The Utah Grand Lodge provides a biography of Glen A. Cook, the first Latter-day Saint Grand Master of the Utah Grand Lodge.

Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Utah

"Grand Lodge of Utah Past Grand Masters,", accessed September 25, 2023

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Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Utah 2008

Brother Cook grew up in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. He attended the University of Oklahoma and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1982. He then entered active service in the US Navy Judge Advocate General Corps. He subsequently served as a Reserve officer, attaining the rank of Captain, including over six years as a General Court-Martial Judge, the Chief Reserve Judge of the US Navy and on the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Brother Cook is qualified as an attorney both in the United States and England and has a private law practice in Salt Lake City.

He received the degrees of Freemasonry in Acacia Lodge No. 17, F.&A.M. of Utah, in 1994, where he served as Worshipful Master in 2000. He was also the founding Master of St Andrew’s Lodge 34. He had the unique opportunity to be installed as the Worshipful Master of Sentinel Lodge 4707, Stockport, England in May, 2006. In September, 2007, he was invested with the rank of Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden for the Province of Cheshire, United Grand Lodge of England.

A member of a number of Masonic appendant bodies in this country and England, he has been the presiding officer in many of them. He was coroneted a 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary in October 2003. He was appointed as a Grand Lodge officer in 2002 by MW Wm. Powell and installed Grand Master of Masons in Utah at the 136th Annual Communication in 2008.

He was President of Cabiri International in 2012-2013 and was appointed the Intendant General of the Red Cross of Constantine, Division of Utah, in 2014.

Brother Cook was installed as the Sovereign Grand Master of the Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States in 2020, and as Grand Master General of Knights of the York Cross of Honour in 2021. At the 2021 Biennial of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he was elected to receive the Grand Cross of the Court of Honor.

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