International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star


Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President/CEO • Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° - Supreme Grand Master

Illustrious Robert L. Stevens, 33°

Most Worshipful Grand Master

MW Illustrious Renford P. Brown Grand Lodge - In Memoriam

Sunrise: February 27, 1924

Sunset: September 3, 2009

Illustrious Dr. George Mathews 33°

International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star

President Emeritus



Dr. Mathews passed away at the age of 82 on September 3, 2009. Dr. George Mathews was born February 27, 1927 in Montgomery, Alabama, to the union of Willie and Missouri Mathews. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and continued his education at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, studying accounting and business administration.


Dr. Mathews served in the US Navy aboard the SS Extavia. Dr. Mathews spent his professional career as a manager for Union Carbide Corporation in the position of Benefits Plans Administrator. Dr. Mathews retired after thirty-two years of loyal company service.


He was married to Alline Mathews and they have one daughter Patricia. Alline preceded him in death. Dr. Mathews became the Supreme President of the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons and President of WGPR radio station in 1986 and held the position until he retired in March 2009.


Dr. Mathews leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory, one daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren, a host of other relatives, International Mason brothers and sisters and several close friends.