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Famous DeMolays

Famous DeMolays

Here are just a few Senior DeMolays who are members of the DeMolay International Hall of Fame. Carl B. Albert – Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives “In reflecting on my forty-nine years of public service, I find that the precepts of the Order of DeMolay have been invaluable to me. This was […]

The First DeMolay

The First DeMolay

  Louis Gordon Lower was born February 2, 1902. At the age of seventeen, Lower was first introduced to Frank S. Land. At that time, Louis was merely looking for a job to help out with family finances, but his demeanor piqued Land’s interest. Land soon suggested that Lower could help him organize a young […]

DeMolay’s Founder

DeMolay’s Founder

The Order of DeMolay was founded in 1919, in Kansas City, Missouri, by a young man named Frank S. Land. Land was a community leader who, at the age of 28, already had a successful business career as a restaurateur behind him. The main event that lead to the founding of the DeMolay movement was […]

Author of our Ritual

Author of our Ritual

  The beautiful ritual of DeMolay was written by Frank A. Marshall of Kansas City, Missouri and the circumstances surrounding the writing of this marvelous work are very interesting, especially to those who have seen the exemplification of the Ritual. Brother Marshall is one of those energetic, loyal and sincere members of the Fraternity, whom […]

Stained Glass Window

Stained Glass Window

Dad Frank S. Land passed away on November 8, 1959 and was buried with honored ceremonies at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.   On the night of the funeral, Active Members of the International Supreme Council who attended the services, met and discussed the future of DeMolay. At this meeting, H. Malvern Marks, Past Grand Master and […]

History of the Organization

History of the Organization

  It has been said that a day can be changed or a great moment launched by a single phone call. Such a call came in January of 1919. As Frank answered the telephone he recognized the voice of Sam Freet, newly installed Senior Warden of Ivanhoe Lodge. “Frank, I have a favor to ask. […]

History of the Order

History of the Order

DeMolay International sought to have a benefiting piece of art commissioned in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the founding of DeMolay. Such a piece was brought to reality in vibrant colors by renowned Midwest artist, Aaron Presler. The piece was first unveiled at the 75th Anniversary Session the International Supreme Council of DeMolay, held […]