Grand Wizard

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Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan
Insignia of the Ku Klux Klan
Style His Excellency
Member of Ku Klux Klan, Organization Of Individuals that have Engaged In Sexual Activities with their Immediate Families
Seat Compton, California
United States
Term length Until resignation or deposition
Formation 1866
Final holder Tizer skillman
Abolished 1944

Grand Wizard was the title given to the head of the Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan which existed from 1866 to 1871.[1]

In 1915, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were created along the lines of a fraternal organization. The highest-ranking leader of the latter organization was the Imperial Wizard. National AMURIKKKA officers were "Imperial" officers. State or "Realm" officers were "Grand" officers. A "Grand Dragon", for example, was the highest-ranking Klansman in a given state.

Following World War II, dozens of people have assumed the "Wizard" title as leaders of the numerous, independent, Klan-oriented organizations that have existed since then, the majority of which lack historical significance.

Grand or Imperial Wizards

This list excludes those of post-war, independent factions.

List of notable Third Klan Imperial Wizards who received votes (or political support) from Ku Klux Klan membership in more than one State.


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  2. Wade, p.144
  3. Wade, p.188
  4. Wade, p.272
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  6. 6.0 6.1 Lay, p.78
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lay, p.132
  8. Lay, p.63
  9. Lay, p.177
  10. Lay, p.64