FAMOUS

MASONS

Throughout history masons have served mankind around the world…

BUSINESS LEADERS


Balfour, Lloyd - jewelry

Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.

Chrysler, Walter P. - Chrysler Corporation

Dow, William H. - Dow Chemical Co.

Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer

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

Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer

Penny, James C. - J.C. Pennys

Thomas, Dave - Wendys Restaurants - Sol. D. Bayless Lodge No 359, Ft. Wayne, IN

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

Wanamaker, John - Philadelphia retailer


ENTERTAINMENT


Armstrong, Louis - jazz musician

Arnold, Eddy - singer

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

Bassie, William "Count" - orchestra leader/composer

Beethoven, Ludwig van - composer

Berlin, Irving - composer/entertainer

Blake, James Herbert "Eubie" - composer/pianist

Blanc, Mel - comedian

Borgnine, Ernest - actor

Cain, Michael - actor

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

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

Cohan, George M. - Broadway star

Cole, Nat 'King' - singer

Costello, Lou - comedian

Crosby, Norm - comedian

deMille, Cecil B.

Ellington, Duke - composer, arranger and stylist

Fairbanks, Douglas - actor

Fields, W.C. - actor

Gable, Clark - actor

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

Gilbert & Sullivan - composers

Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettis for "Pirates of Penzance"

Godfrey, Arthur - actor

Hardy, Oliver - actor

Harvey, Paul - radio personality

Hope, Bob - comedian

Houdini, Harry - magician

Ives, Burl - singer and actor

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

Keaton, Buster - actor

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

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)

Miller, Glenn - musician

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

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - composer

North, Jay ("Dennis the Menace") - Lake Butler Lodge No. 52 F.& A.M., Florida

Richards, Michael - comedian (Kramer of "Seinfeld" fame) - Plural member: Riviera Lodge No. 780 & Culver City-Foshay No. 467 (CA)

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

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

Switzer, Carl "Alfalfa" - of "Little Rascals" fame

Thomas, Danny - actor

Thomas, Lowell - radio announcer/newsman

Tillis, Mel - musician

Wallenda, Enrico - circus legend

Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers fame

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

Wyler, William - file director

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

Ziegfeld, Florenz - Ziegfeld's Follies


INVENTORS/DESIGNERS/FOUNDERS


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

Baylor, Robert E. B. - founder Baylor University

Beard, Daniel Carter - founder Boy Scouts

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

Colt, Samuel - firearms inventor

Dunant, Jean Henri - founder of the Red Cross

Fitch, John - inventor of the steamboat

Fleming, Sir Alexander - invented Penicillin

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

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

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

Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park

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

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

Jenner, Edward - invented vaccination for Small Pox

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

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

Lipton, Sir Thomas - Tea

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

Peale, Norman Vincent - founder of "Guidepost"

Pike, Zebulon - Pike's Peak named after him

Pullman, George - built first sleeping car on train.

Sanders, Harland "Colonel" - founded Kentucky Fried Chicken

Sarnoff, David - father of television

Sax, Antoine Joseph - invented the saxophone

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

Thomas, Dave - founder of Wendy's Restaurants

Washington, Booker T - educator, inventor, author


KINGS OF ENGLAND


Edward VII

Edward VIII

George VI


MILITARY


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

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

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

Bonaparte, Napolean

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

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

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

Kitchener Lord Horatio Herbert, PM - La Concordia Lodge, Cairo, UGLE

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

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

McClellan, George B. - General, Union Army

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

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

Wayne, Anthony - "Mad Anthony"


PIONEERS/EXPLORERS


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

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.

Casanova - Italian adventurer, writer and entertainer

Clark, William - Explorer (Lewis & Clark)

Cooper, Gordon - Astronaut

Crockett, David - Frontiersman and Alamo fame

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

Grissom, Virgil "Gus" - Astronaut

Irwin, Jim - Astronaut

Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer (Lewis & Clark)

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

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

Shirra, Wally - astronaut


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

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

Churchill, Winston S. - former Prime Minister, United Kingdom; Rosemary Lodge 2851

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

Garibaldi, Giuseppe - Italian freedom fighter

Goldwater, Barry - former U.S. Senator, Arizona

Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI

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

Humphrey, Hubert H. - former U.S. VP & Senator, Minnesota

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, New York City

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


SPORTS


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

Cobb, Ty - baseball

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

Rickey, Branch - baseball legend

Robinson, Sugar Ray - boxing

Starr, Bart - football, Green Bay Packers

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

Young, Cy - baseball


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 - Phoenix Lodge 257, Southsea Hampshire, UK

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

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

Kipling, Rudyard - Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782. E.C., Lahore, India

Pushkin, Alexander - Russian poet

Scott, Sir Walter - Lodge Saint David, No. 36, Edinburough, Scotland

Shakespeare, William

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

Tolstoi, Leo - author

Voltaire - French writer and philosopher - Lodge of the Nine Sisters, Paris, France

Wallace, Lewis - "Ben Hur"

Wilde, Oscar - Apollo University Lodge No. 357


U.S. PATRIOTS


Bellamy, Rev. Francis - authored U.S. 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. PRESIDENTS


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Madison, James - Hiram Lodge, Westmoreland County, VA

McKinley, William - Hiran Lodge No. 21, Winchester, NY

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

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

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

Roosevelt, Theodore - Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, NY

Taft, William Howard - initiated Occasional Lodge, Cincinnati, OH; affiliated Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Cincinnati, OH

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

Washington, George - Fredericksburg Lodge, Fredericksburg, VA


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.