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Thomas Claiborne

The 1813/14

MOST WORSHIPFUL PAST
GRAND MASTER

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of Tennessee

Thomas Claiborne

Thomas Claiborne 1813-14

Hiram Lodge No. 7

born May 17, 1780 in Brunswick County, Virginia

Died January 7, 1856 in Nashville, TN

Buried in City Cemetery in Nashville

Lawyer, admitted to Bar at Nashville in 1807

Member of Tennessee House of Representatives 1811-12

Presiding as Speaker during the latter session

Member of General Jackson’s staff during the Creek War, ranking as Major

Member of Congress from the Nashville District, March 4 1817 to March 5, 1819

Mayor of Nashville 1818

He represented Hiram Lodge No. 7 and Cumberland Lodge No. 8 , at the formation of the

Grand Lodge December 27, 1813, when he was chosen Grand Master. He affiliated with

Cumberland Lodge No. 8 at Nashville, June 18, 1818. He was charter member of

Cumberland Chapter No. 1 Royal Arch Masons.

Son: Thomas B. (1813-1911)