Stanton T. Brown II was born on January 29, 1947 in Independence, Missouri, the eldest of 5 children born to Stanton and Shirley “Johnnie” Brown. The family moved to a farm in Sibley, Missouri where Stan lived and attended school in the Fort Osage school district where he was active in athletics and graduated in 1965. He attended the University of Missouri in Columbia for one year and then joined the military. He served in the Army Security Agency for 4 years with a top secret security clearance and spent 3 years overseas and then completed his obligation in 1970. In February, 1971 Stan received training in the first class offered in Kansas City as a Federal Protective Officer (FPO) and worked for GSA at both the Bannister Road location and the Truman Library. He then returned to college full time and began working in banking full time. After graduating from college with a degree in accounting, he continued to work in the banking field and was VP/Cashier of a local bank when he accepted a position with American International Aluminum in 1991. In 1996 Stan opened an insurance agency while still working for American International Aluminum and continues to work for American International as an administrative manager and his insurance agency.
In 1971 Stan married his high school sweetheart, Janice Clark, and they have two children, Patrick and Mary, 2 grandchildren and one on the way. Patrick is a member of Buckner Lodge # 501. Stan is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage.
Stan began is masonic career at Buckner Lodge # 501 in the spring of 1971 and became a master mason on May 21, 1971. He served as master of his lodge in 1978 and was part of the team that prepared and presented the centennial celebration for Buckner Lodge in 1977. Stan is currently serving as treasurer of Buckner Lodge # 501 and on the building board. He was appointed a Grand Chaplin in 2009 by MWB Rocky E. Weaver and has been active on Grand Lodge committees serving on the scholarship committee, the PR committee and the Ways and Means committee. He has served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 19 masonic district for 2010 and 2011 and helped develop the DDGM manual.
He has memberships in Independence Chapter RAM #12 (Past High Priest), Independence Council #49 Cryptic Masons (currently serving as Illustrious Master), Palestine Commandery #17 Knights Templar (currently serving as Eminent Commander), Kansas City Valley Scottish Rite, Harry S Truman York Rite College #167, Charlemagne Council # 79 Knight Masons, Kilwinning Council #19 AMD, Mary Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, Missouri Lodge of Research, Royal Order of Scotland, St. Thomas of Acon, and National Sojourners KC Chapter #63.
His service to the community has included division president of the Buckner baseball league, coach of several girls youth softball teams, coach of several girls youth basketball teams, treasurer of the local boy scouts troop, treasurer of the Buckner Chamber of commerce, board member and past president of Community Services League (CSL), board member of Buckner Senior Citizens, Inc., and board member of Buckner Area Community Services.