Famous Members of Austin Lodge No. 12

Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Texas A.F.&A.M.

James Webb: (1792 – 1856)
Grand Master: 1843 to 1844
Webb County was named after him

Thomas James Hardemann ()
Grand Master: 1850

Robert Morris Elgin (1825 – 1913)
Worshipful Master: 1854
Grand Master: 1866
City of Elgin was named after him

James Bascom Giles (1900 – 1993)
Worshipful Master: 1932 to 1933
Grand Master: 1944 to 1945

Robert Bruce Brannon ( )
Grand Master: 1947

John Carroll Hinsley (1908 – )
Worshipful Master: 1958 to 1959
Grand Master: 1965

Other Famous Members of Austin Lodge No. 12

Edward Burleson (1798 – 1851)
Worshipful Master: 1842 to 1843
Burleson County was named after him

George Duncan Hancock (1809 – 1879)
Worshipful Master: 1848 to 1849
George and his brother John founded the Hancock neighborhood in Austin

John Hancock (1824 – 1893)
Worshipful Master: 1857 to 1858
John and his brother George founded the Hancock neighborhood in Austin

George Washington Littlefield (1842 – 1920)
He was very influential businessman in Austin and both the Littlefield office building and the Littlefield home are named after him

Walter Ewald Seaholm ()
Worshipful Master: 1942 to 1943
Seaholm Power Plant in Austin was named after him