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Chartered April 4, 1918; Set to Work February 2, 1919
Recessed December 27, 1930*
Called from Recess February 20, 1982

ORIGINAL MEMBERS BETWEEN CHARTERING AND RECESS

NO. NAME GRADE STATUS (A=Active)
  
1. Samuel Poyntz Cochran IX° 09-17-1918 (No. 19) Deceased
  Chief Adept 1918 - 1935 VIII° 04-04-1918  
  Primus Ancient 12/27/1933 VII° 04-04-1918
  Fourth Ancient 1921  
  Seventh Ancient 1918-1921
  
  Warren Dennis Bates VII° Deceased
    
  Louis Blaylock VII° Deceased
  
  William Arthur Browning VII° Deceased
  
  Joe Dudley Buckner VII° Deceased
  
  Farmer Deweese Cochran VII° Deceased
  
  Howard Brady Criswell VII° Deceased
  
  John Harlan Dunn VII° Deceased
  
  William Rawlins Ellis VII° Deceased
  
  James Edward Forrest VII° Deceased
  
  Herbert Miller Greene VII° Deceased
  
  James Burton Hill VII° Deceased
  
  James Cecil Jones VII° Deceased
  
  Alvin Valentine Lane VII° Deceased
  
  George Lang VII° Deceased
  
  Edward Hall McClure VII° Deceased
  
  Edwin Burnolia Miller VII° Deceased
  
  William Henry Miller VII° Deceased
  
  Vance Kain Miller VII° Deceased
  
  John Edward Morris VII° Deceased
  
  Temple Houston Morrow VII° Deceased
  
  Robert Edward Lee Saner VII° Deceased
  
  Colby Evans Smith VII° Deceased
    
  John Leonard Stephens VIII° 09-13-1932 (No. 23; possible No. 20) Deceased
  
  Walter Calvin Temple VII° Deceased
  
  Dewitt Stokes Thomas VII° Deceased
  
  Mike Huffman Thomas VII° Deceased
  
  Henry Horance Williams VII° Deceased

*Texas College was set to work on February 28, 1919 and has had 35 members; six of whom died and one resigned.” See New Jersey College Historical Digest, March 31, 1932. Only 28 of the 35 original members can be identified at this point in time. When called from recess on February 20, 1982, the College numbered its members beginning with No. 36.

FOUNDING MEMBERS AT REVIVAL FEBRUARY 20, 1982

NO. NAME GRADE STATUS
(A=Active, I=Inactive, E=Emeritus)
  
36 Reese L. Harrison, Jr., KGC (08-11-1999) IX° 11-02-1992 (No. 134) A
  Chief Adept 1992-2007 VIII° 02-20-1982 (No. 211)
  Past Celebrant 1982-1992 VII° 08-12-1978 (Oklahoma College)
  Fourth Ancient 1994-1998    
  Counsel General 2003-2008  
  Preceptor 2008-2010  
  In ius voco spurius (Texas College)  
  Sue the bastards
  Iustitia Omnibus (Oklahoma College)
  Justice to all  
  
37 Orval Richard Rose VIII° 02-20-1982 (No. 212) Deceased 02/06/1988
  Past Suffragan 1982-1988 VII° 08-29-1981(Oklahoma College)  
  Pro bono publico  
  For the common good  
  
38 James McCrorry Willson,Jr., KGC (02-23-95) IX° 02-20-1982 (No. 99) Deceased 04/09/2016
  Supreme Magus 1995-1998 VIII° 02-20-1982 (No. 210)
  Deputy Supreme Magus 1992-1995 VII° 02-20-1982 (Oklahoma College)
  Past Chief Adept 1982-1992  
  Eques architectus  
  Knight of Master Builder  

CHARTER MEMBER AT REVIVAL MARCH 7, 1982

39 John Edward (Jack) Kelly VIII° 04-19-1982 (No. 216) Deceased 05/13/2007
  Treasurer 1982-1986
  Secretary 1982 - 2002
  Nihil impetui risus resistere protest
  Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand

CHARTER MEMBERS AT REVIVAL MAY 6, 1982

40 Roy Furman Vinson VII° Deceased 08/10/2005
  Excelsior
  Higher
  
41 Leonard Philip Harvey VII° E 2008
  Pares cum parlbus facimile congregantur
  Birds of a feather flock together
 
42 David A. Hardison VII° I 1989
  Potior est, qui prior este
  First come, first served
  
43 George Robert Scott VII° Deceased 2000
  Vigilia este pretium libertatus
  The price of liberty is vigilance
  
44 Theo Robert Jett VII° Deceased 1983
  Esse quam vederi
  To be rather to seem
  
45 John Dupree Tomme VII° Deceased 1990
  Regnant populi
  The people rule
  
46 Gerald Franklin Nowotny VII° Demitted 2010
  Factum fierl infectum non protest
  You cannot undo what is done
  
47 Frank Samuel Tamsett VII° Demitted 1990
  Nil est amore veritatis celsius
  Nothing is more sublime than the love of truth
  
48 Francis A. Fritz White VII° Deceased 1984
  Errare humanum este
  To err is human
  
49 John Culberth Jones, Jr. VII° E 2008, Deceased 2011
  Deo non fortuna
  From God not fortune
  
50 Graham Hugh Childress VII° E 2009
  Eidem meam servabo
  I will keep my faith
  
51 William Michael Gower VIII° 03-06-2011 A
  Sul culque fingunt fortunam
  Character fashions fate
  
52 Robert Allen Melton VII° Deceased 1983
  Docendo discimus
  We learn by teaching
  
53 Sam Edward Hilburn, KGC (01-08-2001) IX° 08-06-1999 Deceased 4/12/2009
  Past Suffragan 1992 - 2001 VIII° 11-02-1992 (No. 334)
  Fortes fortuna adiurat    
  Fortune favors the brave
  
54 Ernest G. (Skip) Hudel, Jr. VII° Deceased 1998
  Bibamus moriendum est
  Let’s drink, death is inevitable
  
55 Dale E. Tanner VII° Demitted 1990
  Fortuna caeca est.
  Fortune is blind
      
56 Thomas Eugene Carnes VII° Demitted 1990; Reinstated 2009; Demitted 2015
  Sola virtus invictu
  Virtue alone is invincible
    
57 James Darwin (Buddy) Baccus VII° Demitted 1992
  Qui desiderat pacem praeparent bellum
  If you want peace, prepare for war
  
58 Bertram E. Coleman, Jr. VII° Deceased 07/15/2007
  Nemo me impune lacessit  
  No man who trifles with me does so with impunity
  
59 Robert Lionel Dillard, Jr. VIII° 02-18-1989 (No. 294) Deceased 2000
  Past Celebrant 1992 - 2000
  Past Suffragan 1988-1992
  Omnia bona bonis
  To the good all things come
  
60 John Samuel Henderson VII° Deceased 06/16/2005
  Treasurer 1986-1993
  Virtute et armus
  By valor and arms
  
61 Robert Lee McMahon, Jr. VII° Deceased 6/19/2000
  Honos habet onus
  Honor carries responsibility
  
62 James P. Worsham VII° Demitted 2008
  Virtus junxit morenon separabit
  What virtue has united death shall not separate
  
63 Wintford Henry Owen VII° Deceased 1996
  Crescam ut prosim
  I will increase and I may do good
  
64 Robert H. Waters VII° Demitted 1990
  Ad admussion
  By the plumbline
  
65 John Wilkins Chandler VII° Deceased 1988
  Sola virtus, invicta
  Virtue alone is invincible

---END OF CHARTERING MEMBERS AT REVIVAL---

FIRST TWO NEOPHYTES, MARCH 3, 1984

66 Plez Avery Transou VII° E 2009
  Aut invenian viam aut faciam
  I will find a way, or I will make one
        
67 Wayne Poorman VII° I 1999
  Fraternitas, Adeptio, Ministerium
  Brotherhood, Accomplishment, Service

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 7, 1987

68 Fred Edwin Allen IX° 02-07-2007 E 2016
  Celebrant 2001 - 2010 VIII° 02-17-2000
  Honi Soit mal y pense VII° Demitted 2017    
  Shame on him who thinks evil
  
69 Alexander Edward Blue VII° A
  Per unitatem bis
  Through unity, strength
  
70 Donald Lynn Smith VIII° 02-19-1998 Deceased 05/14/2007
  Eustitia omnibus VII°    
  Justice for all

NEOPHYTES, JANUARY 13, 1988

71 Michael Dee Phillipus VII° A
  Omnia mutantur, nos et mutanmur in illus
  All things are changing, and we are changing with them  
  
72 Ancil Durward Hanna VII° Deceased 1996
  Accipite fratrem tuun siculest  
  Accept your brother as he is  
  
73 Lawrence Eugene Tucker, KGC (02-10-07) IX° 06-16-2006 A
  Chief Adept 2007 - 2017 VIII° 02-13-2003  
  Secretary 2002-2007 VII°  
  Fourth Ancient 2008-  
  Circumvenit gvad circumit  
  What goes around comes around
  
74 Michael David Nanny VII° E 2009
  Veritus vinci
  Truth conquers

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 7, 1991

75 Moore Matthews, Jr. VII° E 09/25/2016
  Singularis, rationem   Demitted 2017
  Invididual responsibility
 
76 Obie Leonard Etheridge VII° Demitted 1998
  Beatus homo qui invnit sapientiam
  Happy is the man who finds wisdom
  
77 Malcolm Alexander VII° Deceased 1996
  In deo confidemus-omnes alii pecuniam debent
  In God we trust, all others pay cash
    
78 Joseph Wesley Regian VII° Deceased 06/26/04
  Semper avanti
  Always ahead

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 6, 1993

79 Robert O. Bob Schnell VII° Deceased 06/29/02
  Deaus, Patria, et Humanitas
  God, County and Humanity
  
80 Robert Lynn Jett VIII° 02-19-1998 A  
  Treasurer 1993 - Present
  Esse quam vederi
  To be rather than to seem

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 5, 1994

81 Kenneth Bernard Fischer IX° 02-13-2003 Demitted 2009
  Suffragan 2001 - 2010 VIII° 02-18-1999
  Ursa Similis
  Like a bear
  
82 Robert Leroy Morris VII° Deceased 1999
  Reqnant populi
  The people rule
  
83 Robert Paul Walker VII° E 2008
  Acta non verba
  Acts not words

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 10, 1994

84 Pierre Goudeau Normand, Jr. VIII° 03-06-2011 A
  Plus ultra
  There is more
  
85 Jack E. Beeler VII° A
  Semper libens discere
  Always willing to learn, and adapt to change

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 4, 1995

86 Wendell Vernon Burke, Jr. VII° Demitted 2008
  Caveat irea homeni patienteae
  Beware the fury of a patient man

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 2, 1996

87 Walter W. Rogers VII° A
  Aut vincere aut mori
  Either conquer or die
  
88 Harry Glen Cunningham VII° Deceased 2007
  Viri honores maximi
  Men of very great honor
  
89 David Benton Dibrell VIII° 09-28-2007 A
  Secretary 2007 - to present
  Quid quid a gis, optiage
  Whatever you do, do your best
  
90 John C. Nobles VII° A
  Ex unitate incrementum
  Increase from unity
  
91 Ben A. O'Brien VII° Deceased 2000
  Non mihi, mom tebi, sed nobis
  Not for you, not for me, but for us

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 21, 1997

92 David A. Dunn VII° A  
  Iustitia Omnibus
  Justice to all
  
93 Jack English Hightower VII° Deceased 2013
  Lux mentis, lux orbis  
  Light of the mind, light of the world
  
94 David H. Rainey VII° Deceased 1998
  Fugaces labuntur ami
  The fleeting years glide by
  
95 Lawrence Abraham Winkle VII° A
  Mens sarain corpore sand
  Sound in mind and body

AFFILIATE, SEPTEMBER 21, 1997

96 Rex Richard Hutchens IX° 02-19-98 Demitted 2008
    VIII° 02-19-98 Affiliated from
    VII° Colorado College
      09-21-1997

NEOPHYTE, SEPTEMBER 13, 1998

97 Brian Richard Dodson VII° A
  Deo non fortuna
  For God not fortune

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 20, 1999

98 Raymond Benski VII° Demitted 2008
  Qui docet discit
  He who teaches learns
  
99 Larry T. Fairchild VII° A
  Ad sumus ut servianus
  We are here to serve
  
100 Gordon Wayne Kelso VII° Demitted 09/25/2016
  Semper fidelis
  Always faithful
  
101 Jerry Nelson Kirby VII° A
  Exquiro veritas
  To search for the truth
  
102 Allen H. Tuell VII° A  
  Semper verita
  Truth is eternal

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 4, 2000

103 Russell Clay Brown VII° A
  Animus cujusque is est quisque
  It is the mind (or soul) which makes the man
 
104 Howard Bart Henderson VII° A
  Pro Quo Credis Locum cape: de te Facta Tua Dicant
  Take a stand for your belief and let your actions
  speak for themselves
 
105 Malcolm Boyd Patterson, Jr. IX° - 2016 A
  Chief Adept 2017 - Present VIII° - 10-12-2013 Colorado College
  Pro Meridies Novus VII°  
  For the New South    
 
106 Brent Scott Sherrod VII° A
  Vis Vires oriundus deus
  Man’s strength arising from God
  
NEOPHYTE, OCTOBER 1, 2000
  
107. Elmer Murphey III VII° A
  Internus est non externus
  It is the internal and not the external

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 23, 2001

108 Teddy Dwight Hennis VII° A
  Si colaboramus possumus pacere totis res
  By working together we can accomplish all things
 
109 Mark D. Myer VII° Demitted 2010
  Novus ordo seclorum   Reinstated 2012
  A new order has begun
  
110 Orville Lee O'Neill VII° Demitted 2011
  Deus est Pulcra
  God is Beauty

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 7, 2002

111 Joseph Weldon Clampitte VII° A
  Adulescentes hodierni sunt duces crastini
  The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow
 
112 Hermes Villarreal VII° Deceased 04/19/2005
  Nemo unquam vir magnus fruit, sine aliquo divino afflatu
  No one was ever a great man without some divine inspiration
  
113 Larry Gene Wallis VII° A
  Semper contentio
  Always contending

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 27, 2003

114 Stephen F. Cross VII° A
  Nil desperandum
  Nothing is to be despaired or Never say die
 
115 Robert A. Northcutt VII° A
  Omni maneo prope ad Deo
  Always stay near to God

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 3, 2004

116 Robert J. Glasgow VII° A
  Justitia omnibus
  Justice for all

AFFILIATE, DECEMBER 2, 2004

117 Michael L. Wiggins VIII° 02-11-2010 A
  Suffragan 2010 - VII° Affiliated from
  Homo doctus in se semper divitias habet   Oklahoma College
  A learned man always has wealth within himself
Invested:
10-19-1996

NEOPHYTES, DECEMBER 2, 2004

118 Donald Wayne Broughton VII° A
  Transit deinde adfectio commutatus
  Let there be change
 
119 Walter David Counts, Jr. VII° A
  Pariter possumus
  Together we can
  
120 Tommy D. Guest VII° A
  Fac rectus   Demitted 2017
  Do right

NEOPHYTES, OCTOBER 8, 2005

121 Thomas F. Griffin VIII° 02-11-2010 A
  Celebrant 2010 - VII°  
  Nunquam compromise vestry potissumus    
  Never compromise your principles    
  
122 Charles E. McKay VII° A
  Viri ad viros per orbem terrarum fratres errunt
  Man to man, the world over, shall brothers be
  
123 Eddy Jason Rabe VII° A
  Ego investigare pro veritas, fidelitas mea in Deo est
  I search for truth, my faith is in God

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 29, 2007

124 Brack Jones, Jr. VII° A
  Fiat Lux
  Let there be Light

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 27, 2008

125 Morgan Douglas Adkins VII° A
  Ut Deus exsisto gloria
  To God be the glory
 
126 James Roy Elliott VII° A
  Meliora cogito
  I strive for the best
  
127 Walter David Melear VII° A
  Vincit omnia veritas    
  The truth conquers all    
        
128 James Dwight Nyfeler VII° A
  Ut prosium
  That I may serve

NEOPHYTES, OCTOBER 10, 2009

129 James F. Brumit VII° Deceased 09/30/2015
  Lux e Tenebris    
  Light out of darkness    
        
130 Jack M. Harper, II VII° A
  Habenea publicus, per populus, pro populus    
  Government of the people, by the people, for the people    
          
131 Dillon E. Vanderford, Jr. VII° A
  Felicitas est adeptio    
  Happiness is attainment    

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 7, 2010

132 Duane Anthony VII° A
  Amor vincit omnia    
  Love conquers all    
        
133 G. Clay Smith VII° A
  Pretium of licentia est non solvo    
  The price of freedom is not free    

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 6, 2011

134 Jerry L. Martin VII° A
  Humilitas est totus radix virtualis    
  Humility is the root of all virtues    
        
135 Charles Andrew Murchison VII° A
  Caelitus mihi vires    
  My Strength is from Heaven    
        
136 Larry Scott Wall VII° A
  Deo gratias    
  Thanks be to God    

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 4, 2012

137 Wendell P. Miller VII° A
  Concordia discors    
  Harmony in discord    
        
138 Terry Stogner VII° A
  Perdentai visvires per erus    
  Wisdom & strength with the Lord    

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 2, 2013

139 Richard W. Heale VII° A
  Inisisto causa    
  Follow reason    
        
140 Herbert Buchanan Howard VII° Deceased 09/11/2015
  Gloria Virtutis Umbra    
  Glory is the shadow of Virtue    
        
141 Henry S. Martin   A
  Vita est an vicis, beneficium ex is    
  Life is an opportunity, benefit from it    

NEOPHYTES, OCTOBER 12, 2013

142 John Charles Elkinton VII° A
  Potius Mori Quam Foedari    
  Death before dishonor    
        
143 John Alan Hughes VII° A
  Cogitare bis prius semel loquitur    
  Think twice before speaking once    

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

144 Tommy F. Chapman VII° A
  Dominus regit me    
  The Lord is my shepherd    
        
145 Charles E. Fiscus VII° A
  In opatione profecta est fortitudo    
  In prayer there is strength    
       
146 Steven R. Pepper VII° A
  Deus te amat te amo, Atque quod est via est jens esse    
  God loves you, I love you and that is the way it is going to be    
        
147 W. Michael Spears VII° A
  Intelligenti ingenii docilitate moke    
  Intellegence is the ability to adapt to change    
       
148 Dan W. Turner VII° A
  Conscientia mille testes    
  Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses    

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

149 E. R. "Pete" Mitchell VII° A
  Deus, Fidelium Ad Mere Temperat    
  God calms the sea for believers    
        
150 Christopher D. Livingston VII° A
  In Christo Ego Sum Lux    
  It is in Christ I am light    
       
151 Scott L. Mills VII° A
  Suum Cuique    
  To each his own    

NEOPHYTES, MARCH 4, 2017

152 Bradley S. Billings VII° A
  Fortuna favet menti paratae    
  Chance favors the prepared mind    
        
153 Todd W. Polk VII° A
  Perfruere vita a finem    
  Enjoy life to the end    

NEOPHYTES, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

154 Kenneth C. Curry VII° A
  Audi alteram    
  Listen to the other side    
        
155 Thomas R. Murphy VII° A
  Et vade et sit Deus    
  Let go and let God    
        
156 Paul D. Underwood VII° A
  Ex umra in solem    
  From the shade into the sun    

 


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