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Title Robert H. Mann
Catalog Number 2016.8.38
Object Name Photograph
Description Robert H. Mann (1895-1967) GM 1962

Homer Mann was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 17, 1895. Homer Mann received his education at Park College, Parkville, Missouri having been accepted there as a son of a Presbyterian Minister who had no other means of obtaining formal education.

His father, Hormer Mann, later served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Park College for a period of twenty-five years and his son ably followed in his father's footsteps, serving as a Trustee of the College and its Treasurer.

Robert Mann received his elementary and high school education in the public schools of Kansas City, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri from 1913 to 1917, receiving his AB Degree.

At the beginning of World War I, he attended the first Officer's Training Camp at Fort Riley, Kansas during the summer of 1917 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He was assigned to the 89th Division, served with that Division in France until the close of the war. He then served with the Army of Occupation until 1919.

Following his discharge from the service, he entered the Kansas City School of Law where he was awarded the LL.B degree in 1922. After graduation he entered the firm of his father, the Mann-Kline Company, a General Insurance Business that had been in existancefor 96 years at that time.

Brother Mann had a wide variety of interests, besides serving as a Trustee of Park College, he was a Director of the Boys Club of Kansas City, a member of the University Club and the Mission Hills Country Club.

Grand Master Mann petitioned Ivanhoe Lodge No 446 at Kansas City, Missouri and was raised January 27, 1923 and served as Master in 1934. He was elected to the Ivanhoe Temple Board in 1935 and served as a Trustee of the Temple. Brother Mann was appointed Grand Pursuivant in 1950 by Grand Master Bond and was elected and installed Grand Master in 1961.

He was a Charter member of the Missouri Lodge of Research, a member of Kansas City Chapter No 10, Royal Arch Masons, Shekinah Council No 24, Cryptic Masons and Kansas City Commandery No 10. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Kansas City, Mary Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Ararat Shrine and National Order of Sojourners, Kansas City Chapter No 63.

Most Worshipful Brother Robert H. Mann was summoned to the Grand Lodge on High, March 31, 1967.
Date 2016
Collection GLMO
People Robert H. Mann