Senior Grand Warden Candidates

By Christopher Rooney |

On Wednesday, September 13th, the Grand Master introduced the following brethren as candidates for the office of Senior Grand Warden:

Fred A. Dobson, Jr. – Fred was raised in John Hancock Lodge (Methuen) on January 27th, 2009. He’s had a productive eight years as a Master Mason; he’s gotten involved with several organizations and served in many roles at both the Lodge and Grand Lodge level.

He served as Worshipful Master of John Hancock Lodge from September of 2012 until June of 2014. His term in the East began at the tail end of his term as the Grand Pursuviant for 2012’s Senior Grand Warden, Richard A. Gesualdo.

Fred was then appointed by M.W. Harvey J. Waugh to serve as the District Deputy Grand Master for the Lodges in the 11th Masonic District for 2015 and 2016. Following the conclusion of his term as District Deputy, Fred was appointed co-chairman of the District Deputy Grand Master resource team in 2017.

Fred is a member of the Scottish Rite in both the Valley of Boston and the Valley of The Merrimack. He also belongs to Saint Andrew’s Chapter and Boston Council under the York Rite.

Fred and his wife Mari live in Waltham, and have three adult children. Outside of the fraternity, Fred works as a marketing manager for IBM Watson Health in Cambridge.

David J. Raymond – David was raised in Zetland Lodge (Cambridge) on April 14th, 1993. He’s been very generous with his time and talents for twenty-four years as a Master Mason; David is a member of five Lodges in addition to the work he does with some of our Masonic affiliated organizations.

David first served as Worshipful Master of Zetland Lodge from September of 1997 until September of 1999. He also was Worshipful Master of Mount Olivet Lodge (Cambridge) from September of 1998 until September of 1999. He had a second stint as Master of Mount Olivet Lodge from September of 2003 until September of 2004.

David was appointed by M.W. Jeffrey B. Hodgdon to serve as the District Deputy Grand Master for the Lodges in the 13th Masonic District for 2006 and 2007. This year, David is serving as the Worshipful Master for Scimitar Lodge in Wilmington.

David is a member of the Aleppo Shrine Temple, where he served as the Illustrious Potentate in 2015. He is a member of Tabernacle Chapter, Orient Council, and Boston Commandery #2 under the York Rite.

David has three adult children. He lives in Saugus with his wife Robin. Outside of the fraternity, he works as an outside sales & service estimator for Williamson New England Electric Motor & Pump Service in Chelsea.