Past Executive Officers

The following men have served PA DeMolay as Executive Officer since it’s founding in 1923.

Please note that from 1937 to 1939, then again from 1940 to 1951, PA was divided into Eastern and Western Jurisdictions, and separate EOs were appointed for each.


Thomas R. Labagh
2000- Present
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Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation (1982-Present)


Samuel C. Williamson
1987-2000  
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Right Worshipful Past Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania (1982-1983)
Grand Treasurer, DeMolay International (1996-2002)


John L. McCain*
1981-1987
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  Right Worshipful Past Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania (1976-1977)


Earl G. Hasenauer *
1981  
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Past District Deputy Grand Master


Paul D. Fisher
1977-1981 
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William J. McCulley, Jr. *
1960-1977  
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Past Grand Master of DeMolay International (1977-1978)


Clarence W. Head *
1948-1951 (Western)
1951-1960 (all of Pennsylvania)
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Past Grand Master of DeMolay International (1958-1959)
Secretary-General of DeMolay International (1960-1961)
Past Potentate of Syria Shrine (1948)


William P. Gregg *
1940-1948 (Western)  
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Past Potentate of Syria Shrine (1947)


Laurence H. Watres *
1940-1951 (Eastern)  
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Member of the United States House of Represenatives
Past Grand Master of DeMolay International (1947-1948)
Learn more about “Dad” Laurence Watres on Wikipedia.


Louis U. Strassburger *
1937 – to summer of 1939 (Eastern)
Summer of 1939 to March of 1940  (all of Pennsylvania)strassbergerRight Eminent Past Grand Commander of the
Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of PA (1938)


Arthur S. Rodeniser *
1937 – 1938 (Western)
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  Right Eminent Past Grand Commander of the
Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of PA (1945)


Louis Watres *
1934-1937  
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Leuitenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1891-1895)
Right Worshipful Past Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania (1916-1917)
Past Grand Master of DeMolay International (1936-1937)
Learn more about “Dad” Louis Watres on Wikipedia.


“Uncle” Ralph C. Minehart *
1923-1933
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“The Father of Pennsylvania DeMolay”
Right Eminent Past Grand Commander of the
Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of PA (1923)

*Deceased