JOHN MALCOLM DUNCALF, a Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden of the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, United Grand Lodge of England.

Initiated into the Lodge of Thanksgiving, No. 6212 in 1972 and subsequently Installed into the Chair of King Solomon in 1984. Joined Leeds & District Lodge of Installed Masters, No. 7918 in 1993 becoming its Master in 2004. Also a Founder Member of the Rugby Football Lodge, No. 9811 in 2005 and a member of the Correspondence Circle of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, No. 2076.

As a requirement of being Installed into the Chair of Leeds & District Lodge of Installed Masters, researched and presented a paper entitled “Freemasons of American Revolution” which has subsequently been published in both the Transactions of the Georgia Lodge of Research and the American Lodge of Research. A significant amount of the necessary research was undertaken with the generous assistance of a number of Brethren associated with various Lodges of Research in the USA and in particular Dick Sager, Georgia; Donald Miller, Maryland; Ronald Goldwyn and Harvey Eysman both of The American Lodge of Research. Additional opportunities also resulted from a number of business trips particularly to Washington DC, San Antonio, Texas, New York and especially Philadelphia where Glenys Waldman, the Librarian of The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania provided access to many of the publications housed there.

This original project has subsequently generated so much additional material a much more detailed piece of work is currently in hand and this visit will undoubtedly provide additional stimulation to bring it to a conclusion.

Married with one daughter, I have spent over 40 years in the insurance and risk management business as a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. In addition to Freemasonry other interests include rugby football, cricket, travel and reading historical novels.

A Freeman of the City of London (1984) and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers (1986).