On April 9th, 1909 the M∴ W∴ Sunset Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons was organized in the City of Austin, Texas.
The first group of elected offices was as follows:
M∴ W∴ I. J. Williams, Grand Master
R∴ W∴ J. F. P. Bradley, Deputy Grand Master
R∴ W∴ W. White, Senior Grand Warden
R∴ W∴ T. Calhoun, Junior Grand Warden
R∴ W∴ S. C. Smith, Grand Treasurer
R∴ W∴. W. A. Allen, Grand Secretary
The M∴ W∴ Sunset Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons is a fraternal and benevolent Masonic institution with sovereign and legal powers to operate in the State without interference from or any source. Our doors are open to anyone who possesses the necessary qualification and is desirous of being admitted with our sacred confines. We accept into our midst, those of lawful age, free born, sound in mind and body and of moral character.