Departed General Commandings-Retired

The list below are General Commandings-Retired who were leaders in our organization but have passed beyond the veil to a higher calling.

We take a moment to reflect on each one’s legacy in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and remember that they may be gone from earth, but they will always remain part of our Order and our hearts.

The list below are General Commandings-Retired who were leaders in our organization but have passed beyond the veil to a higher calling.

We take a moment to reflect on each one’s legacy in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and remember that they may be gone from earth, but they will always remain part of our Order and our hearts.

General CommandingJurisdictionTerm(s) Served
General John C. UnderwoodKentucky1885-1902
General M. A. RaneyIowa1902-1911
General A. R. StokerOhio1911-1916
General John K. RitterCalifornia1916-1918
General W. S. GurneyNew York1918-1920
General G. M. HermistonOntario1920-1924
General August HohensteinMinnesota1924-1927
General Will C. MillerMaine1927-1929
General Fred H. A. HahnOhio1929-1931
General Edwin E. QuimbyNew Hampshire1931-1932
General E. E. LambertIowa1932-1934
General George I. BreilKentucky1934-1936
General Antoine E. DahlgreenMinnesota1936-1937
General Arthur G. AdamsNew York1937-1938
General Herbert A. HughesOhio1938-1939
General Edward E. ProhsColorado1939-1941
General Russell K. PattersonPennsylvania1941-1943
General Clifton CunninghamVirginia1943-1946
General C. M. McLaughlinTexas1946-1947
General Gordon E. WheelerArizona1947-1948
General George I. BreilKentucky1948-1949
General Leo F. PilzCalifornia1949-1953
General Roy TrickerKansas1953-1955
General William F. SoaperVirginia1955-1957
General Lyle G. GomonWisconsin1957-1958
General E. Russell HollandOklahoma1958-1959
General Frantz H. DeThestrupVermont1959-1960
General Walter JessupVirginia1960-1961
General Edward V. LudvigsonMinnesota1961-1962
General Wendell L. ComptonMissouri1962-1963
General Robert H. ChapmanGeorgia1963-1964
General Raymond A. VolkKansas1964-1965
General Louis G. NealSaskatchewan1965-1966
General Guy W. EnisTexas1966-1967
General Carl K. FarmerVirginia1968-1969
General Alvin GronvoldWashington1969-1970
General Sam MathewsIndiana1970-1971
General B. Edward RichterWisconsin1970-1971
General Emerson MillerOhio1971-1972
General E. C. ThompsonFlorida1972-1973
General Fay F. HunterDistrict of Columbia1973-1974
General Murlo D. FanslerWest Virginia1974-1975
General Elmer TeftOntario1975-1976
General Harold YounkinKansas1976-1977
General Oscar G. BeechOregon1977-1978
General Wilmer HamiltonNebraska1978-1979
General Einer NielsenAlberta1979-1980
General Lewis McKeeMichigan1980-1981
General William Miller, Jr.Texas1981-1982
General James W. DunnAtlantic Provinces1982-1983
General Francis L. MarkhamIdaho1983-1984
General George LewisOntario1984-1985
General Robert R. RussellOhio1985-1986
General Edwin B. YoungNew Hampshire/Calif.1986-1987
General Donald BullockBritish Columbia1987-1988
General Howard J. PropstWest Virginia1988-1989
General John F. SealeySouth Dakota1989-1990
General C. “Bud” BennettIndiana1990-1991
General Eugene L. Ingraham, Jr.Maryland / D.C.1991-1992
General Darrel LawsonOntario1994-1995
General James C. CassellNebraska1995-1996, 1997-1998
General John P. Fox, Sr.Missouri1996-1997
General Dino P. FiorinBritish Columbia1998-1999
General David F. LyonsNew Hampshire1999-2000
General Frank E. LawyerIdaho2000-2001
General William H. WulffNew York2002-2003
General Robert G. GrafOhio2003-2004
General S. Ray JohnsonIndiana2018-2019

GENERAL COMMANDING

JURISDICTION

TERM(S) SERVED

General John C. Underwood

Kentucky

1885-1902

General M. A. Raney

Iowa

1902-1911

General A. R. Stoker

Ohio

1911-1916

General John K. Ritter

California

1916-1918

General W. S. Gurney

New York

1918-1920

General G. M. Hermiston

Ontario

1920-1924

General August Hohenstein

Minnesota

1924-1927

General Will C. Miller

Maine

1927-1929

General Fred H. A. Hahn

Ohio

1929-1931

General Edwin E. Quimby

New Hampshire

1931-1932

General E. E. Lambert

Iowa

1932-1934

General George I. Breil

Kentucky

1934-1936

General Antoine E. Dahlgreen

Minnesota

1936-1937

General Arthur G. Adams

New York

1937-1938

General Herbert A. Hughes

Ohio

1938-1939

General Edward E. Prohs

Colorado

1939-1941

General Russell K. Patterson

Pennsylvania

1941-1943

General Clifton Cunningham

Virginia

1943-1946

General C. M. McLaughlin

Texas

1946-1947

General Gordon E. Wheeler

Arizona

1947-1948

General George I. Breil

Kentucky

1948-1949

General Leo F. Pilz

California

1949-1953

General Roy Tricker

Kansas

1953-1955

General William F. Soaper

Virginia

1955-1957

General Lyle G. Gomon

Wisconsin

1957-1958

General E. Russell Holland

Oklahoma

1958-1959

General Frantz H. DeThestrup

Vermont

1959-1960

General Walter Jessup

Virginia

1960-1961

General Edward V. Ludvigson

Minnesota

1961-1962

General Wendell L. Compton

Missouri

1962-1963

General Robert H. Chapman

Georgia

1963-1964

General Raymond A. Volk

Kansas

1964-1965

General Louis G. Neal

Saskatchewan

1965-1966

General Guy W. Enis

Texas

1966-1967

General Carl K. Farmer

Virginia

1968-1969

General Alvin Gronvold

Washington

1969-1970

General Sam Mathews

Indiana

1970-1971

General B. Edward Richter

Wisconsin

1970-1971

General Emerson Miller

Ohio

1971-1972

General E. C. Thompson

Florida

1972-1973

General Fay F. Hunter

District of Columbia

1973-1974

General Murlo D. Fansler

West Virginia

1974-1975

General Elmer Teft

Ontario

1975-1976

General Harold Younkin

Kansas

1976-1977

General Oscar G. Beech

Oregon

1977-1978

General Wilmer Hamilton

Nebraska

1978-1979

General Einer Nielsen

Alberta

1979-1980

General Lewis McKee

Michigan

1980-1981

General William Miller, Jr.

Texas

1981-1982

General Francis L. Markham

Idaho

1983-1984

General George Lewis

Ontario

1984-1985

General Robert R. Russell

Ohio

1985-1986

General Edwin B. Young

New Hampshire/Calif

1986-1987

General Donald Bullock

British Columbia

1987-1988

General Howard J. Propst

West Virginia

1988-1989

General John F. Sealey

South Dakota

1989-1990

General C. "Bud" Bennett

Indiana

1990-1991

General Eugene L. Ingraham, Jr.

Maryland / D.C

1991-1992

General Darrel Lawson

Ontario

1994-1995

General James C. Cassell

Nebraska

1995-1996, 1997-1998

General John P. Fox, Sr.

Missouri

1996-1997

General Dino P. Fiorin

British Columbia

1998-1999

General David F. Lyons

New Hampshire

1999-2000

General Frank E. Lawyer

Idaho

2000-2001

General William H. Wulff

New York

2002-2003

General Robert G. Graf

Ohio

2003-2004

General S. Ray Johnson

Indiana

2018-2019