At the request of several brethren I have expanded the information available so that you may know me better.
They are linked here so you may go to your area of interest.
Masonic History
C.V. Summary
Leadership Academy
Scottish Rite Article

Masonic History:


David Martin Daugherty, Jr.                                                            Initiated:           29 May 74

      Passed:             04 Nov 74

      Raised:             31 Jan   75

Home Lodge:               Twilight #114  A.F & A.M.  (Life)

                                    P.O. Bx 183    Columbia, Missouri     65205

                                    Past Master, 1979-80

                                    Establishing Librarian, 78

                                    Awarded, Mo., G.L. Achievement Award,  Oct. 80


Dual Membership:        Olive Branch #114  A.F. & A.M. (Hon.)

                                    P.O. Bx 3239    Leesburg, Virginia    22075

                                    Secretary, 1989;  Chair,  175th -1993

                                    Lodge Education Officer, 1991-94

                                    Elected to Honorary membership, 4 Feb 91


Grand Lodge:               Comm. On Lodges U.D. - Missouri

                                    Community Service + P.R. District Officer - Virginia


Member;          The Philalethes Society,   (Life) since 83

                        International Research Society

                                    Official Rep. - 1989-90

                                    Award of Merit - 22 Feb 91

                        Quatuor Coronatorum Correspondence Circle, '78-20


                        Missouri Lodge of Research, since 78


                        The Phylaxis Society[Prince Hall], (Life) since March 91          


Masonic Service Assn. Past Deputy Rep.


Listed in 'Who's Who in Freemasonry" (International)    1984,86 & 97


Author of numerous articles + aphorism's in:

"Scottish Rite Journal", Southern Jur.; Grand Lodge Magazines in Georgia, Missouri, Oregon and Virginia.

Lodge visits include:                 

Bangladesh, Barbados, Canada, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya (Africa), Turkey, Thailand & the U.S.A. from Alaska to D.C.; Texas to Canada.

Scottish Rite, Columbia Valley, Orient of Missouri(life),  since 13 Sept 75

                        Ritualist, Librarian, Author,. Certificate of Appreciation, 1983

A Founder/petitioner-SR Research Society(life),  May 91


Knights of Freemasonry Universal [], A Founder (life) 01-01-01 

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Education: BS Agricultural Economics, May 1974

                University of Missouri, Columbia

DOB:  1 June 1951


Currently retired


Past activities


Founder, President of the Board and Executive Director of the

Loudoun County Transportation Association (a nonprofit).  

Created a public transportation system in Loudoun County Va.


Executive Board, Loudoun United Way and on the allocations panel of

The United Way of the National Capital Area.

(Includes agencies in Southern Maryland, D.C & Northern Virginia).


A founding Director and Administrator of the Dulles Board of Trade, Dulles International

Airport, Washington D.C. 


Marketing Specialist in Economic Development,

Agriculture Department for the State of Missouri.


Statistician: USDA's Statistical Reporting Service


Chess Teacher and Wrestling Coach

A Founder of two UU Churches

Independent Consultant:

Chairman for varies community groups.

Organized Special Events.

Campaign worker for Congressmen, Delegates, and Senators.

Held elected public office.

Served on the State of Missouri Employment and Training Council




Military: Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of a Personnel & Finance Section, USAR.


Research Assistant: USDA's Biological Control of Insects Research Lab..


Honors & Awards:

Who’s Who in America                                    2003 [Pending}

Who's Who in Emerging Leaders                      1993 & 1994

People Who Make a Difference Award            1993

United Way Appreciation Certificates   1990 & 1991

U.S. Presidents "C" Flag Citation                      1988

Who's who in the East                                      1987

Who's Who in Association Management           1986, 1995 & 1997





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David M. Daugherty Jr.                      Harford Leadership Academy                            2002



I have been fortunate to be living out the Chinese curse, “Have an interesting Life”.


To glean Leadership tidbits to pass on to you, let me play Russian roulette through my life and hopefully something may strike you.


As a Son I learned that you don’t provoke!


As a Clown I learned that someone is always watching + waiting for a good laugh!


As a Magician I learned that it may not be nice to fool folks, but it’s better than being fooled yourself!


As an outdoors man, I learned that everything follows a path!


As a Wrestler, I leaned that even Big boy’s fall!


As a Solider, I learned that you do not have to do anything to be shot at!


As a Horse trainer, I learned that the harder they are to break, the better the horse!


As a Statistician, I learned that opportunity is synonymous with positioning!


As a Researcher, I learned that, slow, keen; observation can save you a lot of time!


As a Clergy, I learned that everyone has a good sermon, but you have to get it out!


As a Chess player I learned that you should play the game because you love it, winning will follow!


As a Teacher I learned that you may not always get the lesson across, but you get to set the stage!


As a CEO I learned that you can accomplish anything, if you do not care who gets the credit!


As a Foreigner, I learned that you should always learn at least a few polite phrases in the native tongue, eat the native dishes, and smile!


As an Author, I learned that the more you share the more you’ll learn of life!


As a Writer I learned that life is not all physical, even these inert words have sparks dancing in your mind!


As a Planner I learned that today plans + actions may take many, many years before they happen!


As an Economist, I learned that not only is diversity good, it is better!


As a philanthropist, I learned that, only what you have done for others lives beyond the grave!


As for being disabled I learned that persistence is more important than education or genius!


As for being blind + deaf, I learned that you can see and hear better!


As for being mortal, I learned that everyone will always leave something undone!


Live Well!                             



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Dave Daugherty, 320


[published in the Scottish rite Journal/New Age; by, David M. Daugherty,Jr.]

Masonic support during a Brother's serious illness and recovery teaches him the meaning of Brotherhood.


I first recall talking about Freemasonry with a co‑worker. I was working a part‑time job to put myself through college. There I found a good friend who was a Mason, and I soon was off to seek membership for myself. Suddenly, a new world opened for me as friends and professors came out as Masons to me to help me pursue my desire for Masonic Light.


Initiation struck me like a blow. I strongly remember mentally saying to myself, "Ah‑ha, I have finally found a group of men who think as I do!" My new discovery was so pleasing that I wasted no time becoming active in the Fraternity. I began reading everything I could lay my hands on that bad the word Masonry in it. My wife must have thought this quite unusual for I had never before been a bookworm.


I joined the Scottish Rite and served as a ritualist. In the Shrine, I become a down. In Blue Lodge, I started through the chairs. Freemasonry became a major part of my life.


Then my life really changed! I was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the juncture of my brain and spinal column. The doctor informed me that I had three months to live or about a three percent chance of survival on the operating table. Then, if successful, there would be years of therapy ahead without the promise of ever returning to full health.


Without hesitation, I chose the table. As this life‑and‑death situation progressed, my thoughts turned more and more to my wife. To whom could she turn?


My fears were calmed by the re­assurance of Brethren. The opera­tion was some 23 years ago, and since that time my journey has made many interesting turns. I owe a lot to the men who chose to be­come Masons and who live that life. Thus it is important for me to share the story of my recovery, a journey during which I was assisted by my Masonic Brethren, and that is what I am doing by writing this account.


The surgery left me comatose for several weeks and dependent on life‑support systems. As I regained consciousness, my eyes could not move, and I could communicate in only very minimal ways. However, I was totally aware of what was going on around me. I could tell who came in, what they did, and what they said. To some I was nothing more than a hunk of protoplasm on a bed. While I was in this state, there were two most memorable occurrences that I wish to share.


Every morning the nurses com­municated with me by having me wiggle my toes for them. One par­ticular morning, the nurse who at­tended me must have had a rough night. When she came in to change MY sheets, she threw me around like a sack of potatoes. To teach her a lesson, I didn't wiggle my toes upon her command. Her reaction was perfect! When I did not respond to her request, she ran out of the room screaming for the doctor for whom, of course, I wiggled my toes.


The second incident took place during a visit by my wife and her cousin. My wife was not taking the situation well, and her cousin was determined to cheer her up by cre­ating communication among the three of us. As they gathered by the side of the bed, my wife's cousin was talking a mile a minute and trying everything she could to stir me. Finally, they decided to kiss me to see if any of the many monitors registering my vital signs would be affected. They bent over to kiss me and then bolted up to look at the monitors. Sure enough, the monitors jolted with vigor! They continued kissing and looking up over and over again. I thought my sides were going to burst with laughter!


When, finally, I was taken off life‑support systems, "Damage Control" began to report. My legs wouldn't move, and my head fell limp upon my chest. I could not talk, and on the right side I was blind, deaf, and had a useless arm. Life began again in a wheelchair.


Being 125 miles from home, I didn't expect to see my wife every day. My Lodge, however, took care of her travel expenses so she could be with me without great financial penalty, In my three months of recovery in the hospital, I was visited almost every day by a local Mason. Thank you so much Bro.‑. Fred F. Bair! Many other Lodge Brethren also made the long trip to come to visit. The Tiger Shrine Clown unit came en masse and treated me to my first meal out of the hospital.


Going home was a scary time. The atmosphere of the hospital created a sense of security. Could I survive in the world out there as the new me? As I lay there in the hospital bed contemplating how I would be accepted, the Lodge officers of Twilight Lodge No. 114 of Columbia, Maryland, paid me a visit. They informed me that I had been elected a Warden of the Lodge. My heart leaped from my chest. I am sure this moment marked the beginning of my true recovery; a few friends and Brethren had placed their faith in me, an invalid.


I was wheeled home on a Saturday only to be greeted by my Shrine Clown Unit. They promptly dressed me up and whisked me off to a parade being held that day in town. There they put me in the clown car, stuck a prepaid dues

card into my hand, and drove me, waving joyously, down the Street. Oh, what wonderful feeling of support I experienced that day!


Now came the long road to recovery. To add to my many problems, the right side of my face drooped as if it were melted wax. Finally, I had a nerve graft off my tongue to give tension to my face. (It is quite interesting to see me blink my eye by sticking out my tongue.)


Much of my dignity and common responsibility were taken away from me. I became a second‑class citizen, or at least I felt like one. Sometimes, people refused to talk to me, addressing rather anyone else nearby. On other occasions, persons would carry on a conversation about me and ignore that fact that I was present hearing what they said.


Nevertheless, support continued to flow from my Brethren. I served as Master of my Blue Lodge and established a library in the Lodge. Relearning to walk took place following a Shrine clown car in parades. My gait was even imitated by other downs. Little did they know it was not an act. I was just trying to stay up! Other walking came as I bounced off the walls in the corridors at the local VA. Hospital as I as I made my rounds for the Masonic Service Association's Hospital Visitation Program.


Also, the Scottish Rite kept me on its stage. It was there that I learned to talk again. I often wonder how many times I did my part before they could understand me. Ill.‑. Al Cerza, 33,  and Bro:. John Black Vrooman became my very able mentors in advanced Masonic education. I will never be able to repay these gifts of patience and brotherhood. Because my Brethren said yes to me and allowed me to try, I was able to move forward in this great journey of life.


Freemasons are taught that it is the internal not the external that makes a man and a Mason. They are men who not only know how to read about the Golden Rule, but how to live it as well. Thank you men of Masonic ideals




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