Supreme Knights of Templar
Anthony R. Pugh 33o
Elected in 2008 by unanimous vote, G.M. Anthony Pugh has served on the General Grand Encampment as an officer since 1996. G.M. Pugh served the Encampment in various capacities over the years including Way and Means Chairman for six years. G.M. Anthony Pugh joined the organization in 1989 as a member of M.W. St. John Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Chicago, Illinois. He joined Cook Lodge #7 and continues to serve the Grand Lodge and the various local and supreme departments within the organization.
G.M. Anthony Pugh was born in Chicago, IL. He attended Eastern Illinois University where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. He continued his studies at Concordia University in River Forest, IL where he garnered a Masters Degree in Education Leadership. He is continuing his educational pursuits at Argosy University-Chicago, and is completing his doctorial studies in Education Leadership with a concentration on the African American Male’s educational and social success in the U.S. G.M. Anthony has employed with the Chicago Board of Education and has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and local school council representative for 21 years. He co-founded Greater Lights Mentoring Inc., a program that serves inner city youth and provides mentoring, tutoring, and scholarships for students ages 12-21.
Cook Lodge # 7: Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Junior Warden, Worshipful Master, Past Worshipful Master.
M.W. St. John Grand Lodge: Grand Lodge Instructor, Youth Department Coordinator, Scholarship Committee Business Manager and Sponsorship Coordinator, 2008 Convention Chairman, Building Development Committee Chairman, Grand Senior Warden.
Caleb Chapter # 3 R.A.M.: Royal Arch Instructor, Principal Sojourner, Scribe, Excellent High Priest, Past Excellent High Priest.
Joshua Grand Chapter R.A.M.: Grand Financial Secretary, Grand Scribe, Grand King, Deputy Grand High Priest.
M.W. St. John Commandery #1: Knights Templar Drill Team Coordinator, Ways and Means Committee Chairperson, Spiritual Awakening Program Coordinator, Instructor, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, Generalissimo, Honorary Eminent Commander.
St. John Consistory #1& Scottish Rite: Initiation Team, Financial Secretary-Lodge of Perfection, Senior Warden/Instructor-Rose Croix, Instructor Council of Kadosh, 2nd Lt., Commander-In-Chief, Past Commander-In-Chief.
Mecca Temple #2: Initiation Team coordinator, Instructor
General Grand Masonic Congress: Workshop Dean
General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons: Registration Committee, Workshop Dean
General Grand Encampment of Knights Templar: Ways and Means Chairman, R.E. Grand Captain General, R.E. Grand Generalissimo, R.E. Deputy Grand Master.
Imperial Council A.A.O.N.M.S.: Workshop
Supreme Council of Deliberation: Workshop Dean.
United Supreme Council: Initiation Team, Supreme Honor Guard, M.W. St. Grand Lodge Honor Guard Senior Drill Instructor (Chicago)