Famous New Jersey Mason
Ernest Albert Reed
As Grand Master, he revived the ancient Masonic custom of celebrating the annual Festival of the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, in 1921, after a vacant period of some 75 years. He was an early promoter of the Order of DeMolay in New Jersey, and was appointed as the first Deputy for New Jersey in April 1922, and organized the first Chapter in New Jersey, Essex, at Newark, May 26, 1922. He also served as the President of The National Masonic Research Society which was founded in 1914, continuing until 1927 with a membership of 12,000 Freemasons.
Lodge: Northern 25 (now Nutley 251)