Ronald A. Seale, 33°
Sovereign Grand Commander
Southern Jurisdiction of the United Sates of America
WASHINGTON, D.C. On October 7, 2003, Ronald A. Seale of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was elected Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council, 33°, for Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. He succeeds C. Fred Kleinknecht who retired the after serving as the organizations chief executive officer for the past 18 years.
A graduate of Louisiana State University in 1970 with a Juris Doctor form Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama in 1973, Seale entered Law practice in Baton Rouge in 1974 and is a member of the American, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge Bar Associations as well as the International Association of Defense Counsel.
A member of the First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, Seale has been active for over 30 years as a teacher of adults and youth in Sunday School, Youth Coordinator and a delegate to the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
His past civic involvements include service on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society in Baton Rouge and the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Sheltered Workshops. He holds a private pilot's license and is active in amateur radio.
Seale began his Masonic career in 1962 as a member and then Master Councilor of Pelican Chapter, Order of DeMolay, in Baton Rouge, and is now an active member of International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay. Raised a Master Mason in 1969 in East Gate Lodge No. 452, Baton Rouge (Master in 1988), he now serves the Grand Lodge of Louisiana as a member of the Law and Jurisprudence Committee. A longtime member of the Scottish Rite in Baton Rouge, Seale was honored as a Knight Commander Court of Honour (KCCH) in 1977, Inspector General Honorary, 33°, in 1993, and Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Louisiana in 1995.
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S.G.I.G. in Florida
Ill. Samuel E. Cowan III, 33°
Personal Representative to the S.G.I.G. in Florida
Valley of Jacksonville
Orient of Florida
Ill. David A. Yarborough, 33°
General Secretary , Jacksonville Scottish Rite Bodies
G. E. "Speed" Newman, Jr., 32°
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Brother Michael G. Pease, 32°
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Tyler, Jacksonville Scottish Rite Bodies
Jacksonville Lodge of perfection - Jacksonville Chapter Knights Rose Croix
Jacksonville Council Knights Kadosh - Jacksonville Consistory
M. Dniel Fullwood, 32°
Master of Kadosh
Jacksonville Lodge of Perfection
Robert Johns, 32°
Jacksonville Chapter Knights Rose Croix
William F. Ellis
Jacksonville Council Knights Kadosh
Eric Lown, 32° KCCH
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