Most Worshipful Brother
William S. Stewart, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1920 – 1921

Honourable William S. Stewart was born at Marshfield on the 13th day of February, A. D. 1855. He received his education at the Marshfield District School, the Prince of Wales College and McGill College, Montreal, where he graduated at the head of his class, with First Class Honors in Classics on April 30th, 1878; receiving the B. A. degree, and the Chapman Gold Medal in Classics.

In the same year he began the study of law in Charlottetown. Completing his course he was admitted a Barrister and Attorney of the Supreme Court on July 15th, 1882. He practiced his chosen profession in this Province until July 22nd. 1914, when he was appointed Judge of the County of Queens by His Excellency the Governor General of Canada; and in July 1917 His Excellency the Duke of Devonshire, Governor General of Canada, appointed him Judge of the Prince Edward Island Admiralty Division of the Exchequer Court of Canada.

He was a member of the Provincial Government from December 1911 until August 1914 representing Charlottetown in the Legislature.

Brother William S. Stewart was initiated, passed and raised in Masonry in St. Johns Lodge, No. 1, receiving the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on September 13th, A. D. 1892. After filling several Offices in his mother Lodge he was elected Master in A. D., 1915 and soon became an active member of Grand Lodge. He was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1917; Senior Grand Warden in 1918 and Most Worshipful Grand Master in 1920.

From the Proceedings of the 45th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1920).