Gordon Stick

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Gordon Stick
BornGordon Malvern Fair Stick
(1903-07-17)July 17, 1903
Nagoya, Japan
💀DiedOctober 24, 1986(1986-10-24) (aged 83)
Baltimore, MarylandOctober 24, 1986(1986-10-24) (aged 83)
Resting placeGreen Mount Cemetery,
Baltimore, Maryland
39°18′25.3″N 76°36′30.5″W / 39.307028°N 76.608472°W / 39.307028; -76.608472
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🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🏫 EducationJohns Hopkins University
💼 Occupation
Title20th President General of the
General Society of the War of 1812
PredecessorJohn Whelchel Finger
SuccessorMalcolm de la Houssaye

Gordon Stick (born Gordon Malvern Fair Stick; July 17, 1903 – October 24, 1986) was an American businessman from Baltimore, Maryland, who served as the 20th President General of the General Society of the War of 1812 from 1970 to 1975.

Early life and career[edit]

Gordon Stick was born in Nagoya, Japan, to Estes Pearl (née Fair) and Jacob Monroe Stick, a Lutheran minister and missionary. The family moved from Japan to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1913. [1][2] After graduating from the Johns Hopkins University (where he was a classmate of Alger Hiss) he began his career as an investment banker and retired as Vice President of Sales for FX Hooper Company, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland. [3]

Later life and death[edit]

Stick held leadership roles in numerous community and historical projects in Baltimore, Maryland, including serving as chairman of the restoration committee for the USS Constellation, curator of the Lacrosse Museum at Johns Hopkins University, president of the American College of Heraldry and Arms, and organizer of an historical naval reenactment of the War of 1812's battle at Fort McHenry. He served from 1972 to 1976 as American Grand Prior IV of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. [4][5][6] He died in October 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland, aged 83.


  1. ^ Correspondence with T. H. F. Stick
  2. ^ Ancestry.com
  3. ^ Correspondence with T. H. F. Stick
  4. ^ Grand Priors on the US Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem website
  5. ^ Coat of arms grant documents, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
  6. ^ Correspondence with T. H. F. Stick

External links[edit]

  • Gordon Stick at Find a GraveLua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 23: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
John Whelchel Finger
President General of the General Society of the War of 1812
Succeeded by
Malcolm de la Houssaye

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