OFFICERS OF THE YORK RITE
SOVEREIGN COLLEGE
of NORTH AMERICA

Past Sovereign College Officers

Reese L. Harrison, Jr., K.G.C.Y., K.C.P.C.  
  Governor General 1998-2000
  Deputy Governor General 1996-1998
  Chancellor General 1994-1996
  Treasurer General 2010-
  Preceptor General 1992-1994
  Seneschal General 1988-1992
  Grand Standard Bearer 1982-1985
James McCorry Willson, Jr.  
  Primate General 1998-2000
Victor Carl Whitfield  
  Seneschal General 1965-1967
  Marshal General 1962-1964
  Sentinel General 03/07/1959-1961
Clinton Ferrell Barron  
  Grand Standard Bearer 1976-1982

Regents of the Sovereign College

Victor Carl Whitfield 03/07/1959-1972
John Ogden Caruthers 1963-1970
Clinton Ferrell Barron 1974-1983
Reese L. Harrison, Jr., K.G.C.Y., K.C.P.C. 1981-
Wintford Henry Owen 1987-1992
James McCorry Willson, Jr. 1992-

Regents Emeriti

Clinton Ferrell Barron 1983-1992
Wintford Henry Owen 1992-1996


KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF YORK
Limited to a Knight Commander of the Purple Cross who has given
outstanding service to the Sovereign College.

Reese L. Harrison, Jr. 1999


PAST GRAND GOVERNORS OF TEXAS
(Regents Ex-Officio During Tenure of Office)

Victor Carl Whitfield 05/13/1958-1972
Clinton Ferrell Barron 1972-1982
Wintford Henry Owen 1982-1988
James McCorry Willson, Jr. 1988-1998


GRAND GOVERNOR EMERITUS OF TEXAS

James McCorry Willson, Jr. 1998-

PAST DEPUTY GRAND GOVERNORS OF TEXAS

James McCorry Willson, Jr. 1974-1988
Wallace E. Dunn 1987
Sam Edward Hilburn 1988-1998
Leonard Orville Pierce 1988-1998
Everett Edward Williams 2006-2010


KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE PURPLE CROSS
Limited to a Regent who has given outstanding service to the
Sovereign College.


Reese L. Harrison, Jr. 1998
James McCorry Willson, Jr. 2000

DISTINGUISHED BROTHERS OF THE
ORDER OF THE PURPLE CROSS OF YORK (O.P.C.)
WITH THE RANK OF ASSOCIATE REGENT OF THE
YORK RITE SOVEREIGN COLLEGE of NORTH AMERICA
A coveted investiture designated to honor York Rite College
members for outstanding service to the
York Rite of Freemasonry or humanity.

Name
Year
College*
Victor Carl Whitfield
1958
Roy Bascom Underwood
1959
John Ogden Caruthers
1959
Robert Alford Bartley
1961
J. T. Sanders
1964
Clinton Ferrell Barron
1967
Roy C. Patterson
1968
Carroll Q. Anmann
1969
Burke Thomason
1969
J. B. Gaines
1972
William Francis Carroll
1973
Irvin Strickland Johnsey
1973
Joseph Sanford Norcross, Jr.
1975
Wintford Henry Owen
1975
C. B. Haynes
1976
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1977
60
Joseph Talerson Mabry
1978
Clyde Victor May
1978
John C. Burleson
1980
Thomas Caldwell Yantis
1981**
Sam Edward Hilburn
1983
36
James E. Garner
1984
Roland J. Maddox
1985
Joseph P. Collier, Jr.
1985
90
James D. Berry
1986
Thomas Charles Snedecor
1986
Charles L. Smith
1986
Max W. Stone, Sr.
1986
James McCorry Willson, Jr.
1987
36
William Gaston Parsons
1988
60
Leonard Orville Pierce
1988
106
Earl Frank Smith
1989
Eldon L. Brooks
1990
Richard Henry Coates
1990
Richard E. Barbour
1991
Jerry Nelson Kirby
1991
147
Leslie Lee Coone
1992
154
Billie Carroll Courtney
1992
William G. Kortman
1992
140
Edward Burner Anderson
1993
John W. Journey
1993
Ronald D. Park
1993
147
Ernest Dixon Toney
1993
John M. Barksdale
1994
140
Burton E. Ravellett, Jr.
1994
Max W. Stone, Jr.
1994
George C. Culbertson
1995
Harvey I. Mize
1995
Nick Raul Ramos
1995
143
Michael Harry Shively
1995
106
David H. Rainey
1996
Gerald H. Long
1998
154
George Robert Scott
1999
Robert Glenn Welch
1999
Thomas E. Greenamyer
2000
Noel Milton Smith
2000
Jerral F. Knox
2001
William Ellis Matyastik
2001
George Gregory Watkins
2001
Joseph I. Koonce
2002
Clifford T. Teer
2002
William Albert Bilsing
2003
Larry Gene Canada
2003
147
Don Richard Long
2003
Walter Ellis Matyastik
2004
Jon Stephan Spann
2004
John Damon Fehler
2005
Everett Edward Williams
2005
William Jacob Giles, Jr.
2006
 
George Harry Cheney
2007
 
Jerry Wayne Forrest
2007
 
Alton H. Devine
2008
 
Claude Odean Ervin
2008
 
Harold E. Jackson
2008
 
Walter David Counts, Jr.
2009
 
Jack Webster Lester, Jr.
2010
 
Michael L. Hazel
2012
 
Jack M. Harper, II
2012
 
Charles E. Campbell
2013
 
Owen D. West
2014
 
  
* Denotes recipient was Nominated by another York Rite College as indicated by the College number. All other recipients were nominated by Texas College 14.
** Not now a member of Texas 14

ATHELSTAN NOBILITY AWARD
Granted to a Companion Knight who has made a contribution of $250.00
to the York Rite Charitable Fund or Foundation. Each jewel awarded is
sequentially numbered.

Murray Watson, Jr. 01/15/1982
Stanton C. Parker 06/1984
Davis Osborne 03/17/1986
Vincent C. Zubras, Jr. 10/15/1986
John M. Colwell 11/30/1987
William Jacob Giles, Jr. (Gulf Coast College No. 106) 2000
Jack W. Lester, Jr. (Gulf Coast College No. 106) 2003
Owen D. West  
James Posey  
Todd M. Smith  


GOLD HONOR AWARD
May be granted to any Masonic Brother for rendering faithful
and outstanding service to any branch of Freemasonry.

Name
No.
Date
 
  
No Nominations
1986-1987
No Nominations
1987-1988
No Nominations
1988-1989
John Ray
2925
Joe Ross
2926
William S. Dixon, Jr.
2927
Carl E. Smith
2928
Ferris A. Simoson
2929
J. W. Carter
2930
James D. Morris
3007
06/29/90
Gerald H. Long
3057
12/10/90
Ralph Black
3058
12/10/90
No Nominations
1991-1992
No Nominations
1992-1993
No Nominations
1993-1994
No Nominations
1994-1995
Chester L. Moffett
4167
06/23/95
No Nominations
1996-Present

 

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