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Charles J. O'Neill, Junior Grand Steward, 1911

The subject of this sketch, whose election filled out the roster of Grand officers for the Centennial year, was born in Washington, District of Columbia, June 15. 1869, and has resided therein during his entire life.

His early education was acquired in the local public schools. In 1893 he was graduated from the Lehigh University with the degree of Electrical Engineer and in 1903 from the National University Law School, of this city, with the degree of LL. B.

He is at present in enjoyment of a lucrative practice as attorney-at-law and counselor in patent causes.

He is a member of the University Club of Washington. Brother O'Neill brings to his career as an officer of the Grand Lodge equipment of the highest order. His analytical mind united with his ability as a clear and convincing reasoner has for a number of years given him unusual weight in the counsels of the Fraternity, while his demonstrated executive ability, cultivated intellect, and dignified yet affable demeanor give assurance that his administration of the offices which in the natural order of things lie before him will be eminently successful. He was initiated in Acacia Lodge, No. 18, June 26, 1894; passed, July 24, 1894, and raised August 28, 1894; served as Worshipful Master for the Masonic year of 1896, and as Secretary 1898-1902. He was exalted in Washington Naval R. A. Chapter, No. 6, October 23, 1894; was knighted in Columbia Commandery, No. 2, K T., May 3, 1895, and dimitted therefrom to become a charter member of Orient Commandery, No. 5, October 19, 1895.

He became a member of Martha Chapter, No. 4 O. E. S., March 18, 1898; served as Patron thereof for 1899, and as Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter, O. E. S., D. C, for 1902. He was elected Junior Grand Steward December 27, 1910.

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Source: History of the Grand Lodge and Freemasonry in the District of Columbia, compiled by W. Brother Kenton N. Harper, 1911.

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