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Collection name:
[NY] - Gallery of Grand Masters
Record:
Dates of Service Name and Title :
x - 1820-1821; Daniel D. Tompkins;
Most Worshipful Past Grand Master
Description :
Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York; 1820; 1821
Lodge Name Number Location and State :
Hiram Lodge No. 72; Mt. Pleasant; NY
Royal Arch Chapter Name and Number :
RoyalArch-Yes
Knights Templar Commandery Name and Number :
KnightsTemplar-Yes; Also made an Honorary Member of Morton Commandery No. 4.
Scottish Rite Degree and Consistory Name :
ScottishRite; 33
Scottish Rite Title and Year :
Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction; 1813; 1814; 1815; 1816; 1817; 1818; 1819; 1820; 1821; 1822; 1823; 1824; 1825
Grand Lodge Office and Year :
GrandLodge-Office; Grand Master; 1820; 1821; Grand Secretary; 1801; 1802; 1803; 1804; Deputy Grand Secretary; 1800 (only four months after becoming a Mason).
Affiliated Lodge Name Number Location and State :
Salem Lodge No. 74; Salem; NY
Born :
1774, June 21
Raised :
1800, February 3
Died :
1825, June 11
Other 1 :
Daniel D. Tompkins was elected to the State Legislature in 1801 and, though he was elected to Congress in 1804, he resigned to become the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in New York, (1804; 1805; 1806; 1807).
In 1807, DeWitt Clinton, who was Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York at the time and who had been fired in 1807 as Mayor of New York City by Governor Morgan Lewis, asked Tompkins to run for governor against Lewis. Upon winning the governorship, Tompkins stayed for ten years, (1807; 1808; 1809; 1810; 1811; 1812; 1813; 1814; 1815; 1816; 1817), surprising Clinton, who slowly became an adversary of Tompkins.
Other 2 :
During the war of 1812, while serving as Governor, Tompkins was made Commander of the 3rd Military District, and used much of his own money to fund 40,000 militia soldiers for the war. Later he would bring suit against the government for $130,000, but died almost penniless, the suit not being settled during his lifetime.
In 1813, in the Scottish Rite, Tompkins was made the Grand Commander of the newly formed Supreme Council, 33rd Degree, of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, serving until his death in 1825.
Before leaving the office of Governor to become Vice President, Tompkins sent a recommendation to the State Legislature that they fix a date for the abolition of slavery in New York State, a recommendation they acted upon, making that day July 4, 1827.
Other 3 :
Tompkins left the office of Governor in 1817 to become Vice President of the United States; (1817; 1818; 1819; 1820; 1821; 1822; 1823; 1824; 1825), serving with James Monroe as President who was also a Mason. During this time, Tompkins was elected twice as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York (1820; 1821), running against DeWitt Clinton, who had served as Grand Master in the preceding years.
Other 4 :
These three men, Daniel D. Tompkins, DeWitt Clinton and Morgan Lewis were very influential in the history of the State of New York. All served both as Governor of New York State, and as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York. They succeeded each other as Governor, with Morgan Lewis serving 1804; 1805; 1806 and 1807; Daniel D. Tompkins serving 1807; 1808; 1809; 1810; 1811; 1812; 1813; 1814; 1815; 1816; 1817; and DeWitt Clinton serving 1817; 1818; 1819; 1820; 1821; 1822; 1823; 1824; 1825; 1826; 1827; 1828.

As Grand Master of the State of New York, DeWitt Clinton served 1806; 1807; 1808; 1809; 1810; 1811; 1812; 1813; 1814; 1815; 1816; 1817; 1818; 1819; Daniel D. Tompkins served in 1820 and 1821; and Morgan Lewis served in 1830; 1831; 1832; 1833; 1834; 1835; 1836; 1837; 1838; 1839; 1840; 1841; 1842; 1843 and 1844. Additional offices were held by these men, the most notable for Daniel D. Tompkins as Vice President of the United States 1817; 1818; 1819; 1820; 1821; 1822; 1823; 1824; 1825; DeWitt Clinton as Mayor of New York City in 1803; 1804; 1805; 1806; 1807; 1809; 1810; 1812; 1813; 1814 and 1815.
Associated With Artifacts Events etc :
A54-117
Associated Names :
DeWitt Clinton; Morgan Lewis; J. W. Jarvis; T. Woolnoth
Image :
Image: A54-117, Painted by J. W. Jarvis, Engraved by T. Woolnoth, Donor, Charles Looney, 1942
References :
Lang, Ossian and Singer, Herbert T., "New York Freemasonry, A Bicentennial History 1781-1981", under Grand Master Bruce Widger, Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, 1981; Denslow, William, "10,000 Famous Freemasons", Transactions of the Missouri Lodge of Research, Vol. No. 14, 1957
Date created :
8/19/05
Date modified :
7/24/09
Reference URL :
CONTENTdm number :
136
CONTENTdm file name :
137.jpg
CONTENTdm file path :
/Grand/image/137.jpg
Filename :
137.jpg
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x - 1820-1821; Daniel D. Tompkins;
Most Worshipful Past Grand Master

x - 1820-1821; Daniel D. Tompkins;
Most Worshipful Past Grand Master