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Grand Master 2013-2015
M.W. Bro. David Dechant

Grand Master's Biography

Most Worshipful
David J. DeChant, Grand Master 

WB David J DeChant, Grand Master 2013-2014

  MacArthur Lodge No. 427 AFMGoose Creek, South CarolinaBorn: June 2nd, 1945Mother: Betty (Deceased)Father: George (Deceased)Brothers: Dennis (Deceased) and Robert who now resides in Cleveland, Ohio.Sister: Susan who also lives in Cleveland.Married to Billie Lindsey DeChant for 46 years. Two children, David Jr. and Kelly Radcliff.Five Grandchildren: Corey, Lindsey and Morgan DeChant, Zachary and Michael Radcliff, and one great grandson, Jack DeChant

Attended the public school systems of Cleveland, Ohio
Enlisted U.S. Navy 30th of July, 1962
Served on various combat ships until his retirement in 1985 as a E-8 Senior Chief Boiler TechnicianoIndustrial Management at Trident Technical and Leadership Schools throughout his naval career
Currently employed with Parks Auto Parts Inc. for the past thirty years
Member of St. James United Methodist Church in Goose Creek, South Carolina, Chairman of the Finance Committee
Raised in MacArthur Lodge 427,  April 1990
Worshipful Master MacArthur Lodge No. 427, 1994
Low Country Past Masters Unit, Past President
Mason of the Year, 1999, for the First and Second Masonic Districts
Charleston & Orangeburg York Rite Bodies
Past Eminent Commander for South Carolina Commandery # 1
Knight Commander of the Temple
Past High Priest
Past Illustrious Master
Past Senior Grand Warden for the South Carolina Grand Commandery
Personal Grand Representative to the State of New Hampshire for the Grand Commandery of South Carolina
Grand Representative to the State of Florida for the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of South Carolina
Charles Towne York Rite College No. 113
Past Governor 2011 - 2012
York Rite Golden Honor Award
Joel Frampton Council No. 85, Knight Masons
Past Excellent Chief
Charles Towne Council No. 195, Allied Masonic Degrees
Past Sovereign Master
Knights of the York Cross of Honour, Palmetto Priory No. 54
South Carolina College Societas Rosicruciana
Red Cross of Constantine, Saint John Conclave
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Orient of South Carolina
National Sojourners, Charleston #28, Past President
Hero’s of ‘76, Charleston, Past Commander
Order of the Eastern Star, John L Flynn Chapter #277
Honorary member of Masonic Lodges throughout the State of South Carolina
Albert Gallatin Mackey Medal, 2009
Masonic Service Association Representative, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Masonic Districts•Masonic Education Committeeman, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Masonic Districts
Senior Grand Deacon, 1998
District Deputy Grand Master, 2nd Masonic District, 1999-2000
Junior Grand Warden, 2007 - 2009
Senior Grand Warden, 2009 - 2011
Deputy Grand Master, 2011 - 2013
Grand Master, 2013

Courtesy of Grand Lodge of SC, AFM website

Information and Photo Courtesy of S.C. Grand Lodge Web Site:  www.scgrandlodgeafm.org

Under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge
 of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina