Most Worshipful Arthur Markewich

Initiated: November 21, 1929

Passed: December 5, 1929
Raised: February 20, 1929
Master of Shakespeare: 1937
District Deputy Grand Master: 1948
Grand Treasurer: 1970-71
Deputy Grand Master: 1972-73
Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York: 1974


The icing on the cake, the cherry on the top, the ultimate recognition. Son of Brother Sam Markewich (67 years a member of Shakespeare), sibling of two Masons and father of two more. M:.W:. Arthur Markewich started as an Assistant District Attorney, became a Magistrate, was elected to the City Court, then to the Supreme Court, and was elevated to a position as a Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department. To countless Senior Wardens about to take over the helm of Shakespeare Lodge, Arthur has been a source of advice, help and inspiration. Until his election as Grand Master, he was the respected leader of our Conference of Past Masters. To all Shakespeareans, he is brother.

No greater honor could be bestowed upon Shakespeare Lodge in our centennial year than to have one of our own members selected as the leader of all Masons within our Grand Lodge. How far we had come in first 100 years! [Daniel Semel]