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Lawyer

Albert Pike, American lawyer. Mason (sovereign grand commander Supreme Grand Council, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, 1859).

Background

Pike, Albert was born on December 29, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin and Sarah (Andrews) Pike.

Education

A.M. (honorary), Harvard, 1859.

Career

Teacher various schools in East. Went to St. Louis, 1831. Became fur trader; owner, editor Arkansas Advocate, 1835.

Licensed to practice law, 1837. Assistant clerk Arkansas Territorial Legislature. 1st reporter Arkansas Supreme Court, work appears in 1st 5 vols. of Reports, 1840-1845.

Admitted to practice before Arkansas Supreme Court, 1842. Served in Mexican War. Commissioner to negotiate treaties with Indian tribes west of Arkansas, 1861.

Commissioned brigadier general Confederate Army with orders to recruit Indians, had troubles with his superiors, once arrested as being hostile to Confederate cause.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (several edits.). Prose Sketches and Poems Written in the Western County, 1839.

Membership

Mason (sovereign grand commander Supreme Grand Council, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, 1859).

Connections

Married Mary Ann Hamilton, October 10, 1834, 6 children.

father:
Benjamin Pike

mother:
Sarah (Andrews) Pike

spouse:
Mary Ann Hamilton