Companion E. Carson Jackson
Puissant Grand Master
2015 - 2016
Carson Jackson was born on October 24, 1943 in Halifax, NS. He is the son of Ruth
(Jackson) and Gordon
Anderson. He began
training at Alexandra School, where he arose to the highest rank of
the Army Cadet Corps. He
was a member of
the Rifle Shooting Team and an expert marksman with a 303 competition
his teenage years, he
attended Halifax Vocational High School.
Carson is a self-taught musician and one of
the founders of the highly
successful Markees, Rhythm & Blues Band of the 1950’s and 60’s. As a dancer he was crowned
the “Limbo King”
on the local TV show “Under 21” hosted by Mr. Sandy Hoyt. He was a member of the
Nelson’s Sea Cadet
Band. Carson was a
and coach during his youth, and won many awards in hockey, basketball,
and fastball. He
coached both Men’s and
Women’s broomball teams, and won five Eastern Canadian Championships. Today, he enjoys family
camping and golfing.
He began his working career in the Food Service
Department at the Nova
Scotia Hospital, and later moved to Webster & Smith China
Company. In 1971,
he became a salesman
with Cabot Atlantic Ltd., where he became an Investor, Shareholder and
of their new branch, Cabot Shipping Supplies.
After 30 years, he retired as Vice-President. As an African Nova
Scotian, Carson became one
of the most successful businessmen of his era.
After recruitment by several elders in the black
community of Nova Scotia,
in 1987 Carson joined Equity Lodge No. 106.
He took a keen interest in Masonry, and by
1993 he became Master of the
Lodge, a position he held for two terms.
Among the many duties that he carried within
the Masons, he also founded
the Lodge Gospel Music Group called the Equitones.
By 1998-1999, he was Grand Master of the
Masons in Nova Scotia.
Carson developed an interest in Scottish Rite
Masonry and was inducted into
the Scottish Rite Valley of Halifax in all three bodies and was elected
Thrice Puissant Grand Master of the Victoria Lodge of Perfection,
member of the Scottish Rite Research Foundation, Chairperson of the
Liaison Committee. He also served as Most Wise Sovereign of the Keith
of Rose Croix.
In 2001, Carson was elected and received the 33rd
degree of the
Scottish Rite and an Honorary Inspector General, the highest degree of
He is a member the Royal Union Chapter No. 1,
Royal Arch Masons. He became
High Priest of the Chapter, District Grand Chaplain, Grand Scribe,
and, ultimately, Grand High Priest of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward
Royal Arch Masons in 2006 - 2007.
As a Member of Chebucto Richardson Council No. 3
of Royal and Select
Masters he served as Thrice Illustrious Master
In 2012 he was elected Grand Captain of Guard,
and served as Grand
Principal Conductor of the Work and Deputy Grand Master of Supreme Grand Council
Eastern Jurisdiction of
Canada Royal & Select Masters. He is also holds membership in
Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.
Carson is a preceptor of Antiquity Preceptory No.
5 Knights Templar, has
served as a member of the Grand Council and is presently Provincial
for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Carson is a past supreme ruler of Nova Scotia
Conclave No. 6 Order of David
and Jonathan and past Grand Director of Ceremonies of Order of Secret
As a member of Philae Shiners Ancient Arabic Order
of the Mystic Shrine,
Carson has held all the appointed offices up to Oriental Guide. Served 3 years as
Membership Chairman, 2
years as President of Halifax Shrine Club, and 8 years as Parade
Secretary of Scooter Patrol, past Captain of the Motor Corp.
He is the current Eminent Governor of Nova Scotia
York Rite College No.
132, and is the holder of the Order of the Purple Cross.
He is a past Puissant Sovereign of Royal Edward
Conclave No. 8; Religious
and Military Orders of the Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant
He is serving as High Priest of Saint Andrews
Tabernacle # 85 of
the Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar
Member, Royal Order of Scotland.
Member, Universal Craftsman Council of Engineers
Neptune Council No. 71 and
past D D G W C,
Treasurer of Eastern Canada Priory # 19 KYCH.
Member of Order of Eastern Star Armcrest Chapter
No. 45, past Worthy
Patron, past Grand Representative of Ontario, and Colorado, Chaplain,
Chairman Grand Chapter Committee member on Finance,.
Carson is Grand Representative, to the Most
Worshipful Prince Hall Grand
Lodge of Ontario and Jurisdiction, to Grand Chapter of Rhode Island
Masons, and District of Columbia, Royal & Select Masters.
Past President of the all Canada Conference of
Grand and District Lodges
held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
After all of the above positions, Carson has
received more Masonic Light by
just coming out of the Chair in Royal Standard Lodge No. 398 on the
the United Grand Lodge of England.
Still very active in Free Masonry, the oldest
Fraternal Organization on
earth, E. Carson Jackson has become the highest ranking, and the most
African Canadian in the history of Mainstream Masonry.
He is a honorary member of Awareness of Mental
Health and Mentally
Challenged for Nova Scotia, member of Philalethes Society, the Black
Center, Royal Canadian Legion Calais Branch No. 162, Past
Operations for Big Brothers and Sisters of Halifax/Dartmouth, past
the Royal House of Bradley in Philadelphia, past NCO of the Princess
Fusiliers, Executive member(Secretary Treasurer) and Director of
Carson is a President of the Beechville Baptist
Church, Men’s Brotherhood,
past Treasurer and Chairman of Finance, presently Choir director and
Carson has received the Musicial Juno award for Playing music over 50
still actively playing. He
terms as President, Beechville Residents Association. He and his wife
(Loppie) have three sons- Lance, Blake and Terry, and one daughter-
(Wilson). They have
been blessed with 7