William Stephens

William Stephens (HM33B)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.554', W 81° 5.412'

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First Grand Master,
Grand Lodge Of Georgia, F &AM


Born January 1752 at Beaulieu (Bulie) near Savannah of distinguished English ancestry, William Stephens was an eminent lawyer and jurist during and after the War For Independence.

Georgia's first Attorney-General he was also Chief Justice of Georgia, Mayor of Savannah and held other important posts of honor. In 1802, President Thomas Jefferson appointed him United States District Court Judge which position he held with distinction until just prior to his death on 6 August 1819.

A dedicated Freemason he was Worshipful Master of Solomon's Lodge at Savannah prior to 1783. In 1791 he was Worshipful Master of another Savannah Lodge, Union No. 10 (Extinct).

When the Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A.M., was organized at Savannah on 16 December 1786 as the Independent and Sovereign Masonic Power in Georgia, William Stephens was elected Grand Master and he served through 1788. In 1793 he was re-elected Grand Master and served continuously through 1813, a record of longevity in that exalted Masonic office never since equaled.

The honored remains of Grand Master Stephens rest in the Colonial Cemetery of Savannah. His Masonic posterity, the nearly 100,000 Freemasons of Georgia, will ever cherish his memory.
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HM NumberHM33B
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByEducation & Historical Commission Of The Grand Lodge Of Georgia, F. & A.M
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 11:20am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491487 N 3548852
Decimal Degrees32.07590000, -81.09020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.554', W 81° 5.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 33.24" N, 81° 5' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah GA 31401, US
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