Several members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have been active and prominent members of the San Antonio and Bexar County community, including the following:

George Edward Friedrich served as King Antonio XXIII of the Texas Cavaliers during Fiesta San Antonio in 1941. Since the King’s early days, the honor has evolved into a platform from which the Cavaliers’ monarch can distribute charitable funds; deliver a positive, healthy message to schoolchildren; and merrily greet all royal subjects at numerous ceremonies, parties and special appearances during 10 action-packed days. The King pays special tribute to the military/civilian partnerships that weave the very fabric of our city’s history, visiting military bases and recognizing American troops for their vital role in securing the safety of our country. Brother Friedrich worked as an engineer for and was the third President of the Friedrich Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Companies, a business founded by his father, and invented the innovative "floating air" principle. This was the concept that all manufacturers use to this day in open frozen food display cases. Revolutionizing refigeration technology, this principle involved controlling the movement of refrigerated air over the food, thus eliminating the need for doors on most cases. Brother George E. Friedrich was preceded by his brother Richard as the second President of the company. Brother Richard H. Friedrich also was a member of the Texas Cavaliers and was a Charter Member of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169. Brother George E. Friedrich served on the City Council of San Antonio in the 1950s. He was succeeded as President of the Friedrich Companies by Reese L. Harrison Sr., a 60-year member of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169, who served as the fourth President of the companies.\

Red River DaveRed River Dave (McEnery) had one of the longest careers in Country music, beginning in the early thirties, when he sang on San Antonio radio, until his death on January 15, 2002. Early on he learned to play the guitar, often strumming "Red River Valley," the song that named him. His singing and his penchant for show business made him welcome on live radio broadcasts as far from home as Chicago and New York City. And in the mid-thirties his writing talents blossomed in the form of lyrics of historical and topical interest--"The Battle of the Alamo" and "Pony Express," for instance. But in 1937 he came up with a memorable song that captured the national feeling of loss at the unexplained disappearance of pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart (listen to "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight" on YouTube). When commercial television debuted at the New York World's Fair in 1939, Red River Dave was there to broadcast live what is still his most famous creation, along with other country and western songs, both traditional and original. In the early forties Red River Dave returned to San Antonio and broadcast his songs on Border Radio XERF, offering copies of his songbooks for sale as well. He also appeared in several Western films, including 1944's Swing in the Saddle, which featured cameos by the Hoosier Hotshots and Nat "King" Cole. See also the Red River Dave article at Texas Monthly and the obituary in the London Independent.

Lawrence D. Mazer served as El Rey Feo V of Fiesta San Antonio in 1951. Rey Feo and his Royal Court take part in all major Fiesta events, including parades, parties, balls and festivals that draw more than 1 million people. For years now, many of San Antonio’s top civic and business leaders have eagerly sought the recognition of the Rey Feo crown by raising college scholarship money in conjunction with the League of United Latin American Citizens. Brother Mazer was one of the founders of the San Antonio Charro Association. He was a former Vice President of the San Antonio Jewish Federation and of the Jewish Community Center, where he was perhaps most proud of his establishment of the Teen Canteen. He was also the proprietor of Larry Mazer Tailoring.

Richard Limon served two consecutive terms in 1966 and 1967 as President of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce, predecessor of today's San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. As president, he played a role in making Hemisfair '68 a reality. He also served as translator for then-Governor John Connally, worked for Southwestern Bell, worked at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City for four years and owned the Allways International Travel Agency. Click here for more information about Brother Limon.

Robert D. Tips was crowned El Rey Feo LVII for the 2005 Fiesta San Antonio. Brother Tips began his career working in the Mission Park Cemetery as a preteen, mowing the grass, and setting headstones. Growing up in the San Antonio-based business his father and uncle owned, he saw first hand how important it is for families to make their funeral plans in advance. So, in his twenties, he pioneered a new pre-need division for Mission Park, which has become a model for family-owned funeral businesses across the country. The tremendous success of Mission Park’s advance funeral planning division led Robert to purchase the entire company from his father and uncle in 1984 and assume his current role of Chairman and CEO of MPII, Inc., which owns and operates Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries. Click here for an interesting article about Brother Tips.

ArtArt Martinez de Vara is the first Mayor of Von Ormy, Texas, a newly-incorporated city in Bexar County. In his spare time, he is a partner in the law firm of Ramirez, Marrou & Martinez de Vara, PLLC, and has been recognized as one of the top 25 minority lawyers in Texas by Texas Lawyer magazine, a publication of the Texas State Bar Association. He was featured in the January 2011 issue of the American Bar Association's ABAJournal. He is also a member of the 2010 Leadership San Antonio class. Started in 1975, Leadership San Antonio provides a forum for leaders with diverse backgrounds, values and points of view to come together in a neutral setting to examine the nature and inner workings of the city, and to discuss its issues, challenges and problems.

Our First Worshipful Master, Ephraim M. Goldstein, a prominent Freemason, was active in all branches of Masonry, but never wavered in his allegiance to Albert Pike Lodge, and his counsel and sound advice were invaluable to us in our early years, and he continued to attend the meetings of the Lodge up to the time of his death April 26, 1934.

(From a handwritten note found in the Lodge archives,
attributed to Arthur Hershey Ball
)

"Somewhere along my Masonic career, I was made aware of this quotation: 'The influence of the words and deeds of those who live, tho' dead, control our destinies.' Thus unconsciously we obey the dead, the living when we are dead will obey us, whether for well or woe.

"I do not remember at any time mention being made of the 3 great Masons who organized Albert Pike Lodge and served as its first three Worshipful Masters.

"Our first W.M. was Ill. Bro. Eph M. Goldstein, 33°, who was the one most responsible for its organization. Bro. Goldstein was General Agent of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. of San Antonio. He was also active in establishing the Scottish Rite Bodies in San Antonio.

"He was active in Albert Pike up to the time of his death, April 26, 1934. His slogan was "Peace and Harmony in the Lodge," and he advocated this on all occasions.

"Frank Richards Newton, our second Master, was a prominent lawyer and served many years as a County Clerk. He was also active in the real estate business, and owned a number of downtown properties. He was always interested in the welfare of Albert Pike. During the latter part of his life he lived in Uvalde, Texas, but was a constant visitor in S.A. He received the Grand Lodge 50 year award in 1953 and also the KCCH. He passed away in 1956.

"Harry L. Leap, our 3rd W.M., was a man of very high character. A physician and surgeon of prominence, he was raised Nov. 15, 1918, and was of course a charter member, coming from Anchor Lodge. We speak proudly of our Scottish Rite and Shrine Hospitals for Crippled Children. Dr. Leap operated his own clinic in the Santa Rosa Hospital for the treatment of crippled children, giving of his time and knowledge free to the treatment of these unfortunate children. He died April 26, 1924, while in office.

"And so these three Masons have unsparingly of their time and energy to the advancement of Masonry in San Antonio, the state and the world, and left the stamp of their distinguished characters as a legacy to Albert Pike Lodge.

"May we never forget them."

Without meaning to overlook the many good Freemasons who have contributed to the success of Albert Pike Lodge, one of the most active members was Past Master Harold George Schlierer, who was Worshipful Master 1936-1937, and who for many years delivered most of the lectures in the various degrees, instructed candidates, and was a consistent attendant at our meetings. Past Master Schlierer was very active in the Order of DeMolay, and was a member of the Advisory Council of Albert Pike Chapter No. 58, Order of DeMolay for approximately thirty years, serving as Chapter Advisor on two occasions and as Chairman of the Advisory Council for fourteen consecutive years from July 1956-December 1969. In 1961 he was selected as the first DeMolay Advisor of the Year in Texas, receiving the Guild of the Leather Apron Award, and received the award a second time in 1969, the only advisor in Texas DeMolay ever to receive the award twice.

Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 has been honored by having eight Presidents of the Masters, Wardens & Secretaries Association of the 39th Masonic Districts elected from the membership of the Lodge:

Name Year
   
Horace L. Cannon, Sr. January-March 1948
Grover C. Morris July-September 1948
Earl H. Lawson January-March 1955
Truman F. Fenley April-June 1958
Reese L. Harrison, Jr. July-December 1968
Gerald F. Nowotny July-December 1969
Everett Edward Williams July-December 1975
James A. Rodriguez July 2003-July 2004

Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 has been honored by having sixteen District Deputy Grand Masters chosen from its membership:

Name Year
   
Arthur L. Kelly Schwarz 1943
W. B. Jack Ball 1950
Horace L. Cannon, Jr. 1953
Hilmar J. Achterberg 1966
Harold G. Schlierer 1972
Glendon R. Schiller 1973
Reese L. Harrison Jr. 1982
Robert J. Schero 1991
Gerald F. Nowotny 1995
Jimmy L. Spivey 1995
Robert J. Schero, Jr. 1998
Larry Gene Wallis 2002
Robert M. "Buddy" DeWalt 2004
Cecil William Bain 2004
Raymond E. Brietzke 2004
Everett E. "Buster" Williams 2010
Elliott B. Samuels 2011

Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 has been honored by having Past Master William Barton Jack Ball elected and installed as the 116th Grand Master of Masons in Texas for the year 1953-1954. He was a Charter Member of the Lodge, having transferred his membership from Farmersville Masonic Lodge No. 214 in Farmersville, Collin County, Texas.

Past Master Reese L. Harrison, Jr., was elected and installed the 166th Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Texas for the year 2003-2004. Additionally, he is a Past Grand Master of DeMolay International (1982-1983), Past International President of Cabiri International Past Potentates Association (1985-1986), Past Most Excellent Great Chief of the Grand Council of Knight Masons of the United States of America (1996), Past Most Reverend Great Prior of the Great Priory of America Knights Beneficent of the Holy City (1998), Past Most Preeminently Distinguished Governor General of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America (1998-2000), Past Most Venerable Sovereign Grand Master of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America and Past Most Worthy Grand Supreme Ruler of the Grand Conclave of the Order of the Secret Monitor of the United States of America (1999), Past Grand Master General of the Convent General Knights of the York Cross of Honour (2004-2005), Past Most Honorable Commander-General of the High Council of the Masonic Order of the Bath of the United States of America (2003-2007), Past Sovereign Grand Preceptor of the Grand Chapter of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor (2003-2007), Past Most Illustrious Grand Sovereign of the United Grand Imperial Council of the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine (2006-2007), Past Most Illustrious Grand Chancellor of the Grand College of Rites of the United States of America (2007), and is Right Worthy Grand Preceptor of the Order of Acon for the Province of the United States of America since 2010 and is a progressive line officer in the Grand College of America Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests.

Affiliated Past Master in Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 Robert LeRoy Morris, a Past Master of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 44 in the District of Columbia, served as Grand Master of Masons in the District of Columbia for the year 1974. He was very faithful in his regular attendance and participation with Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 from the date of his affiliation as a dual member. His picture as Grand Master of Masons in the District of Columbia hangs within the Lodge room.

Charter Member Victor Keller served as Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Texas Order of the Eastern Star for the year 1941-1942, and was the charter Worthy Patron of Alamo Chapter No. 665 which is now consolidated into Texas Chapter No. 35 Order of the Eastern Star.

Past Master John S. Henderson served as National President of National Sojourners for the year 1987-1988. Elliott B. Samuels served as National President of National Sojourners for the year 2002-2003. National Sojourners is a Masonic organization for Commissioned officers and Warrant officers, past and present, of the uniformed forces of the United States who are Master Masons.

In the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by being elected as the presiding officer of one or more Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of San Antonio in the Orient of Texas, as follows:

 
Name
Lodge
Chapter
Council
Consistory
 
PVM
PWM
PC
PVMK
          
Victor Keller
1939-1940
1940-41
1943-1944
1946-1947
1947-1948
W. B. Jack Ball
1962-1963
1963-1964
1965-1966
1966-1967
Glendon Raymond Schiller
1972-1973
1975-1976
1975-1976
1975-1976
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1978-1979
1981-1982
1972-1973
1981-1982
Robert Joe Schero
1991-1992
1987-1988
2005-2006
1998-1999
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
2007-2008
2011-2012
1982-1983
2006-2007
Arthur Hershey Ball
1947-1948
1939-1940
1948-1949
Harold George Schlierer
1982
1976-1977
1972-1973
Louis Driggers
1953-1954
1954-1955
Samuel Wilson Green, Jr.
1999-2000
2010-2011
 
Elliott B. Samuels
2000-2001
 
2011-2012
 
 
James Arthur Rodriguez
2011-2012
2006-2007
Robert Charles Madison
2013-2014
1999-2000
Frank Richards Newton
1916-1917
Arthur Louis Kelly Schwarz
1979-1980
Harry Sinco
1984-1985
John Samuel Henderson
1990-1991
Alexander Edward Blue
1993-1994
Larry Gene Wallis
1996-1997
Everett Edward Williams
 
2003-2004
 
Kent Bradley Crickard
2004-2005

Illustrious William Barton Jack Ball, 33°, served as Personal Representative to the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Texas from October 1954 to May 24, 1978 and as Chairman of the Executive Committee in the Valley of San Antonio in the Orient of Texas from 1949-1953, 1967-1968 and from February 1974 to May 24, 1978.

Illustrious Reese L. Harrison, Jr., 33°, was appointed Personal Representative to the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Texas and Chairman of the Executive Committee in the Valley of San Antonio on July 29, 2002, and continues to hold those offices. Larry Gene Wallis was elected to serve as Treasurer of the four San Antonio Scottish Rite Bodies on February 7, 2002, and continues to hold that office. James Arthur Rodriguez was appointed by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Texas to be the Secretary, Recorder and Registrar of the four San Antonio Scottish Rite Bodies on August 6, 2002, and served to August 5, 2005. Gerald Franklin Nowotny was appointed to these offices on Auugst 19, 2005, and continues to hold same.

In the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry two affiliated Past Masters in Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169, distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by being elected as the presiding officer of one or more Scottish Rite Bodies in their respective Valleys of the Rite, as follows:

   
Name
Valley
Lodge
Chapter
Council
Consistory
   
PVM
PWM
PC
PVMK
            
Donald Prieto Garrido
Balboa (Panama)
1982
1984
1984
1985
Jimmy Lafayette Spivey
Dallas
   
1992
 

Affiliated Past Master in Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 Illustrious Donald Prieto Garrido, 33°, served as Chairman of the Executive Committee in the Scottish Rite Valley of Balboa in the Orient of the Panama Canal from 1984-1989.

In the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry by being Coroneted with the 33° Inspector General Honorary and by receiving the Rank and Decoration of a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour (KCCH), and in one instance the Rank and Decoration of the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour (GCCH), as follows:

 
Name
33°
KCCH
GCCH
 
Ephraim M. Goldstein
1929
1919
 
Victor Keller
1940
1921
 
W. B. Jack Ball
1945
1933
Arthur Hershey Ball
1947
1927
 
Louis Driggers
1961
1949
Glendon Raymond Schiller
1971
1967
Arthur Louis Kelly Schwarz
1973
1963
Harold George Schlierer
1975
1963
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1979
1971
Robert LeRoy Morris
1979
1973
 
Harry Sinco
1981
1971
John Samuel Henderson
1987
1981
Robert Joe Schero
1993
1979
Jimmy Lafayette Spivey
1995
1985
 
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1999
1981
Elliott Bertram Samuels
2005
1997
 
Robert Joe Schero, Jr.
2005
1989
 
Larry Gene Wallis
2009
2001
 
James Arthur Rodriguez
2009
2005
 
Robert Charles Madison
2011
1995
Everett Edward Williams
2011
2001
Donald Prieto Garrido
1983
1979
1999
Frank Richards Newton
1915
Thomas Armour Ball
1971
Merritt R. Cannon
1977
John Harvey Motsch
1981
Alexander Edward Blue
1993
Raymond Edward Brietzke
2005
Kent Bradley Crickard
2005
Paul Albert Tolar
2005
Robert Dixon Tips
2005
Pedro Arturo Alanis
2009
 
Clinton Murray McDonald McKenzie
2009
 
Douglas John Van Griner
2009
 

In the York Rite of Freemasonry, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by being elected as the presiding officer of one or more York Rite Masonic Bodies, as follows:

 
Name
RAM Chapter
R&SM Council
KT Commandery
 
PHP
PTIM
PC
        
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1969-1970
1969-1970
1974
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1970-1971
1973-1974
1976
Harry Sinco
1980-1981
1978-1979
1982
Donald Prieto Garrido
1986
1985
1987
Alexander Edward Blue
1992-1993
1990-1991
1998
Robert Charles Madison
1996-1997
1995-1996
2001
Everett Edward Williams*
2000-2001
2004-2005
2001-2002
2005-2006
2002
Clinton Murray McDonald McKenzie
2002-2003
2001-2002
2001
Kent Bradley Crickard
2003-2004
2003-2004
2005
James Arthur Rodriguez
2005-2006
2006-2007
2007
Mark Edward Williams #
2007-2008
2010-2011
2007-2008
2009-2010
2007
John Harvey Motsch
1978-1979
1980-1981
Cecil William Bain
1975-1976
1984-1985
John Samuel Henderson
1988-1989
1986-1987
Larry Gene Wallis
1995-1996
2000-2001
Raymond Edward Brietzke
2006-2007
2005-2006
 
Elliott Bertram Samuels
2005-2006
2008-2009
 
Pedro Arturo Alanis
2007-2008
2008-2009
Douglas John Van Griner
2008-2009
2007-2008
 
Stuart Dunlop Shaw
2012-2013
2010-2011
Thomas Daniel Veach
1968-1969
   
*Past Master Everett E. Williams was High Priest of Llano Chapter No. 197 in 2000-2001 and of San Antonio Chapter No. 381 in 2004-2005, and was Thrice Illustrious Master of Llano Council No. 135 in 2001-2002 and of San Antonio Council No. 14 in 2005-2006.
#Past Master Mark E. Williams was Thrice Illustrious Master of Llano Council No. 135 in 2007-2008 and of San Antonio Council No. 14 in 2009-2010. He also was High Priest of Llano Chapter No. 197 in 2007-2008 and of San Antonio Chapter No. 381 in 2010-2011.

RIght Excellent Reese L. Harrison, Jr., was elected to the progressive line of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas at the Annual Convocation held in October 2010.

Affiliated Past Master in Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 Donald Prieto Garrido served as Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Panama in 1989 and served as Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Panama in 1992-1994. He is a Past Regional Deputy General Grand Master of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International for Central and South America for the Triennium of 1999-2002.

In the York Rite of Freemasonry, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having received invitational membership in the Knight York Cross of Honour which is predicated on the recipient having presided over the four York Rite Bodies: the Symbolic Blue Lodge as Worshipful Master; the Royal Arch Chapter as Most Excellent High Priest; the Council of Royal and Select Masters as Thrice Illustrious Master; and the Commandery of Knights Templar as Eminent Commander, as follows:

Name
Year
Priory
Past Prior
 
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1975
Texas No. 23
1993 Texas No. 23
1994-1995 Texian No. 78
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1977
Texas No. 23
1996-1997 Texian No. 78
Harry Sinco
1983
Texas No. 23
1999-2000 Texian No. 78
Donald Prieto Garrido
1988
Massachussets No. 52
Alexander Edward Blue
1999
Texian No. 78
Robert Charles Madison
2002
Texian No. 78
Everett Edward Williams
2003
Texian No. 78
 
Kent Bradley Crickard
2005
Texian No. 78
 
Clinton Murray McDonald McKenzie
2009
Texian No. 78
 
James Arthur Rodriguez
2009
Texian No. 78
 
Mark Edward Williams
2012
Texian No. 78
 

Most Eminent Knight Reese L. Harrison, Jr. was awarded the Knight York Grand Cross of Honour, First Quadrant on December 7, 2003, for serving as Grand Master of Masons in Texas. He is a Past Grand Master-General of the Convent General of Knights of the York Cross of Honour and was awarded the Rank of Knight Grand Cross on September 11, 2004.

Affiliated Past Master in Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 Donald Prieto Garrido was awarded the Knight York Grand Cross of Honour, First Quadrant in 1990, for having served as Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Panama in 1989 and was awarded the Knight York Grand Cross of Honour, Second Quadrant in 1994, for having served as Grand Thrice Illustrious Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Panama in 1992-1994.

In the York Rite of Freemasonry, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having received the Rank, Title and Privilege of an Associate Regent and the Order of the Purple Cross of York (OPC) in the York Rite College. Additionally, some of these Companion Knights have presided as Governor of a York Rite College. These Companion Knights are as follows:

 
Name
Year
College
Past Governor
  
 
Reese Lenwood Harrison, Jr.
1977
Texian
Texas
1977,1977-1978 Texian No. 60
2002-2003 Texas No. 14
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1979
Texian
1978-1979 Texian No. 60
Harry Sinco
1983
Texian
1982-1983 Texian No. 60
John Samuel Henderson
1987
Texian
1986-1987 Texian No. 60
Kent Bradley Crickard
2005
Texian
2004-2005 Texian No. 60
Everett Edward Williams
2005
Texas
2005-2006 Texas No. 14
Raymond Edward Brietzke
2006
Lyle L. Cross
Clinton Murray McDonald McKenzie
2009
Texian
2008-2009 Texian No. 60
Robert Charles Madison
2011

Texian

2010-2011 Texian No. 60

Companion Knight Reese L. Harrison, Jr., was elected a Regent of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America in 1981 and received its second highest decoration of Knight Commander of the Purple Cross (KCPC) in 1998 and its highest decoration of Knight Grand Cross of York (KGC) in 1999. He is a Past Most Preemmiently Distinguished Governor-General of the Sovereign College for the Biennium 1998-2000 and has been Right Eminently Distinguished Treasurer General since 2010.

Companion Knight Gerald Franklin Nowotny is a Past Deputy Grand Governor of Texas York Colleges serving two bienniums from 2002-2006 and Companion Knight Everett Edward Williams is a Past Deputy Grand Governor of Texas York Colleges serving two bienniums from 2006-2010.

In the Capitular Rite of York Masonry, Companion Reese L. Harrison, Jr. was awarded the Golden Keystone by the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas in October 2007.

In the Cryptic Rite of York Masonry, Companion Gerald Franklin Nowotny was awarded the Royal Purple Service Award by the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas in December 2000.

In the Chivalric Rite of York Masonry, Sir Knight Reese L. Harrison, Jr., was awarded Templary's second highest decoration, Knight Commander of the Temple (KCT) in 1992, and was awarded Templary's highest decoration, Knight Grand Cross of the Temple (KGC) in 1999. He received the Knight Templar Cross of Honor, the highest award of the Grand Encampment Knights Templar of the United States of America in 2001. In the Chivalric Rite of York Masonry, Sir Knight Gerald F. Nowotny received the Knight Templar Cross of Honor, the highest award of the Grand Encampment Knights Templar of the United States of America in 2006.

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