Albert Pike

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Albert Pike
Albert Pike - photo portrait from Brady-Handy Collection, c. 1865-1880.jpg

Photo portrait of Pike, seated, in Masonic regalia (Brady-Handy Collection, c. 1865-1880)

Born Albert Pike
29 December 1809(1809-12-29)
Boston, Massachusetts
Died 2 April 1891 (81)
Charleston, Charleston Co., South Carolina

Albert Pike (December 29, 1809 - April 2, 1891) was an American author and jurist prominently linked with Freemasonry in the United States, having served over thirty years as Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, Scottish Rite in the Southern Jurisdiction (1859-1891), the chief administrative body in the majority of U.S. states of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. During the American Civil War, Pike had been a Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army and Confederate Commissioner to the Indian Nations, most notable in that role for having negotiated a treaty with the Cherokee to support the South.

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