Columbian Lodge A.F. & A.M.

Located in Boston, MA - Instituted in 1795 by Paul Revere.

Leon M. Abbot Grand Master

Most Worshipful Leon M. Abbot (August 28, 1867 - October 10, 1932) - was born in Richmond, New Hampshire. He attended public school in Keene, NH and studied at MIT, Harvard College, and Harvard Law School, and was highly regarded in his professional life. He became a Master Mason in Columbian Lodge on June 7th, 1894, and dutifully served the lodge as an officer for many years, finally serving two terms as Worshipful Master in 1906. In 1908 he was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the First Masonic District. He was elected Senior Grand Warden in 1913, and was elected Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts on December 13th, 1916. In addition to his service to Columbian Lodge and to the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts, MW Brother Abbot was also very active in the York and Scottish Rites. In the York Rite, he was High Priest of St. Paul's Royal Arch Chapter and Grand King of the Grand Chapter. In the Scottish Rite, he was Thrice Potent Master of Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection (1904-1906). He received the 33rd degree on September 18, 1906, and was elected Lieutenant Grand Commander in 1911. Ten years later, he was elected Sovereign Grand Commander, a position he held until his sudden passing in 1932. "As the head of the Northern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite he became a great international figure in Scottish Rite Masonry and acquired a tremendous influence in the Rite, an influence which was always exercised for the furtherance of sound and wise Masonry. A great leader, a wise counsellor, a good friend has gone from our midst, and the whole Masonic world is the poorer for his going." - Grand Lodge Proceedings, 1932