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Bob Talbott
(1 Episode)

Bob Talbott, a past guest on the Historical Light Masonic podcast, was born in Dodge City, Kansas but spent most of his childhood along the eastern seaboard due to his father's work in the nuclear energy construction industry. He graduated from high school in Newberry, SC and later completed his electronics degree in St. Augustine, FL. He returned to the Wichita, KS area in 1989, where he has lived ever since.

Bob has been a member of Albert Pike Lodge No. 303 for 25 years and is a perpetual life member. He served as its 105th Master in 1999. He is also a plural member of Hope No. 155 in Howard, KS, a dual member of Amity Lodge No. 87 in Newberry, SC, and a member of the Kansas Lodge of Research. He was commissioned a Grand Lecture in 2001 by M:.W:. Mark Nelson and has served on numerous Grand Lodge committees. He has also held various Grand Lodge offices, including Grand Orator (M:.W:. Glen Kohr), Grand Marshal (MW Tracy Bloom), Grand Junior Deacon (M:.W:. Rick Reichert), and Grand Senior Deacon (M:.W:. Michael Halleran). He was subsequently elected to the office of Grand Master in 2017, to serve for the 2018-2019 year.

Bob is a Senior DeMolay from Newberry, SC chapter and an endowed member of the Scottish Rite, SJ – Wichita Valley, and Noble of Midian Shrine Center. He has not yet joined the York Rite bodies, but expects many petitions after this reading.

Bob's daughter Shelbi and grandson Luca are his life focal point, and he is blessed to have them live in the Wichita metro area. He has had many joys in his Masonic experiences, including attending the raising of his Brother and Cousin, taking the degrees, and learning “the work” alongside his older brother Merle Talbott. He is also grateful for the privilege of sitting in Lodge with his father, Charles A. Talbott, who planted the Masonic seed many years ago.

Outside of Masonry, Bob is a Portfolio-Delivery Manager for the PepsiCo companies, where he delivers domestic and international Information Technology projects to support the business, a role he has held for the last 24 years.