Past Grand Commander's of
the Grand Commandery of Texas

Grand Commander
Paul D. Warren
Title: Grand Commander
Year: 1995 - 1996
Home Commandery: Abilene No. 27
Biography:

Paul was initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason in Abilene Masonic Lodge No. 559 on January 8, 1970, and raised a Master Mason on October 31,1970. Appointed Junior Steward in June 1971, elected Junior Warden in June 1972, Senior Warden 1973 and Worshipful Master in June 1974, Served as Master 1974-1975. Presented a Life Membership 1977, Endowed Membership 1987. Paul took his first certificate exam in Lodge in May 1971 and was issued a Life Certificate in 1997. Served as District Deputy for J.M. (Jimmy Willson) Masonic District 75 in 1982. Served as area coordinator for the Grand Masters Conference starting with Jack Kelly in 1986 at present time for Grand Master Mike Gower 1999, all years in between with the exception of two years. Appointed Grand Representative to Nevada in 1994 by Grand Master Robert Walker. Appointed by Walker as a member of Grand Lodge committee on Grievances and Appeals #2 in 1994 serving on committee at present time. Presented the Golden Trowel Award in Abilene Lodge 559 on April 22,2000.

Paul was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Abilene Chapter 159 on March 16,1971. Served as High Priest in 1977, received the Order of High Priesthood in Dec 1977. Served as Grand High Priest in the order in 1994. Served as District Deputy Grand High Priest, Capitular District 30 in 1984 and 1989. Endowed Membership 1986. Appointed Grand Representative to Queensland in 1988. Served on Recognitions, Honors and Awards Committee and Purposes and Policies Committee for Grand Chapter. Elected Grand Scribe in the Grand Royal Arch Chapter in December 1996. Serving as Deputy Grand High Priest 1999. Grand High Priest year 2000.Appointed Grand Representative to Kentucky 2011.

Paul was greeted a Royal and Select Master in Abilene Council 100 on April 20,1971. Served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1976-1977, Received Silver Trowel in Dec 1977 Super Excellent Masters Degree in September 1975. Endowed Membership in 1986. Served as District Deputy, Cryptic District 30 in 1987 and 1991. Appointed Grand Representative to California in 1987. Appointed Grand Representative ro Kentucky in 2002. Served on Recognitons Honors and Awards Committee for Grand Council. Appointed Member of Finance Committee for Grand Council in 1997. Elected Grand Illustrious Principal Conductor of The Work 2011. Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas. Elected Right Illustrious Deputy Grand Master Grand Council of Royal and Select of Texas on Oct 19, 2011.

Paul was Knighted in Abilene Commandery # 27 on March 29,1971. Served as Commander in 1979. Life Sponsor Knight Templar Eye Foundation 1980. Grand Masters Club 1995. Endowed Membership in 1990. Elected Grand Sentinel in April 1987 progressed through the lines as was Elected Grand Commander in 1995. Received Knight Commander of Temple (KCT) 1996.

Presented Excalibur Award 2003 by Abilene Commandery 27 . Presented Excalibur Award 2007 by Sweetwater Commandery 89. Serving as Junior Warden in Sweetwater Commandery # 89; Elected Recorder Stamford Commandery # 75 in 2006 . Appointed to Finance Committee in Grand Commandery in 2008 Grand Representative to Louisiana. Appointed on Public Relations Committee Grand Encampment in 1997. Rose of Sharon Council # 49 Knight Masons , 1994 Libertas Council 83, Knight Masons ; West Texas council 438 AMD 2006.

J M Willson Council 92 Knight Masons UD ,2007 A E Killion,Sr Council AMD 452 UD, 2007. Sovereign Master A E Killion Council 452 AMD in 2008 . Excellent Chief J M Willson Knight Masons Council 92 ,in 2008 installed by J M Wilson , Jr.

Received Scottish Rite degrees in Waco Consistory in September 1982. Knight Commander Court of Honor (KCCH) November 1991. Endowed Membership Scottish Rite Waco in 1992.Past President Big Country Scottish Rite Club 1991.Coronated 33 Degree Honorary October 12,2001. Life member Roby Chapter # 25 Order of Eastern Star August 1994, served as Worthy Patron 2005 ,affiliated with Queen Esther Chapter 833 ,July 17,2007 Member Suez Shrine 1972. Past member of Provost Guard, Legion of Honor. Served as Secretary of Abilene Shrine Club for several years.Received Knights York Cross of Honour (KYCH) Texas Priory April 1980. Elected Herald in Dec 1982 and Served as Prior in 1987.Received Knight York Grand Cross of Honor (KYGCH) in 1995. Member Collars and Jewells Committee for Convent General Knights York Cross of Honour. Received DeMolay Legion of Honor 1995.Life member Texas Preceptory DeMolay Legion of Honour 2002. Texas York Rite College N0. 14 April 1980. Charter member Heart of Texas York Rite College N0. 128. Received Order of Purple Cross (OPC) 1994. Serve in 2000 Governor of Heart of Texas 128. A member of Class Directors Committee York Rite Sovereign College of North America. Member Royal Order of Scotland September 1981. Permian Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, November 1984. Served as Soveregin 1995.Nazareth Tabernacle xxxiv Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest ( KTP ) in December 1984, Served as Preceptor in 1995. National Sojourners Lone Star Chapter #149, Charter MIP and 365 member. Member of Texas Chapter Knights Preceptor in 1996, served as Preceptor 1997-98, as Treasurer in 1998-99. Plural member Sweetwater Commandery #89. Member Knight Crusader of the Cross in Louisiana. Honorary Member Louisiana Priory #43 KYCH, Honorary member Kansas Priory #33 KYCH. Member of Veterans of Foreign War Post 2012 VFW, Abilene, Texas. Transferred to Martin Denson Post 6873, June 2007. Former member of Lions International. Member Southwest Drive United Methodist Church.( Formerly Fairmont United Methodist ).

Attended a training course and became a member of the Hendricks Hospice Volunteer Program August 2008. Received the Honor Award Mulberry Canyon in 2004.