Jones elected 175th Grand Master of Masons in Virginia
The Grand Lodge of Virginia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, during its 241st Annual Communication, elected Douglas “Doug” Vernon Jones of Glen Allen to serve as its 175th Grand Master during 2019 – 2020.
There are over 300 Masonic Lodges in the commonwealth and over 33,000 members. Area lodges are located in Farmville, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte and Lunenburg.
Jones was born in Richmond. He graduated from Deep Creek High School and attended courses at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the FBI Academy. He started his professional career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and held several professional support positions in field office operations at the FBI Headquarters and the Columbia, Norfolk and Richmond Divisions and temporary assignments in Tampa, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was the recipient of numerous awards and recognition and retired in 2010 with 35 years of service. Upon his retirement, Jones worked part-time for The Bennett Funeral Homes from 2010 to 2015.
Jones was made a Master Mason in Metropolitan Lodge No. 11 on April 2, 2002, where he is a Life Member in Perpetuity and served as its worshipful master in 2007 and as treasurer from 2010 to 2014. His Masonic services since that day have been extensive, as have been his community services.
During the tenure of Jones, his emphasis will be “Loyalty and Kindness – A Lasting Impression.”