Grand Commandery

of Knights Templar of the State of Indiana

Robert J. Frazer - KCT, PGC, GT

Robert J. Frazer - KCT, PGC, GT

Current Office:
Grand Treasurer

Home Commandery:
Richmond Commandery #8



Robert J. Frazer was born January 16, 1946 in Williamsburg, Indiana the son of James Robert Frazer and Katharine Ione Harvey Frazer.

During his athletic days in high school, he is a third generation Frazer to work at the Williamsburg Elevator and helped in the Frazer Family trucking business. Bob has two sisters, Carolyn Tutterrow and Brenda Butler and stepmother Camellia Frazer. His mother and father are deceased.

After graduating from Webster- Williamsburg High School (Northeastern) in 1964, he was employed by Belden Wire & Cable Company in Richmond until he received that famous letter from his friends and neighbors and served in the U.S. Army, 34th Trans. Co. (Nov. 1,1965-Oct. 11,1967) with the rank of Spec. 4, receiving an Honorable Discharge, he returned to Belden Wire & Cable, until Feb. 7, 2011 when he retired with 46 years of service. Bob also served as President of the Belden Wire & Cable Company's 25 Year Club, 2010.

Bob and Nancy Lee Hensley were married July 1, 1978 at First Christian Church. They are members of First Christian Church. Bob has served as a Deacon and Elder. They have four children, Sharon McCashland, Michael Hensley, George Hensley and Robin Frazer. They have five wonderful grandchildren and one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter

Bob likes golf, fishing, and working on the family farm that has been in the Frazer name since 1836.
Masonic History

Bob's Masonic journey started when he petitioned Williamsburg Lodge #493, raised a Master Mason on April 4, 1984, served as Worshipful Master 1989; initiated in Taylor Chapter #228 O.E.S. on May 26, 1984 (Williamsburg), affiliated with Wayne #121 (Centerville) Patron 1992-1993, 1993-1994, affiliated with Loyal Chapter # 49 (Richmond) Patron 1996; Received the Grand Cross of Colores 1987, Past Grand Lecture of District #10 International Order of Rainbow for Girls in Indiana, presently a Grand Chairman, International Order of Rainbow for Girls in Indiana; joined the Ancient and Accepted Order of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Indiana April 20, 1985 and on August 28, 2011 (Chicago) Bob was Elected to receive the 33rd in Cleveland, Ohio on August 28, 2012; In April 1986, he petitioned the Richmond York Rite Bodies and became a Royal Arch Mason on May 26, 1986 and served as High Priest in 1989. Greeted as a Royal and Select Master in Wayne Council #10 on June 4, 1986 and served as ILL. Master in 1990. Then on November 17,1986, Bob was Knighted in Richmond Commandery #8 and served as Commander in 1990, 1992 and 1995, St. Anselm Commandery #68 U.D. Commander 1998, Honorary Member of Connersville Commandery #6 and LaPorte Commandery #12. He received the Knight York Cross of Honor(K.Y.C.H.) on May 11, 1991 in Indiana Priory #8 and is a dual member in Robert A. Woods Priory #62; Initiated in Sagamore College in September 1990 and served as Governor 1997-1998. He received the Order of the Purple Cross on August 2, 1997 in Denver, Colorado. On August 4, 2012 he was installed as Deputy Grand Governor for Indiana; A charter member of Willard M. Avery Council #409 Allied Masconic Degrees and served as the first Sovereign Master. Indiana Council #15 Knight Masons; Yeoman of the York, Indianapolis #4; President of Group #6 State York Rite Association 1996-1997; Murat Shrine Temple, Tarum Shrine Club (Richmond); Order of Red Cross of Constantine, St. Basil Conclave, November 1997; The Royal Order of Scotland; Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, Gennesaret XVII; Indiana College 1 MSRICF.

Brotherhood Lodge 3-5-7 Knights of Pythins, served as Chancellor Commander; 4 Al Hilal Temple N0. 33; Miami Tribe N0. 633 Order of Red Man, served as Sachem 2010; Williamsburg Alumi, President 2002; Elks No. 649.

Bob was appointed to the Grand Commandery Line in April 1991 as Grand Sentinel by Sir Knight Dwight E. Lanmam, Jr. R.E. Grand Commander and was elected Grand Junior Warden April 1993, and has progressed through the line and was elected Right Emenint Grand Commander on April 24, 1998.