Supreme Governor

A Note from the Supreme Govenor

“We have over 630,000 dedicated men who care deeply about our core values of helping children in need, seniors, and the communities in which we live. I have met many of these individuals and am confident that they will carry on our rich tradition of fraternalism. If you are a current member, I thank you for all you do. If you are new to the Moose, I encourage you to learn more about the great things for which this Fraternity stands.”

Franz Griswold, Supreme Governor


Franz R. ‘Fritz’ Griswold serves as Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose.  He was elected to this post in July 2016 at the 128th International Convention in St. Louis.  Prior to this post, he served as Supreme Jr. Governor from 2015-2016 and Supreme Prelate from 2014-15.  Fritz has served on the Supreme Council, the Fraternity’s Corporate Board of Directors since 2007; the Mooseheart Board of Directors from 2004-2007; the Moose Charities Board of Directors and its predecessor group, the Endowment Fund Board from 1991-2004.

Fritz joined the Moose in 1978 as a member of Dansville, NY Lodge 1130, where he holds a Life Membership.  He has held many of the chairs and has served as Lodge Administrator for 22 years.  Fritz was elevated to Genesee Valley (NY) Moose Legion 61, where he holds a Life Membership.

He is very active at the New York Association level, serving as Deputy Supreme Governor, Mooseheart/Moosehaven Marketing Representative and as a trainer for Lodge officers/committeemen. Fritz is a member of the 350 Division of the Moose 25 Club, received the Fellowship Degree of Honor in 1983 and the Pilgrim Degree of Merit in 1991.

Away from his fraternal duties, Fritz enjoys golfing.  He is a former Council President of the Boy Scouts of America.  Fritz and his wife, Beth, reside in Dansville, NY.  They have three children, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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