Andrew Horton #8
On July 10, 1989, Past Master Aaron Thomas contacted the Most Worshipful Grand Master Otis Ward for permission to start a UD Lodge in Mountain Home, ID. On August 10, 1989, Past Master Aaron Thomas was appointed Special District Deputy Grand Master for the purpose of organinzing and setting up a new lodge in the State of Idaho. The lodge was UD in March 31, 1990.
The Name: Andrew Horton Military lodge No. 8
Andrew Horton was a mason and a member of Sabre Lodge No. 7, Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Oregon. He was instrumental in keeping Prince Hall charter while there was no active lodge in Idaho. We chose to honor him because of not only his Masonic duties but also his outstanding service to the city of Boise. During the anual visit to Andrew Horton Military Lodge No. 8, the following traveled to the Owyhee Plaza Hotel located in Boised, ID to dedicate a plaque for Andrew Horton: Most Worshipful Grand Master of Nevada, Prince Hall Affiliated Jessie J. Smith and several Grand Lodge Officers of Nevada. Worshipful Master Dale Mitchell of Andrew Horton Military Lodge No. 8, other masons of Nevada PHA Jurisdiction, MWGM of Oregon, Prince Hall Affiliated, Hampton Wright, and other members of his jurisdiction.
Andrew Horton Military Lodge No. 8 was officially charted on March 25, 1991.
Jerrold Sullivan Worshipful Master
Robert Montgomery Senior Warden
Delbert Parker Junior Warden
Elonzo Kitchings Secretary
James Ramsey Treasurer
James Spencer Senior Deacon
Virgil Starkes Junior Deacon