Anson Jones Lecture

The Anson Jones Lecture is one of the most prestigious Lectures in the Masonic world. Second only to England’s Prestonian Lectures (which commenced in 1820), the Anson Jones Lecture brings with it a membership in the Texas Lodge of Research. But it brings much more. Being asked to deliver the Lecture tells the recipient that he has been recognized as a Masonic scholar. It tells him that someone has noticed what he has written, and noticed it favorably. It is a sign of coming of age was a writer in Freemasonry; it is extremely flattering. Small wonder that the typical reaction of a lecturer upon being invited to deliver the Lecture is, “Who, me?”

Jim Tresner
Full Member & Past Anson Jones Lecturer

ANSON JONES LECTURERS
FOR TEXAS LODGE OF RESEARCH, A.F.& A.M.

  • 1977 – Alphonse Cerza, Riverside, Illinois
  • 1978 – Dwight L. Smith, P.G.M. (Indiana) Franklin, Indiana
  • 1979 – Stewart M. L. Pollard, Columbia, Maryland
  • 1980 – James R. Case, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • 1981 – Allen E. Roberts, Highland Springs, Virginia
  • 1982 – Bruce Hunt, P.G.M. (Missouri) Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1983 – Wallace Edmond McLeod, Toronto, Canada
  • 1984 – Terrence O. Haunch, Surrey, England
  • 1985 – Forrest DeLoss Haggard, Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1986 – John R. Nocas, Inglewood, California
  • 1987 – John M. Hamill, London, England
  • 1988 – Dr. S. Brent Morris, Columbia, Maryland
  • 1989 – Rev. William H. Stempcr, Jr., New York City
  • 1990 – Dr. Rex R. Hutchens, Tuscon, Arizona
  • 1991 – Christopher Haffner, Hong Kong
  • 1992 – Nathaniel T. Granstein, Paris, France
  • 1993 – R. A. Gilbert, Bristol, England
  • 1994 – John L. Cooper, III, G.S. (California)
  • 1995 – Dr. James T. Tresner, II, Guthrie, Oklahoma
  • 1996 – Robert G. Davis (OK)
  • 1997 – Thomas W. Jackson, G.S. (Pennsylvania)
  • 1998 – Dr. William L. Fox, District of Columbia
  • 1999 – Jack E. Hightower, P.G.M. (Texas)
  • 2000 – Richard H. Curtis, Massachusetts
  • 2001 – Robert D. L. Cooper, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2002 – Dr. William P. Vaughn, Denton, Texas
  • 2003 – James W. Daniel, London, England
  • 2004 – Sean Graystone, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2005 – Stuart Cowan, P.G.M. (Hawaii)
  • 2006 – Ronald A. Seale, 33°, Grand Commander AASR, SJ, Washington, D.C.
  • 2007 – Mark A. Tabbert, Washington, D. C.
  • 2008 – Dr. Gary Leazer, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • 2009 – Richard E. Fletcher, Silver Spring, MD
  • 2010 – Michael A. Halleran, Emporia, KS
  • 2011 – Dennis M. Zahrt Bettendorf, IA
  • 2012 – Randall L. Rogers, P.G.M. (Oklahoma)
  • 2013 – Joe R. Manning, P.G.M. (Oklahoma)
  • 2014 – Michael R. Poll, New Orleans, LA
  • 2015 – Arturo de Hoyos, Washington, DC
  • 2016 – Joe Wages, Plano, TX
  • 2017 – Joe Harrison, P.G.M. (Tennessee)
  • 2018 – Patton Hart, P.G.M. (Kentucky)
  • 2019 – Stephen Doan, P.G.M. (California)