Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Delaware

Chartered 1869


Washington & Lafayette Chapter #1
Past High Priests

1869 *Willis Holden 1870 *Willis Holden
1871 *Willis Holden 1872 *John Taylor
1873 *Willis Holden 1874 *Willis Holden
1875 *Willis Holden 1876 *Willis Holden
1877 *John Otto, Jr. 1878 *John Otto, Jr.
1879 *John Otto, Jr. 1880 *John Otto, Jr.
1881 *John Otto, Jr. 1882 *John Otto, Jr.
1883 *John Otto, Jr. 1884 *John Otto, Jr.
1885 *Charles S. Rambo 1886 *Charles S. Rambo
1887 *William H. Cook 1888 *Benjamin F. Sheppard
1889 *William H. Cook 1890 *John L. Clark, Jr.
1891 *John L. Clark, Jr. 1892 *Thomas J. Day
1893 *Joseph Row 1894 *Virginius V. Harrison
1895 *F. Harvey Day 1896 *Clinton C. Joseph
1897 *Lewis E. Harman 1898 *Lawrence B. Kemm
1899 *D. Frank Mayne 1900 *Clinton C. Joseph
1901 *Samuel H. Benson, Jr. 1902 *John Oliver
1903 *John H. Ebaugh 1904 *Joseph W. Billingsley
1905 *Alfred M. Clower 1906 *Alfred M. Clower
1907 *Franklin H. Broman 1908 *James T. Chandler
1909 *Francis K. Smith 1910 *John H. Moon
1911 *John D. McPerson 1912 *James E. Gamble
1913 *John W. Macklem 1914 *Egbert F. Nutter, Sr.
1915 *George R. Dickerson 1916 *John C. Oskins
1917 *Harry B. Stradley 1918 *John Wiedeman
1919 +John E. Krauss 1920 *Harry E. McPherson
1921 *Frank L. Long 1922 *Warren A. Singles
1923 *George L. R. Thompson 1924 *James J. Gelson
1925 *Joseph T. Maxwell 1926 *Matthew C. Minker
1927 *Samuel Gamble 1928 *Alexander Thompson
1929 *F. Irving Crow 1930 *William A. Murray
1931 *Willard D. Foulk 1932 *Stephen E. Hamilton
1933 *Daniel F. Fasnacht 1934 *Boyd M. Hamp
1935 *Charles E. Green 1936 *Ira K. Steele
1937 *Ira K. Steele 1938 *Edward Z. Mills
1939 *Lawrence C. Gropp 1940 *William E. O'Donnell
1941 *Philip Sampson 1942 *Oliver P. Hewes
1943 *James Carswell 1944 *Russell C. Matchett
1945 *Oliver P. Hewes 1946 *Russell C. Matchett
1947 *Philip R. Hubbard 1948 *A. Sidney Barruss, Jr.
1949 *Jonathan J. Burris 1950 *Martin C. Rauh
1951 *Harry E. Weir 1952 *Joseph A. Billingsley
1953 *Elmer C. Graesser 1954 *Powell E. Craig
1955 *J. Elmer Gamble 1956 *Bruce C. Ward
1957 *Thomas B. Sweeney, Jr. 1958 *James R. Hanna
1959 *Robert J. Ball 1960 *John S. Proud
1961 *Edward E. Knisell 1962 *Raymond L. Blades
1963 +Bruce D. Phillips 1964 *James E. Peo
1965 #James F. Walker 1966 *Charles J. Brodie
1967 +Frank M. Pickering 1968 #Clarence L. Beattie, III
1969 Harlan L. Pease 1970 Frank M. Keiser
1971 *Olan F. Greenlee 1972 *William H. Athan
1973 *Delbert Simoson, Jr. 1974 *Henry G. Law
1975 *Albert J. Miller 1976 *Samuel B. Rash, Jr.
1977 *Horace G. Patterson, Jr. 1978 *Richard A. Scarlott
1979 Wayne M. Schutz 1980 *Andrew M. Bulloch
1981 *Earl L. Hudson 1982 Franklin R. Townsend
1983 Glen D. Conley 1984 *Thomas W. Birdzell
1985 Benjamin H. Shoop 1986 George W. Taylor
1987 Benjamin H. Shoop 1988 #Charles P. Kerin, Jr.
1989 Charles P. Kearnin, Jr. 1990 Henry George, IV
1991 Bernard A. Nutter, Sr. 1992 Howard L. Robertson, III
1993 Henry George, IV 1994 Lloyd H. Stover, Sr.
1995 Howard L. Robertson, III 1996 James R. Hackett
1997 *Charles H. McDonald, Jr. 1998 *Charles H. McDonald
1999 Howard L. Robertson, III 2000 *Scott A. Dalton
2001 *Robert A. Benson 2002 *Robert A. Benson
2003 *Robert A. Benson 2004 Peter Tyrrell
2005 Peter Tyrrell  2006 Wayne D. Mower
2007 Wayne D. Mower 2008 John E. Bednash
2009 *Terrence Van Gorder
2010 *Terrence Van Gorder
2011   2012 J. David Lewis
2013   2014 Michael Ratcliff
2015   2016 Robert E. Papp 
2017 Ruben H. Kelly    
 
* Deceased   + Withdrawn   # Suspended