Washington, United States of America. An unprecedented event in the history of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States took place today in Washington. William G. "Gene" Sizemore 33° became the first Past Sovereign Grand Commander Honoris Causa of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. He has served as Grand Executive Director of the Supreme Council, office currently occupied by his son.
Gene Sizemore 33° has announced this morning his withdrawal from the Supreme Council in Washington. He was awarded by the Sovereign Grand Commander with the title of Past Sovereign Grand Commander Honoris Causa. Also, Sizemore received from the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Jurisdiction the highest award, Sizemore being the first ever Freemason alive receiving the medal of the Northern Jurisdiction.