James R. Morgan III was born as the first of two sons to Deborah Glover and James R. Morgan Jr. in Livingston, New Jersey. He is a graduate of the Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and African American History in 2011. Descended from a long line Prince Hall Freemasons, he was raised to the degree of Master Mason in Corinthian Lodge No. 18 F.&A.M.-P.H.A. in Washington, D.C. on July 24, 2010. He instantly became fascinated with not only the ritual, but also the history of the African American masonic and fraternal tradition. In the year 2011, he was named the “Master Mason of the Year” for his lodge. Brother Morgan has served in several stations of his lodge and on November 25, 2014 was elected as Worshipful Master. Brother Morgan had the distinction of serving in this station for the year 2015 and again in Corinthian lodge’s Centennial year of 2016.