Grand Master

Most Worshipful Brother Arthur G. Crandon
Grand Master of Masons in IowaArt Crandon No Regalia

Brother Crandon was born on March 7, 1950, at Grinnell. His family moved to Gilman later that year, where he graduated from SEMCO High School in 1968. He continued his education at Iowa State University. He married Peggy Jean Macy on July 20, 1973 in Bangor. He started farming in 1971 and retired in 2010.
Brother Crandon is Past Master of Cyrus Lodge No.338 at Gilman where he received his Masonic degrees in 1971-1972, being raised on January 5. He served the Fraternity as Senior Grand Steward in 1997-1998, Junior Grand Warden in 2001-2002, Custodian of the Work 2004-Present, member of the Credentials Committee, Visitors Committee, Chairman of Division and Reference in 2014-2015.
His York Rite Membership is at Signet Chapter No. 38 R.A.M., King Solomon Council No. 20, R.&S.M., St. Aldemar Commandery No. 30, he has served as Illustrious Master, and Eminent Commander. He is currently a member of the Des Moines Scottish Rite.
Other Masonic affiliations include, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, Iowa York Rite College No.37, Royal Order of Scotland, High 12, Red Cross of Constantine, South Central M.I.-D.L. Club, Iowa Past Commanders association. He holds District Lecturer’s Certificate No. 3067.



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Grand Lodge Officers

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Past Grand Lodge Officers

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