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Fellows of the Philalethes Society - Current Fellows

The Bylaws of the Philalethes Society provide: "Fellows are elected from Members of the Society who have shown a dedication to the knowledge of Freemasonry. The number is limited to 40 at any one time."

Most of the information in the following chart comes from (a) Seekers of Truth: The Story of the Philalethes Society 1928-1988, by Allen E. Roberts (Anchor Communications, Highland Springs, Virginia, 1988, ISBN 0935633-06-5), (b) an upcoming (as of April 1999) article in The Philalethes magazine that will review the Philalethes Society's history for the past decade, (c) past articles in that magazine, and (d) helpful brethren who sent me information. If any of the information on this chart is not correct or if anyone knows of additional information that should be included, please send me email by clicking on my name: Paul M. Bessel.

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Current Fellows (40 maximum)

Current Fellows of the Philalethes Society (still living)
  FPS # Year became
a Fellow
Name
Location
Birth Year
& Approx. Age in 2010
1 142

1980

S. Brent Morris
Maryland

1950
60
2 143

1981

John Mauk Hilliard
New York

1945
65
3 149

1984

Richard H. Sands
Michigan

1929
81
4 150

1986

Wallace E. McLeod
Toronto, Canada

1931
79
5 153

1987

Johannis Van Beusekom
Guatemala

1922
88
6 158

1988

C. Clark Julius
Pennsylvania

1914
96
7 162

1990

Harold L. Davidson
Billings, Montana

1928
82
8 164

1991

Lloyd D. Worley
Colorado

1946
64
9 165

1991

Richard E. Fletcher
Vermont

1934
76
10 166

1991

Thomas W. Jackson
Pennsylvania

1934
76
11 168

1992

William F. Koeckert
Ohio

 
12 169

1992

F. Lamar Pearson
Georgia

1939
71
13 171

1993

Robert G. Davis, Jr.
Guthrie, Oklahoma

62
14 175

1994

Leon Zeldis
Israel

1930
80
15 176

1994

John M. Boersma
Ontario, Canada

1925
85
16 177

1994

Richard S. Sagar
Georgia

1916
94
17 179 1996

Joseph E. Bennett
Idaho

1922
88
18 180 1998 Kenneth D. Roberts
Virginia
1951
59
19 183 1999

Paul M. Bessel
Washington DC

1949
61
20 184 1999

Keith A. Hinerman
Virginia

 
21 185 2000 Joel H. Springer, III
San Francisco, California
 
22 188 2000 Michael L. Segall
Paris, France
1932
78
23 189 2001 Edward L. King
Maine
 
24 191 2001 Philip A. Enabnit
Iowa
 
25 192 2002 Samuel B. Walker
Connecticut
1926
84
26 193 2002 E.V. (Ed) Ralph
Canada
 
27 194 2003 Michael Poll
Louisiana
 
28 195 2003 Norman Peterson
Oregon
 
29 196 2003 Robert L. Tomlinson, Jr.
Kansas
 
30 197 2006 Thomas W. Gregory
North Carolina
 
31 198 2006 John "Bud" Householder, Jr.
Pennsylvania
 
32 199 2007 Roger Van Gorden
Indiana
 
33 200 2007 Terry L. Tilton
Minnesota
1950
60
34 201 2009 Phililp Jack Buta
Arizona
 
35 202 2010 Edward R. Halpaus
Minnesota
 
36 204 2010 Jay M. Kinney
California
 
37 205 2011 John L. Cooper, III
California
 
38 206 2011 Rex R. Hutchens
Arizona
 
39 207 2011 Shawn Eyer
California
 
40 208   Arturo de Hoyos
Washington DC
 

 

Fellows Emeritus

#179 - Joseph E. Bennett
#191 - Philip A. Enabnit
#197 - Thomas W Gregory
#177 - Richard S. Sagar
#165 - Richard E. Fletcher
#192 - Samuel B. Walker
#150 - Wallace E. McLeod
#168 - William F. Koeckert
#193 - E.V. (Ed) Ralph

from the Philalethes Bylaws:

Article 9.  Fellows

9.1.  The Society shall have a special class of members, consisting of not more than forty, who shall be elected by the Executive Board upon nomination by the Fellows, as prescribed below. 

9.2.  To be considered as a Fellow by the Executive Board, a member of the Society must be nominated by the current Fellows of the Society.  Such nomination shall be by a majority vote of the Fellows who cast a vote, with such election under the direction and supervision of the Dean of the Fellows.  The Dean of the Fellows shall be one Fellow who is annually appointed by the President of the Society.

9.3.  Nominations of a member to be designated as a Fellow shall be on the basis of his current and past Masonic scholarship.

9.4.  All Fellows must be and remain a member of the Society in good standing.

9.6.  Any Fellow may request in writing that his status be changed from "active" to "emeritus" status.  Upon approval by the Executive Board, the Fellow shall become an "Emeritus Fellow," and his status shall no longer be counted against the limitation of forty Fellows.  The Executive Board may also, by majority vote, declare any Fellow to be an "Emeritus Fellow" for reasons of advanced age or inability to perform the duties of Fellow.

9.7.  A Fellow of the Philalethes Society (except an Honorary Fellow) is entitled to append the letters "FPS" (Fellow of the Philalethes Society) to his signature.


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