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STUART MARSHALL COWAN
20 March 1932 – 06 January 2018
Past National President
Most Worshipful Brother Stuart Marshall Cowan laid down his working tools on 06 January 2018. He was born March 20, 1932 in Irvington, New Jersey. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1953-1961 as a Lieutenant serving as a Legal Officer. Following his military service he practiced law in his own office.
Most Worshipful Brother Cowan was raised a Master Mason in Composite Lodge #224, Newark, New Jersey in 1954. He served as Master of Pearly Harbor Lodge in 1971, the Secretary from 1992-1994, and as the Chaplain from 1994-1996. He served as the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Hawaii in 1997 and was conferred an Honorary Past Grand Master of New Jersey in 2001. He is a 33º Scottish Rite Mason of the Valley of Honolulu Scottish Rite, serving as the Commander, Council of Kadosh in 1973 and 1998, as well as the Valley of South New Jersey. He is a member of Aloha Temple Shrine and the Salaam Temple, West Orange, new Jersey. Most Worshipful Brother Cowan served as the Commander of Honolulu Commandery in 1996, the Master of Honolulu Council in 1997, and the High Priest of Honolulu Chapter Royal Arch in 1998.
He joined National Sojourners, Kamehameha Chapter #439 in 1993. He is an MIP member of 15 chapters. He served as Chapter President in 1999. He also served as President of Chatpers #11, 409, 498, and 535. As a Hero of ’76 he was Commander of Samuel Adams Camp in 2000.
Most Worshipful Brother Stuart Marshall Cowan was installed on June 18, 2004 as the National President of National Sojourners, Incorporated, at the 84th Annual Convention held in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Brother Stuart served on the Committee of 33 and the Masonic Publicity Committee.
He and his wife Victoria have three grown children. Funeral arrangements are still being made, the tentative date for his Masonic service will be on Saturday, January 27th at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Contributions may be made to the National Sojourners Endowment Fund or the Spirit of America Education Fund at 7942-R Cluny Court, Springfield, Virginia 22153-2810.
The Honor Awards Committee Nomination Submission Procedure for 2017-2018 is now available in the Chapter Officers Information area. Submissions must be postmarked NO LATER THAN 15 April.
Clickable Link: Honor Awards Procedure
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