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S.GI.G. of MN, Ill. Jerry B. Oliver, 33°

Ill. Jerry B. Oliver, 33°

Ill. Jerry B. Oliver, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
Orient of MN, A. & A.S.R., S.J.

Ill. Bro. Jerry B. Oliver was born on November 22, 1952, in Princeton, Minnesota.  He graduated in 1970 from St. Francis High School, where he was active in football and wrestling.  He served in the U.S. Navy before beginning his business career.

Jerry was Raised a Master Mason in 1977 in Anoka Lodge #30, Anoka, Minnesota, where he was Master in 1984 and received the Hiram Award in 2004.  In 1979, Ill. Bro. Oliver became a Master of the Royal Secret at the Scottish Rite Valley of Minneapolis.  In 1985 he joined the Minneapolis Valley Consistory line, serving 12 years as an officer, the last two as Master of Kadosh.  In recognition for his many services to the Rite, he was invested a KCCH in 1993, and coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 1999.

Ill. Bro. Oliver is also active in many other Masonic Bodies. Among them are; Order of the Eastern Star, Marshal for several terms; Job’s Daughters, Past President and Emeritus Member of the Job’s Daughters Endowment Fund Board, Golden Triangle Award for service; Order of DeMolay, six-year Member of the Board of Trustees, two-term President and Emeritus Member of the DeMolay Foundation of Minnesota, DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1990; member of the York Rite, Red Cross of Constantine and National Sojourners.

A dedicated Noble of Zuhrah Shrine since 1980, Ill. Bro. Oliver was appointed to its Divan as Outer Guard in 1989, has chaired various Divan committees and served as Potentate in 1997.  He also served as a representative to the Midwest Shrine Association and was a voting representative to the Imperial Shrine for the four years following his year as Potentate.  He was appointed as the Deputy Director General for the Imperial Shrine Session for 2003, serves as an Imperial Potentate Aide, and was recently appointed to the Resolutions Committee.

Jerry and his wife, Peg, who is a teacher for the deaf and hearing impaired, are active in St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minnesota, and have two children, Laura, an RN in post-op recovery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and Brandon, a Deputy with the Anoka County Sherriff’s Dept.

Ill. Bro. Oliver’s business acumen and lifelong dedication to Masonry predict he will contribute much as Minnesota’s leading Scottish Rite Freemason.