Grand Master Dean Barr 2012-2013

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.

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Charles S. Moulthrop Jr. Grand Master 1979-1980

Moulthrop GM PhotoCharles Saunders Moulthrop was born on July 19, 1935 in Bay City. He was educated in the Bay City public school system and graduated from Central High School in June of 1953. He also completed a course at the Bay City Junior College. Youthful activities included Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts. He attained the rank of Star Scout. He enjoyed sailing and by 1959 he began racing with big boats. In 1967 he piloted the first boat across the finish line and won a class “B” rating in the Port Huron race to Mackinaw. By 1975 he placed third in Division 1, Section 2. His next goal was sailing from Chicago to Mackinaw. He has at least 119 trophy wins. While in high school he played the saxophone in the school band and orchestra and played with at least two dance bands. He started swimming competitively during his freshman year and continued this activity for four years in high school and three additional years in the same activity for Junior College and one additional year for the United States Army Swim Team. He was still in Junior College when he was named to the All American squad for two events. He volunteered for the service and took basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and from there proceeded to Fort Bliss, in El Paso, Texas and graduated from the Light AAA Gun Mechanic School. He was stationed with the Battery A of the 168th AAA Battalion and then went on to graduate from the 4th Army N.C.O. Academy. He received an honorable discharge and then served for two years in Bay City with the reserves.

He has five children. Two daughters and a son, from his first marriage, and two daughters from his second marriage to the former Nancy Ann DeWyse. He was active in the hardware industry and was an officer of the Bay City Hardware Company. He retired as a Vice President in 1979. He was the Past President of the Downtown Bay City Kiwanis Club and the Bay City Good Fellows in 1976. He is a member of the Tawas Bay Yacht Club, the Great Lakes Cruising Club, and the United States Yacht Racing Union. He was a member of the Bay City Junior Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce.

He was raised as a Master Mason on October 30, 1962 in Joppa Lodge No. 315. He served in several offices and was elected Worshipful Master in 1967 by Joppa Lodge No. 315. He served as High Priest of Bay City Chapter No. 59, R.A.M. in 1976 and is now the Iosco Chapter and a member of Sun Rise Council Under Dispensation, R. &. S.M. and Bay City Commandery No. 26, K.T. He was Commander in 1985. He also holds membership in the Bay City Scottish Rite Bodies and was active on the 13th and 30th degree teams of the Scottish Rite Valley of Bay City. He was coroneted as a 33º Mason in September 1984. He is also a member of Elf Kurafeh Shrine Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Saginaw. He was also a Past Patron of Sharon Chapter No. 20, Order of the Eastern Star and the 2nd Vice President of the Saginaw Bay County Association of Eastern Stars. He is a member of Madison Court No. 11 Order of Amaranth and was a Grand Royal Patron. He served a three-year stint on the Board of General Purposes representing District No. 24. In 1973 he was named Grand Marshal and has steadily advanced through the respective offices until 1979 when he was named Grand Master of Masons in Michigan.

In February 1981, he was present at the formation of the Grand Lodge of Alaska, and acted as the Grand Secretary for the installation of their first Grand Lodge set of officers. For 25 years, he has been a dual member of Glacier Lodge No. 10 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Legacy Series Interivew
Charles S. Moulthrop Jr., John Walsteadt


We interviewed Worshipful Brother Charles on February 6, 2012 at the WKTV Community Media Studios in Wyoming Michigan.

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