Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Illustrious James L. Tungate, 33° to Write Special Introduction in Famous American Freemasons: Volume II


Todd E. Creason has announced that the Illustrious James L. Tungate, 33° has agreed to write a special introduction to Famous American Freemasons: Volume II due out on July 4th, 2009.
"He's a terrific writer, and I thought of him immediately," Creason said. "I'm very happy he agreed to do it. And he did a terrific job. I think readers are really going to enjoy his introduction."

James L. Tungate is an Active Member of the Supreme Council, Thirty-third Degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, and serves as Executive Producer of its Thirty-Third Degree, as well as a writer for the Ritualistic Matters Committee and Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee. He is the representative to the Supreme Council for France. He is the former Worshipful Master of Milford Lodge No. 168, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and current Treasurer of Watseka Lodge No. 446. He serves the Grand Lodge of Illinois as its Chairman of Legislation.

Mr. Tungate graduated with Honors from Illinois Wesleyan University and earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University, and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law as a Harnow Scholar. He has taught at Northwestern University and was Chairman of Communications for Loyola University, New Orleans, before establishing a private law practice in Illinois with his wife, Susan Sumner Tungate. He has also taught law in the gifted child program at Purdue University. He was one of the founders of, and continues teaching in, the People’s Law School, a project sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association to educate the general public about everyday issues of law. He also serves the Illinois Bar as an elected Representative to its General Assembly. He is the President of the Iroquois County Bar Association. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar as well as a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Fitness and Character.

Mr. Tungate and his wife, now Circuit Court Judge Susan Tungate, reside in central Illinois. They have two sons, Edward and James, who are also life members of their father’s Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley, where their grandfather and great-grandfather were also members.

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