Maj. John B. Jones Masonic Rangering Co.
Most Texas Masons are well aware of the longstanding relationship that has existed between Freemasonry and the Texas Rangers. Some are also aware of the fact that the Texas Rangers were instituted by Masonic Brother Stephen F. Austin and supported and maintained by Masonic Brother Sam Houston, Masonic Brother Mirabeau B. Lamar, and every subsequent President of the Republic of Texas (who were all Masons); and later, by each Governor of Texas, many of whom were Masons.
Named after the highest ranking Texas Ranger during the era of the Frontier Battalion and Past Grand Master of Masons in Texas, the Major John B. Jones Masonic Rangering Company
emphasizes the close relationship that Texas Rangers and Texas Masons have always shared. It has been said that “the badge of a Ranger was a good recommendation to become a Mason, and the badge of a Mason was a good recommendation to become a Ranger.”
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Reprinted from “Texas Freemason | Winter 2022