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Brother Roger Burt, PhD                                W. Brother Arturo de Hoyos

                  Brother Roger Burt, is a member of                              W Bro. Arturo de Hoyos, 33°,
                Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 and                            Grand Cross, KYCH, is currently
                is the Secretary for the QCC. The Lodge                        the Grand Historian of the
                was founded in 1884 with the intent on                         Supreme Council, 33°, Scottish
                using an evidence based approach to the                        Rite and the Grand Archivist and
                study of Masonic history and research                          Chairman of Publications for the
                into Freemasonry. This innovative                              Grand College of Rites, U.S.A. W
                approach was intended to replace the                           Bro de Hoyos is also a member of
                imaginative writings of earlier authors                        the executive staff at the House of
of Freemasonry. This new style and approach was                                the Temple, in Washington, D.C.
later to be referred to as the authentic school of         He is America's foremost authority on the history
Masonic research.                                        and rituals of the Scottish Rite. His is an author,
  The Founders planned to develop an interest in         editor, and translator of many books and articles
research among Brethren everywhere, to have papers       on Freemasonry, including Albert Pike’s Esoterika:
read and discussed in Lodge and published in its         The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry
transactions Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. The Lodge          (2005), The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide
thus hoped to attract the attention and enlist the       (2007), and Light on Masonry (2008). He also co-
cooperation of Masonic scholars in all parts of the      authored, with S. Brent Morris, the best-selling books
world.                                                   "Is it True What They Say About Freemasonry? The
  Professor Roger Burt is also Chair of Mining           Methods of anti-Masons?" (2004), and Committed
History, Department of History at the University of      to the Flames: The History and Rituals of a Secret
Exeter, Exeter, England.                                 Masonic Rite (2007) with whom he also co-edited
  Brother Burt will be speaking at the Friday night      Freemasonry in Context: History, Ritual, Controversy
Banquet on, “Masonry in the mining West during the       (2004).
gold rush days”.                                           W Bro de Hoyos has traveled and lectured extensively
                                                         on Freemasonry and is the special consultant to the
                                                         Masonic Service Association of North America.

                                                           He was one of three people invited to the Vatican by
                                                         the Roman Catholic Church to discuss Freemasonry.

                                                           He has been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, DC's
                                                         FOX 5 News, WAMU Radio's "Metro Connection,"
                                                         Voice of America, and The History Channel; and has
                                                         been interviewed by the New York Times, El País, and
                                                         other newspapers and magazines worldwide.

                                                                  Proposed Recommendations
                                                                          and Resolutions

                                                           The proposed legislation presented herein has
                                                         been reviewed and approved by your Committee on
                                                         Jurisprudence. The legislation proposed is in proper
                                                         format for presentation to the Craft.

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