Milton F. “Toby” Fitch Jr. – Masonic Bio
Master Mason – Mt. Hebron #42, Wilson, NC
Masonic Offices Held
(2003 – 2018) – Most Worshipful Grand Master State of NC and Jurisdiction
Milton Frederick “Toby” Fitch, Jr. is the son of the late Milton F. and Cora Whitted Fitch. He was born and reared in Wilson, North Carolina and attended the public school system graduating from Charles H. Darden High School. Furthering his education, he graduated from North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1969 and his Juris Doctorate in 1972 from North Carolina Central University School of Law. He is the proud father of Melanie Fitch and Milton Fitch, III.
He taught and coached football at North Carolina Central University and Delaware State College. In 1975, he was admitted to the North Carolina Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.
For Many years, Toby has devoted considerable skills and talents to serving the people of Wilson, Edgecombe and Nash Counties, and the State of North Carolina. He is a member of Mount Hebron Masonic Lodge #42 and a lifetime member of the NAACP.
Being actively involved in his community, he contributed from out-of-pocket expenses to the Youth Enrichment Program, Which allowed over 500 children to be fed daily. He consorted with the Hardees Corporation, which resulted in this company feeding these children. He was instrumental in getting children of Wilson County involved for the summer in the Upward Bound Program at Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia.
He has served nine terms as a member of House of Representatives in the State of North Carolina. He was the First African American in the State of North Carolina to preside over the House, the first Majority Whip and the first African American to be elected House Majority Leader.
Toby has served on various boards and commissions such as The Council of State Government Committee on Suggested State Legislation; Joint Selection State Health Insurance Committee; Joint Legislative Commission on Government Operations; State Personnel Study Committee as the Co-Chairman; Advisory Budget Commission; Sub-Committee on Board of Awards; Court Case Disposition Committee; Workplace Safety Study Commission and several others.
Toby has received several awards such as the North Carolina AFL-CIO “A Friend of the Working People”, Youth for Social Change Award from Southerners, Community Service Award from North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, Albert L. Turner Award from North Carolina Central University, Legislator of the year Award from North Carolina Association of Education Office Personnel, and was cited by the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf Foundation.
Toby was appointed Superior Court Judge of District 7B on December 29, 2001. He was recently elected as the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge Jurisdiction of North Carolina, Incorporated.
His accomplishments are only surpassed by his dedication.