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J. Harry Cunningham, Senior Grand Steward, 1911

Born in Washington, D. C, July 19, 1865, he received his education in public schools of this city, graduating from the high school in 1881. For twenty-three years he was connected with the Maurice Joyce Engraving Co., was for a short time manager of the Howard Printing Co., and has been cartoonist and correspondent of the Washington Herald since the organization of that paper. In his character as a cartoonist Brother Cunningham has gained a national reputation for his brilliantly conceived and artistically executed hits on the current happenings of the day. Of tried executive ability and affable demeanor his rise in Masonic circles has been rapid and his friends legion.

For fifteen years Brother Cunningham was a member of the National Rifles military company, and at one time was Adjutant with rank of Lieutenant on the staff of that organization. He also served one year in the D. C. National Guard.

He is a Past State Councilor of the Jr. O. U. A. M., a member of the Board of Trade, of the Red Cross Society, of the National Geographic Society, of St. Andrew's Society, the National Press Club, and the famous Gridiron Club.

He was made a Master Mason in Hope Lodge, No. 20, April 8, 1887, and served as Master in 1891; was exalted in Columbia R. A Chapter, No. 1, in 1887, but is now a member of Montgomery Chapter, of Kensington, Maryland; was knighted in Columbia Commandery, No. 2, K T., in 1888, and served as Eminent Commander in 1904; is also an honorary member of Mary Commandery, No. 36, of Philadelphia, Pa-He is a member of the Masonic Veterans' Association, of Mithras Lodge of Perfection, and of Almas Temple, Mystic Shrine.

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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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