Past Grand Commander's of
the Grand Commandery of Texas

Grand Commander
Thomas W. Snyder
Title: Grand Commander
Year: 2007 - 2008
Home Commandery: Alexander C Garrett No. 103
His Lady: Linda

Masonic History

He was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on July 14, 1983, in Hutchins Lodge No. 1154, A.F. & A.M., and served as Master in 1987-1988. Became a plural member of Nash Lodge No. 638, and served as Master in 1992-1993. Served the Grand Lodge of Texas as District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 14-H in 1994.

Exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Midlothian Chapter No. 211, R.A.M. on January 18, 1986. Became a plural member of Love Field Chapter No. 478, and served as High Priest in 1989-1990. Also, a member and Past High Priest of Dad Pender Chapter No. 80. Received the Order of High Priesthood in 1989. Served the Most Excellent Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas as District Deputy Grand High Priest of Capitular District 51-A in 1991, and Grand Principle Sojourner in 1992.

Greeted a Select Master in Midlothian Council No. 148, R. & S.M. on February 1, 1986. Became a plural member of Love Field Council No. 396, and served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1990-1991. Also, a member and Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Dad Pender Council No. 50. Received the Degree of Super Excellent Master in 1988, and the Order of the Silver Trowel in 1990. Served as Thrice Illustrious Master of the Order of the Silver Trowel of Texas in 1994. Served the Grand Council of Texas as District Deputy Grand Master of Cryptic District 51-B in 1993, Grand Conductor of the Council in 1992, and Grand Master in 1997.

Knighted in Alexander C. Garrett Commandery No. 103, K.T. on March 28, 1986. Served as Commander in 1992, and has served as Prelate since mid-year 1993. Also, a plural member and Past Commander of Denton Commandery No. 45. He is the Grand Representative of the Grand Commandery of Nevada near Texas. In April of 1998, Sir Knight Snyder was elected Eminent Grand Sentinel of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Texas. He progressed regularly through the line and served as Right Eminent Grand Commander in 2007-08. He was created a Knight Commander of the Temple by the Grand Encampment Knights Templar of the United States of America in 2006.

He is a member of the Dallas Scottish Rite Bodies, and has been invested a Knight Commander of the

Court of Honor. Currently serves on the KCCH Investiture Team, on 4th and 23rd Degree Teams, and is Captain of the 27th Degree Team. He is a Noble of Hella Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.

Other memberships, orders and honors include: Member of Texas Priory, Knight York Cross of Honour, with two Grand Quadrants. Member of Ascension Tabernacle XX Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests. Currently serving as Standard Bearer of St. Austin Conclave Red Cross of Constantine. Past Governor and Charter member of Lyle L. Cross York Rite College. Recipient of the Order of the Purple Cross and Associate Regent of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. Charter member of Alla Grotto, M.O.V.P.E.R. Charter member and Past Sovereign Master of Robert Bruce Brannon Council, Allied Masonic Degrees, currently serving as Junior Warden. Charter Member of Rose of Sharon Council, Knight Masons, currently serving as Senior Warden. Member of Royal Order of Scotland. Member of Texas Chapter of Knights Preceptor. Member in Perpetuity of General William J. Worth Chapter No. 463, National Sojourners and Cowpens Camp Heroes of ‘76. Past Patron of Cockrell Hill Chapter No. 971 and Nash Chapter No. 320 Order of the Eastern Star. He holds the Grand Cross of Color from the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.