Most Excellent Companion George F. Morrow was born on the family farm near Chicora, Pennsylvania on November 17, 1948. He was the second of four sons of Robert J. Morrow and E. JoAnne Morrow. He attended East Brady High Scholl and Pennsylvania State University majoring in Civil Engineering. He married M. Marlene DiPento in 1970 and has two daughters, Tracy and Lisa. He is an Elder and Deacon in Bakerstown Presbyterian Church and still owns the family farm.
His career was in the Heavy Construction Equipment Business since 1970 which encompassed manufacturing and dealer administration, and retail dealer sales, marketing, parts and service. His occupation required the Morrow family to live in Peoria, Illinois; Geneva, Switzerland; Teheran, Iran; Madrid, Spain and Pennsylvania where he now resides in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. Retiring in 2009 he has become more active in Masonry and has presided over many Masonic Bodies.
George’s Masonic career started in 1979 when he was raised a Master Mason in East Brady Lodge No. 640 and continued when he joined the York Rite Bodies in Butler, the Valley of New Castle, and Syria Shrine in 1980. He was Worshipful Master of Butler Lodge No. 272 in 1997, and his Royal Arch Mason career includes the following: Past High Priest of Butler Royal Arch Chapter No. 273 in 1986 and Secretary since 1988, Grand Principle Sojourner 2001-2004, District Deputy Grand High Priest 2005-2015. He joined the Elected Grand Chapter line in 2013 and was elected Most Excellent Grand High Priest on December 8, 2016 which gives him many years of experience to preside over the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania. He was also awarded the Order of Purple Cross in 2016.
He served the Valley of New Castle as Commander in Chief 2011-13, coroneted a 33º mason in 2008 and elected Worshipful Master of the Pennsylvania Lodge of Research for 2017. His Masonic resume includes membership in Butler Council No. 61 Royal and Select Master Masons, Lorraine Commandery No. 87, Keystone Priory No. 26 Knight York Cross of Honor, Golden Triangle York Rite College No. 32, Gateway to the West Council No. 5 Knight Masons, Transfiguration Tabernacle No. XXIX Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priest, Pennsylvania College S.R.I.C.F., St. John’s Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, Baker Trail Forest No. 180 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Islam Grotto, Pilgrim Chapel No. 1 St. Thomas of Acon, Susquehanna Court No. 74 Masonic Order of Athelstan, Ashcom Quarry Assemblage “The Operatives”, Lynn C. Burtner Council No. 545 Allied Masonic Degrees, New Castle High Twelve Club No. 767 and various other invitational and research bodies.