DEAN A. BARR
MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER
Most Worshipful Grand Master, Dean A. Barr was born in Detroit Michigan
on September 9, 1951. Our Grand Master was the seventh of nine children
born to Paul and Edith Barr. Growing up in Warren Michigan he attended
and graduated from Fitzgerald Public Schools. Following his graduation
he entered the Lawrence Institute of Technology whereupon he earned a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering. Our Grand Master
proudly served in the United StatesArmy as a field artillery surveyor.
Most Worshipful Brother Barr is married to Cindy and they are the blessed
parents of their daughter Tina. They are also the very proud Grand Parents
of twin boys, Zachary and Garrett, both seven years old.
Currently our Grand Master is employed by the State of Michigan as a “Field
Representative”, overseeing state construction projects ensuring compliance
with design intent and specifications.
Grand Master Barr was raised to the Sublime degree of a Master Mason in
Lola Valley Lodge # 583 in 1986 and served as Worshipful Master of that
Lodge in 1991. He proudly served as President of the Masonic Masters
Association in 1992. In 1994 he transferred his membership to Olive Branch
Masonic Lodge # 542, where he currently holds his membership. Our Grand
Master is an extremely gifted ritualist and as such is Certified as a Master
He is a member of the Valley of Detroit, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite
and was coroneted a 33rd Degree Mason in 2004. Our Grand Master is a
member of all York Rite bodies and completed that joining process in 2009.
In recognition of his outstanding service to the craft in Michigan he was
honored as State Mason of the Year in 2007.
Under our Grand Master Barr, the craft has a renewed vitality as it faces
its future, a more disciplined approach to its work and a more heightened
commitment to each other. The craft in Michigan is indeed fortunate to have
so good a man as our Grand Master Dean A. Barr.
DEAN A. BARR