General Grand Masonic Congress

MW WILLIAM H. MURCHISON PGM President General
President General

MW WILLIAM H.MURCHISON PGM

Has been a member of Hiram Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. for over 40 years, Bro Murchison has accomplished many achievements over the years as a freemason.

He was elected to Congress in 2008 as the Recorder General, 2012 elected to the office of 3rd Vice President General, July 11, 2015, he was unanimously elected to the office of President General.

He has held many positions throughout his Masonic career. Namely.

Past Grand Master Hiram Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. New York.
Past Master Mt. Zion Lodge #1
Past High Priest Joppa Chapter #1 R.A.M.
Honorary Past Eminent Commander, Arron Commandery #1
Past Treasurer, Mohab Consistory #1 A.A.S.R.M.
Past Grand King, NYS Grand Royal Arch Chapter R.A.M.
Past Grand Prior NYS Council of Deliberation
Past Potentate, El Mecca Temple #2 A.A.O.N.M.S.
Past Chairman, Tri-State’s Central Committee A.A.O.N.M,S.
Board of Directors, General Grand Encampment Knights Templars USA
Meridian Supreme Council Member
Supreme Royal King Solomon, Meridian Supreme Royal Ladies Palace
Member, NYS Ancient Primitive Rite – Memphis – Misraim Temple

Education:

Associate Applied Science Degree Hospitality Management – Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn NY
Advance Studies Technology Hospitality Management – NYC College of Technology.
Numerous Certificates in Supervision and Management
Career:
Retired: Compass Group USA as Director of Food Services

 

History

ORGANIZED 1847 WASHINGTON D. C.
REVISED 1889 CLEVELAND, OHIO

        The original name of the General Grand Masonic Congress. was The National Grand Lodge when established in the first meeting of 1847 AD. in Washington DC. It was revived under the same name (National Grand Lodge). It is understood that this body claimed jurisdiction in and over Universal free (symbolic) masonry in all the United States of America and Canada for all free Masons regardless if ancient free and accepted or free and accepted Masons.

          It was first organized by Edward H. Thomas, John A Smallwood, Adolphis Hall and others of Washington DC. This body was called National Grand Lodge Edward H Thomas Affiliation. In 1889, at Cleveland Ohio, August 9th the late John G. Jones reorganized the organization under the present name, The General Grand Masonic Congress of the USA and Canada. The original constitution and statues, with the approved name change, was incorporated August 21, 1920 in Cleveland Ohio. (Book 1246, Folio 163). In 1946, with the signatures of fifteen Brothers, amendments were made to the constitution. The amended constitution was notarized in Harris County, Texas and recorded as a charter amendment. (Book 1723, Folio 335). One of the changes was the organization was changed from a 99 year existence to perpetual existence and included the sisterhood under it’s adoptive authority. (As recorded by the recorder of mortgages, State of Louisiana, Parish of Orleans). 

General Grand Masonic Congress: 501 (c) 10 , Federal Tax Exempt Organization

Congress

The General Grand Masonic congress

Mission Statement

(This is the Mission Statement in its originality)

       The object adn purpose of the organization in the society, to teach the arts, modes of universal free symbolic masonry ancient free or free and accepted and the advancement therof.  To promote homes and trade schools for relatives of Master Masons throughout the United States of America and Canada.

(Revisied)

           The mission of the General Grand Masonic Congress is to acknowledge and utilize its richly diverse population to eliminate racism, bigotry and self-esteem.  To prepare Masons to be production and contributing members of society, to teach and model the values of respect and cooperation.  We are to shape our future by providing leadership, advanced research and a well trained dedicated staff, reflective of our multicultural richness in a diverse, brotherly, mentoring and charitable environment that provides an equitable allocation of resources and recognizes the mutual responsibility and accountability of Grand Lodges, Grand Masters, Masonic Leaders to home and community.  To contribute regularly as a national organization to charitable organizations who enhance our society.

Objective

The objective of the General Grand Masonic Congress shall be to:

a. Perpetuate fraternal harmony among the affiliated Grand Lodges of the varies Jurisdictions.
b. Share constructive ideas
c, Promote and encourage community involvement with the business sector
d. Conduct educational workshops and seminars
e. Practice Charity, provide fraternal assistance to the aged, sick and shut-in members of congress, their widows and orphans.
f. Extend strong educational support to our youth


Preamble

The officers, Grand Masters, and Past Grand Masters of this General Grand Masonic Congress did resolve to; maintain a working relationship through the establishment and adoption of a Supreme Grand Chapter O.E.S. and Supreme Royal and Exalted Degree of Amaranth. This Congress shall have an affiliation with the General Grand York Rite Council U.S.A. anrrd various Supreme Councils of Scottish Rite Masons U.S.A.
   
This General Grand Masonic Congress is the recognized link between Symbolic Masonry and the Higher Honorary Degrees work of the order. Its purposes are to promote higher aims and ideals, throughout the ranks of Symbolic Freemasonry.
  
 

2019-2021

Elected Officers

President General

MW William H. Murchison

1st Vice President General  

MW Anthony R. Pugh

2nd Vice President General  

MW Kevin E. Fair

3rd Vice President General

MW Weston Jarvis

Treasurer General

MW Brian Williams

Secretary General

MW Otis T. Saulsberry

Recorder General 

MW Robert Dunbar

 

 

Appointed Officers

 

 

Asst: Secretary General

MW Amzi Muhammed

Marshall General 

MW Anthony Captain

Tyler General  

MW Robert Rice

 

 

Pursuviant Generals

 

 

 

MW Devon Simpson   

 

RW Oakley Beamon  

Recorder General Emeritus   

MW Theodore R. Washington

Secretary General Emeritus

MW Clarence E. Gibson

 

 

Past President Generals

 

 

MW Nathaniel F. Simmons 

MW O.C. Lockett

MW Edwin Sturrip     

MW Ardell Holland