April 29, 2017

William L. Wilbur

Dr. William L. Wilbur circa 1915

circa 1915

Dr. William L. Wilbur (August 22, 1865 – June 11, 1939) was a graduate of the Peddie School and Princeton University (1885). He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical College in 1888. A Republican, Dr. Wilbur served in the State Assembly in 1894 and 1895.

Dr. Wilbur was heavily involved in local and state politics. He was the chairman of the Mercer County Republican convention of 1898, elected as state Assemblyman in 1893, acted as Hightstown health officer and served one term as Sheriff of Mercer County (1905 – 1908). In 1938 Dr. Wilbur was elected as president of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. In 1936 he made an unsuccessful bid for New Jersey State Senate, running as a Republican.

Dr. Wilbur served Hightstown Lodge #41 as Junior Warden in 1893, Senior Warden in 1894, and Worshipful Master in 1895. He then served as Marshal from 1896 through 1908.

(Return to the Past Masters page)