- Grand Master of Utah | 2021 -
Most Worshipful Brother Daniel J. Lawes
Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge
of Free & Accepted Masons of Utah
Most Worshipful Brother Daniel J. Lawes was born in Massachusetts to Doug and Linda Lawes. At a young age the family moved to Wyoming where he was raised in Evanston and Little America with a brief stint in Farmington, Utah in between.
Brother Lawes graduated from Green River High School in Green River, Wyoming. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health from the University of Utah and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Walden University. He has worked for University of Utah Health Care since 2008. From 2011 to 2016 he served as a Planning Commissioner and Planning Commission Chair for The City of West Jordan, Utah.
He is married to the love of his life Janci and together they have one beautiful daughter.
Brother Lawes was Initiated, Passed and Raised a Master Mason in 2005 in Wasatch Lodge #1 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He later joined Christopher Diehl Lodge #19 in Magna, Utah (now Oquirrh Lodge #19) in 2007, serving in many positions including Worshipful Master in 2013, 2018 and 2019. He is also a member of Canyon Lodge #13 in Midvale, Utah, Rock Springs Lodge #12 in Rock Springs, Wyoming and a Charter Member of Camp Floyd Historic Lodge #205. He is honored to hold Honorary Memberships in Rocky Mountain Lodge #11 in Tooele, Utah and Harmony Lodge #20 in Logan, Utah. He was first appointed as a Utah Grand Lodge Officer by Most Worshipful Brother Gerald Everett in 2015.
He is also a member of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Orient of Utah, in November 2017 he was honored to be invested a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor. He is a member of the Provo York Rite Bodies, Bonneville Conclave Red Cross of Constantine and Salt Lake #114 National Sojourners.
In 2020 he was recognized by the International Supreme Council of the Order of DeMolay with the Honorary Legion of Honor. He served as Chairman of the Conference of Grand Masters of North American at their Annual Meeting in 2021.
In his spare time, Brother Lawes enjoys spending time with family, trips to Disneyland, woodturning and fishing at Flaming Gorge with his Father-in-Law John.