Brother Gerald R. Ford Sovereign Grand Inspector General 33rd degree. Member of Royal Order of Jesters, a secret society within the Shrine. “The Jesters pride themselves in having control of all leadership positions at all of the Shrine Temples in the US and Canada as well as the Imperial Shrine leadership. Oral sex competitions between brothers were considered ‘fun’ activities to build a strong brotherhood bond between members of the Royal Order of Jesters.”
Freemasons across Michigan will drape the altars in all 335 Masonic Lodges throughout the state for 30 days in memory of former President Gerald R. Ford, who was a Mason.
Grand Master Walter F. Wheeler of the Michigan Masons ordered the Freemasons to perform the brief ceremony of putting a black drape over the altar, followed by a moment of silence at their January meetings.
Saginaw County has seven lodges: two in the city of Saginaw and one each in Birch Run, Bridgeport, Chesaning, Merrill and St. Charles.
Ford took his initiation into Freemasonry — along with his half-brothers Thomas G. Ford, who died in 1995 at 77, Richard A. Ford, 82, and James F. Ford, 79 — at Malta Lodge 465 in Grand Rapids on Sept. 30, 1949.
Gerald Ford became a master Mason on May 18, 1951, at Columbia Lodge 3 in Washington, D.C.
Ford obtained further offices in Masonry and was a 33rd degree Mason. Freemasons can earn 32 degrees in Scottish Rite Masonry; the 33rd degree is honorary.
Ford was the last president who was a Mason.
[Maybe, but Jimmy Carter is a member or both the CFR and Trilateral Commision which are secret societies with connections to Skull and Bones through David Rockefeller. Ronald Reagan was a member of the Bohemian Club, another secret society and had close associations with masons including Fred Kleinknecht Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite. In 1988, the Scottish Rite Grand Commanders jointly presented President Reagan with the title of "Honorary Scottish Rite Mason," and "Honorary Member of the Imperial Council" of the Shrine. George Bush Sr is a member of Skull and Bones, a blatantly occultic secret society with close ties to Freemasonry. Bill Clinton is a member of Demolay and the Rhodes Round Table and had nothing but praise for Grand Master of a Luciferian group known as the Order of the Palladium, Albert Pike. And Bush Jr? He is probably the most blatantly out in the open Illuminati president in US history. PW]
Before him there were 13 others — George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.
Lyndon B. Johnson took the initiation into Freemasonry but did not follow through with the second and third initiations required to become a master Mason and is therefore not considered a Mason by members of the craft.