Most Excellent Grand High Priest
|Biography: Companion James A. Scott, Jr. was born in San Angelo, Texas, June 27, 1928. He was educated in San Angelo Public Schools and attended Angelo State University graduating in 1952 with the Degree of Associate in Arts. He served as President of the Science Club, President of the Sophomore Class, member of the Student Council and President of the Ex-Students Association. He was listed in Outstanding Students in American Colleges and Universities in 1952.
His military service was as Sergeant in the United State Air Force from 1946 to 1950, at the 15th Air Force Headquarters, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Companion Scott is a General Insurance Agent in San Angelo, Texas; a member of Texas Association of Independent Insurance Agents and also the National Association.
He is a member of the Methodist Church of San Angelo, and has served on the Board of Stewards; the Building Committee; Past President of the Men's Bible Class' member of the Television, Radio and Film Commission, Southwest Texas Conference; and a member of the District Mission Board.
Served as President of the Daybreakers Kiwanis Club (now defunct), and a member of the Board of City Development-Military Affairs Committee.
Masonically, he was Raised a Master Mason in Concho Lodge No. 1260, A.F. & A.M., August 16, 1951, and served as Worshipful Master in 1960.
Exalted to the Sublime Degree of Royal Arch Mason in San Angelo Chapter No. 170, R.A.M., September 27, 1955; served as Excellent High Priest in 1964; District Deputy Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas, 1965-1966; and is the Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of South Dakota near the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas. Was Elected Right Excellent Grand King in 1971, passed through the Chairs and was elected and installed as Most Excellent Grand High Priest on December 4, 1973, and served for the year 1974. Received the Order of High Priesthood in 1965. He is a member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honour; York Rite College and Royal Order of Scotland. He is a member of the Red Cross of Constantine.
Greeted in San Angelo Council No. 110, R.&S.M., October 12, 1955; served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1965, and as District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas in 1972. Received the Order of the Silver Trowel in 1965.
Knighted in San Angelo Commandery No. 28, K.T. in 1956 and served as Commander in 1960. He is a member of the Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests.
He is a member of the San Antonio Scottish Rite Bodies.