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Congratulations! Prince Hall Lodge No. 14, Brother A. Scott Bolden on receiving your  Chamber Choice Award

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Brief History of
Prince Hall Lodge No. 14
Free & Accepted Masons (PHA)
District of Columbia
The Honorable Phillip David, – Most Worshipful Grand Master
123 Years of Achievement, Charity & Brotherhood

The Prince Hall Lodge No.14 name was chosen to bring honor to the founder of Black Freemasonry in the United States.  Hall formed the African Grand Lodge of North America.  Prince Hall born in 1735 was unanimously elected its Grand Master and served until his death in 1807.  Prince Hall was noted as a tireless abolitionist, for his leadership in the free black community in Boston, and as the founder of Prince Hall Masonry.  Many historians regard Prince Hall as one of the prominent Africans –Americans during the early years of the United States. 

Prince Hall Lodge No. 14, was charted July 19, 1894 as Prince Hall Lodge No. 13.  The first principle officers were WM Jerome Johnson, SW Joseph A. Mc Duffie, and JW J. Frank Boston.  On January 7, 1897 permission was requested from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge to vacate No. 13, and substitute No. 14 in the original charter.  Permission was granted and a rider to the chapter was issued and signed by then Most Worshipful Grand Master Hamilton Smith.  The Lodge is the only Lodge in the District of Columbia Jurisdiction to have been named twice. 

The Lodge has always enjoyed great prosperity in its Masonic work, Grand Lodge involvement and is currently known for having some of the most noted community leaders in the District of Columbia.  Prince Hall Lodge No. 14 remains committed to the enrichment and uplift of the District of Columbia community thru its social action, scholarship programs, clothing drives, health (blood drives), senior center visitations, and philanthropy. The Lodge has been recognized in the past as Lodge of the Year and has won the coveted “Jewel Award” for exceptional Masonic floor work. Three members of Prince Hall Lodge #14 have been elected to the elite position of Most Worshipful Grand Masters, Robert H. Terrell 1897, William A. Warfield 1909 and Emory M. Levant 1995 And 1996.

Some of its current most noted members are:
1. Former DC Councilmember at Large -Vincent Orange “Chairman of The District of Columbia Emancipation Day Celebration”
2. A. Scott Bolden, Esq. – Managing Partner Washington DC Office Reed Smith
3. GIG- Jimmy A. Bell Esq. –Noted Civil Rights Attorney
4. Gharun S. Lacy- State Department
5. GIG & PM- George C. Lacy, Jr. Esq.- General Council of the Postal Union & President of the Prince Hall Charitable Foundation 
6. SP-Keith Andrew Perry- Author & former Chief of Staff for Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly  and Mayor Marian S. Barry
7. Emanuel Bailey- Former DC Lottery Chair
8. GIG-Kenneth J. Brewer, Sr.-  Former DC Lottery Chair
9. David S. Brewer- Former President of the DC South West Housing Corporation
10. GIG-Barrington D. Scott- Former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner & Chair of 4B  ( Restoration Project & Former Ballroom Manager of The Prince Hall Center for the Performing Arts) @ The Historic Masonic Temple
11. Timothy Dean- Top Chief (Finalist) & Owner of TD Burger Restaurant
12. Oji Abbott –Executive Chief & Owner of Oohh’s’s & Ashh’s (Soul Food )Restaurant of Washington DC
13.  Keith Stubbs –Philadelphia Philly’s Professional Baseball Scout
14.  Leroy A. Brooks- former top White House Security Officer
And many more notable men of this outstanding Lodge…

Prince Hall Lodge No. 14 elected officers of 2017
Worshipful Master –Richard L. Tatem- (301) 386-1797
Senior Warden-Bro. Bro. John Brevard IV  -   (202) 909-5106
Junior Warden-Bro. Marcus L. Mingo     -     (301) 627-2546
Treasurer- Bro. James A. Rumphs - (301) 736-1648
Secretary-  Robert M. Gavin - (202) 270-7337
Trustees
PM Roger Whitfield, Jr. - William Jackson, Jr. – PM Victor Green

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