For the record, here is the masonic background and involvement of John Jacob Astor:

Master of the Holland Lodge No. 8, of N.Y.C.:1788

Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of New York: 1796-1801

Junior Grand Warden on two occasions: 1796 and 1801

Secretary of the Commandery (then called Encampments)

“For a busy man, he kept himself busy in his Masonic work.”

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