Auston "Gene" Smith is the District Deputy Grand Master of the Sixth
Southern District of The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of
Illinois. As such he is the Grand
Master's personal representative for the District, which includes St. Clair
Lodge No. 24, Trenton Lodge No. 109, Lebanon Lodge No. 110, Douglas Lodge No.
361, Freeburg Lodge No. 418, and O'Fallon Lodge No. 576.
Smith is currently the Worshipful Master of Kaskaskia Lodge No. 86, Red Bud,
IL; the Past Master of St. Clair Lodge No. 24, Belleville, IL, and is an
Honorary member of Emeth Lodge No. 1030, Cahokia, IL. R.W.B. Smith is a past presiding officer of
numerous appended bodies of Masonry, including Past Sovereign Prince, Cahokia
Council of the Princes of Jerusalem, Valley of Southern Illinois (V.S.I.,
A.A.S.R.); co-founder, charter member and Past Commander of the Knights of St.
Andrew, V.S.I., A.A.S.R.); Past Excellent High Priest, Belleville Chapter No.
106, Royal Arch Masons; Thrice Illustrious Master, Belleville Chapter No. 67,
Cryptic Masons; Eminent Past Commander of Tancred Commandery No. 50, Knights
Templar, and he is currently the Eminent Grand Senior Warden of the Grand
Commandery of Knights Templar of Illinois
Smith retired from the U.S.A.F. on 31 Dec 2006 as a colonel with 34 years of
service; he lives on Wildwood Lake, south of Smithton, IL.