The York Rite of Freemasonry also offers "chair degrees" open only to present and past presiding officers of each body. Present and Past High Priests of Royal Arch Chapters are eligible for membership in the Order of High Priesthood, Present and Past Thrice Illustrious Masters of Councils of Royal and Select Masters are eligible for membership in the Order of the Silver Trowel, and Present and Past Commanders of Commanderies of Knights Templar are eligible for membership in the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor. In the Order of High Priesthood, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having presided over the Texas Convention of the Order of High Priesthood as follows:

 
Name
Chapter
Year
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
San Antonio No. 381
1987
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
San Antonio No. 381
1990
John S. Henderson
San Antonio No. 381
1995
Alexander E. Blue
San Antonio No. 381
2000
Everett Edward Williams
San Antonio No. 381 and
Llano No. 197
2011

In the Order of the Silver Trowel, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having presided over the Texas Assembly of the Order of the Silver Trowel as follows:

 
Name
Council
Year
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
San Antonio No. 14
1976
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
San Antonio No. 14
1979
Everett Edward Williams
San Antonio No. 14
Llano No. 135
2005
James Arthur Rodriguez
San Antonio No. 14
2012

In the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor, Sir Knight Reese L. Harrison, Jr., Past Commander of San Antonio Commandery No. 7, served as the Preceptor of the Texas Chapter of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor in 2000-2001 and as the Sovereign Grand Preceptor of the Sovereign Grand Chapter from 2003-2007. Sir Knight Gerald F. Nowotny, Past Commander of San Antonio Commandery No. 7, served as the Preceptor of Texas Chapter of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor in 2009-2010.

In San Antonio, Bexar County Freemasonry (including contiguous counties) there have been eleven Freemasons honored with the 33° of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Order of the Purple Cross of the York Rite of Freemasonry, and the Knight York Cross of Honour of the York Rite of Freemasonry . In other Masonic Lodges, these honored Freemasons include Young (Perfect Union No. 10), Parsons (New Braunfels No. 1109), Estlack (Patterson No. 1177, Helotes No. 1429), Jett (Perfect Union No. 10, Cibolo No. 151), Gallion (New Braunfels No. 1109), and Garza (Valley-Hi No. 1407, Alamo No. 44). Five of these eleven Freemasons are from Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169. Not any other Masonic Lodge in Bexar County has been honored with this many Freemasons who have received these honors. The five members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge who have received all three honors are as follows:

 
Name
33°
OPC
KYCH
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1979
1977
1976
Harry Sinco
1981
1983
1983
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1999
1979
1977
Robert Charles Madison
2011
2011
2002
Everett Edward Williams
2011
2005
2003

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas and the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas all operate with a system of District Deputies. A number of members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have been appointed as Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Lodge as noted above. Five Past Masters of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169, who have been appointed Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Lodge of Texas have also been appointed Right Excellent District Deputy Grand High Priest in the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas and as Right Illustrious District Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas, while a number of members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have been appointed as Right Excellent District Deputy Grand High Priest in the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas and/or as Right Illustrious District Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas, all as follows:

 
Name
DDGM
DDGHP
DDIGM
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1982
1971
1971 and 1974
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1995
1974
1975
Cecil William Bain
 2004
1982
1987
Larry Gene Wallis
 2002
2004
2006
Everett Edward Williams 2010
2011
2005
Raymond Edward Brietzke 2004
2011
John Samuel Henderson  
1992
1990
Mark Edward Williams
2008
2008
Samuel Wilson Green, Jr.
2010
2011
Harry Sinco  
1980
Alexander Edward Blue  
1997
Robert C. Madison  
2004
James Arthur Rodriguez
2008
Douglas John Van Griner
2008
Kent Bradley Crickard (resigned Nov. 28, 2008)
2009
Elliottt Bertram Samuels
2009
Robert Joe Schero, Jr.
2010

In the Masonic Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibus Foederatis (Masonic Rosicrucians), members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having been received invitational membership in Texas College. Membership in the Masonic Rosicrucians is predicated on the recipient being a Master Mason and a Christian. Membership is limited to 72 members in each college. Lodge members who have been received and admitted to the MSRICF are as follows:

 
 
Name
Year
Grade
Past Chief Adept
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1978 (Oklahoma College)
IX°
1992-2007
John Samuel Henderson
1982
VII°
 
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1982
VII°
 
Alexander Edward Blue
1987
VII°
 
Robert LeRoy Morris
1994
VII°
 
Larry Gene Wallis
2002
VII°

In the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having received invitational membership as a Constantinian Knight. Membership in the Constantine is predicated on the recipient being a Royal Arch Mason, and in St. Anthony Conclave No. 50 on being both a Knight Templar in the York Rite of Freemasonry and a 32° Scottish Rite Mason. Membership is limited to 45 Constantinian Knights in St. Anthony Conclave No. 50. Lodge members who are Constantinian Knights are as follows:

 
Name
Year
Conclave
Past Sovereign
 
Victor Keller
1943
St. Anthony No. 50
Arthur Hershey Ball
1949
St. Anthony No. 50
1958
William Barton Jack Ball
1952
St. Anthony No. 50
1965
Robert LeRoy Morris
1971
St. Simeon Stylites No. 51
1996 St. Anthony Conclave No. 50
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1972
St. Anthony No. 50
1981
Glendon Raymond Schiller
1972
St. Anthony No. 50
1983
Harold George Schlierer
1974
St. Anthony No. 50
Arthur Louis Kelly Schwarz
1974
St. Anthony No. 50
 
Harry Sinco
1974
St. Anthony No. 50
 
Reese L. Harrison
1974
St. Anthony No. 50
 
Donald Prieto Garrido
1980
San Lorenzo No. 70
1988 San Lorenzo Conclave No. 70
John Samuel Henderson
1981
St. Anthony No. 50
1993
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1984
St. Anthony No. 50
1995
Alexander Edward Blue
1992
St. Anthony No. 50
 
Larry Gene Wallis
1993
St. Anthony No. 50
2011
Jimmy Lafayette Spivey
1995
St. Anthony No. 50
 
Douglas John Van Griner
2011
St. Anthony No. 50
 

Knight Companion Reese L. Harrison, Jr., served the United Grand Imperial Council as Illustrious Intendent General for the Division of Texas Southern from August 12, 1986, through June 2, 2001, and as Illustrious Grand Marshal for the year 1998-1999 and is a Past Most Illustrious Grand Sovereign serving in the year 2006-2007. Knight Companion Harrison received the dignities of Knight Commander of Constantine on June 5, 1998, and of Knight Grand Cross on June 10, 2006.

Knight Companion Donald Prieto Garrido served as Illustrious Intendent General for the Division of Panama from 2001 through 2011.

In the Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having received invitational membership as a Knight Templar Priest. Membership in the Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests is predicated on the recipient being a Past Commander of a Commandery of Knights Templar. Membership in a Tabernacle is limited to 33 Knight Priests. Lodge members who are Knight Templar Priests are as follows:

   
Name
Year
Tabernacle
Past Preceptor
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1984
Nazareth No. XIV
1994
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1990
Nazareth No. XIV
2001

Knight Priests Reese L. Harrison, Jr., and Gerald Franklin Nowotny have received from the Chapter General of the Grand College the Decoration of Knight Commander and Knight Priest Reese L. Harrison, Jr., has received from the Chapter General the Decoration of Knight Grand Commander. Very Eminent Knight Priest Reese L. Harrison, Jr., is a Very Eminent progressive Grand Line Officer of the Grand College of America Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests.

In the Allied Masonic Degrees, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having received invitational membership. Membership in the Allied Masonic Degrees is predicated on being a Royal Arch Mason and is limited to twenty-seven members in a Council. Lodge members who are Freemasons in the Allied Masonic Degrees are as follows:

 
Name
Year
Council
Past Sovereign Master
  
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1976
Grand Master's No. A
San Antonio No. 261
Texas No. 335
Nine Muses No. 13
   
1992
1995, 1996
 2008 
Alexander Edward Blue
1984
San Antonio No. 261
1993
John Samuel Henderson
1985
San Antonio No. 261
Robert Louis Martinez
1985
San Antonio No. 261
Robert Charles Madison
1990
San Antonio No. 261
2002
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1990
San Antonio No. 261
1994
Larry Gene Wallis
1990
San Antonio No. 261
1996
Robert Leroy Morris
1991
San Antonio No. 261
Clinton M. M. McKenzie
1995
Texas No. 335
1999
Ronald Christopher Kinney
1995
Texas No. 335
2001
Kent Bradley Crickard
1995
Texas No. 335
2005
James Arthur Rodriguez
1995
Texas No. 335
2000
Jimmy Lafayette Spivey
1995
Texas No. 335
 
Terrance Patrick Uhl
1995
Texas No. 335
 
Everett Edward Williams
1995
Texas No. 335
2003
Robert Maurice DeWalt
1998
Texas No. 335
2009
Paul Albert Tolar
1998
Texas No. 335
 
Donald Prieto Garrido
1999
San Antonio No. 261
2005
Harry Sinco
1999
San Antonio No. 261
2008
Mark Edward Williams
1999
Texas No. 335
 
Elliott Bertram Samuels
2000
Army Council No. 373
2005
Stuart Dunlop Shaw
2002
Texas No. 335
2007
Douglas John Van Griner
2002
Texas No. 335
 
Raymond Edward Brietzke
2002
William Barrett Travis No. 344
 
Steven Jesse Castillo
2006
Texas No. 335
 
Donald Herbert Flanary, III
2007
Texas No. 335
 

The following members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have been awarded Rank in the Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri and Appendant Orders which is within the bosom of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees, and is a seperate chamber thereof, as follows:

"Knight" of the Red Branch of Eri (KRBE) = Knight Red Branch of Eri

Name Year
    
Reese Lenwood Harrison, Jr. 1990
Alexander Edward Blue 1993
Gerald Franklin Nowotny 1994
Larry Gene Wallis 1996
Clinton Murray McDonald McKenzie 1999
James Arthur Rodriguez 2000
Ronald Christopher Kinney 2001
Robert Charles Madison 2002
Everett Edward Williams 2003
Kent Bradley Crickard 2005
Donald Prieto Garrido 2005
Elliott Bertram Samuels 2005

"Knight Commander" of the Red Branch of Eri (KCRBE) =
Knight Commander Red Branch of Eri
    

Name Year
    
Reese Lenwood Harrison, Jr. 2005
Alexander Edward Blue 2005
Gerald Franklin Nowotny 2005
Larry Gene Wallis 2005
Clinton Murray McDonald McKenzie 2005
James Arthur Rodriguez 2005
Ronald Christopher Kinney 2005
Robert Charles Madison 2005
Everett Edward Williams 2005
Kent Bradley Crickard 2005
Donald Prieto Garrido 2005
Elliott Bertram Samuels 2005
Stuart Dunlop Shaw 2007
Harry Sinco 2008
Robert Maurice DeWalt 2009

"Knight Grand Cross," Red Branch of Eri (KGCRBE) =
Knight Grand Cross Red Branch of Eri

Name Year
    
Reese L. Harrison, Jr. 2005

"Knight Supreme Grand Cross," Red Branch of Eri (KSGCRBE) =
Knight Supreme Grand Cross Red Branch of Eri

Name Year
    
Reese L. Harrison, Jr. 2005


Past Master Reese L. Harrison, Jr., received the highest decoration of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees, the Rank and Title of Knight Grand Cross, on February 20, 1999, and is a Past Most Venerable Sovereign Grand Master of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees serving in the year 1999. He also received the Rank and Title of Knight Grand Cross from the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of France on February 19, 2000, and is a Past Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of Canada, receiving Past Grand Rank in 1999.

A Grand Conclave of the Order of the Secret Monitor of the United States of America exists within the bosom of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America and is a chamber thereof. Past Master Reese L. Harrison, Jr., is a Past Most Worthy Grand Supreme Ruler of the Grand Conclave of the Order of the Secret Monitor of the United States of America serving in the year 1999.

In Knight Masonry, also known as the "Green Degrees", members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having received invitational membership. Membership in Knight Masonry is predicated on being a Royal Arch Mason. Lodge members who are Knight Masons are as follows:

 
Name
Year
Council
Past Excellent Chief
  
Robert Leroy Morris
1969
Maryland No. 9
Texas No. 45
  
1993
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1976
Great Chiefs No. 0
Texas No. 45
1986
1991, 1992
Alexander Edward Blue
1985
Texas No. 45
1994
John Samuel Henderson
1986
Texas No. 45
Robert Louis Martinez
1985
Texas No. 45
Gerald Franklin Nowotny
1991
Texas No. 45
1997
Larry Gene Wallis
1991
Texas No. 45
2004
Robert Charles Madison
1991
Texas No. 45
2003
Jimmy Lafayette Spivey
1995
Texas No. 45
 
Clinton M. M. McKenzie
1996
Texas No. 45
1999
Ronald Christopher Kinney
1997
Texas No. 45
Paul Albert Tolar
1997
Texas No. 45
 
Kent Bradley Crickard
1999
Texas No. 45
2007
Everett Edward Williams
1999
Texas No. 45
Robert Maurice DeWalt
2000
Texas No. 45
 
James Arthur Rodriguez
2001
Texas No. 45
Raymond Edward Brietzke
2002
Rose of Sharon No. 49
 
Elliott Bertram Samuels
2003
Texas No. 45
2010
Terry Scott Whitson
2003
Texas No. 45
 
Douglas John Van Griner
2005
Texas No. 45
 


Sir Knight and Cousin Reese L. Harrison, Jr., is a Past Most Excellent Great Chief of the Grand Council of Knight Masons of the United States of America, serving in the year 1996, and was awarded the Rank of Past Grand Senior Knight of the Grand Council of Knight Masons of Ireland in 1996.

In the Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by having received invitational membership. The membership in the Order of Acon is predicated on being a Knight Templar and is limited in the United States of America to 40 members in a Chapel. Lodge members who are Sir Knights in the Order of Acon are as follows:

 
Name
Date
Chapel
Past Worthy Master
  
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
10/23/1999

Trinity No. 12
George M. Patrick No. 44
Shute No. 53
Texas No. 54

2004
2005-2006
2006
 2006-2007 
Gerald F. Nowotny
5/28/2006
Texas Chapel No. 54
2013-2014
Everett E. Williams
5/28/2006
Texas Chapel No. 54
 
Robert C. Madison
5/28/2006
Texas Chapel No. 54
 
Kent B. Crickard
5/28/2006
Texas Chapel No. 54
 
Larry G. Wallis
5/28/2006
Texas Chapel No. 54
 
James A. Rodriguez
5/28/2006
Texas Chapel No. 54
 

Sir Knight Reese L. Harrison, Jr., is the Grand Preceptor of the Grand Preceptor's Council of the Province of the United States of America since 2010.

In Shrine Masonry, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by being elected Potentate of a Shrine Temple, as follows:

 
Name
Temple
Year
 
Frank Richards Newton
Alzafar
1916
Thomas M. McCormick
Alzafar
1955
William Barton Jack Ball
Alzafar
1957
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
Alzafar
1979
Donald Prieto Garrido
Abou Saad
1981
Joe Roy Hollaway
Alzafar
1984
Gregorio I. Flores
Alzafar
2011

The Recorder of Alzafar Shriners since 2011 is Albert Pike Masonic Lodge member George Garza.

In the Royal Order of Jesters, an appendant order of the Shrine, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by being elected Director of San Antonio Court No. 60, as follows:

 
Name
Year
 
Richard H. Friedrich
1926
Frank Richards Newton
1929
Thomas M. McCormick
1963
James Clair Midcap
1969
James Leland McCormick
1972
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
1987
Robert M. "Buddy" DeWalt
2009
 

In the Order of Quetzalcoatl, an appendant order of the Shrine, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by being elected Camaxtli (President) of Alamo de Aztlan Teocalli No. 1836, as follows:

 
Name
Year
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
2000
Everett Edward Williams
2005

In the Order of Knights, Eagles and Tigers (OKET), an appendant Order of the Order of Quetzalcoatl, members of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169 have distinguished themselves and honored the Lodge by being Consecrated a High Pontiff in the Order of Knights Eagles and Tigers, the highest honor a Teocalli of the Order of Quetzalcoatl may confer upon one of its members. A member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl must have been a member no less than two years and have made outstanding contributions for the advancement, welfare and good of the Order. Lodge members who are OKET's are as follows:

 
Name
Year
 
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.
2000
Kent Bradley Crickard
2004
Everett Edward Williams
2005


OKET Reese L. Harrison, Jr., is a Past President of the San Antonio Organization of the Order of Knights Eagles and Tigers serving in the years 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

There have been only seven Freemasons from Bexar County and contiguous counties who have presided over all four Scottish Rite Bodies and all four York Rite Bodies including the Symbolic Blue Lodge or Craft Lodge. The seven Freemasons include Van Haile McFarland of Anchor Masonic Lodge No. 424; Reese L. Harrison, Jr., of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169; William Charles Young of Perfect Union Masonic Lodge No. 10; William Gaston Parsons of New Braunfels Masonic Lodge No. 1109; Alfred E. Machts of Valley-Hi Masonic Lodge No. 1407; Gerald F. Nowotny of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169, and Robert Lynn Jett of Perfect Union Masonic Lodge No. 10.

The first Freemason from Bexar County and contiguous counties to have accomplished the above was Van Haile McFarland of Anchor Masonic Lodge No. 424; the second Freemason was Reese L. Harrison, Jr., of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169, while the sixth Freemason is Gerald Franklin Nowotny of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge No. 1169. Past Masters Harrison and Nowotny also are Past Masters of DeMolay Masonic Lodge No. 199 while Past Master Harrison also is a Past Master of Cibolo Masonic Lodge No. 151.

Only McFarland, Harrison, Nowotny, and Jett are past presiding officers of all four San Antonio Scottish Rite Bodies and all three San Antonio York Rite Bodies plus a Masonic Lodge in Bexar County. Additionally, Past Master Jett is a Past Potentate of Alzafar Shriners. Past Master Harrison is a Past Potentate of Alzafar Shriners and a Past Monarch of Omala Grotto. No other Freemason has been so honored.

Parsons of New Braunfels Masonic Lodge No. 1109 presided over the York Rite Masonic Bodies in Comal, Gonzalez, and Guadalupe Counties and is a Past Monarch of Omala Grotto.

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