Cryptic Council 51

Cryptic Masonry, otherwise known as the Royal and Select Masters, is one of the higher Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry. The expression “Cryptic Masonry” translates as “Masonry of the Secret Vault.”

Doylestown Cryptic Council no. 51
55 East State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Tel: 215-348-7510
Email: 51@doylestownmasons.org

Key Stats:

  • 80+ members
  • Constituted in 1920
  • Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm at Chambers Restaurant (except July and August)
  • Completes the allegorical story started in Blue Lodge and continued in Royal Arch Chapter

Interested in joining Doylestown Cryptic Council no. 51? Email us at 51@doylestownmasons.org or call us at 215-348-7510 for more information.

Broken Triangle

Meaning of The Royal & Select Masters Emblem: 
The broken triangle symbolizes the imperfection, loss and unhappy dissolution caused by the untimely death of one of the Illustrious three.
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Past Thrice Illustrious Masters:

1920 Maurice E. White, PTIM
1921 B. Atmore Dowlin, PTIM
1922 Thomas Kingston
1923 William E. Bauer
1924 Ambrose B. Umstead
1925 Lloyd E. Stickler
1926 Jeremiah O. Siegfried
1927 John H. O’Neil (MPGM)
1928 Harry S. Ganser
1929 Deems W. Hallman
1930 C. Voorhees Honeyman
1931 Harry Watson
1932 John R. Wood
1933 Howard B. Keyser
1934 Harry W. Akins
1935 M. Eugene Seltzer
1936 Harry S. Custer
1937 Leon K. Bell
1938 Leslie H. Fox
1939 Charles F. Miller
1940 Samuel R. McHenry
1941 Howard F. Reichard
1942 Richard M. Parry
1943 Irwin D. Hallman
1944 Arthur C. Wood (MPGM)
1945 William H. Russell Jr.
1946 Anthony B. Nugent
1947 Courtland B. Brinton
1948 Joseph P. Darlington
1949 Maurice T. White
1950 Robert S. Hanson
1951 Walter S. Cassel
1952 Claude B. Nyce
1953 Joseph S. Moser
1954 Frank M. Stever
1955 Russell H. Zeigler
1956 Robert B. Wood
1957 Arthur P. Bomkemper
1958 Franklyn W. Wagner
1959 Albert A. Glover
1960 Charles E. Kepder
1961 William S. Bloomer
1962 David J. Godschall
1963 Harold W. Groff
1964 Charles G. Shute
1965 James L. Wall
1966 Earl L. Kunkle
1967 John L. Krupp
1968 Ralph H. Ott
1969 George Wollrath
1970 William E. Neeld
1971 Charles E. Martin
1972 J. Leonard Jamison
1973 Haroid H. Dennison
1974 Gerald H. Woerner
1975 Russell J. Corsner
1976 William J. McCauley
1977 Richard L. Evans Jr.
1978 Joseph P. Toal
1979 George S. Larue
1980 Ferman O. Stevenson
1981 George E. Miller Jr.
1982 Carl A. Sandberg
1983 William E. Yoder
1984 Charles H. Wernersbach
1985 Winton E. Hewitt
1986 H. Edward Schanbacker Jr.
1987 Sydney S. Painter Jr.
1988 Thomas R. Eynon
1989 Ralph C. Berg
1990 Henry E. Deebel
1991 Richard D. Schwager
1992 Matthew D. Dupee
1993 George Nakonetschny
1994 Robert J. Cathers
1995 David C. Nace
1996 Hillborn Darlington Jr.
1997 Edward R. Vogel
1998 Jerry J. Hamilton
1999 W. Henry Michener
2000 Michael F. Imperial
2001 Thomas M. Riddington
2002 Robert D. Fighera Jr.
2003 Joseph E. McQuillen JR.
2004 Douglas M. Rowe
2005 Thomas W. Aiken
2006 Irvin Miller Jr.
2007 Robert W. Bunch Jr.
2008 Jonathan H. Lander
2009 Emery J. Kohut
2010 J. Ronald Dotsey
2011 Kent A. Baird
2011 Kenneth G. Kriebel
2012 Austin R. Hodge
2013 Rodney A. Gilbert
2014 Gary L. Schuyler
2015 George Chiaverini
2016 Kirk E. Muller