FAMOUS MASONS


ASTRONAUTS

Aldrin, Edwin E. - Astronaut; second man on the moon

Armstrong, Neil - Astronaut; first man on the moon

Cooper, Gordon - astronaut

Eisle, Don - Astronaut

Glenn, John H. - Astronaut, and U.S. Senator

Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut

Haise, Fred - astronaut

Michell, Ed - Astronaut

Shirra, Wally - astronaut

Stafford, Tom - astronaut

 

BUSINESS LEADERS

Astor, John Jacob - financier

Balfour, Lloyd - jewelry

Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.

Carnegie, Andrew - Philanthropist and steel industry industrialist

Chrysler, Walter P. - Chrysler Corporation

Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and motor car manufacturer

Dow, William H. - Dow Chemical Co.

Drake, Edwin L - American Pioneer of the Oil industry

Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company

Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer

Fuller, Alfred - Fuller Brush

Gannett, Frank E. - Hobosco Lodge No. 716, Ithaca, NY - media empire

Gillett, King C. - Gillett Razor Co.

Hilton, Charles C. - Hilton Hotels

Lipton, Sir Thomas - Lipton Tea Company

Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag

Mellon, Andrew W. - Banker

Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer

Penny, James C. - J.C. Pennys

Teets, John W. - Chairman and President of Dial Corporation

Thomas, Dave - Wendys Restaurants

 

EDUCATORS

BuBois, W.E.B. - Educator/scholar

Washington, Booker T - educator, inventor, author

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Autry, Gene - actor; Catoosa Lodge No. 185, Oklahoma

Borgnine, Ernest - actor

Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William F. - Indian fighter, Wild West Show - Platte Valley Lodge No. 32, North Platte, NE

Cohan, George M. - Broadway star

Costello, Lou - comedian

DeMille, Cecil B.

Fairbanks, Douglas - actor

Fields, W.C. - actor

Gable, Clark - actor

Gibson, Hoot - cowboy actor; Truth Lodge No. 628, Los Angeles, CA

Godfrey, Arthur - actor

Grock - Swiss Circus Clown

Hardy, Oliver - actor

Hope, Bob - comedian

Houdini, Harry - magician

Irving, Sir Henry - English Actor

Kean, Edmund - English Actor

Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

Lloyd, Harold C. - actor

Mayer, Louis B. - film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Mix, Tom - U.S. Marshal turned western actor

Richards, Michael - comedian (Kramer of "Seinfeld" fame)

Ringling Brothers - all 7 brothers and their father

Rogers, Roy - actor; Hollywood Lodge No. 255, California

Rogers, Will - actor; Claremore Lodge No. 53, Oklahoma

Sellers, Peter - actor

Skelton, Red - comedian

Sloane, Sir John - English Artist

Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer

Thomas, Danny - actor

Thomas, Lowell - radio announcer/newsman

Thornhill, Sir James - English Artist

Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers fame

Wayne, John - Academy Award winning actor; Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, AZ

Wolfitt, Sir Donald - English Actor

Wyler, William - file director

Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions

Ziegfeld, Florenz - Ziegfeld's Follies

Zoffany, John - Artist

 

FOUNDERS

Baylor, Robert E. B. - founder Baylor University

Beard, Daniel Carter - founder Boy Scouts

Dunant, Jean Henri - founder of the Red Cross

Ford, Henry - founder Ford Motor Company - Palestine Lodge No. 357, Detroit, MI

Gompers, Samuel - founder of the AFL - Dawson Lodge No. 16, Washington, DC

Gompers, Samuel - Jewish immigrant, founder of American Federation of Labor.

Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park

Jones, Melvin - One of the founders of the Lions International

Land, Frank S. - Founder Order of DeMolay

Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - founded the Mayo Clinic - Rochester Lodge No. 21, Rochester, MN

Peale, Norman Vincent - founder of "Guidepost"

Sanders, Harland (Colonel Sanders')- Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant

Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder"

Sexson, William Mark - founder International Order of Rainbow Girls

Stanford, Leland - drove the gold spike linking the intercontinetal railroad and founded Stanford University

 

INVENTORS & SCIENTISTS

Banks, Sir Joseph - English Scientist

Colt, Samuel - firearms inventor

Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium

Fitch, John - inventor of the steamboat

Fleming, Sir Alexander - invented Penicillin

Gatling, Richard J. - built the "Gatling Gun"

Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin"

Hoe, Richard M. - invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing

Jenner, Edward - invented vaccination

Lake, Simon - built first submarine successful in open sea.

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

Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon

Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term "Athletes Foot"

Pike, Albert - Revolutionized American Freemasonry

Poinsett, Joel R. - U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia

Pullman, George - built first sleeping car on train.

Salten, Felix - Creator of Bambi

Sarnoff, David - father of television

Sax, Antoine Joseph - invented the saxophone

Spilsbury, Sir Bernard - English Scientists

Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy

 

MILITARY

Allen, Ethan - General, Revolutionary War; Windsor, Vermont

Arnold, Benedict - American General and Later Tratior

Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force - Union Lodge No. 7, Jnction City, MO

Bonaparte, Napolean

Boomer, Walter - Commander of Marine forces during Desert Storm

Bradley, Omar N. - General, U.S. Army

Byrd, Richard

Chenault, Claire L.

Clark, Mark

Doolittle, General James - General, famous Air Force Pilot

Farragut, David G. - Admiral in U.S. Civil War - Naval Lodge No. 87, Mare Island

Garibaldi, Giuseppe - the "George Washington" of Italy - Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Palermo

Herkimer, Nicholas - Brigadier General, American Revolution - St. Patricks Lodge No. 8, Johnstown, NY

Jackson, Thomas Jonathan - "Stonewall" - General in Confederate Army

John Barry - the Father of the American Navy - Old Lodge No. 2, Philadelphia

Jones, John Paul - Founder and first admiral of the U.S. Navy - St. Bernard Lodge No. 122 (now St. Cuthbert No. 41)

King, Ernest J. - Admiral USN

Knox, Henry - first U.S. Secretary of War - St. Johns Regimental Lodge, Morristown, NJ

LaMay, Curtis E. - General USAF

MacArthur, General Douglas - Commander of Armed Forces in Philillines - Manila Lodge No. 1, Manila, Philippines

Marshall, George - General USA

McClellan, George B. - General, Union Army

Montgomery, Richard - Major General Continental Army and First General of the Army to be killed in battle. Dec 31, 1775.

Murphy, Audie - most decorated American Soldier of WWII

Perry, Matthew Calbraith - Commodore; responsible for opening relations with Japan; Holland Lodge No. 8, New York City

Pershing, John Joseph "Blackjack" - General - Lincoln Lodge No. 19, Lincoln, NE

Pickett, George E. - Maj. Gen. (CSA), led "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg - Blandford Lodge, Petersburg, VA

Rickenbacker, Eddie - great American Air Force Ace

Scott, Winfield - Dinwiddlie Lodge No. 23, Virginia

Stark, John - Major General in U.S. Revolution War, "Green Mountain Boys" - Masters Lodge No. 2, Albany, NY

Stillwell, Joseph

Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare

Wainwright, Jonathan M. - American General of the Bataan Peninsula - Union Lodge No. 7, Junction City, KS

Wayne, Anthony - "Mad Anthony"

 

MUSICIANS

Armstrong, Louis - jazz musician

Bach, Johann Christian - Musician/Composer

Bassie, William "Count" - orchestra leader/composer

Berlin, Irving - composer/entertainer

Bishop, Sir Henry - Musician

Clark, Roy - country western star; Jenks Lodge No. 497, Oklahoma

Cohan, George M. - composer

Cole, Nat 'King' - singer

Ellington, Duke - composer, arranger and stylist

Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist

Gilbert & Sullivan - composers

Haydn, Joseph - composer

Jolson, Al - St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York

Kern, Jerome David - American composer, "Show Boat" - Gramatan Lodge No. 927, Bronxville, NY

Listz, Frank - composer

Monckton, Lionel - Musician

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - composer

Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)

Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.

Sousa, John Philip - composer - Hiran Lodge No. 10, Washington, DC

Sullivan, Sir Arthur - Musician

Wagner, Richard - composer

Wesley, Samuel - Musician

Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"

 

OTHERS

Bancroft, Edward - Private Secretary to Benjamin Franklin in Paris and employ of British Secret Service. The first spy (mole) employed in a US embassy.

Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer

Hogarth, William - English Artist

Radcliff, Charles - First Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of France and last British nobleman beheaded in Tower of London in 1745.

Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall

Webb, Matthew - First man to swim the English Channel (1875)

 

PIONEERS & EXPLORERS

Burton, Sir Richard - English Explorer

Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - flew over North Pole - Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC

Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer; Montezuma Lodge No. 109, New Mexico.

Clark, William - Explorer (Lewis & Clark)

Crockett, David - Frontiersman and Alamo fame

Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer (Lewis & Clark)

Lindbergh, Charles - Aviator - Keystone Lodge No. 243, St. Louis, MO

Livingston, Robert - Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory

Marshall, James W. - Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California 1848

New, Harry S. - Postmaster General who established Airmail

Oglethorpe, James - Conceived of Colony of Georgia to be settled by British debtors from the prisons. Started first lodge in Georgia in 1732.

Peary, Robert E. - First man to reach the North Pole (1909) - Kane Lodge No. 451, NY

Scott, Capt. Robert Falcon - English Explorers

Shackleton, Sir Ernest - English Explorer

 

RELIGIOUS

Baker, James C. - Bishop, Methodist Church

Ballou, Hosea - founder, Universalist Church

Bradley, Preston - founder of Peoples Church

Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865

Evans, Hugh I. - National Head of the Presbyterian Church, USA

Fisher, Geoffrey - Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 - 1961

Herbert, Bishop Percy - Bishop of Norwich

Jackson, Reverend Jesse - Minister

King, Thoams Starr

Low, Titus - President of Methodist Council of Bishops

Newton, Joseph Fort - Christian Minister

Peale, Reverend Dr. Norman Vincent - Methodist Episcopal Minister and author

Smith, Joseph - Founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Young, Brigham - Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

SCULPTORS

Bartholdi, Frederic A. - designed the Statue of Liberty - Alsacre-Lorraine Lodge, France

Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - father and son who carved Mt. Rushmore

Hoban, James - architect for the U.S. Captial

Pike, Zebulon - Pike's Peak named after him

Schadow, Johann G. - Prussian Court

Schweizer, J. Otto

 

SPORTS

Brundage, Avery - U.S. Olympics - North Shore Lodge No. 937, Chicago, IL

Cobb, Ty - baseball

Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame

Dempsey, Jack

Dempsey, Jack - boxing

Hornsby, Rogers - baseball

Hubbel, Carl - baseball; Meeker Lodge No. 479, Oklahoma

Naismith, James - inventor of Basketball - Roswell Lee Lodge, Springfield, MA

Palmer, Arnold - golf

Robinson, Sugar Ray - boxing

Young, Cy - baseball

 

U.S. PATRIOTS

Bellamy, Ralph - wrote "Pledge of Allegiance"

Bowie, James - Alamo

Clark, George Rogers - frontiersman - Abraham Lodge No. 8, Louisville, KY

Franklin, Benjamin - signer of the U.S. Constitution; St. John's Lodge of Philadelphia; Past Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania

Hale, Nathan - "I regret that I have but one life to give to my country" - St. John's Lodge No. 1, Rhode Island

Hancock, John - signer of the Declaration of Independance

Henry, Patrick

Key, Francis Scott - wrote the "Star Spangled Banner" (U.S. National Anthem)

Lafayette, Marquis de - French supporter of Amerian Freedom

McHenry, James - signer of the U.S. Constitution - Spiritual Lodge No. 23, Maryland

Otis, James - "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny"

Revere, Paul - "Midnight Ride" - St. Andrews Lodge & Grand Master of Massachusetts

Travis, Colonel William B. - Alamo

 

U.S. POLITICAL LEADERS

Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas - Louisiana Lodge No. 109, St. Genevieve, MO

Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks (1742-1807)

Bryant, William Jennings - former Secretary of State - Temple Lodge No. 247, Miami, FL

Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas

Clay, Henry - U.S. Senator - Grand Master in Kentucky

Clinton, DeWitt - Governor of New York and instigator of the Erie Canal - Grand Master of New York

Dole, Bob - former U.S. Senator/Majority Leader, Kansas; Russell Lodge No. 177, Kansas

Ervin Jr, Samual J. - Headed "Watergate" committee

Goldwater, Barry - U.S. Senator

Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI

Houston, Sam - 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas - Holland Lodge No. 1, Houston, TX

Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas

Kalakaua, David - King of the Hawaiian Islands

Kemp, Jack - former U.S. Senator/Secretary of HUD, New York; Fraternal Lodge No. 625 in Hamburg, NY

La Guardia, Fiorella H. - La Guardia Airport, Mayor of New York 1930's & 40's - Garibaldi Lodge No. 542, NYC

Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 3rd President of the Republic of Texas

Nunn, Sam - former U.S. Senator

Rayburn, Sam - Speaker of the House - Constantine Lodge No. 13, Bonham, TX

Stevenson, Adlai E. Stevenson - U.S. Vice President - Metamora Lodge No. 82, Metamora, IL

Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assasinated

 

U.S. PRESIDENTS

Buchanon, James - Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Ford, Gerald R. - Malta Lodge No. 465, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Garfield, James A. - Magnolia Lodge No. 20, Columbus, Ohio

Harding, Warren G. - Marion Lodge No. 70, Marion, Ohio

Jackson, Andrew - Harmony Lodge No. 1, Nashville, Tennessee

Jefferson, Thomas - Charlottesville Lodge No. 90, Charlottesville, Virginia

Johnson, Andrew - Greenville Lodge No. 119, Greenville, Tennessee

Madison, James - Hiram Lodge, Westmoreland County, Virginia

McKinley, William - Hiran Lodge No. 21, Winchester, New York

Monroe, James - Williamsburg Lodge No. 6, Williamsburg, Virginia

Polk, James K. - Lodge No. 31, Columbia, Tennessee

Roosevelt, Franklin D. - Holland Lodge No. 8, New York City

Roosevelt, Theodore - Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York

Taft, William Howard - Occasional Lodge, Cincinnati, Ohio

Truman, Harry S. - Belton Lodge No. 450, Missouri

Washington, George - Fredericksburg Lodge, Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

Baldwin, Henry

Black, Hugo L. - Birmingham Temple Lodge No. 836, Birmingham, AL

Blair, Jr., John

Blatchford, Samuel

Burton, Harold H.

Byrnes, James F.

Catton, John

Clark, Thomas C.

Clarke, John H.

Cushing, William - St. Andrews Lodge, Boston

Davis, David

Devanter, Willis Van

Douglas, William O.

Ellsworth, Oliver - Chief Justice

Field, Stephen J.

Harlan, John M.

Jackson, Robert H.

Jay, John - Chief Justice (1789-1795)

Lamar, Joseph E.

Marshall, John - Chief Justice (1801-1835) - Grand Master of Virginia (1793 & 1794)

Marshall, Thurgood

Mathews, Stanley

McLean, John

Minton, Sherman

Moody, William H.

Nelson, Samuel

Paterson, William

Pitney, Mahlon

Reed, Stanley F.

Rutledge, John - Chief Justice

Stewart, Potter

Story, Joseph

Swayne, Noah H.

Taft, William H. - Chief Justice

Todd, Thomas

Trimble, Robert

Van Devanter, Willis

Vinson, Frederick M.

Warren, Earl - Chief Justice

Woodbury, Levi

Woods, William B.

 

WORLD LEADERS

Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92

Aguinaldo, Emilio - Phillippine Patriot and General

Aleman, Miguel - Mexican president 1947-52)

Benes, Eduard - President of Czechoslovakia 1939-48)

Bennett, Viscount R.B. - Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35

Bjornsson, Sveinn - 1st President of Iceland

Bolivar, Simon - Liberator of South America

Bonaparte, Napolean and his four brothers

Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920

Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-1896

Burke, Edmund - Irish-born British politician and writer

Canning, George - British Prime Minister 1827

Churchill, Lord Randolph - British politician who led the so-called Fourth Party

Churchill, Winston S. - former Prime Minister, United Kingdom

Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63

Edward VII

Edward VIII

Francis II - Holy Roman Emperor 1768-1806

Frederick The Great - King of Prussia 1740-86

George I - King of Greece 1845 - 1913

George II - King of Greece 1922 - 1947

George VI - King of England during W.W. II

Gustavus VI Adolphus - King of Sweden 1792 - 1809

King Charles XIII - King of Sweden 1748-1818

Leopold I - King of Belgium 1831-65

MacDonald, Sir John A. - Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 & 1878-91

Peter the Great - Emperor of Russia 1689 - 1725

Rhodes, Cecil - Prime Minister of Cape Colony 1890

William I - King of Prussia 1861 - 1888

William II - King of the Netherlands 1792 - 1849

William IV - King of England 1830-37

 

WRITERS

Burns, Robert - National Poet of Scotland; St. David's Lodge No. 174, Tarbolton, Scotland.

Clemens, Samuel L. - Mark Twain - Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, MO

Collodi, Carlo - "Pinocchio"

Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Sherlock Holmes

Gibbon, Edward - "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"

Goethe, Wolgang von

Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie"

Guest, Edgar A. - Poet; "The Lambskin Apron" - a 33 Degree Mason.

Henson, Reverend Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Kipling, Rudyard

Pope, Alexander - Writer

Pushkin, Alexander - Russian poet

Schiller, Friedrich

Scott, Sir Walter

Shakespeare, William

Swift, Johathan - "Gulliver's Travels" - Goat-at-the-Foot-of-the-Haymarket No. 16, England

Voltaire - French writer and philosopher

Wallace, Lewis - "Ben Hur"

Wilde, Oscar