Most Worshipful Brother F. Gerald Irvine
Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Utah 1974.
Grand Master Irvine was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and graduated from the West High School in 1921. He received his pre-legal education at the University of Utah in 1921 and 1922, and graduated from the University of Utah Law School in June 1926, and was awarded a degree of Juris Doctor. He was the Prosecuting Attorney and Vice President of the Student Body, and a member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, and Kappa Sigma social fraternity. He began the practice of law when he was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 1926. He is a member and Past President of the Salt Lake County Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association, and admitted to practice in the Federal District Court, the 10th Federal Circuit Court, the Military Court of Appeals in Washington, D. C. The Supreme Court of the State of Utah, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
He was employed by Salt Lake City as a Prosecuting Attorney in criminal cases and later as corporate counsel representing the City, and engaged in the trial of civil action involving the City. He served as attorney and director of the League of Cities in Utah. In 1942 he was employed by the Utah Power and Light Company as attorney and later became General Counsel and Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors, and engaged in the practice of law before State and Federal Courts, and State and Federal Administrative Agencies.
He was raised in Wasatch Lodge No.1, and became Master of the Lodge in 1946. He is now a member of the York Rite bodies, and the Scottish Rite bodies, and is a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He is a member of EI Kalah Shrine, the Royal Order of Scotland, and Director and member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He is chairman of the Masonic Temple Association of Salt Lake City.
He is a member of the University Club, and a member and Past President of the Lions Club of Salt Lake City. He is a member and Past Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Salt Lake City. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Emeritus Club of the Alumni Association of the University of Utah. He is past president of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, and is listed in Who's Who in America.
He and his wife, Bernice H. Irvine, reside at 2365 Blaine Circle in Salt Lake City, and have two children, Robert G. Irvine, an electronic engineer residing in Claremont, California, and Mary Jane Smith residing in La Habra, California. Mr. Irvine had the pleasure of raising his son Robert, in Wasatch Lodge No.1, upon his graduation from the Utah State University. His son was a member of DeMolay, and his daughter was a member of Jobs Daughters. Mrs. Irvine served as Guardian of Bethel Five Jobs Daughters, and he was the Associate Guardian prior to his daughter's graduation from the University of Utah.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvine are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City, and he was the Sunday School Superintendent in that church for 22 years.
Upon his retirement from the Utah Power and Light Company in 1969, he was employed by the state of Utah as a member of the Utah Liquor Control Commission, from which position he retired last April 1st.
Utah Grand Lodge Proceedings, 1974
PGM, F. Gerald Irvine died June 23, 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah Grand Lodge Proceedings, 1982, Page 69
Electronically Transcribed as written without corrections to grammar or spelling by Aaron E. Saathoff, P.M., February, 2005.
Photograph © Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Utah, all rights reserved, digitized by Aaron E. Saathoff, P.M, restored by George F. Winters, Grand Historian August 2013.