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Title Dorsey Albert Jamison PGM
Catalog Number 2016.7.161
Object Name Photograph
Description Dorsey Albert Jamison (1853-1926) GM 1897

Dorsey Jamison was a native of Tennessee, born in Rutherford County, November 22, 1853. His education was received at Union University in Murfreesboro and his legal training in Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. where he graduated in 1875.

In 1881 he formed a partnership with Robert E. Collins under the name Collins and Jamison.

Brother Jamison began his journey into Freemasonry into Occidental Lodge No 163, St Louis where he was raised January 14, 1884. He served as Master of the Lodge in 1887 and 1888. He served the St Louis area as DDGM from 1888 to 1890. In 1891 he was appointed Grand Junior Deacon and was elected Grand Master in 1896.

He was a member of the York Rite and Moolah Shrine. He received his Scottish Rite degrees in St Louis in November 1889 and 1890. He became a KCCH October 1901 and was coroneted Inspector-Gereral Honorary in October 1905.

There were two Masonic institutions to which Brother Jamison renered distinctive service. First, the Masonic Home of Missouri in 1900, he became attorney for the Home and was elected director in 1901 serving until the time of his death in 1928. He was President of the St Louis Masonic Temple Association, which erected the present building on Lindell Boulevard.

His death occurred at Bethlehem Springs, Tenn, July 12, 1926 and funeral services were conducted in the Second Baptist Church, St Louis Mo., after whcih Masonic rites were given at Bellefontaine Cemetery, conducted by Brother William W. Martin, Grand Master.
Date 2016
Collection GLMO
People Dorsey Albert Jamison