Grand Wizard

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Grand Wizard was the title given to the head of the Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan founded in 1865.


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

Grand wizards or imperial wizards[edit]

This list excludes those Grand or Imperial Wizards of post-war, independent Klan factions:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wade 1980[page needed]
  2. ^ Wade 1980, p. 144.
  3. ^ Wade 1980, p. 188.
  4. ^ Wade 1980, p. 272.


  • Wade, Wyn Craig (1998). The Fiery Cross: the Ku Klux Klan in America. Oxford University Press US. ISBN 0-19-512357-3.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)