Thursday, November 18, 2010


(Article is taken from THE FAR EASTERN FREEMASON, October - December 1992 Issue, p37)

1948 saw a four cornered contest for the Presidency of the United States. The candidates were: Thomas E. Dewey, 32°, Governor of New York; Harry S. Truman, 33°, Past Grand Master of Missouri; J. Strom Thurmond, 32°, Governor of South Carolina; and Henry A. Wallace, 32°, former U.S. Vice-President. All the pollsters predicted a landslide win for Dewey, buy they were proven wrong. Truman, the only 33° Mason among the candidates, won.

President Harry S. Truman

In the Philippines, it was a three cornered race in 1935. All the candidates for President - Manuel L. Quezon, Emilio Aguinaldo and Gregorio Aglipay - were Scottish Rite Masons, but Quezon was the only 33° elect. Quezon won handily.

President Manuel L. Quezon

It seems 33° masons enjoy an edge in political contests.
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"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carl Buehner


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