Famous Masons

Abbott, William “Bud” – Actor (Abbott and Costello)
Abbott, Sir John J.C. – Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke – Founder/publisher “Chicago Defender”
Acuff, Roy – Musician
Aldrin, Edwin E. “Buzz” – Astronaut – Second man to walk on the moon
Allen, Richard – Founder/first bishop AME Church
Allende, Salvador – President of Chile, overthrown in 1970
Armstrong, Louis – Jazz Musician
Arnold, Eddie – Actor
Arnold, General Henry “Hap” – Commander of the Army Air Force
Astor, John Jacob – Fur trader and financier
Atkins, Chet – Musician
Austin, Stephen F. – Father of Texas
Autry, Gene – Actor
Baldwin, Henry – Supreme Court Justice
Balfour, Lloyd – Jewelry
Bartholdi, Frederic A. – Designed the Statue of Liberty
Basie, William “Count” – Orchestra leader/composer
Baylor, Robert E. B. – Founder Baylor University
Beard, Daniel Carter – Founder Boy Scouts of America
Bell, Lawrence – Bell Aircraft Corp.
Bellamy, Rev. Francis – Authored U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
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
Blanc, Mel – Cartoonist (Bugs Bunny and others)
Blatchford, Samuel – Supreme Court Justice
Bolivar, Simon – South American freedom fighter
Booth, Rev. William – Founder of the Salvation Army
Borden, Sir Robert L. – Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920
Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln – Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore
Borgnine, Ernest – Actor
Botha, Pik – Former Foreign Minister of South Africa
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie – Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96
Bowie, James – Alamo
Bradley, Omar N. – Military leader
Bradley, Thomas – Former mayor of Los Angeles, California
Brant, Joseph – Chief of the Mohawks 1742 – 1807
Brown, Joe E. – Entertainer
Brundage, Avery – Olympic Committee
Bryan, Richard – U.S. Senator
Buchanan, James – President of the U.S.
Burbank, Luther – Pioneering botanist
Burnett, David G. – 1st President of the Republic of Texas
Burns, Conrad – U.S. Senator
Burns, Robert – The National Poet of Scotland
Burton, Harold H. – Supreme Court Justice
Byrd, Robert – U.S. Senator
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. – Flew over North Pole
Byrnes, James F. – Supreme Court Justice
Cain, Michael – Actor
Calvo, Father Francisco – Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865
Campbell, Sir Malcolm – Land speed record holder
Carlson, Curtis L. – Entrepreneur
Carnahan, Melvin – Governor of Missouri
Carson, Christopher “Kit” – Frontiersman, scout and explorer
Casanova – Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
Catton, John – Supreme Court Justice
Chagall, Marc – Artist
Chrysler, Walter P. – Automotive fame
Churchill, Sir 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. – Mark Twain – writer
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
Cooper, Gordon – Astronaut
Crockett, David – American Frontiersman and Alamo fame
Cushing, William – Supreme Court Justice
Dempsey, Jack – Sports
DeMille, Cecil B. – Movie director
Desaguliers, John Theophilus – Inventor of the planetarium
Devanter, Willis Van – Supreme Court Justice
Diefenbaker, John G. – Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63
Disney, Walt – Cartoonist/movies
Dole, Robert – U.S. Senator
Doolittle, General James – Famous Army Air Corps Pilot
Douglas, William O. – Supreme Court Justice
Dow, William H. – Dow Chemical Co.
Doyle, Sir Author Conan – Writer – Sherlock Holmes
Drake, Edwin L – American Pioneer of the Oil industry
DuBois, W.E.B. – Educator/scholar
Dunant, Jean Henri – Founder of the Red Cross
Ebbets, Charles – Baseball Owner, Ebbets Field
Edward VII – King of England
Edward VIII – King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
Ellery, William – 1 of 9 Masonic signers of the Declaration of Independance
Ellington, Duke – Composer, Arranger and Stylist
Ellsworth, Oliver – Supreme Court Justice
Evers, Medger Wiley – Civil rights leader
Ervin Jr, Samual J. – U. S. Senator – 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 – Discovered Penicillin
Ford, Gerald R. – President of the U.S.
Ford, Henry – Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
Forten, James – Abolitionist/manufacturer
Fortune, Timothy Thomas – Journalist
Franklin, Benjamin – 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.
Freeman, Orville – Former governor of Minnesota and secretary of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Gable, Clark – Actor
Garfield, James A. – President of the U.S.
Garibaldi, Giuseppe – Italian freedom fighter
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 libretis for “Pirates of Penzance”
Gillette, King C. – Gillette Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. – First American to orbit the earth/U.S. Senator
Godfrey, Arthur – Radio and early televison personality
Goldwater, Barry – Former U.S. Senator
Gompers, Samuel – Founder American Federation of Labor
Grassley, Charles – U.S. Senator
Gray, Harold Lincoln – Creator of “Little Orphan Annie”
Griffeth, David W. – Movie Director
Gris, Juan – Spanish artist- Synthetic Cubism
Grissom, Virgil – Astronaut
Grock – Swiss Circus Clown
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace – Inventor of the “Guillotin”
Hall, Prince – First black American Freemason
Haley, Alex – Author of “Roots”
Hampton, Lionel – Orchestra leader/composer
Hancock, John – 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independance
Handel, George Fredrick – Composer
Handy, William C. – Composer “Father of the Blues”
Harding, Warren G. – President of the U.S.
Hardy, Oliver – Actor – Comedian
Harlan, John M. – Supreme Court Justice
Harvey, Paul – Radio personality
Hatfield, Mark – U.S. Senator
Hawkins, Augustus F. – U.S. Congressman California
Haydn, Franz Joseph F. – Composer and Musician
Hedges, Cornelius – “Father” of Yellowstone National Park
Helms, Jesse – U.S. Senator
Henson, Josiah – Inspired the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
Henson, Matthew – Explorer
Hilton, Charles C. – American Hotelier
Hoban, James – Architect for the U.S. White House
Hoe, Richard M. – Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing
Hollings, Ernest – U.S. Senator
Hooks, Benjamin L. – Former Executive Director NAACP
Hoover, Frank – Vacuum cleaner fame
Hoover, J. Edgar – Director of FBI
Hope, Bob – Comedian
Hornsby, Rogers – An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Houdini, Harry – Magician
Houston, Sam – 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas
Humphrey, Hubert H. – Vice President of the U.S.
Irwin, Jim – Astronaut
Ives, Burl – Musician
Jackson, Andrew – President of the U.S.
Jackson, Rev. Jesse – Minister/politician
Jackson, Robert H. – Supreme Court Justice
James, Daniel “Chappie” – General U.S. Air Force
Jenner, Edward – Inventor – Vaccination for Small Pox
Johnson, Andrew – President of the U.S.
Johnson, John A ‘Jack’ – Heavyweight boxing tiltle holder, 1908-1915
Johnson, John H. – Publisher EBONY and Jet magazines
Johnston, Jr. , J. Bennett – U.S. Senator
Jolson, Al – Acted in 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
Keaton, Buster – Movie pioneer
Kemp, Jack – Former U.S. Congressman/sports hero
Kern, Jerome – Composer
Key, Francis Scott – Wrote U.S. National Anthem
Kipling, Rudyard – Writer
Knox, Henry – Revolutionary War General
Lafayette, Marquis de – Supporter of American Freedom
LaGuardia, Fiorello H. – Diplomat and 3-time New York City Mayor
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
Lemon, Mark – Founder of Punch, humorous British magazine
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
Lott, Trent – U.S. Senator
MacArthur, General Douglas – Commander of Armed Forces in Philipines
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 – formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Mayo, Dr. William and Charles – Began Mayo Clinic
Mays, Benjamin – Educator/former president Atlanta University
Maytag, Fredrick – Maytag
McKinley, William – President of the U.S.
Menninger, Karl A. – Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
Mellon, Andrew – American industrialis, banker and philanthropist
Mesmer, Franz Anton – Practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism
Metcalfe, Ralph H. – Olympic champion
Michelson, Albert Abraham – Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882
Miller, Glenn – Musician
Minton, Sherman – Supreme Court Justice
Mix, Tom – U.S. Marshal turned actor – Starred in over 400 western films
Monroe, James – President of the U.S.
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne – Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon
Montgolfier, Joseph Michel – 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 WWII, Actor Naismith, James – Inventor of Basketball
Nash, Charles – Automobile industry
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 “Taxation 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)
Peay IV, Austin – Governor of Tennessee 1923-27, known as the “Maker of Modern Tennessee”
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.
Pound, Roscoe – Former Dean, Harvard Law School
Pryor, Richard – Actor – Comedian
Pullman, George – Built first sleeping car for trains.
Pushkin, Aleksander – Russian Poet
Rangel, Charles B. – U.S. Congressman New York
Randolph, A. Phillip – Founder – first president, International Brotherhood Sleeping Car Porters
Retief, Piet – Afrikaans leader and and one of the founders of the South African nation
Reed, Stanley F. – Supreme Court Justice
Revere, Paul – Famous American
Rhodes, Cecil – “Rhodes Scholarship”
Rickenbacker, Eddie – Great American Army Air Corps “Ace”
Rickey, Branch – Baseball legend
Ringling Brothers – All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Robinson, Sugar Ray – American Boxer
Rodgers, Jimmie – Entertainer
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.
Rush, Benjamin – 1 of 9 Masonic signers of the Declaration of Independance
Rutledge, Wiley B. – Supreme Court Chief Justice
Salten, Felix – Creator of Bambi
Sanders, Harland “Colonel” – Founder Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants
Sarnoff, David – Father of T.V.
Sax, Antoine Joseph – Invented the Saxophone (1846)
Schoonover, George – Founder of “The Builder”
Schirra, Wally – Astronaut
Scott, Sir Walter – Writer
Sellers, Peter – Actor
Sexson, W. Mark – Founder of Rainbow Girls, Masonic historian/author/researcher
Sibelius, Jean – Composer (Finland)
Simpson, Alan – U.S. Senator
Skelton, Red – Entertainer
Smith, John Stafford – Wrote the music that became the U.S. National Anthem.
Sousa, John Philip – Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 – 1892
Stanford, Leland – Railroads & Stanford University
Starr, Bart – Football legend
Stassen, Harold – Statesman, sole surviving signer of the United Nations Charter
Stewart, Potter – Supreme Court Justice
Still, Andrew T. – American Physician who devised osteopathy treatment
Stokes, Carl B. – Former mayor, Cleveland, OH
Stokes, Louis – U.S. Congressman Ohio
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. & Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (only man to ever head these two branches of U.S. govenrment)
Teets, John W. – Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
Tetau, Max – French Doctor who presides over Homoeopathia Universalis
Thomas, Craig – U.S. Senator
Thomas, Dave – Founder of Wendy’s Restaurants
Thomas, Lowell – Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice
Thompson, Tommy – Governor of Wisconsin
Thurmond, Strom – U.S. Senator
Tillis, Mel – Musician
Tirpitz, Alfred Von – German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
Todd, Thomas – Supreme Court Justice
Tolstoi, Leo – Author
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
Wagner, Honus – Baseball legend
Wallace, George C. – Former Alabama governor and presidential candidate who was nearly assasinated
Wallace, Lewis – Wrote “Ben Hur”
Wallenda, Enrico – Circus legend
Waner, Lloyd – Baseball Hall of Fame member from Pittsburg
Waner, Paul – “Big Paul” Baseball Hall of Fame member from Pittsburg
Warner, Jack – Warner Brothers Fame
Warren, Earl – Supreme Court Justice
Warren, Joseph – Revolutionary War General – “Martyr of Bunker Hill”
Washington, Booker T. – Educator and author
Washington, George – First President of U.S.
Wayne, John – Actor
Webb, Matthew – First man to swim the English Channel (1875)
Wells, H. G. – Author
Whiteman, Paul – “King of Jazz”
Williams, Egbert Austin “Bert” – Actor/ comedian
Williamson, Harry A. – Author/Masonic historian
Woodbury, Levi – Supreme Court Justice
Woods, William B. – Supreme Court Justice
Wyler, William – Director of “Ben Hur”
Wynn, Ed – Actor
Young, Andrew – Former mayor of Atlanta, GA
Zanuck, Darryl F. – Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933
Ziegfeld, Florenz – His Ziegfeld’s Follies began in 1907

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