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- Utah Grand Lodge Orations -


We have assembled a wonderful sampling of orations prepared, and presneted by our Grand Lodge Orators through the years.

We hope that you will enjoy them.

Orator
Matthew R. Nelson

Grand Orator
2017
Orations



Orator
Clay G. Hamblen

Grand Orator
2016

Orations



Orator
Jeffrey E. Hamilton

Grand Orator
2015

Orations



Orator
Lorenzo E. Tibbitts

Grand Orator
2014
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Orator
Gavin K.K. Wardrope

Grand Orator
2013

Orations




Orator
R. Wesley Ing

Grand Orator
2012

Orations



Orator
Jason C. Varner

Grand Orator
2011

Orations


Orator
Drew C. Sanders

Grand Orator
2010

Orations



Orator
Wesley M. Baden

Grand Orator
2009

Orations



Grand Orators

"Orator | or·a·tor | /ˈôrədər,ˈärədər/


It is recorded in English since c.1374, meaning "one who pleads or argues for a cause", from Anglo-French oratour, Old French orateur (14th century), Latin orator ("speaker"), from orare ("speak before a court or assembly; plead"), derived from a Proto-Indo-European base *or- ("to pronounce a ritual formula"). The modern meaning of the word, "public speaker", is attested from c.1430." Grand Orators are appointed annually by the Grand Master in this jurisdiction, and their appointment usually lasts one year. Topics for their orations are generally chosen by the author, and at times may be a subject chosen by the Most Worshipful Grand Master. Most of the Grand Orators have been chosen from Brethren that have served the Grand Lodge for some time and have experience as a Grand Lodge officer. The Grand Orators listed have offered their orations for publication, all posted with their permission.

Orator
Allen W. Record

Grand Orator
2008

Orations




Orator
John C. Liley Jr.

Grand Orator
2007

Orations




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Frank C. Baker

Grand Orator
2006

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Loyd E. Davis

Grand Orator
2005

Orations




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