Ill. Leonard E. Buffington, 33º, S.G.I.G.
Ill. L.E. Buffington was born on May 3, 1936, in DeKalb County, Georgia, and attended public schools there before enrolling in the University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology as a student of Electrical Engineering. He received his State of Georgia Real Estate Broker's license in 1965 and has been prominent in the Real Estate field: Owner, President, and Qualifying Broker of Triangle Realty, Inc.; President, East Metro Surveyors and Engineers; Past President, DeKalb Society of Commercial Realtors; Past Chairman, Political Action Committee; Past Chairman, State of Georgia Board of Realtors, Public Relations and Communications Committee; Chairman, Membership Committee, and Immediate Past President DeKalb Board of Realtors.
Ill. Brother Buffington's church affiliations include: Charter Member of Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, where he was Youth Fellowship Leader, and Briarlake Baptist Church, where he has served as Baptist Youth Training Union Leader and coached Youth Baseball and Basketball teams.
A member, since 1962, and Past Master (1994-95) of Clarkston Lodge No. 492, Clarkston, Georgia , Ill. Buffington is also a Charter Member of Metro Daylight Lodge No. 743. Chamblee, Georgia, and its Immediate Past Master (2004). Past President of the DeKalb County Masonic Association and a member of the DeKalb Memorial Club, Ill. Buffington has served the Grand Lodge of Georgia as a D.D.G.M.; D.D.G.M. District Chairman and State Chairman. He was appointed to the Grand Line in 2002 and is now serving as Junior Grand Warden, Grand Lodge of Georgia.
Among other Masonic organizations, he is Past Illustrious Master of Jason Burr No. 13, R.&S.M.; Past High Priest of Mt. Zion Chapter No. 16, R.A.M.; Senior Warden of Coeur de Lion Commandery No. 4, K.T.; Junior Deacon of Zarthan Council No. 329, Allied Masonic Degrees; Carl F. Lester Council No. 65, Knight Masons of the United States; St. Ambrose Conclave Red Cross of Constantine; Luther B. Palmer York Rite College No. 123; Royal Order of Scotland and Personal Aide (1998-2000), Yaarab Shrine Temple, Atlanta, Georgia.
A very active Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Atlanta, Ill. Buffington, is a recipient of the Double Eagle Award in recognition of his many services; Past Commander K.C.C.H.; 13º and 30º Cast Member; Child Care Committee; Past Wise Master, Atlanta Chapter Rose Croix. He was coroneted a 33º I.G.H. in 2001.
Ill. Leonard E. Buffington resides in Tucker, Georgia. He and his wife, Jean, have five adult children and three grandchildren. His exemplary professional and Masonic career assures his continued success as Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Supreme Council, Orient of Georgia.