Illustrious Potentate Anah Shrine 2021 Illustrious Sir Don Gordon

Illustrious Potentate Anah Shrine 2021
Illustrious Sir Don Gordon

Potentate Don Gordon was born August 03, 1951 in the Town of Skowhegan, Maine He was brought up in the Upper Kennebec Valley Town of Bingham. He graduated from Upper Valley Memorial High School in 1971 and moved to Bangor in 1972

Potentate Don Gordon was raised a Master Mason by his father Douglas Gordon in 1984 at Lynde Lodge, Hermon, Maine. He joined the line of officers soon after that and was Master in 1992 +/-. Don was initiated into the Shrine in 1984, and shortly after that joined the Provost Guard and was Provost Marshall in 1990 and 1991. He joined the Circus Committee as an Assistant Chairman in 1991 and became Circus Director in 1999. He retired as Circus Director at the end of 2006. He was appointed Outer Guard in 2011.

He is married to the former Gail Ramoska and has three children, Jamie West, Nathan Gordon and Sarah Morris. Don and Gail have three grandchildren, Bryce, Molly and Owen.

Professionally Don has been employed by Jordan Gorrill Associates as a soils mechanics lab technician and field inspector. He then was employed by E.C Jordan in the same position. He also was employed by SW Cole Engineering as a field technician and as the manager of the soils mechanic laboratory. In 1988 he left SW Cole engineering and became employed as a real estate appraiser and was trained by Illustrious Sir Guy Chapman. He then went on to form Maine Appraisal Services with a partner and eventually founded Gordon Appraisal Services, he is still self employed as a real estate appraiser and is certified as a State of Maine General Appraiser and specializes as a residential appraiser.

Past Potentates

TIMOTHY DRYDEN DUTCH 2020
ROGER D. GRINDLE 2019
BRAD E. PROUT 2018
STEPHEN “STEVE" TRIMM 2017
ROBERT L. "BOB" TURNER 2016
DONALD "JESSE" THOMAS 2015
RICHARD "DICK" HALLETT 2014
F. LEE KAUFMAN 2013
ANTHONY BOWERS 2012
WILLIAM DAWSON 2011
CHUCK KENNEDY 2010
*NORRIS E. NICKERSON 2009
* EDWARD E. SPRAGUE 2008
* TYLER C. DUNNING 2007
RICHARD P. HALLETT 2006
FREDERICK B. LUNT, JR. 2005
ALBERT A. GIBSON 2004
GUY F. CHAMPMAN 2003
GEDDES W. SIMPSON, JR. 2002
CLYDE V. REYNOLDS 2001
DONALD W. MAXIM 2000
EDGAR C. PROUTY, JR. 1999
EDWARD R. PELLON 1998
RODNEY S. PINKHAM 1997
* CARROLL I GOODWIN, JR. 1996
GOODWIN O. GILMAN 1995
ERNEST C. PARK 1994
* SIDNEY W. WINCHESTER 1993
JOHN S. FERNALD, JR. 1992
* WILLIAM A. OLIVER 1991
* DRYDEN C. DUTCH 1990
*IRVIN L. FOSTER 1989
* JERROLD B. GOOCH 1988
JAMES M. WENTWORTH 1987
LARRY L. HERSOM 1986
* PETER C. FRIEND 1985
* THOMAS R. BAILEY 1984
HAROLD W. CROCKER 1983
* JOHN E. JORDAN, JR. 1982
* HAROLD L. CHUTE 1981
* HAROLD S. WRIGHT 1980
JOHN W. CONTI 1979
* RICHARD H. BAGLEY 1978
* FREDERICK B. LUNT, SR. 1977
* GILMAN N. FRIEND 1976
* JAMES E. HALKETT 1975
* ALBERT H. WINCHELL, JR. 1974
* HORACE E. BUCKLIN 1973
* ALBERT F. GERRY 1972
* MERRILL R. BRADFORD 1971
* PHILLIP L. RACKLIFFE 1970


* LLOYD O. COFFIN 1969
*GALEN L. COLE 1968
* HERSCHEL K. MCINTOSH 1967
* ROY U. SINCLAIR 1966
* HENRY P. CUSHMAN 1965
* SHELDON F. GOLDTHWAITH 1964
* FRANK H. FENDERSON 1963
* EARLE R. WEBSTER 1962
* STEPHEN R. BUZZELL 1961
* CHARLES H. LANG 1960
* GEORGE F. PEABODY 1959
* HAROLD W. WORTHEN 1958
* PERCY H. CAMBELL 1957
* GLEASON A. RAND 1956
* RALPH C. MASTERMAN 1955
* JAMES A MURRAY 1954
* C. IVAN HUNTLEY 1953
* FRANIS E. PEARSON, JR. 1952
* GEORGE W. SCOTT 1951
* DONALD F. MCGARY 1950
* EDWARD S. FARWELL 1949
* HAROLD O. SANBORN 1948
* EDWIN L. COLBURN 1947
* DR. MAURICE P. KING 1946
* GEORGE E. TUNER 1945
* HENRY P. CUSHMAN 1945
* WILLIAM P. NEWMAN 1944
* HOMER M. CYR 1943
* CHARLES W. CURTIS 1942
* CLAUDE F. CLEMENT 1941
* JOHN W. DOWNES 1940
* HAVEY E. KNOWLES 1939
* ELMER E. MCFARLAND 1938
* CHARLES W. SHEA 1937
* JOSEPH D. GARLAND 1936
* RAYMOND T. ADAMS 1935
* LYNWOOD B. THOMPSON 1934
* BENJAMIN C. KENT 1933
* GUY A. HERSHEY 1932
* FRANK E. PRINCE 1931
* FREDERIC W. ADAMS 1930
* SAMUEL H. LANCASTER 1929
* CARL C. HAYNES 1928
* CARUS T. SPEAR 1927
* CLARENCE W. REYNOLDS 1926
* EDWARD W. WOODBURY 1925
* GEORGE W. WESCOTT 1924
* JAMES A. DUNNING 1921-1923

*denotes deceased potentates