Famous Masons

More than a few famous Masons were U.S. Presidents including Washington, Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Garfield, McKinley, Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Gerald R. Ford.

Check out the video at the bottom of the page for other famous Masons.

Freemasons were instrumental and participated in the American Revolution. I bet you thought they were just a bunch of old guys eating pot luck & swapping stories. Just a few MORE from that era include: Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and John Paul Jones.

Some well known military leaders were also famous masons. These easily recognizable names include: George C. Marshall, Gen. Omar Bradley, John J. Pershing, Douglas McArthur, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle.

The fight for the Republic of Texas included fellow masons Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and Santa Ana.

Many famous brothers made a good living in Hollywood such as actors John Wayne, Burl Ives, Roy Rogers, Danny Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Red Skelton, Clark Gable, Will Rogers, Audie Murphy, and Gene Autry.

Freemasons that were well known political leaders from across the world include: Winston Churchill, Edward VII, George VI, John A. MacDonald, Aaron Burr, George McGovern, Barry Goldwater, Thomas Dewey, William Jennings Bryant, and Jefferson Davis

Other famous and easy recognizable Masons include such names as Lewis & Clark, Charles A. Lindberg, Kit Carson, Henry Ford, Richard Byrd, Henry Ford, Walter P. Chrysler, J.C. Penney, Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, and Arnold Palmer.

Famous Masonic astronauts and writers were "Buzz" Aldrin, Virgil Grissom, John Glenn, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, Conan Doyle, and Oscar Wilde.

Oh, almost forgot to mention that Harry Houdini, and Norman Vincent Peale, were both Masons.

As you can see from the assortment of names from all over the world and from all different walks of life, Masonry does attract "good men" trying to do better for the greater good.

 

  • Aldrin, Edwin E. "Buzz" - Astronaut
  • Armstrong, Neil - Astronaut
  • Arnold, General Henry “Hap” - Commander of the Army Air Force
  • Autry, Gene - Actor
  • Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice
  • Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry
  • Bartholdi, Frederic A. - Designed the Statue of Liberty
  • Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder Baylor University
  • Beard, Daniel Carter - Founded the Sons of Daniel Boone which merged into the Boy Scouts
  • Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.
  • Bellamy, Ralph - Wrote Plege of Allegiance
  • Berlin, Irving - Entertainer
  • Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Blair, Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice
  • Blatchford, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice
  • Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore
  • Borgnine, Ernest - Actor
  • Bowie, James - Alamo
  • Bradley, Omar N. - Military leader
  • Buchanan, James - President of the U.S.
  • 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
  • Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice
  • Churchill, Winston - American Allie
  • 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
  • Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor
  • Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Cushing, William - Supreme Court Justice
  • Dempsey, Jack - Sports
  • Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice
  • Doolittle, General James - Famous Air Force Pilot
  • Douglas, William O. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Dow, William H. - Dow Chemical Co.
  • Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Writer - Sherlock Holmes
  • Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice
  • Ervin Jr, Samual J. - Headed “Watergate” committee
  • Field, Stephen J. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Fields, W.C. - Actor
  • 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.
  • George Vi, King - King of England during W.W. II
  • Gibbon, Edward - Writer - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Gillett, King C. - Gillett Razor Co.
  • Glenn, John H. - First American to orbit the earth in a space craft
  • Godfrey, Arthur - Actor
  • Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut
  • Hancock, John - 1of9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independance
  • Harding, Warren G. - President of the U.S.
  • Hardy, Oliver - Actor - Comedian
  • Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Henry, Patrick - Patriot
  • Hoban, James - Architect for the U.S. Captial
  • Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI
  • Houdini, Harry - Magician
  • Houston, Sam - Battle of San Jacinto
  • Jackson, Andrew - President of the U.S.
  • Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Vaccination
  • Johnson, Andrew - President of the U.S.
  • Jones, Anson - Battle of San Jacinto
  • Jones, John Paul - Naval Commander
  • Key, Francis Scott - Wrote U.S. National Anthem
  • Kipling, Rudyard - Writer
  • Lafayette, Marquis de - Supporter of Amerian Freedom
  • Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successfull in open sea.
  • Lamar, Joseph E. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Land, Frank S. - Founder Order of DeMolay
  • Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer
  • 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 Philillines
  • Marshall, James W. - Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California 1848
  • Marshall, John - Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1801-1835
  • Mathews, Stanley - Supreme Court Justice
  • Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Began Mayo Clinic
  • Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag
  • McKinley, William - President of the U.S.
  • Minton, Sherman - Supreme Court Justice
  • Monroe, James - President of the U.S.
  • Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer
  • Naismith, James - Inventor of Basketball
  • Nelson, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice
  • New, Harry S. - Postmaster General who established Airmail
  • Newton, Joseph Fort - Christian Minister
  • Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro
  • Paterson, William - Supreme Court Justice
  • Peale, Norman Vincent - Founder of “Guidepost”
  • Penny, James C. - Retailer
  • 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.
  • Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Revere, Paul - Famous American
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace
  • Rogers, Will - Actor
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. - President of the U.S.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore - President of the U.S.
  • Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Sarnoff, David - Father of T.V.
  • Schoonover, George - Founder of “The Builder”
  • Scott, Sir Walter - Writer
  • Shakespeare, William - Writer
  • Skelton, Red - Entertainer
  • Sousa, John Philip - Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880-1892
  • Stanford, Leland - Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinetal railroad
  • Stanford, Leland - Railroads & Stanford University
  • Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice
  • Stratton, Charles “Tom Thumb” - Entertainer
  • Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Taft, William Howard - President of the U.S.
  • 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
  • Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assasinated
  • Wallace, Lewis - Wrote “Ben Hur”
  • Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Fame
  • Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice
  • Washington, George - President of US, 1st
  • Wayne, John - Actor
  • Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice
  • Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Wyler, William - Director of “Ben Hur”

 

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