About Freemasonry

 Famous Masons …

  • Abbot, Bud – Comedian Abbott,
  • Robert Sengstacke – Founder/publisher Chicago Defender
  • Abbott, Sir John J.C. – Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
  • Acuff, Roy – Singer
  • Adams, Sherman – Governor of New Hampshire and US Congressman
  • Aguinaldo, Emilio – President of the Philippines, he declared their independence in 1898
  • Aldrin, Edwin E. – Astronaut
  • Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth – U.S. Senator
  • Alfond, Harold – Owned Dexter Shoe Company
  • Allen, Charles H. – First Governor of Puerto Rico
  • Allen, Ira – Known as the ‘Father of Vermont’
  • Allen, Richard – Founder/first bishop AME Church
  • Althouse, Monroe – Director, Ringgold Band of Pennsylvania
  • Armstrong, Louis – Jazz Musician
  • Arnold, Benedict – Revolutionary War General
  • Arnold, Eddie- Singer
  • Arnold, General Henry “Hap” – Commander of the Army Air Force
  • Ashbrook, John M – Politician
  • Ashburn, Richie – Sports Philadelphia Phillies
  • Austin, Stephen F. – Father of Texas
  • Autry, Gene – Actor
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian – Composer
  • Bach, Karl Phillip Emanuel – Court Organist for Friedrich the Great
  • Badyna,Keith R.- International Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Baldwin, Henry – Supreme Court Justice
  • Ballatine, Carl – McHale’s Navy Comic Balfour, Lloyd – Jewelry
  • Bartholdi, Frederic A. – Designed the Statue of Liberty
  • Barty, Billy – Actor
  • Basie, William “Count” – Orchestra Leader/Composer
  • Baylor, Robert E. B. – Founder Baylor University Beard
  • Bell, Lawrence – Bell Aircraft Corporation
  • Bennett, Viscount R.B. – Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35
  • Berlin, Irving – Entertainer
  • Black, Hugo L. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Blair, Jr., John – Supreme Court Justice
  • Blake, James Herbert Eubie – Composer/Pianist
  • Blatchford, Samuel – Supreme Court Justice
  • Bolivar, Simon – Revolutionary
  • 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 – Alamo
  • Bradley, Omar N. – Military leader
  • Bradley, Thomas – Mayor of Los Angeles, CA
  • Brant, Joseph – Chief of the Mohawks 1742 – 1807
  • Bricker, John – Politician
  • Brooks, Foster – Comedian
  • Brown, Joe E. – Actor
  • Brown, Judge Joseph – (lawyer judge) TV
  • Bruening, Walter Oldest Living Man in America 1896 – Current
  • Buchanan, James – President of the United States
  • Bunche, Ralphe – Worked for United Nations, Initiated Middle East Peace Accord
  • Burnett, David G. – 1st President of the Republic of Texas
  • Burns, Robert – The National Poet of Scotland
  • Burton, Harold H. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Butala ,Anthony – Singer
  • Byrd, Admiral Richard E. – Flew over North Pole
  • Byrd, Robert – Senator from West Virginia
  • Byrnes, James F. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Caey, Harry – Actor
  • Calvo, Father Francisco – Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865
  • Canute, Yakima – Cowboy, Stuntman
  • Carson, Christopher “Kit” – Frontiersman, Scout and Explorer
  • Carter, Daniel – Founder Boy Scouts
  • Casanova – Italian Adventurer, Writer and Entertainer
    Catton, John – Supreme Court Justice
  • Chennault, Maj. General Claire E. – Flying Tigers leader, WWII General
  • Chagrin, Jean François – Designer of The Arc De Triomphe in Paris, France
  • Christenson,Larry – Sports Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher
  • Chrysler, Walter P. – Automotive Fame
  • Churchill, Winston – British Leader
  • Citroen, Andre – French Engineer and Vehicle Manufacturer
  • Clark, James – Explorer
  • Clark, Mark – American WWII Airborne General
  • Clark, Roy – Country Western Star
  • Clark, Thomas C. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Clark, William – Explorer
  • Clarke, John H. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Clemens, Samuel L. – Mark Twain – Writer
  • Clinton, Dewitt – Governor of New York
  • Clower, Jerry – Late Comedian
  • 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
  • Cosby, William H – Entertainer, Actor, Philanthropist
  • Craig ,John – Ambassador
  • Crockett, David – American Frontiersman and Alamo fame
  • Crosby, Norm – Comedian and Entertainer
  • Cushing, William – Supreme Court Justice
  • Davis, Jefferson – President CSA
  • Davis, Ossie – Actor, Director and Playwright
  • DeMille, Cecil – Movie Producer
  • Dempsey, Jack – Sports
  • Desaguliers, John Theophilus – Inventor of the Planetarium
  • Devanter, Willis Van – Supreme Court Justice
  • Dewey, Thomas – Presidential Candidate
  • Diefenbaker, John G. – Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63
  • Dickens, Little Jimmy – Singer
  • Dirkson, Everett – Politician
  • Dole, Robert – Former Senator from Kansas
  • Doolittle, General James – Famous Air Force Pilot
  • Douglas, William O. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Dow, William H. – Dow Chemical Company
  • Doyle, Sir Author Conan – Writer – Sherlock Holmes
  • Drake, Edwin L – American Pioneer of the Oil Industry
  • Dubois, W.E.B. – Educator/Author/Historian
  • Dunant, Jean Henri – Founder of the Red Cross
  • Ebsen, Charles (Buddy) Jr – Actor
  • 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
  • Ellington, Edward K. “Duke” – Orchestra Leader/composer
  • Ellsworth, Oliver – Supreme Court Justice
  • Elway, John – Former Quarterback for the Denver Broncos
  • Evanko, Col. Paul J – Commissioner Pennsylvanie State Police 1994-2002
  • Ervin Jr, Samuel J. – Headed “Watergate” Committee
  • Evers, Medger Wiley – Civil Rights Leader
  • Faber, Eberhard – Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor 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 United States
  • Ford, Glen – Actor
  • Ford, Henry – Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
  • Ford, John – Director
  • Forten, James – Abolitionist/Manufacturer
  • Fortune, Timothy Thomas – Journalist
  • Franklin, Benjamin – 1 of 13 Masonic signers of the U.S. Constitution
  • Fulton, Robert – Inventor of 1st Submarine and Steam powered warship
  • Gable, Clark – Actor
  • Garfield, James A. – President of the United States
  • Garvey, Marcus – Community Leader, founder of the Black Star shipping line
  • Gatling, Richard J. – Built the “Gatling Gun”
  • Gentry, Teddy -the bass player and singer for the country group “ALABAMA”
  • George VI – King of England during W.W. II
  • Gibbon, Edward – Writer – Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Gibson, Hoot – Actor
  • Gidron, Richard – president, Dick Gidron Cadillac
  • Gilbert, Sir William S. – Was the librettis for “Pirates of Penzance”
  • Gillett, King C. – Gillett Razor Co.
  • Gleason, Jackie – Actor
  • Glenn, John H. – First American to orbit the earth in a space craft
  • Godfrey, Arthur – Actor
  • Goldwater, Barry – Former Senator from Arizona, Presidential Candidate
  • Gray, Harold Lincoln – Creator of “Little Orphan Annie
  • Green, Rev. Al – Minister/ Singer
  • Grissom, Virgil – Astronaut
  • Grock – Swiss Circus Clown
  • Guillotin, Joseph Ignace – Inventor of the “Guillotine”
  • Hall, Prince – First Black American Freemason
  • Hampton, Lionel – Orchestra leader/composer
  • Hancock, John – 1 of 9 Masonic Signers of Declaration of Independence
  • Harding, Warren G. – President of the United States
  • Hardy, Oliver – Actor/Comedian
  • Harlan, John M. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Hawkins, Augustus F. – US Congressman from California
  • Hayden, Josef – Composer
  • Hayden, Lewis – Abolitionist, Community Leader
  • Hayes, Woodrow “Woody” – Coach Ohio State
  • Hearns, T. P. -Comedian
  • Hedges, Cornelius – “Father” of Yellowstone National Park
  • Helms, Jesse, – Senator
  • Henry, Patrick – Patriot
  • Henson, Josiah – Inspired the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
  • Henson, Matthew – Explorer
  • Herbert, James – “Eubie” Blake, Composer/Pianist
  • Hilton, Charles C. – American Hotelier
  • Hoban, James – Architect for the U.S. Capital
  • Hoe, Richard M. – Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing
  • Holden, William – Actor
  • Hooks, Benjamin L- past President of NAACP
  • Hoover, J. Edgar – Director of FBI
  • Hornish, Sam Jr. – Indy Racing League Driver (IRL Champ)
  • Hornsby, Rogers – An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Houdini, Harry – Magician
  • Houston, Sam – 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas
  • Howard, Morris “Moe” & “Curley” Howard – Comedians
  • Husky, Ferlin – Country Music Performer
  • Hutton, Timothy – Actor
  • Ives, Burl – Singer
  • Jackson, Andrew – President of the United States
  • Jackson, Reverend Jesse – Minister
  • Jackson, Robert H. – Supreme Court Justice
  • James, Daniel “Chappie” – General U.S. Air Force
  • Jenner, Edward – Inventor – Vaccination
  • Johnson, Andrew – President of the United States
  • Johnson, Ben – Actor
  • Johnson, James – Founder Jet magazine
  • Johnson, John A “Jack” – Heavyweight boxing title holder, 1908-1915
  • Johnson, John H. – Publisher EBONY and JET magazines
  • Jolson, Al – Fame as the first ‘talking picture’ the Jazz Singer
  • Jones, Absalom -founder AME church
  • 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 – First Native-American President of Mexico
  • Just, Ernest – Co-founder of Omega Psi Phi fraternity
  • Kemp, Jack – Former Congressman, Quarterback for Buffalo Bills
  • Kerner, Otto – Former Gov. Illinois
  • Key, Francis Scott – Wrote U.S. National Anthem
  • Khan III, Aga – Statesman
  • King, Don – Boxing Promoter
  • King Kalakauna- King of Hawaii circa 1875
  • King Kamekame’a IV, Hawai’ian King, consolidated the islands to one kingdom
  • Kipling, Rudyard – Writer
  • Kirchmayer, Johannes (John) – Wood Carver
  • La Guardia, Fiorella H. – La Guardia Airport, Mayor of New York 1930’s & 40’s
  • Lafayette, Marquis de – Supporter of American Freedom
  • Laird, Ill. Melvin – Longtime Congressman & Sec of Defense
  • 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
  • Leazer, Gary – Investigated Freemasonry for Southern Baptist Convention and later joined
  • Lee, Robert E. – Military General
  • Lee,Lighthorse Harry – Revolutionary War General
  • Lejune, Maj. Gen.John A. – Honorary President of the Third Army Masonic Club and Rhode Island Overseas Lodge in post-WWI Germany
  • Lemay, Curtis – General
  • Lewis, Meriwether – Explorer
  • Levy, Uriah, Military, Shipping magnate and fiancier of American Revolution
  • Lincoln, Elmo – First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
  • Lindbergh, Charles – Aviator
  • Lipton, Sir Thomas – Founder Lipton Tea Company
  • Liszt, Franz – Musician
  • Livingston, Robert – Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory
  • Lloyd, Harold C. – Entertainer
  • Lott, Trent – Politician
  • Macadam, John – Invented “blacktop pavement”
  • MacArthur, General Douglas – Commander of Armed Forces in Philippines
  • MacDonald, Sir John A. – Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 & 1878-91
  • Mandrell, Irby – father of the Mandrell Sisters – Country Entertainers
  • Marciano, Rocky – Boxer
  • Marshall, George C. – US Military Leader
  • Marshall, James W. – Discovered Gold at Sutter’s Mill California 1848
  • Marshall, John – Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1801 – 1835
  • Marshall, Thurgood – Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Mathews, Stanley – Supreme Court Justice
  • Mattus, Reuben- the founder of Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
  • Mayer, Louis B. – Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Mayo, Dr. William and Charles – Founded the Mayo Clinic
  • Mays, Benjamin – educator/former president Atlanta University
  • Maytag, Fredrick – Maytag
  • McKinley, William – President of the United States
  • Mecherle, George Jacob – Founder, State Farm Insurance
  • Menninger, Karl A. – Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
  • Mesmer, Franz Anton – practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism
  • Metcalfe, Ralph H. – Olympic Champion
  • Mfume, Kweisi – President of the NAACP
  • 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 United States
  • Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne – Co-developer first practical hot-air balloon
  • Moody, William H. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Morgan, Garrett – invented gas mask, traffic light, “third rail” for modern subway
  • Morris, Dr. Robert – Poet and Founder of the Order of Eastern Star
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Composer
  • Muhammad, Elijah – Nation of Islam
  • Murphy, Audie – Most decorated American Soldier of WWII
  • Naismith, James – Inventor of Basketball
  • Nelson, Samuel – Supreme Court Justice
  • New, Harry S. – Postmaster General who established Airmail
  • Newton, Joseph Fort – Christian Minister
  • Nitschke, Ray – Sports Green Bay Packer defense
  • Nunn, Sam – U.S. Senator
  • Olds, Ransom E. – American automobile pioneer
  • Otis, James – Famous for “Taxations without Representation is Tyranny”
  • Paisley, Brad – Country Singer
  • Palmer, Arnold – Professional Golfer
  • Papst, Charles F. – Coined the term “Athletes Foot”
  • Paterson, William – Supreme Court Justice
  • Peale, Norman Vincent – Founder of “Guidepost” and Minister
  • Peary, Robert E. – First man to reach the North Pole (1909)
  • Penny, James C. – Retailer
  • Pershing, John Joseph – Decorated American Soldier
  • Peters, Steven A. – Leader of the Wampanoag Community
  • Pijper,Willem – Foremost 20th century Dutch composer
  • Pike, Albert – Confederate General and Masonic Historian
  • Pike, Zebulon – Pike’s Peak named after him
  • Pinchot,Bronson – Actor
  • Pippen, Scottie – Sports NBA
  • Pitney, Mahlon – Supreme Court Justice
  • Poinsett, Joel R. – U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia
  • Polk, James Knox – President of the United States
  • Potier, Sidney – Actor/Director
  • Powell, Adam Clayton – Politician/Reverend
  • Pryor, Richard – Comedian
  • Pullman, George – Built first sleeping car on train
  • Pushkin, Aleksander – Russian Poet
  • Randolph, Asa Philip – International brotherhood of sleeping car porters
  • Rangal, Charles B. – U.S. Congressman from New York
  • Reed, Stanley F. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Rendell, Edward G. – Governor of Penna
  • Revere, Paul – Famous American
  • Richards, Michael – Actor, Kramer on Seinfeld
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie – Great American Air Force Ace
  • Ridgeway, Matthew – US Military Leader
  • Ringling Brothers – All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
  • Roebling, John – architect Brooklyn Bridge and Frederick Olmsted, & Central Park.
  • Robinson, Sugar Ray – American Boxer
  • Rogers, Roy – American cowboy and screen star
  • Rogers, Will – Actor
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. – President of the United States
  • Roosevelt, Theodore – President of the United States
  • Ross, Lawrence Sullivan – Brigadier General Confederate Army, President of Texas A&M
  • Rutledge, Wiley B. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Salieri, Antonio – Musician
  • Salten, Felix – Creator of Bambi
  • Sanders, Bishop Carl J. – United Methodist Church
  • Sanders, Harland – founder KFC
  • Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de – General of the Mexican Army
  • Sarnoff, David – Father of T.V.
  • Savitt, Bill – Hartford Jeweler
  • Sax, Antoine Joseph – Invented the Saxophone (1846)
  • Schomburg, Arthur – Historian, Founder of the Schomburg Collection
  • Schoonover, George – Founder of “The Builder”
  • Scott, Randolph – Actor
  • Scott, Sir Walter – Writer
  • Sellers, Peter – Actor
  • Sexson, Mark – Minister & Founder of International Order of Rainbow for Girls
  • Shakespeare, William – Writer
  • Shire, Harold – Former Deputy District Atty. of Los Angeles County, CEO of Shire Aeronautical Corp., Presidential advisor to Reagan & Bush administrations
  • Sharpton, Reverend Al – Politician
  • Sibelius, Jean – Composer (Finland)
  • Sitting Bull –  American Indian
  • Skelton, Red – Entertainer real name was Richard Bernard
  • Smith, John Stafford – Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem
  • Smith, Joseph – founder of the Mormon Church
  • Smith, Wesley – Masonic researcher
  • Sousa, John Philip – Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 – 1892
  • Schatz, Jerry – Child Actor, stage name Jerry Tucker, Our Gang, Hi Neighbor
  • Stanford, Leland – Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinental railroad & Founded Stanford University
  • Starr, Bart – Sports Packer Quarterback
  • Stetson, John B – Founder of Stetson Hats
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis – Author
  • Stewart, Potter – Supreme Court Justice
  • Steward, Redd – Country Music Performer
  • Steele, Bob – famous radio broadcaster for 50 years on WTIC Radio
  • Still, Andrew T. – American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy
  • Stokes, Carl B. – First Black elected Mayor, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Stokes, Louis – U.S. Congressman from Ohio
  • Stone, W. Clemment – Insurance Magnate
  • Stratton, Charles “Tom Thumb” – Entertainer
  • Sutton, Percy – Banker
  • Swayne, Noah H. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Swift, Johathan – Wrote Gulliver’s Travels
  • Switzer, Carl – “Alfalfa” Our Gang Comedies
  • Taft, William Howard – President of the United States
  • Taylor, Dub – Actor
  • Teets, John W. – Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
  • Thomas, Danny – Actor, Entertainer
  • Thomas, Dave – Founder of Wendy’s Restaurant
  • Thomas, Lowell – Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice
  • Thurmond, Strom – Politician
  • Thurston, Howard – Last of the great vaudeville magicians
  • Tillis, Mel – Country Singer
  • Tirpitz, Alfred Von – German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
  • Todd, Thomas – Supreme Court Justice
  • Tower, John – Politician
  • Towns, Edolphus – Congressman
  • Travis, Colonel William B. – Alamo
  • Trimble, Robert – Supreme Court Justice
  • Truman, Harry S. – President of the United States
  • Vinson, Frederick M. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Voltaire – French writer and philosopher
  • Wadlow, Robert Pershing – Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall
  • Wainwright, Jonathan Meyhew – General U. S. Army, Hero of Battan
  • Waldon, Alton – Former Congressman
  • Wallace, Governor George C. – Presidential Candidate who was nearly assassinated
  • Wallace, Lewis – Wrote “Ben Hur”
  • Warderick, Al-Tareik – rapper “Lords of the Underground”
  • Warner, Jack – Warner Brothers Fame
  • Warren, Earl – Supreme Court Justice
  • Washington, Booker T. – Educator/Founder Tuskegee Institute
  • Washington, George – First President of the United States
  • Wayne, John – Actor
  • Webb, Matthew – First man to swim the English Channel (1875)
  • Wesberry, Dr. James P. – Former Exec. Dir./Editor Southern Baptist Publication Sunday
  • Whiteman, Paul – “King of Jazz”
  • Williams, Bert – Actor/Comedian
  • Williams, Rev. Hosea – Civil rights Activist
  • Williams, Tex – Country Singer
  • Williamson, Harry A – Author/Masonic historian
  • Wilde, Oscar – Writer
  • Woodbury, Levi – Supreme Court Justice
  • Woods, William B. – Supreme Court Justice
  • Wootton MD, Percy – President American Medical Association
  • Wright, Orville & Wilber – Inventors of Flight
  • Wyler, William – Director of “Ben Hur”
  • Young, Andrew – Former Mayor of Atlanta
  • Young, Cy – Cy Young Award
  • Zanuck, Darryl F. – Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933
  • Ziegfeld, Florenz – His Ziegfeld’s Follies began in 1907