Famous Masons

Many men throughout history have been members of our fraternity.

In these pages we will present you with them and try to impress upon you the great men that have been Masons.

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Walter Owen

Lt-Governor of British Columbia
Birthday: January 26, 1904 Deceased: January 13, 1981

Biography

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia from 1973?1978. In his youth, Owen was the first premier of the British Columbia Older Boys’ Parliament, which later became the British Columbia Youth Parliament. He became a prominent lawyer in Vancouver. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1928 and in 1933 was named the youngest crown prosecutor in Canada at that time. He later went into private practice and co-founded the Vancouver law firm Owen Bird. In 1958, he was elected as the president of the Canadian Bar Association.

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