BROTHER JOHN SHAW SCOTT, Past Grand Master of Utah, was born at Jamaica Plains, near Boston, Mass., Nov. 23rd, 1828, and died at his home in Salt Lake City Nov, 25th, 1915.
Brother Scott had been confined to his home for several years and although he had passed the allotted time of over four-score years, he bore his sufferings with fortitude and did not complain.
Brother Scott received a High School education in the schools of Boston; removed to California in 1848; mas made a Mason in Mission Lodge No. 169 of San Francisco, being initiated October 30th, passed November Sth, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason November 15th, 1865. He was appointed Senior Deacon of Mission Lodge in December 1867, and without having been a Warden, was elected from the floor Master of the Lodge in 1868. He affiliated with our Argenta Lodge No. 3 of this city Sept. 16th, 1873; was Senior Warden of the Lodge in 1874, and twice its Master, in 1875 and 1880.
In the Grand Lodge of Utah, he was Senior Grand Warden in 1875; Deputy Grand Master 1876 and 1877; and Grand Master from Nov. 15th, 1877, to Nov. 18th, 1878. He was Grand Orator in 1879, and Grand Treasurer from 1887 to 1908.
He was Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence from 1879 to 1881, and was a member of that Committee for several years afterward.
He was a member of the Board of Custodians from 1896 to 1902.
He was Grand Representative of the following Grand Lodges:
California—appointed August 20, 1877; New York—appointed August 24, 1874; Scotland—appointed August 6, 1878; which appointments he held up to the time of his death.
The Capitular Degrees were conferred upon Brother Scott in Utah Chapter No. 1 R.A.M. in the year of 1877. After holding several minor offices in the Chapter, he was elected High Priest in 1888. He was Knighted in Utah Com-mandery No. 1 K. T. Nov. 8th, 1887, and was Eminent Commander in 1883, 1887 and 1888. He held other important offices in the Commandery, the records of which are not accessible.
1. "Out Departed Brethren", Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Utah, 1916, page 95-96.
See AlsoUtah Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. 1916 Annual Report