Past Grand Commander's of
the Grand Commandery of Texas

Grand Commander
James D. Berry
Title: Grand Commander
Year: 1979 - 1980
Home Commandery: Colorado No. 4
Biography:

Raised a Master Mason in Loop Lodge No. 895, Mobile, Alabama in 1953. Later affiliated with Hill City Lodge No. 456 A.F. and A.M. and also T. Neal Porter Lodge No. 1354, A.F. and A.M. both of Austin. Served as Worshipful Master of T. Neal Porter Lodge No. 1354 in 1972-73. Served as District Deputy Grand Master 50th Masonic District 1976. Presently Secretary of T. Neal Porter Lodge No. 1354 and also Chairman Credentials Committee No. 2, Grand Lodge of Texas.

Exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Eifel Chapter No. 6, R.A.M., Spangdahlem, West Germany, 1960. Affiliated with Lone Star Chapter No. 6, R.A.M. serving as High Priest in 1975-76. Served as District Deputy Grand High Priest of the 21st Capitular District in 1977. Order of the High Priesthood 1975. Now Secretary of Lone Star Chapter No. 6.

Greeted a Select Master in Eifel Council No. 3, R&SM, Spangdahlem, West Germany, 1960. Served as Thrice Illustrious Master of Eifel Council in 1962. Affiliated with Austin Council No. 2 serving as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1974-75. Served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 21st Cryptic District in 1975. Super Excellent Master 1961. Member Paste Thrice Illustrious Master's Council of West Germany. Presently Recorder of Austin Council No. 2.

Knighted in Herman von Salza Commandery No. 1, K.T. Frankfurt / Main, West Germany 1961. Affiliated with St. John's Commandery No. 8, K.T., Stillwater Oklahoma, serving as Commander in 1965. Affiliated with Colorado Commandery No. 4, K.T. Now Recorder Colorado Commandery No. 4.

Received in Degrees of the A.A.S.R. in the Valley of Austin 1970. Invested with rank of Knight Commander Court of Honor 1979. Served as Master of Kadosh 1978 and Commander 1979. Initiated a Noble in Ben Hur Shrine 1971. Member of the Royal Order of Scotland. Retired U.S. Air Force.