South Carolina State Sponsor
Hon. Arthur H. "Jack" Frost III
|Arthur H. Frost III, born August 2, 1944, to Arthur H., Jr. and
Leona Frost, grew up with his two younger sisters Terry and Mary
Ellen in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where he attended school. Graduating
from Oak Ridge High School in 1962, he continued his education at
the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he received a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Majors in
Propulsion Systems and Heat Transfer in 1967.
Known to his friends and associates as “Jack,” he began both his family life and professional career in June of 1967, with marriage to Sharon Beth Anderson on June 11th, and then one week later as a junior engineer in Huntsville, Alabama with a consulting firm to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. While working for NASA, he was recognized for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the success of the Sky Lab Mission with a NASA Director’s Special Commendation, one of only seven given. In 1974, he moved back to Oak Ridge to work for Martin Marietta Corporation where he spent the next 24 years, as Engineer, Principal Engineer, Section Head, and ultimately Department Head.
In 1998, he joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a Project Manager in Information Technology. In 2004, Jack joined Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC as Manager of the company’s Information Technology Application Department.
Initiated into Oak Ridge Lodge No. 1684 in November of 1977, he was appointed Chaplain in April of 1978 and six months later, Esquire. He subsequently progressed through the chairs while also serving on most of the Lodge Committees, culminating in being elected Exalted Ruler for 1982-1983. Jack served as Secretary in his Lodge from 1990 through 1997 and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Budget and Auditing Committees. He was elected to Honorary Life Membership in 1999.His talents were recognized by the Tennessee Elks Association beginning in 1982, when he served with distinction as a member of the Public Relations Committee. A member of the State Ritual Committee for 20 years and Chairman for four, he was also Chairman of the Elks Training Committee for two years, Chairman of the MVSS Committee for four years, Editor of the state bulletin for six years, and Chairman of the Elks “Soccer Shoot” for two years. He founded and was Chairman for five years of the state Technology Committee and is a member of the Leadership Committee and the" Thirsty Thespians.” In 1992, he was inducted into the Tennessee Elks Hall of Fame. He served as Vice-President of the East District in 1984, co-founded the Exalted Ruler/Secretary Seminar in 1999 and was State President in 1998-1999. His abilities earned him the respect of Grand Lodge in 1988 with his appointment as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the East District of Tennessee, then as a Special Representative from 1998 through 1999, and in 2000, he was appointed to the Grand Lodge Membership Committee. In 2002, Jack was elected to the Board of Grand Trustees, and served as Building Applications–West, Pension Member, Approving Member and Chairman of the Board in 2005-2006.
Jack and Sharon have two daughters, Michelle Diane and Jennifer Ann, and one grandchild, Johnny, 2.
Jack and Sharon are members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oak Ridge where he has served as usher and they both have taught Sunday school. Jack enjoys golf, restoring cars, and furniture making while Sharon enjoys gardening, cross stitch, and reading. Jack is active in his community, building parade floats, helping with community fund-raisers, and as a benefactor and sponsor of the high school band. Sharon, raised as the daughter of a 53-year Member – PER – Past State President – Past Grand Lodge Committeeman, also believes in Elkdom’s values and has always supported and been a part of Jack’s efforts. They both look forward to many years of continued service in demonstrating that Elks are an Enduring Legacy Kindling Service, and that “ Elks Care - Elks Share”.