Fales & Jenks Machine Company of Pawtucket and Woonsocket Machine Company of Woonsocket in the capacity of sales agent and is the President of the Warwick Lace Works.

Politically he is identified with the Republican Party, having served in many capacities in the interests of that organization. He was chairman of the school committee of Central Falls for four years and served on the committee for ten.

For diversion he is identified with the To-Kalon Club of Pawtucket, of which he is an ex-President; ex-President of the R. I. Society of Sons of American Revolution; Ex-Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island; is a charter member of the Rhode island. Wannamoisset and Ninlgret Country Clubs, and a member of Quancompaug Lodge of the Rhode island Society of Mayflower Descendants. He is also a member of the Squantum Association of Rhode island, the Turks Head Club of Providence, Camp Capt. A. K. Tilton Sons of Veterans, of Pawtucket, National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, and Ex-President of the Southern New England Textile Club, a member of the Rhode island Historical Society, Providence and Pawtucket Chambers of Commerce, Business Men's Association of Pawtucket, Economic Club Of Rhode Island. British Empire and Brown Clubs and the Public Park Association of Rhode Island.

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