Famous New Jersey Mason
David Brearley, Jr.
Revolutionary Patriot. Lt. Col. "Heard's Brigade" 1776, later of the First Bn., New Jersey Continental Line. Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court 1779-1789. The first R.W. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of' New Jersey 1786-1790. The first person selected to be a delegate to the First Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia, July, 1787. A signer of the Constitution of the United States, September 17, 1787. The first Federal Judge of' the U.S. District Court 1789-90. Member of' the Convention that set forth and ratified the Book of Common Prayer of' the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. on October 16, 1789.
Lodge: not known but presumed to be Military 19 (Penna.)