John Wm. McNaughton , 33°
John William McNaughton of Fort Wayne, Indiana, became Sovereign Grand Commander on April 22, 2006. McNaughton had been serving as Grand Lieutenant Commander since August.
The new Grand Commander is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a degree in forensic studies.
Following graduation he was a detective with the Fort Wayne Police Department for ten years before joining his father in the operation of the All Rite Distributing Company, Inc., in Fort Wayne in 1983.
He is currently president of the firm.
A Freemason since 1974, McNaughton was Master of Maumee Lodge No. 725, Fort Wayne. In the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, he was the presiding officer of the Lodge of Perfection in 1996. He became an Active Member of the Supreme Council's governing board in 1998. He is a member of the York Rite in Fort Wayne and Mizpah Shrine Center.
McNaughton is a past president of the Fort Wayne Rotary Club and has been active in the Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he has served as treasurer, trustee and deacon.