The Grand Lodge of Virginia, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, during its 234th Annual Communication, elected Louis Kerford Campbell, of Fincastle to serve as its 168th Grand Master during 2012-13.
Campbell was educated in the public schools of Botetourt County. He received an AB Degree from the College of William and Mary and a JD Degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar and began his professional career as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Botetourt County in 1975 and practiced law from 1976 until 1988, when he was appointed a Judge of the General District Court, 25th Judicial District, serving as Chief Judge of that district for ten years. He retired from the judiciary in September 2012, in his 25th year of service. He is a veteran of the United States Army with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
His Masonic history began on July 19, 1974, and he is an active member in Catawba Lodge No. 342. His Masonic services since that day have been extensive, as have been his community services.
During his tenure, Campbell’s emphasis will be “Masonry’s Youth — Masonry’s Future.”
– Submitted by Kim Martin, Grand Lodge of Virginia