Today is James Buchanan’s 221st birthday. It’s only fitting that Lodge No. 43 recognize this date – afterall, we are the ONLY lodge in Pennsylvania that ever had one of its members become President of the United States. Brother James Buchanan (did you know his real name is James Buchanan, Jr.?) served at the 15th president of the US.
Buchanan was born in a log cabin in Cove Gap (now Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park), Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on April 23, 1791, he moved to Lancaster and became a member of Lodge No. 43, and served as Worshipful Master.