Supreme Tall Cedar

James R. Morrison, Jr.

Home Forest:Tennessee Forest No. 195
Wife: Barbara


I was born in Nashville Tennessee to my Mother Ethel Morrison. My Father, James R. Morrison, was a career U.S. Army Soldier. We traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East. After I graduated from a two year college in Nashville Tennessee, I married my wife Barbara and we moved to Fayetteville North Carolina where I started my Career in Law Enforcement. We later moved back to Tennessee and I continued working in Law Enforcement in Rutherford County. I have been married 42 years, raised a son and daughter and have four grandchildren that live close by.

I joined Masonry in 1979. When I retired, I started to put all my time in Masonry, achieving several honors. I became Worshipful Master of my first Lodge in 2004, and another in 2007 through 2012. I belong to the Scottish Rite, with the honor of being a KCCH, (Knight of Commander Court of Honor), the Shrine Oasis of Nashville Desert of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Lodge of Research and Many Masonic Clubs.

My time started with the Tall Cedars in 1998 when Tennessee Forest #195 was chartered and I became a Chartered Life Member. I became Grand Tall Cedar of my Forest in 2006.  In 2011 I was appointed by Supreme Tall Cedar John Shoop to be his District Deputy of District 16. I was honored to be chosen District Deputy of the year for 2011. In 2013 I was appointed as Provisional Supreme Director for Region 10.

Since 1998 I have put a lot of effort into working with the Tall Cedars believing in what we stand for, to find a cure for and prevention of Muscular Diseases while working with M.D.A. I believe we as Cedars have the best organization you can belong to and would like the opportunity to be a part of the growing of Cedarism in the future by becoming your Junior Deputy Supreme Tall Cedar.