Brother Rev. John W. Hamilton, 33°, Chancellor of American University from 1916-1922, was born in March 1845. He visited and presented to Singleton Lodge #30 in 1921 a proposal for an AU Lectureship on Freemasonry. A motion was passed for the Master to confer with Brother Hamilton and the Grand Master for the consummation of this proposal. Upon further discussion the motion was amended to include three more members and to thank Bro. Hamilton for the honor of Singleton Lodge #30 to father the proposal. Bro. Hamilton became a Methodist Bishop in 1900, and was pastor of congregations in Ohio and Massachusetts, before succeeding his brother, Rev. Franklin Elmer Ellsworth Hamilton, as Chancellor of AU. Bro. Hamilton is included in 10,000 Famous Freemasons.