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Matthew David Dupee, Esq., was born in Philadelphia, PA to Bernard H. Dupee and Leonora Reese. He is married to the former Susan Nancy Rhodes.

Mr. Dupee is an attorney at law. He graduated with honors from Penn State University in 1981 with a BA in Political Science. In 1983, he entered the M.Phil. Soviet East European Studies program, he attended the University of Glasgow in Scotland, in 1985 he received Diploma in Comparative Law from the University of Florence in Italy and in 1987 Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law.

Memberships

  • Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati

  • Military Society of 1812: Past President

  • Order of Founders and Patriots: Secretary General

  • Colonial Order of the Acorn: Solicitor General

  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US: Past Commander (PA); Judge Advocate General in Chief

  • Society of Colonial Wars (NC, FL, IL); Past Chancellor (NC)

  • Colonial Society of Pennsylvania: Councilor

  • Aztec Club of 1847: Councilor

  • Order of Indian Wars (Council of 7)

  • St Nicholas Society of the City of New York (Board of Managers)

  • Gavel Society

  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims; Former Vice President (SC)

  • General Society War of 1812 – (PA) Former Councilor (PA); Counselor General

  • Sons of the Revolution – (PA) Former Board Member

  • Society of the Sons of St. George; Counselor, Former Foundation Treasurer

  • Military Order of Foreign Wars; Former Judge Advocate (PA)

  • St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia; Former Regalia Chairman

  • Ancient Chivalric and Heraldic Order of Albion

  • Société de Bienfaisance- Charleston

  • Antebellum Planters- Chancellor

  • Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy

  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens

  • Scots Irish Society

  • Order of Lafayette

  • National Society Sons of American Colonists

  • New England Society of New York

  • Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Philadelphia

  • Winthrop Society


Authorships

The Liturgy of the Knight Templar Priests 2008

Looking Glass, A Chapbook 2020

Chew on Sniff (Republished with a Foreword by MDD) 2021


Chivalric Orders


Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem - British Realm, HM Queen Elizabeth, II; KNIGHT

Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Vicosa (Portugal, House of Braganca); COMMANDER with STAR

Royal Order of Francis I- Knight (Bourbon of the Two Sicilies); COMMANDER

Order of the Holy Trinity (Ethiopia); GRAND CROSS

Imperial order of St Stanislas (Russia- House of Romanov); KNIGHT 3rd CLASS


Listed In (Publications)


Outstanding Young Men of America, 1987

Who’s Who In Freemasonry, 1998

Who’s Who in America, 2022


Other

A. State Commissions and Awards from State Governors

  1. Lieutenant Colonel of the Veterans Corps of Artillery of the NY- 9th Field Artillery Regiment

  2. State of Indiana- Sagamore of the Wabash

  3. State of Texas- Admiral in Texas Navy

  4. State of Arkansas- Arkansas Traveler

  5. Commonwealth of Kentucky Colonel and Aide de Camp

B. Guilds and Ancient Companies

  1. Freeman of the City of London

  2. Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards (London) - Liveryman

  3. Guildable Manor of Southwark- Juror of the Court Leet

  4. Burgess of the City of Glasgow

  5. Merchants House of Glasgow

  6. Incorporation of Wrights of the City of Glasgow - Company member

  7. Incorporation of Gardeners of the City of Glasgow - Company member

  8. Incorporation of Coopers of the City of Glasgow - Company member

  9. Incorporation of Tailors of the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen - Company member

  10. Deacons and Free Preseses Society of Glasgow Member

C. Private Organizations and Charities (Partial)

  1. Lincoln University – Board Member 2012-16 (appt by PA State Senate)

  2. Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia, President 2005- 2008, Vice President 2003-2005, Secretary 1989-2003, 2009-2015

  3. Penllyn Club, President, 2005- 2008, Secretary 2002-present

  4. English Speaking Union, President 2002-04, National Board 1991-1993, Executive Committee, Phila Branch Vice President 1992-1994, Secretary 1995

  5. Penn Club, President, 2005- 2007, Vice President 2004, Secretary 2000-04

  6. Pan American Association of Philadelphia, Vice President, Board member 2000- 2005

  7. Philadelphia Club, Elective Committee Secretary, Library committee

  8. Historic Rittenhousetown, Board Member 2001-2005

  9. Society of the Sons of St. George, Foundation Treasurer, Counselor, 1989-Present

  10. Franklin Inn Club, President 1998-2000, Secretary 1993-5, 1997

  11. Rittenhouse Club, Board of Governors, Executive Committee 1990-1999

The Brook (NY), Rolling Rock Club , Metropolitan Club (Washington D.C.), Pohoqualine Fish Association, Racquet Club of Phila, Farmington Country Club, Hillsboro Club, Little Club (Gulfstream, FL), Palmetto Golf Club, Fourth Street Club, The Beefsteak Club ( London), Flyfisher’s Club (London), Savage Club (London), New Club (Edinburgh), Royal Cinque Ports GC and Royal Blackheath GC (UK), Royal Tennis Court (Hampton Court), Leamington Spa Rel Tennis Club, Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Pilgrims of the US, Shakespeare Society of Philadelphia, Squadron A Association of NY, Burns Society of NY, Ends of the Earth, Pickwick Club of Philadelphia, Orpheus Club, Honor Guard of the Pantheon (Italy)

Freemasonry

Brother Dupee was raised in Shiloh Lodge by his father, Bernard H. Dupee, PM in April 1982, and later, served as WM in 1989. He was a member of the Spring 1987 Class of the Valley of Allentown and served as Most Wise Master of Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix in the Valley of Philadelphia. He received his 33rd° in Cleveland in 2012.

Knight Grand Cross (highest National honor) of the

  1. Masonic Rosicrucian Society

  2. The Grand College of Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests of the United States of America

  3. The Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of United States Of America

  4. The Grand Council of Knight Masons of United States Of America

  5. Grand College of Rites of the USA

  6. The Grand College of Rites and the Convent General of Knights of the York Cross of Honor

  7. Masonic Order of Alfred the Great 

Recently, upon retiring from a successful term as Sovereign Grand Master of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees, Brother Dupee received the singularly rare honor when, for the first time in history, the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of England and Wales conferred upon him the title of Honorary Past Grand Master.

He was the first American to hold the VII° in Operative masonry and holds seniority as the first American member of the Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, Masonic Order of Athelstan, the Hermetic Chapter of Spiritual Knights, the Pilgrim Preceptors and the August Order of Light. He served a decade as the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Senior Warden of the Royal Order of Scotland for the USA.

Among his other responsibilities, he presently serves as Regent of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America.