Most Illustrious Past Grand Master

Cryptic Masons of Tennessee


Marshall Luther Horn

Marshall Luther Horn

Born to John Robert and Emma Lee Horn on July 6th 1940, at their home in Iron City, Tennessee. He was educated in the public schools of Lawrence County, graduating from
  Loretto High School in Loretto, Tennessee in 1958.

Marshall is a machinist/tool and die maker by trade and worked some forty years, becoming a
 designer/supervisor and retired in 2001 from General Electric Company in Selmer, Tennessee. He now resides in Bethel Springs, Tennessee where he has a small “hobby shop”. He also was a part time vocational instructor for The State of Tennessee for several years.

He is the proud grandfather of two granddaughters, April Shannon Horn of Martin, Tennessee and Amy Shashawna Horn of Selmer. He also has a great-granddaughter, EmmaLea Grace Horn, and a sister, Sallye Mae Wilson of Springfield, Tennessee.

He attends New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Selmer, Tennessee.

Marshall was initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason on January 9th, 1989, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on February 7th, 1989, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on March 10th 1989 at Selmer Lodge #743 in Selmer Tennessee where he served as Worshipful Master in 1995, 1999 and 2000 and is an honorary member of Adams Lodge #264 in Middleton, Tennessee.

He was made a Master of the Royal Secret of the 32 Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in the Valley of Corinth, Orient of Mississippi on April 28th, 1990.

He was exalted to the august degree of Royal Arch Mason on March 22, 1990 in Selmer Chapter #77 at Selmer, Tennessee where he served as High Priest in 1994, 1998,1999, and 2000 and received the Order of High Priesthood March 21, 1994. He served The Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Tennessee as District Deputy Grand High Priest in 2002. He also serves the Grand Chapter RAM as Grand Representative from Tennessee near Idaho.

He received the Select Masters degree November 3rd, 1990 in the now defunct Savannah Council #104 where he served as Illustrious Master in 1994 and received the order of The Silver Trowel March 21, 1994. He is now serving as Deputy Master of Roy Holland Council #89 at Lexington, Tennessee where he is a life member.

He received the Order of the Temple November 3rd, 1990 in Lexington Commandery #36 in Lexington, Tennessee where he served as Commander in 1994. He received the Order of Knight Crusaders of the Cross April 22, 1994, received the KYCH degree and became a member of Tennessee Priory #15 on March 21, 1995. He served The Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Tennessee as Grand Senior Warden in 2002.

He is a member of The Tennessee Lodge of Research, Emergent Past Masters, Memphis Asylum #1 Knight Commanders, life member of Tralee Council #41 Knight Masons, West Tennessee #141 York Rite Sovereign College, honorary member of Mary Savery Commandery #14 in Corinth, Mississippi, holder of Grand Masters Giblite Award and Past President of Jackson area York Rite Association in Jackson, Tennessee.

He was elected Grand Captain of the Guard, Grand Council Cryptic Masons of Tennessee in March 2003 and has been advanced each year, being elected Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council Cryptic Masons of Tennessee on March 20th, 2006.



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