Son and grandson of Freemasons, Georges Vieux has always been interested in this three hundred years old fraternity. His father, a writer and doctor of history, passed on his interest in historical research and the importance of ancient documents as a basis for his work.
Emigrated for 10 years, he lives in the San Francisco area and is a computer engineer in a large corporation in this industry.
Upon arriving in Silicon Valley, he became passionate about the history of the French community that developed strongly from the Gold Rush. He was able to study the origins of the oldest of the many organizations created by French people.
The Masonic Lodge Perfect Union No. 17 began its work on June 6, 1851 and is still active in the Grand Lodge of California. As an heir to the Scottish Rite masonry of Louisiana, its history and tradition shed light on the similarities between the rites of the Ancients, the York Rite and the AASR.
Axes of Research:
- The reciprocal influences of the old and accepted Scottish rites and the Ancient ritual of the first symbolic degree.
- The early traditions of Louisiana masonry before 1850.