Famous Freemasons

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In this section, I have provided a few famous Freemasons who have been honored by many in brotherhood, truth and relief.

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, Arnold - 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
Ballantine, 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 Corp.
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 Las Angeles, CA
Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807
Bricker, John -Politician
Brinson, Sir E. Elijah –1st African American Freemason to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
Brown, Joe E. - Actor
Brown, Judge Joseph - (lawyer judge) TV
Bruening, Walter Oldest Living Man in America 1896 - Current
Buchanan, James - President of the U.S.
Bunche, Ralphe -worked for United Nations, initiated peace accord Middle East
Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas
Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland
Bush, H.W. George – President of the U.S.
Bush, W. George – President of the U.S.
Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice
Butala, Anthony -Singer
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - Flew over North Pole
Byrd, Robert - Senator from WV
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 motor car manufacture
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 New York
Clinton, William – President of the U.S.
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 B.- Movie Producer
Dempsey, Jack - Sports
Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium
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 Co.
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 Pa. 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 U.S.
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 Constitution of the U.S.
Fulton, Robert - Inventor of 1st Submarine and Steam powered warship
Gable, Clark - Actor
Garfield, James A. - President of the U.S.
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 - 1of9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence
Harding, Warren G. - President of the U.S.
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 U.S.
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 U.S.
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
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, Gen. Robert E. - Military
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 financier 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 U.S.
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 U.S.
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
Nietzsche, Ray -Sports Green Bay Packer defense
Nunn, Sam - U.S. Senator
Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer
O’Neal, Shaquille – NBA Basketball Player
Otis, James - Famous for "Taxations without Representation is Tyranny"
Ower, John -Politician Towns, Edolphus - Congressman
Paisley, Brad - Country Singer
Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro
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
Piper, 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 U.S.
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
Rendell, Edward G. - Governor of Pennsylvania
Revere, Paul - Famous American
Richards, Michael - Actor, Kramer on Seinfeld
Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace
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 U.S.
Roosevelt, Theodore - President of the U.S.
Russell, Bill – NBA Basketball Player and Hall of Famer
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: Intl. 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, Jonathan - Wrote Gulliver's Travels
Switzer, Carl - "Alfalfa" Our Gang Comedies
Taft, William Howard - President of the U.S.
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 JusticeT
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
Wainwright, Jonathan Meyhew - General U. S. Army, Hero of Bataan
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 - President of US, 1st
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 (1997- )
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

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