Free and Accepted Masons

Past Grand Master

Jerry Lynn Hanson

  • 2008 Most Worshipful Grand Master

  • Grand Lodge
    Free And Accepted Masons Of TN


Jerry Lynn "The Bear" Hanson
Most Worshipful Grand Master

Jerry Lynn Hanson was born to Frazer Douglas and Laverne Yarborough Hanson in Charleston, South Carolina on March 28, 1947. He was educated in the Carter County Public School System - Elizabethton, TN., University of Tennessee, and the University of Memphis. He is a retired Federal Aviation Air Traffic Control Supervisor of 39 years.Brother Hanson married Mary Dianna Sheely on April 19, 1980 and have four children, Timothy Christopher, Bradley Douglas, Amanda Michele, and Shelley Lynn Hanson. They also have one Grand Dog "Sparky". Brother Hanson and Mary are members of New Hope Christian Church in Bartlett, Tennessee.

Brother Hanson was raised a Master Mason on August 23, 1983 and served as Worshipful Master of Germantown Lodge #95 in 1985 thru 1989.Most Worshipful Brother Hanson was elected Junior Grand Warden on March 24, 2005, and advanced each year, being elected Most Worshipful Grand Master, Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee on March 27, 2008.

Appendant Bodies:
  • Past Master (Germantown #95 1985 thru 1989)
  • Life Member #73, #211, #95
  • Director of the Work - Scottish Rite - Life Member
  • 33rd Inspector Honorary
  • Al Chymia Shrine - Life Member - Hospital Staff
  • Life Member Zaman Grotto
  • Royal Order of Jesters
  • Order of Quetzalcoatl
  • Past High Priest #225-Life Member
  • Past Illustrious Master #131-Life Member
  • Past Commander #39 - Life Member
  • Knights Templar Grand Commander's Club
  • Order of Knight Commanders
  • Order of High Priesthood
  • TN Council of Anointed Kings - Order of the Silver Trowel
  • International DeMolay Alumni Association
  • Life Member Emerald Isle #346 Allied Masonic Degrees
  • Life Member Knights of the York Cross of Honor
  • Life Member Tralee Council #41 Knight Masons USA
  • Masonic Societas Rosiccuciana in Civitatibus Foederatis
  • Quator Coronati Lodge #2076
  • Red Cross of Constantine
  • Tennessee Lodge of Research
  • Scottish Rite Research Society
  • Tall Cedars of Lebanon
  • Life Member - West Tenn. York Rite College #141
  • West TN Past Masters Association
  • Royal Order of Fleas and Yellow Dog (Ruff-Ruff-Ruff)

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