TEMPERANCE - FORTITUDE - PRUDENCE - FAITH - HOPE - CHARITY

                   ILL :. RALPH CHAMBLISS,SR.                                                                                                                                       RIGHT WORSHIPFUL DEPUTY GRAND MASTER

My Masonic career had a most unusual beginning. It started in Japan in 1955. I was stationed there while in the US Air Force. It was a hot July day and I saw a friend of mine, wearing a black suit and bow tie. I asked him why he was dressed like that on such a hot day. His reply, I am a Mason and I am going to a meeting. He explained as much as he could in those days, about Masonry. Then he asked me how old I was. I said 20. He said I was to young to be a Mason, and I would have to be 21 years old. That day left a lasting impression on me, and I have never forgotten that day or my friend. Brother Hebert L. Day.

Initiated in A. J. Jones Lodge #1 5970.

Held the following offices in the Lodge:

Junior Deacon, Senior Deacon, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, correspondence Secretary, Worshipful Master.

In the Grand Lodge I held the following offices:

Junior Deacon, Senior Deacon, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, 3 years as trustee and Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master for the past 9 years.

One of the Original Grand Inspectors General of the Omega Supreme Council. First Grand Minister of State of the Supreme Council.

Commander in Chief of St. Joseph Consistory #1

Most Puissant Lieutenant Grand Commander Menelik Temple #1

Noble of the Mystic Shrine