Charles E. Maddox is an attorney for the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas. Prior to working for the Secretary of State, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for Texas, and was a budget analyst for the Legislative Budget Board of Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Master of Public Affairs each from the University of Texas at Austin, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law, and a Master of Laws from Stetson University College of Law. He is admitted to the Bar in Texas, and every civilian federal court which has jurisdiction in and over the State of Texas. He, his wife Emily, and their daughter reside in the Austin Area. A proud eleventh generation Texan, Charles is a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and is an Honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy.
Bro. Maddox, a fifth generation Freemason, was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in Hill City Lodge No. 456 AF&AM in 2006, and served as its Worshipful Master in 2016-17; the lodge earned the Vanguard Award during his term. He is also a member and Past Master (2020-21) of the Texas Lodge of Research, and a member of Union Lodge No. 82 AF&AM, DeMolay Lodge No. 199 AF&AM, Texana Lodge No. 123 AF&AM, and Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. He was president of the Masters Wardens & Secretaries Association for Masonic District 50 (Austin/Travis County, TX) in 2022-23. He served as District Deputy Grand Master for then-Grand Master Ken C. Curry in 2021-22. He was appointed to a seven-year term to the Masonic Jurisprudence Committee for the Grand Lodge of Texas beginning in 2021; he served as Chair for the 2023-24 year.
In Shrinedom, Noble Maddox was created in Ben Hur Shrine No. 58 in 2011. He is a Past Brew Master (President) of the Motley Brue Unit, and is a member of the SREKOJ (Clown) Unit. He was elected to the progressive Divan in 2021. In the Texas Shrine Association, he was elected to the progressive line in 2022. At the Imperial level, he was appointed an Imperial Outer Guard’s aide for 2023-24.
Comp. and Sir Knight Maddox was exalted, greeted, and knighted in Lone Star Chapter No. 6 RAM, Austin Council No. 2 R&SM, and Colorado Commandery No. 4 KT, respectively, in 2009. He served as Most Excellent High Priest (2015-16), Thrice Illustrious Master (2014-15), and Eminent Commander (2017-18) of each body respectively. During each term he presided, the Chapter, Council, and Commandery earned the Zerubbabel, Life Preserver, and Cross and Crown awards, respectively. He was honored with the Cornerstone Award and Cryptic Triangle Award in the Chapter and Council respectively. He serves in the progressive line in the Order of the Silver Trowel and the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor, chair organizations for the Council and Commandery respectively. He served as a District Deputy Grand High Priest for then-Grand High Priest Jackie W. Mathews in 2016-17, and as a District Deputy Grand Master for then-Grand Master Reese L. Harrison, Jr. in 2017-18 – the Grand Commandery of Texas does not have a District Deputy system. He serves five-year terms on the Jurisprudence Committees for the Grand Chapter, Grand Council, and Grand Commandery, including as Chairman in 2022-23 for the Grand Chapter, and 2020-22 for the Grand Council.
He was invited into numerous York Rite Invitational organizations, including the Red Cross of Constantine, the Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, the York Rite Sovereign College of North America- which honored him with the Order of the Purple Cross, and the Knights of York Cross of Honour. He currently serves in the progressive line of the Grand Council of Knight Masons of the United States of America.
As a third-generation member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Bro. Maddox was initiated in 2006 in the Valley of San Antonio Bodies, and is also an affiliate member of the Valley of Austin Bodies He serves as a progressive line officer in James D. Richardson Council of Knights Kadosh No. 4. He is a member of the Knights of St. Andrew. He is a graduate of the all the Master Craftsman Programs. He is an endowed member of the Scottish Rite Research Society.