Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Ill. Tony R. Krall, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
Orient of MN, A. & A.S.R., S.J.

Illustrious Brother Tony R. Krall’s Masonic journey started when he joined Joseph Miller Chapter, Order of DeMolay in 1972.  Tony served DeMolay as the Master Councilor of his local Chapter and as an appointed and elected State Officer.  He was awarded the degree of Chevalier, the highest honor for service as an active DeMolay.

Since moving to Minnesota, Tony has remained active in DeMolay.  In 1989 he was elected to DeMolay International’s International Supreme Council, where he served as one of the 200 national leaders that run DeMolay on a national and international basis.  He has served on the Board of Directors of DeMolay International (10 years), as DeMolay International’s Grand Master in 1997-1998, and the chairman of the Insurance and Risk Management committee.  Also, he served as Minnesota DeMolay’s Executive Officer for over 7 years.  Tony was awarded the Legion of Honor for adult service to DeMolay.

Tony joined Minnehaha Lodge No. 165, being raised as a Master Mason on January 6, 1987.  Serving as Worshipful Master of his Lodge in 2008, and continues to be an active at his home lodge.

Tony served the Grand Lodge of Minnesota by serving on its Masonic Youth and Leadership committees and by serving four years as chairman of the Membership committee.  Under his leadership, the Grand Lodge sponsored membership seminars focusing attention on development and retention of Masons in Minnesota.  His committee was awarded the Grand Lodge Hiram Award for its service during the 2010-2011 Grand Lodge year.  Currently serves as a member of the Grand Lodge progressive line.

Tony also served 9 years on the Minnesota Masonic Foundation, which administered scholarship programs for individual Masonic Lodges.

Ill. Tony is a member of both the York Rite and Scottish Rite.  In 2003 Tony was elected to receive the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite, Inspector General Honorary.  He is a past Commander of the Minneapolis Valley Council of Kadosh.

Ill. Tony was a founding member of THE SCOTTISH RITE CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE CLINIC OF MINNESOTA, INC., and served as its secretary from 2003 until 2010.

Tony is also a member of all of the York Rite bodies.  He was initiated into the Red Cross of Constantine in 2010. A member of the Royal Order of Scotland, Allied Masonic Degrees, C.B.C.S. and numerous other Masonic bodies.

Tony joined Zuhrah Shriners in 1988 and has been active in a number of its units and clubs. He served as Assistant Chief Aide in 2001 and as Chief Aide in 2002.  He served Zuhrah as Temple Attorney in 2004, and from 2013 to present.  In 2012 he was elected Potentate of Zuhrah Shriners, and led the temple to positive membership growth.  He is a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, a Workhorse, and a member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl.

Tony has been married to his wife Bev for over 34 years.  They have two sons, Andrew and Benjamin (both members of Minnehaha Lodge #165. Scottish Rite and the Shrine, as well as Past State Master Councilors of Minnesota DeMolay), and two grandsons.

Tony graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse with a B.S. in both Political Science and Economics.  He attended law school at Hamline University School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Silver Gavel Honor Society.  He was also a member of the Law Review.  Tony is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.