[Dayton, Ohio]: Grand Lodge, Free And Accepted Masons Of Ohio, 1939. Illustrated. First Edition of this scarce booklet. Elmer R. Arn [1886-1951] was the 79th Grand Master of Masons in Ohio from 1935 to 1936 and was considered the dean of Dayton Ohio’s medical surgeons. In 1945 he became the first Dayton Mason to be installed as deputy for the district of Ohio of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Masonic jurisdiction of the United States. In 1947 Arn received the Albert Gallatin Mackey medal from the Masonic Grand Lodge of North Carolina for outstanding service to the lodge nationally. He also held honorary membership in the Masonic lodge at Alexandria, Va., the oldest in that state. First master of that lodge was George Washington. Dr. Arn was also a past grand master of the Grand Lodge F.&A.M. of Ohio. In 1946 he was commander of the Dayton Commandery 68, Knights Templar. For 13 years, Dr. Arn was president of the George Washington National Memorial Association, which maintains the George Washington Memorial at Alexandria, Va. and Arn’s marble bust is placed there. The inscription on his bust reads, “Elmer R. Arn, President of The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, February 22, 1938 – December 24, 1951. His ashes are also scattered there. A very scarce Masonic item! 8vo., pictorial blue wraps; 62 pages. Item #57517
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight). A nice copy of a scarce Masonic book.