Mark Twain

Nov. 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910
Well known and often quoted author, Samuel Langhorne Clemens wrote such classics as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticutt Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

One time editor of the Virginia City Enterprise, under the pen name of Mark Twain he also wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, and The Innocents Abroad.

Best remembered as a humourist, he also served as vice-president of the Anti-Imperialist League and president of the Children’s Theatre for immigrants in New York. Only active in his lodge for about ten years, after a trip to the Middle East in 1867 he presented his lodge with a gavel made from Lebonese ceder.

Initiated : May 22, 1861
Passed : June 12, 1861
Raised : July 10, 1861
Demitted : 1869
Polar Star Lodge No. 79, Missouri