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Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus

The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus (more simply referred to as the Supreme Knight) is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. He leads more than 1.8 million members in more than 14,000 councils and oversees over $77 billion of life insurance in force, as of 2013.[1]

Since its founding in 1882, there have been 13 Supreme Knights.[2] Carl A. Anderson is the current Supreme Knight, a position he has held since 2000.


Supreme Knight[3] Term began Term ended Deputy Supreme Knight[3] DSK Term Supreme Chaplain[3] SC Term
1 James T. Mullen James T. Mullen.jpg February 2, 1882 May 17, 1886 John T. Kerrigan[4] 1882 to 1884 Rev. Patrick P. Lawlor 1882 to 1884
John F. Dowling[5] 1884 to 1886 Rev. Michael J. McGivney[5] 1884 to 1890
2 John J. Phelan[6] John J. Phelan.jpg May 17, 1886 March 2, 1897 William Hassett[6] 1886 to 1887
James C. Roach 1887 to 1895
Rev. Hugh Treanor 1891 to 1899
James E. Hayes 1895 to 1897
3 James E. Hayes James E. Hayes.jpg March 2, 1897 February 8, 1898 John J. Cone[7] 1897 to 1898
4 John J. Cone John J. Cone.jpg March 2, 1898 March 31, 1899 Vacant
5 Edward L. Hearn Edward L. Hearn.jpg April 1, 1899 August 31, 1909 John W. Hogan[8][9] April 1, 1899 to June 3, 1903 Rev. Garrett J. Barry 1899 to 1901
Rev. Patrick J. McGivney[10][11] 1901 to 1928
Patrick L. McArdle[9][12] June 3, 1903[9] to 1905
James A. Flaherty[13] 1905 to 1909
6 James A. Flaherty[11][14] James A. Flaherty.jpg September 1, 1909 August 31, 1927 Martin H. Carmody[11] 1909 to 1927
7 Martin H. Carmody[11][15] September 1, 1927 August 31, 1939 John F. Martin[11][16] 1927 to 1933
Rev. John J. McGivney[11][16] 1928 to 1939
Francis P. Matthews[15] 1933 to 1939
8 Francis P. Matthews[16] Francis P. Matthews.jpg September 2, 1939 October 14, 1945 John E. Swift 1939 to 1945 Rev. Leo M. Finn[16][17] 1939 to 1960
9 John E. Swift[18][19] October 24, 1945 August 31, 1953 Timothy P. Galvin 1945 to 1949
William J. Mulligan[19][20] 1949 to 1960
10 Luke E. Hart KennedyHart.jpg September 1, 1953 February 19, 1964
John W. McDevitt[20][21] 1960 to 1964 Bishop Charles P. Greco[22][17] 1961 to January 20, 1987
11 John W. McDevitt February 22, 1964 January 21, 1977 John H. Griffin, MD[21][23] 1964 to 1966
Charles J. Ducey[24][25] 1966 to April 1976
Ernest J. Wolff[25] 1976 to 1977
12 Virgil C. Dechant January 21, 1977 September 30, 2000 Frederick H. Pelletier[25][26] 1977 to 1981
John M. Murphy 1981 to 1984
Ellis D. Flinn[27] 1984 to February 1, 1997
Bishop Thomas V. Daily[28] February 13, 1987 to April 1, 2005
Robert F. Wade[29] April 1, 1997 to September 30, 2000
13 Carl A. Anderson Carl A. Anderson.jpg October 1, 2000 Present Jean B. Migneault[30] October 1, 2000 to October 27, 2006
Archbishop William E. Lori[31] April 2, 2005 to Present
Dennis A. Savoie[32][33] October 27, 2006 to December 2013
Logan T. Ludwig[34] December 12, 2013 to December 16, 2016
Patrick E. Kelly[34] January 1, 2017 to present


References

  1. ^ "Annual Report of the Supreme Knight" (pdf). Knights of Columbus. August 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  2. ^ "History of the Knights - Supreme Knights". Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
  3. ^ a b c Knights of Columbus archives (December 3, 2018). "Knights of Columbus Supreme Officers". Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Kauffman 1982, p. 18.
  5. ^ a b Kauffman 1982, pp. 40-41.
  6. ^ a b Kauffman 1982, p. 61.
  7. ^ Kauffman 1982, p. 103.
  8. ^ Kauffman 1982, p. 131.
  9. ^ a b c "National Council, K of C., Increases Issue. Next Convention Will Be Held in Louisville". The Boston Globe. June 4, 1903. p. 3. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  10. ^ "The Life and Legacy of Father Michael J. McGivney" (PDF). Knights of Columbus. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Kauffman 1982, p. 287.
  12. ^ Dodge 1903, p. 9; Kauffman 1982, p. 114.
  13. ^ "History of the Uniontown Council No. 1275". Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "First Michigan Man to be Elected Supreme Knight". The Augustinian. XXXV (87). Kalamzaoo, Michigan. August 20, 1927. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "K. of C. Pledge support for NRA". The Bulletin. XIV (16). Augusta, Ga. August 26, 1933. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d Kauffman 1982, p. 338.
  17. ^ a b Kauffman 1982, p. 394.
  18. ^ Kauffman 1982, p. 357.
  19. ^ a b "Swift Appoints Mulligan Deputy Supreme Knight". The Boston Globe. May 21, 1949. p. 2. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  20. ^ a b "K. of C Re-elect* Hart Supreme Knight". The Berkshire Eagle. Pittsfield, Massachusetts. October 22, 1960. p. 5. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  21. ^ a b "HON. JOHN H. GRIFFIN, M.D., K.S.G., K.H.S." (PDF). Knights of Columbus Maryland State Council. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  22. ^ "Bishop Charles P. Greco" (pdf). Louisiana Ladies Auxiliary Association. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  23. ^ Jordan, Robert (March 1, 1964). "New Chief of Knights Led Waltham Schools". The Boston Globe. p. 54. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  24. ^ "McDevitt is reelected as KC head". New Orleans Clarion Herald. October 27, 1966. p. 2. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  25. ^ a b c Kauffman 1982, p. 417.
  26. ^ "Local Delegates at K of C Convention". Hanover Evening Sun. May 21, 1979. p. 14. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  27. ^ "ORDER MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER DEPUTY SUPREME KNIGHT". Knights of Columbus. April 11, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  28. ^ "KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MOURNS THE PASSING OF SUPREME CHAPLAIN EMERITUS". Knights of Columbus. May 15, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  29. ^ "Annual Report of Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant". Chuck Hauger. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  30. ^ Anderson, Carl A. (September 11, 2008). "SUPREME KNIGHT'S EULOGY FOR JEAN MIGNEAULT". Knights of Columbus. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  31. ^ "ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM E. LORI, S.T.D. SUPREME CHAPLAIN OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS". Knights of Columbus. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  32. ^ Gosgnach, Tony (August 30, 2007). "Q and A with: Dennis Savoie". The Interim. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  33. ^ Gyapong, Deborah (February 27, 2015). "Ambassador settles in to new role in Rome". The B.C. Catholic. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  34. ^ a b "Patrick E. Kelly". Knights of Columbus. Retrieved February 1, 2018.

Bibliography

Dodge, William Wallace (1903). The Fraternal and Modern Banquet Orator: An Original Book of Useful Helps at the Social Session and Assembly of Fraternal Orders, College Entertainments, Social Gatherings and All Banquet Occasions. Chicago: Monarch Book Company.
Kauffman, Christopher J. (1982). Faith and Fraternalism: The History of the Knights of Columbus, 1882–1982. Harper and Row. ISBN 978-0-06-014940-6.