Grand Master Clayborn with Imperial Divan during Imperial Council Session hosted in the great state of Texas.
Dr. Isadore Huddleston Clayborn 33° was born on July 21, 1913 in Waco, Texas. A longtime resident of Dallas, Dr. Clayborn attended Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, TX, and Bishop College in Dallas, where he was bestowed with an honorary doctor of humanities degree. In 1942 he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served during World War II. Dr. Clayborn was also a retired employee of Kodak Co., and owner and CEO of Pioneer Management Company, Inc. He was married to Roberta Clayborn and out of this union was born a son, Gregory L. Clayborn.
He served as Worshipful Master of Paul Drayton Lodge No. 9, in Dallas, Texas; Grand Junior and Grand Senior Warden of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and as Deputy Grand Master. He was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master in June, 1965, of which he served until June, 1981.
He served as Grand Recorder of the Grand Commandery of Knights of Templar Masons of the State of Texas for more than five years. In 1961, Brother Clayborn was appointed Deputy for Scottish Rite Masons of Texas, after having served as Commander-in-Chief of Dale Consistory No. 31, relinquishing the Office of Deputy in 1965, when he was elected Grand Master.
During the years prior to his Grand Mastership, Brother Clayborn also served on the United Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He served as Grand Marshal, Grand Master of Ceremony and as Lieutenant Grand Commander. He served as Sovereign Grand Commander, A.A.S.R. for the Southern Jurisdiction from October 1981 until he entered into eternal rest. He served faithfully on the Steering Committee and other Committees for the Conference of Grand Masters. Even so, he had the time to serve as Chairman, C.C.F.C. from 1982 until 1992.
He was very active in the Phylaxis Society, to which he was a life member. Also, he was an Honorary Past Imperial Potentate of the Ancient Egyptian Order, Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and he served as Chairman, Committee on Fraternal Relations for many years.
The Grand Architect of the Universe saw fit to bring him from labor to reward on April 4, 1994.
He served on all other bodies of the Masonic Family. Masonry was part of I. H., and I. H. was a part of Masonry for 44 years.
(sources: Jet Magazine, May 2, 1994 and Resolution from the MWPHGL of Texas)
We were organized October 14, 1989.