Famous Masons

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Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada (1891-92).
Aldrin, Jr., Edwin E. "Buzz" - Astronaut.
Alves, Antônio de Castro - Latin-American poet.
Amundsen, Roald - Norwegian polar explorer.
Armistead, Lewis A. - Confederate General.
Armstrong, Louis - Jazz Musician.
Armstrong, Neil - Astronaut.
Arnold, Benedict - American General and Later Traitor.
Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force.
Astor, John Jacob - German-American merchant and financier.
Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas.
Autry, Gene - Actor.
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Bach, Johann Christian - Musician/Composer.
Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice.
Balfour, Lloyd - Jeweler.
Banks, Sir Joseph - English Scientist.
Bartholdi, Frederic A. - Designed the Statue of Liberty.
Bassie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer.
Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder Baylor University.
Beard, Daniel Carter - Founder Boy Scouts.
Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.
Benes, Eduard - second president of Czechoslovakia (1935-38, 1946-48).
Bennett, Viscount R.B. - Prime Minister of Canada (1930-35).
Berlin, Irving - Entertainer.
Berzelius, Jöns Jakob, Baron - Swedish chemist, considered one of the founders of modern chemistry.
Bingham, Henry H. - Union Captian.
Bishop, Sir Henry - Musician.
Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice.
Blair, Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice.
Blatchford, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice.
Bolivar, Simon - "Liberator" of South America.
Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada (1911-1920).
Bordet, Jules Jean Baptiste Vincent - Belgian bacteriologist and Nobel laureate. Developed whooping cough vaccine.
Borglum, Gutzon (father) and Lincoln (son) - Sculptures who carved Mt. Rushmore.
Borgnine, Ernest - Actor.
Boswell, James - 18th century Scottish writer.
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada (1894-1896).
Bowie, James - American pioneer who was killed while defending the Alamo.
Bradley, Omar N. - Military leader.
Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks (1742-1807).
Buchanan, James - 15th President of the U.S.
Burbank, Luther - American horticulturist, botanist, and pioneer plant breeder.
Burke, Edmund - Irish-born British politician and writer.
Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas.
Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland.
Burr, Aaron - 3rd Vice President of the United States (1801-5). Shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice.
Burton, Sir Richard - English Explorer.
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - Flew over North Pole.
Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice.
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Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica (1865).
Canning, George - British Prime Minister (1827).
Cantor, Eddie - Vaudeville performer.
Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer.
Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer.
Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice.
Chrysler, Walter P. - Automotive fame.
Churchill, Lord Randolph - British politician who led the so-called Fourth Party.
Churchill, 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 (Lewis and Clark Fame).
Clarke, John H. - Supreme Court Justice.
Clemens, Samuel L. (aka "Mark Twain") - writer/humorist.
Clinton, DeWitt - Governor and founder of Public School System (New York).
Cobb, Ty - Baseball Player.
Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - Indian fighter, Wild West Show.
Cohan, George M. - American playwright, composer, producer, and actor.
Cole, Nat 'King' - Great ballad singer.
Collodi, Carlo - Writer of Pinocchio.
Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor.
Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame.
Cooper, Leroy Gordon, Jr. - American astronaut.
Crockett, Davy - American Frontiersman and Alamo fame.
Cushing, William - Supreme Court Justice.
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DeMille, Cecil B. - American motion-picture producer/director.
Dempsey, Jack - Professional boxer.
Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium.
Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice.
Dewey, Thomas Edmund - American lawyer and politician, defeated by Truman in 1948 presidential election.
Dibbern, Victor A. - Wise old man ;-).
Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada (1957-63).
Dole, Robert - U.S. Senator, Vice President Candidate 1976, Presidential Candidate 1996.
Doolittle, General James - American aviator and army officer, who led the first U.S. air raid on Japan during World War II.
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.
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Edward VII - King of England (1901-1910).
Edward VIII - King of England (1936) who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year.
Eiffel, Gustave Alexandre - French engineer and builder (Eiffel Tower).
Eisele, Donn Fulton - American astronaut who flew aboard the first manned Apollo program mission, Apollo 7.
Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist.
Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice.
Ervin Jr, Samual J. - Headed "Watergate" committee.
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Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company.
Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent film actor.
Feller, Bob - American baseball pitcher famous for his fastball. He was born in Van Meter, Iowa.
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. - 38th President of the U.S.
Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer.
Franklin, Benjamin - 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.
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Gable, Clark - Actor.
Garfield, James A. - 20th President of the U.S.
Garibaldi, Giuseppe - Italian nationalist revolutionary and leader in the struggle for Italian unification and independence.
Gatling, Richard J. - Built the "Gatling Gun".
George VI - King of England during W.W. II.
Gershwin, George - American composer.
Gibbon, Edward - Writer - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettis for "Pirates of Penzance" ("Gilbert & Sullivan").
Gillett, King C. - Gillett Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. - In 1962, became the first American to orbit the earth in a space craft.
Godfrey, Arthur - Actor.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - German poet, dramatist, novelist, and scientist.
Goldwater, Barry - U.S. Senator.
Gompers, Samuel - American labor leader.
Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie".
Grissom, Virgil I. - Astronaut.
Grock - Swiss Circus Clown.
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin".
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Hancock, John - 1 of 8 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independance.
Harding, Warren G. - 29th President of the U.S.
Hardy, Oliver - Actor - Comedian ("Laurel & Hardy").
Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice.
Haydn, (Franz) Joseph - Austrian classical composer.
Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park.
Heine, Heinrich - German poet.
Henson, Reverend Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
Herbert, Bishop Percy - Bishop of Norwich.
Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier.
Hoban, James - Architect for the U.S. Captial.
Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotory press, revolutinizing newspaper printing.
Hogarth, William - English Artist.
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 Horatio, Jr - 38th Vice President of the United States (1965-69).
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Irving, Sir Henry - English Actor.
Irwin, James B. - American astronaut.
Ives, Burl - Singer
- J -
Jackson, Andrew - 7th President of the U.S.
Jackson, Reverend Jesse - Minister.
Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice.
Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Smallpox vaccine.
Johnson, Andrew - 17th President of the U.S.
Johnson, Jack - American boxer, whose life was the subject of "The Great White Hope" (1968).
Jolson, Al - Fameous for 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.
Juarez, Benito - President of Mexico (1861-63 and 1867-72).
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Kalakaua, David - King of the Hawaiian Islands.
Kean, Edmund - English Actor.
Kefauver, (Carey) Estes - American lawyer and legislator.
Kemp, Jack - Quarterback ("Buffalo Bills"), Congressman, and Repulican Vice-President Candidate (1996).
Key, Francis Scott - Wrote U.S. National Anthem.
King, Rufus - American political leader, whose policies resulted in the prohibition of slavery in the Northwest Territory.
Kipling, Rudyard - Writer ("The Jungle Books").
Kossuth, Lajos - Hungarian patriot and statesman.
Kresge, S.S - Founder of "Kresge's" which later became "K-mart".
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Lafayette, Marquis de - Supporter of Amerian Freedom.
LaGuardia, Fiorello - American political reformer, a Congressman (1916-1933), and mayor of New York City.
Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successfull 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.
Landon, Alfred M. - Highly successful independent oil producer and governor of Kansas (1933 - 1937).
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim - German dramatist, critic, and one of the leaders of the Enlightenment.
Lewis, John L. - American labor leader, born in Lucas, Iowa.
Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer (Lewis and Clark Fame).
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.
Liszt, Franz - Hungarian-born pianist and composer, founder of the solo piano recital.
Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer.
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MacArthur, General Douglas - Commander of Armed Forces in Philippines.
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.
Martí, José Julian - Cuban writer and patriot.
Mathews, Stanley - Supreme Court Justice.
Mayer, Louis B. - Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
Mazzini, Giuseppe - Italian revolutionary and political theorist.
Mayo, Dr. William (father) and Charles (son) - Began Mayo Clinic.
Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag.
McGovern, George - American political leader, WWII bomber pilot, and professor (Dakota Wesleyan University).
McKinley, William - 25th President of the U.S.
Menninger, Charles F. (father) and Karl A. (son) - Psychiatrists famous for treating mental illness.
Mesmer, Franz Anton - practiced "Mesmerism" which led to Hypnotism.
Meyerbeer, Giacomo - German composer, who influenced the work of the German composer Richard Wagner.
Michelson, Albert Abraham - Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882.
Minton, Sherman - Supreme Court Justice.
Mitchell, Edgar D. - American astronaut, the sixth person to walk on the moon.
Mix, Tom - U.S. Marshal turned actor. Stared in over 400 western films.
Monckton, Lionel - Musician.
Monge, Gaspard, Comte de Péluse - French mathematician, recognized as the inventor of descriptive geometry.
Monroe, James - 5th President of the U.S.
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon.
Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice.
Mozart, Leopold - Father of Wolfgang, concertmaster, celebrated violinist, composer, and author.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer.
Mucha, Alphonse - Czech-French poster designer and painter ("Art Nouveau" period).
Murphy, Audie - Most decorated American Soldier of WWII.
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Naismith, James - Inventor of Basketball.
Nelson, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice.
New, Harry S. - Postmaster General who established Airmail.
Newton, Joseph Fort - Christian Minister.
Nunn, Sam - U.S. Senator.
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O'Higgins, Bernardo - Chilean leader, who helped win independence for his country and served as supreme dictator.
Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer.
Otis, James - Famous for "Taxations without Representation is Tyranny".
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Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro.
Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term "Athletes Foot".
Paterson, William - Supreme Court Justice.
Peale, Charles Willson - American painter (late 18th century to early 19th century).
Peale, Norman Vincent - American clergyman, author, and founder of "Guidepost".
Peary, Robert Edwin - First man to reach the North Pole (1909).
Penny, James C. (J.C. Penny) - Retailer.
Pershing, General John Joseph - Decorated American Soldier.
Pike, Albert - Author of "Morals and Dogma".
Pitney, Mahlon - Supreme Court Justice.
Poinsett, Joel R. - U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia.
Polk, James Knox - 11th President of the U.S.
Pope, Alexander - Writer.
Pullman, George - Built first sleeping car on train.
Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet.
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Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice.
Revere, Paul - Famous American.
Rhodes, Cecil - Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890).
Richardson, Elliot - Attorney General.
Rickenbacker, Captiain Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace.
Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Rizal, José - Filipino physician, novelist, and nationalist martyr.
Roberts, Allen E.- Author of several books on Masonry.
Robinson, John J. - Author of "Born in Blood" and "A Pilgrim's Path".
Robinson, Sugar Ray - American Boxer.
Rogers, Roy - American cowboy and screen star.
Rogers, Will - Actor/Humorist.
Romberg, Sigmund - 20th century Hungarian-American composer.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. - 32nd President of the U.S.
Roosevelt, Theodore - 26th President of the U.S.
Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice.
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Salten, Felix - Creator of Bambi.
San Martin, José de - Organized an expedition to liberate Peru from Spanish rule.
Sanders, Harland ("Colonel Sanders")- Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant.
Sarnoff, David - Father of T.V.
Sax, Antoine Joseph - Invented the Saxophone (1846).
Schiller, (Johann Christoph) Friedrich von - German poet, dramatist, philosopher, and historian.
Schirra, Walter Marty, Jr. - American astronaut.
Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder".
Scott, Capt. Robert Falcon - English Explorers.
Scott, Sir Walter - Writer.
Scott, General Winfield - American army officer, who played a major role in the Mexican War (1846-1848).
Sellers, Peter - Actor.
Shackleton, Sir Ernest - English Explorer.
Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland).
Skelton, Red - Entertainer.
Sloane, Sir John - English Artist.
Smith, Joseph, Jr - Founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.
Smithson, James - British mineralogist and chemist, whose legacy provided for the foundation of the Smithsonian Institution.
Sousa, John Philip - Composer who led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 to 1892.
Speaker, Tris - Baseball Hall of Famer (1937).

Spilsbury, Sir Bernard - English Scientists.
Stafford, Thomas Patten - American astronaut.
Stanford, Leland - Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinetal railroad & Founded Stanford University.
Stevenson, Adlai - (not the governor of Illinois, but his father who was Vice President in 1892).
Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice.
Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy.
Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer.
Steuben, Baron von - Prussian-American general of the American revolutionary army.
Sullivan, Sir Arthur - Musician.
Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice.
Swift, Johathan - Wrote Gulliver's Travels.
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Taft, William Howard - 27th President of the U.S.
Teets, John W. - Chairman and Presiden of Dial Corporation.
Thomas, Danny - Entertainer.
Thomas, Dave - Founder of "Wendy's" Restaurants.
Thomas, Lowell - Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice.
Thornhill, Sir James - English Artist.
Tinker, Joe - American professional baseball player.
Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare.
Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice.
Travis, Colonel William B. - Alamo.
Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice.
Truman, Harry S. - 33rd President of the U.S.
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Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice.
Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) - French writer and philosopher.
- W -
Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall.
Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assasinated.
Wallace, Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur".
Wanamaker, John - 19th century American merchant.
Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Fame.
Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice.
Warren, Joseph - A major general during the American Revolution, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Washington, Booker T - Educator and author.
Washington, George - 1st President of U.S.
Watson, Thomas John - American industrialist (IBM).
Wayne, John - Actor.
Webb, Matthew - First man to swim the English Channel (1875).
Weitz, Paul J. - American astronaut who flew on Skylab and space shuttle missions.
Wesley, Samuel - Musician.
Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz".
Wilde, Oscar - Irish-born writer (The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)).
Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice.
Wolfitt, Sir Donald - English Actor.
Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice.
Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur".
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Young, Denton True "Cy" - The first pitcher to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Z -
Zahrt, Dennis M. - Wise old man ;-).
Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933.
Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907.
Zoffany, John - Artist.

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