Famous Masons

Famous Masons


Abbott, Sir John J.C. – Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
Aldrin, Edwin E. – Astronaut
Armstrong, Louis – Jazz Musician
Arnold, General Henry “Hap” – Commander of the Army Air Force
Austin, Stephen F. – Father of Texas
Autry, Gene – Cowboy actor
Baldwin, Henry – Supreme Court Justice
Balfour, Lloyd – Jewelry
Bartholdi, Frederic A. – Designed the Statue of Liberty
Bassie, William “Count” – Orchestra leader/composer
Baylor, Robert E. B. – Founder Baylor University
Beard, Daniel Carter – Founder of the Boy Scouts
Bell, Lawrence – Bell Aircraft Corp.
Bennett, Viscount R.B. – Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35
Berlin, Irving – Entertainer and Composer
Black, Hugo L. – Supreme Court Justice
Blair, Jr., John – Supreme Court Justice
Blatchford, Samuel – Supreme Court Justice
Bolivar, Simon – “Liberator” of South America
Borden, Sir Robert L. – Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920
Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln – Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore
Borgnine, Ernest – Actor
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie – Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96
Bowie, James – Defender of the Alamo
Bradley, Omar N. – Military leader
Brant, Joseph – Chief of the Mohawks 1742 – 1807
Brown, Clarence “Bud” – U.S. Congressman from Ohio
BuBois, W.E.B. – Educator and scholar
Buchanan, James – President of the U.S.
Burnett, David G. – 1st President of the Republic of Texas
Burns, Robert – The National Poet of Scotland
Burton, Harold H. – Supreme Court Justice
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. – Flew over North Pole
Byrnes, James F. – Supreme Court Justice
Calvo, Father Francisco – Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865
Carson, Christopher “Kit” – Frontiersman, scout and explorer
Casanova – Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
Catton, John – Supreme Court Justice
Chrysler, Walter P. – Automotive fame
Churchill, Winston – British Leader
Citroen, Andre – French Engineer and motor car manufacturer
Clark, Roy – Country Western Star
Clark, Thomas C. – Supreme Court Justice
Clark, William – Explorer
Clarke, John H. – Supreme Court Justice
Clemens, Samuel L. – American writer who wrote under the name Mark Twain
Clinton, DeWitt – Governor and founder of Public School System (NY)
Cobb, Ty – Baseball Player
Cody, “Buffalo Bill” William – Indian fighter, Wild West Show
Cohan, George M. – Broadway star
Cole, Nat ‘King’ – Great ballad singer
Collodi, Carlo – Writer of Pinocchio
Colt, Samuel – Firearms inventor
Combs, Earle Bryan – Baseball Hall of Fame
Crockett, David – American frontiersman and Defender of the Alamo
Cushing, William – Supreme Court Justice
Dempsey, Jack – Sports
Desaguliers, John Theophilus – Inventor of the planetarium
Devanter, Willis Van – Supreme Court Justice
Diefenbaker, John G. – Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63
Dole, Robert – U.S. Senator
Doolittle, General James – Famous Air Force Pilot
Douglas, William O. – Supreme Court Justice
Dow, William H. – Dow Chemical Company
Doyle, Sir Author Conan – Writer, Creator of Sherlock Holmes
Drake, Edwin L. – American Pioneer of the Oil industry
Dunant, Jean Henri – Founder of the Red Cross
Edward VII – King of England
Edward VIII – King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
Ellington, Duke – Composer, Arranger and Stylist
Ellsworth, Oliver – Supreme Court Justice
Ervin Jr., Samual J. – Headed “Watergate” committee
Faber, Eberhard – Head of the famous Eberhard Faber Pencil Company
Fairbanks, Douglas – Silent film actor
Field, Stephen J. – Supreme Court Justice
Fields, W.C. – Actor
Fisher, Geoffrey – Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 – 1961
Fitch, John – Inventor of the Steamboat
Fleming, Sir Alexander – Invented Penicillin
Ford, Gerald R. – President of the U.S.
Ford, Henry – Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
Franklin, Benjamin – 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.
Gable, Clark – Actor
Garfield, James A. – President of the U.S.
Gatling, Richard J. – Built the “Gatling Gun”
George VI – King of England during W.W. II
Gibbon, Edward – Writer – Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Gilbert, Sir William S. – Was the librettist for “Pirates of Penzance”
Gillett, King C. – Gillett Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. – First American to orbit the earth in a space craft
Godfrey, Arthur – Actor
Graham, A. B.Founder of 4-H and creator of the Junior High School concept
Gray, Harold Lincoln – Creator of “Little Orphan Annie”
Grissom, Virgil – Astronaut
Grock – Swiss Circus Clown
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace – Inventor of the “Guillotine”
Hancock, John – One of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence
Harding, Warren G. – President of the U.S.
Hardy, Oliver – Actor – Comedian
Harlan, John M. – Supreme Court Justice
Hedges, Cornelius – “Father” of Yellowstone National Park
Henry, Patrick – Patriot
Henson, Josiah – Inspired the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
Hilton, Charles C. – American Hotelier
Hoban, James – Architect for the U.S. Capitol
Hobson, David – U.S. Congressman from Ohio
Hoe, Richard M. – Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing
Hoover, J. Edgar – Director of FBI
Hope, Bob – Comedian, Actor
Hornsby, Rogers – An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Houdini, Harry – Magician
Houston, Sam – 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas
Jackson, Andrew – President of the U.S.
Jackson, Reverend Jesse – Minister
Jackson, Robert H. – Supreme Court Justice
Jenner, Edward – Inventor – Vaccination
Johnson, Andrew – President of the U.S.
Jolson, Al – Fame as the first ‘talking picture’ the Jazz Singer
Jones, Anson – 5th President of the Republic of Texas
Jones, John Paul – Naval Commander
Jones, Melvin – One of the founders of the Lions International
Juarez, Benito – President of Mexico
Key, Francis Scott – Wrote U.S. National Anthem
Kemp, Jack – Quarterback Buffalo Bills, U.S. Congressman
Kipling, Rudyard – Writer
Lafayette, Marquis de – Supporter of American Freedom
Lake, Simon – Built first submarine successful in open sea.
Lamar, Joseph E. – Supreme Court Justice
Lamar, Mirabeau B. – 3rd President of the Republic of Texas
Land, Frank S. – Founder Order of DeMolay
Lewis, Meriwether – Explorer
Lincoln, Elmo – First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Lindbergh, Charles – Aviator
Lipton, Sir Thomas – Tea
Livingston, Robert – Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory
Lloyd, Harold C. – Entertainer
MacArthur, General Douglas – Commander of Armed Forces in Philippines
MacDonald, Sir John A. – Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 & 1878-91
Marshall, James W. – Discovered Gold at Sutter’s Mill California 1848
Marshall, John – Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1801 – 1835
Marshall, Thurgood – Supreme Court Justice
Mathews, Stanley – Supreme Court Justice
Mayer, Louis B. – Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Mayo, Dr. William and Charles – Began Mayo Clinic
Maytag, Fredrick – Maytag
McKinley, William – President of the U.S.
Menninger, Karl A. – Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
Mesmer, Franz Anton – practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism
Michelson, Albert Abraham – Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882
Minton, Sherman – Supreme Court Justice
Mix, Tom – U.S. Marshal turned actor. Stared in over 400 Western films
Monroe, James – President of the U.S.
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne – Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon
Moody, William H. – Supreme Court Justice
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Composer
Murphy, Audie – Most decorated American Soldier of W.W. II.
Naismith, James – Inventor of Basketball
Nelson, Samuel – Supreme Court Justice
New, Harry S. – Postmaster General who established Airmail
Newton, Joseph Fort – Christian Minister
Nunn, Sam – U.S. Senator
Olds, Ransom E. – American automobile pioneer
Otis, James – Famous for “Taxations without Representation is Tyranny”
Palmer, Arnold – Golf Pro
Papst, Charles F. – Coined the term “Athletes Foot”
Paterson, William – Supreme Court Justice
Peale, Norman Vincent – Founder of “Guidepost”
Peary, Robert E. – First man to reach the North Pole (1909)
Penney, James C. – Retailer
Pershing, John Joseph – Decorated American Soldier
Pitney, Mahlon – Supreme Court Justice
Poinsett, Joel R. – U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia
Polk, James Knox – President of the U.S.
Pullman, George – Built first sleeping car on train.
Pushkin, Aleksander – Russian Poet
Reed, Stanley F. – Supreme Court Justice
Revere, Paul – Famous American patriot
Richardson, Elliot – Attorney General
Rickenbacker, Eddie – Great American Air Force Ace
Ringling Brothers – All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Robinson, Sugar Ray – American Boxer
Rogers, Roy – American cowboy and screen star
Rogers, Will – Actor
Roosevelt, Franklin D. – President of the U.S.
Roosevelt, Theodore – President of the U.S.
Rutledge, Wiley B. – Supreme Court Justice
Salten, Felix – Creator of Bambi
San Martin, Jose – “Liberator” of South America
Sarnoff, David – Father of TV
Sax, Antoine Joseph – Invented the Saxophone (1846)
Saxby, William – U.S. Senator, Secretary of State
Schoonover, George – Founder of “The Builder”
Scott, Sir Walter – Writer
Sellers, Peter – Actor
Sibelius, Jean – Composer (Finland)
Skelton, Red – Entertainer
Smith, John Stafford – Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.
Sousa, John Philip – Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 – 1892
Stanford, Leland – Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinental railroad
Stanford, Leland – Railroads & Stanford University
Stewart, Potter – Supreme Court Justice
Still, Andrew T. – American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy
Stratton, Charles “Tom Thumb” – Entertainer
Swayne, Noah H. – Supreme Court Justice
Swift, Johathan – Wrote Gulliver’s Travels
Taft, William Howard – President of the U.S.
Teets, John W. – Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
Thomas, Dave – Founder of Wendy’s Restaurants
Thomas, Lowell – Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice
Tirpitz, Alfred Von – German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
Todd, Thomas – Supreme Court Justice
Travis, Colonel William B. – Alamo
Trimble, Robert – Supreme Court Justice
Truman, Harry S – President of the U.S.
Vinson, Frederick M. – Supreme Court Justice
Voltaire – French writer and philosopher
Wadlow, Robert Pershing – Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall
Wallace, Governor George C. – Presidential Candidate who was nearly assassinated
Wallace, Lewis – Wrote “Ben Hur”
Warner, Jack – Warner Brothers Fame
Warren, Earl – Supreme Court Justice
Washington, Booker T. – Educator and author
Washington, George – President of U.S., 1st
Wayne, John – Actor
Webb, Matthew – First man to swim the English Channel (1875)
Whiteman, Paul – The “King of Jazz”
Woodbury, Levi – Supreme Court Justice
Woods, William B. – Supreme Court Justice
Wyler, William – Director of “Ben Hur”
Zanuck, Darryl F. – Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933
Ziegfeld, Florenz – His Ziegfeld’s Follies began in 1907


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