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U.S. Presidents


FAMOUS MASONS- U.S. PRESIDENTS

 


Buchanan, James - President of the U.S.

Ford, Gerald R. - President of the U.S.

Garfield, James A. - President of the U.S.

Harding, Warren G. - President of the U.S.

Jackson, Andrew - President of the U.S.

Johnson, Andrew - President of the U.S.

McKinley, William - President of the U.S.

Monroe, James - President of the U.S.

Polk, James Knox - President of the U.S.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. - President of the U.S.

Roosevelt, Theodore - President of the U.S.

Taft, William Howard - President of the U.S.

Truman, Harry S. - President of the U.S.

Washington, George - President of US, 1st
 
 


 

Supreme Court Justices


FAMOUS MASONS- SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice

Blair, Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice

Blatchford, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice

Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice

Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice

Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice

Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice

Clark, Thomas C. - Supreme Court Justice

Clarke, John H. - Supreme Court Justice

Cushing, William - Supreme Court Justice

Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice

Douglas, William O. - Supreme Court Justice

Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice

Field, Stephen J. - Supreme Court Justice

Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice

Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice

Lamar, Joseph E. - Supreme Court Justice

Marshall, John - Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1801 - 1835

Marshall, Thurgood - Supreme Court Justice

Mathews, Stanley - Supreme Court Justice

Minton, Sherman - Supreme Court Justice

Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice

Nelson, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice

Paterson, William - Supreme Court Justice

Pitney, Mahlon - Supreme Court Justice

Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice

Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice

Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice

Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice

Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice

Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice

Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice

Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice

Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice

Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice
 
 

Military


FAMOUS MASONS- MILITARY

Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force

Bradley, Omar N. - Military leader

Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - Flew over North Pole

Doolittle, General James - Famous Air Force Pilot

Jones, John Paul - Naval Commander

Lafayette, Marquis de - Supporter of Amerian Freedom

Lindbergh, Charles - Aviator

MacArthur, General Douglas - Commander of Armed Forces in Philillines

Peary, Robert E. - First man to reach the North Pole (1909)

Pershing, John Joseph - Decorated American Soldier

Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace

Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
 
 


 
 
 

Sports


FAMOUS MASONS- SPORTS

Cobb, Ty - Baseball Player

Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame

Dempsey, Jack - Sports

Hornsby, Rogers - An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Naismith, James - Inventor of Basketball

Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro
 
 


 
 

Actors\Writers


FAMOUS MASONS- ACTORS/ WRITERS

Autry, Gene - Actor

Borgnine, Ernest - Actor

Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland

Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer

Clark, Roy - Country Western Star

Clemens, Samuel L. - Mark Twain - writer

Cohan, George M. - Broadway star

Collodi, Carlo - Writer of Pinocchio

Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Writer - Sherlock Holmes

Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent film actor

Fields, W.C. - Actor

Gable, Clark - Actor

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

Godfrey, Arthur - Actor

Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie

Hardy, Oliver - Actor - Comedian

Hope, Bob - Comedian

Kipling, Rudyard - Writer

Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

Mix, Tom - U.S. Marshal turned actor. Stared in over 400 western films

Murphy, Audie - Most decorated American Soldier of WWII

Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet

Rogers, Roy - American cowboy and screen star

Rogers, Will - Actor

Scott, Sir Walter - Writer

Sellers, Peter - Actor

Shakespeare, William - Writer

Swift, Johathan - Wrote Gulliver's Travels

Voltaire - French writer and philosopher

Wallace, Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur"

Wayne, John - Actor
 
 


 

Musicians\ Entertainers


FAMOUS MASONS- MUSICIANS/ENTERTAINERS

Bassie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer

Berlin, Irving - Entertainer

Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist

Jolson, Al - Fame as the first 'talkinf picture' the Jazz Singer

Key, Francis Scott - Wrote U.S. National Anthem

Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer

Sax, Antoine Joseph - Invented the Saxophone (1846)

Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)

Skelton, Red - Entertainer

Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.

Sousa, John Philip - Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 - 1892

Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer

Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"
 
 


 

Government Leaders


FAMOUS MASONS- GOVERNMENT LEADERS

Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92

Bennett, Viscount R.B. - Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35

Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920

Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96

Churchill, Winston - British Leader

Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63

Edward VII - King of England

Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year

George VI - King of England during W.W. II

MacDonald, Sir John A. - Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 & 1878-91

Nunn, Sam - U.S. Senator

Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assasinated
 
 
 
 


 

Astronauts


FAMOUS MASONS- ASTRONAUTS

Aldrin, Edwin E. - Astronaut

Armstrong, Neil - Astronaut

Glenn, John H. - First American to orbit the earth in a space craft

Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut
 
 

Early American Pioneers


FAMOUS MASONS- EARLY AMERICAN PIONEERS

Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas

Bowie, James - Alamo

Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807

Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas

Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer

Clark, William - Explorer

Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - Indian fighter, Wild West Show

Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor

Crockett, David - American Frontiersman and Alamo fame

Henry, Patrick - Patriot

Houston, Sam - 2nd&4th President of the Republic of Texas

Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas

Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 3rd President of the Republic of Texas

Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer

Livingston, Robert - Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory

Revere, Paul - Famous American

Travis, Colonel William B. - Alamo
 
 
 


 
 

Signers of the Declaration of Independence


FAMOUS MASONS- SIGNERS OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SIGNERS OF CONSTITUTION OF THE U.S.

Franklin, Benjamin - 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.

Hancock, John - 1of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence
 
 


 
 
 

Other Famous Masons


OTHER FAMOUS MASONS

Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry

Bartholdi, Frederic A. - Designed the Statue of Liberty

Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder Baylor University

Beard, Daniel Carter - Founder Boy Scouts

Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.

Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore

BuBois, W.E.B. - Educator/scholar

Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865

Chrysler, Walter P. - Automotive fame

Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and motor car manufacturer

Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium

Dow, William H. - Dow Chemical Co.

Drake, Edwin L - American Pioneer of the Oil industry

Dunant, Jean Henri - Founder of the Red Cross

Ervin Jr, Samual J. - Headed "Watergate" committee

Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company

Fisher, Geoffrey - Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 - 1961

Fitch, John - Inventor of the Steamboat

Fleming, Sir Alexander - Invented Penicillin

Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer

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

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

Gillett, King C. - Gillett Razor Co.

Graham, Rev. Billy - Religion

"Grock - Swiss Circus Clown

Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin"

Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park

Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier

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

Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotory press, revolutinizing newspaper printing

Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI

Houdini, Harry - Magician

Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Vaccination

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

Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successfull in open sea.

Land, Frank S. - Founder Order of DeMolay

Lipton, Sir Thomas - Tea

Marshall, James W. - Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California 1848

Mayer, Louis B. - Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Began Mayo Clinic

Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag

Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness

Mesmer, Franz Anton - practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism

Michelson, Albert Abraham - Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882

Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon

New, Harry S. - Postmaster General who established Airmail

Newton, Joseph Fort - Christian Minister

Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer

Otis, James - Famous for "Taxations without Representation is Tyranny"

Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term "Athletes Foot"

Peale, Norman Vincent - Founder of "Guidepost"

Penny, James C. - Retailer

Poinsett, Joel R. - U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia

Pullman, George - Built first sleeping car on train.

Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.

Salten, Felix - Creator of Bambi

Sarnoff, David - Father of T.V.

Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder"

Stanford, Leland - Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinetal railroad

Stanford, Leland - Railroads & Stanford University

Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy

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

Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendys Restaurant

Thomas, Lowell - Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice

Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall

Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Fame

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

Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur"

Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933

Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907
 






Louisiana Notable Masons



 


Derbigny, Pierre A. C. B. - Fifth Governor of Louisiana

Dixon, John - Retired Supreme Court Justice of Louisiana, lives in Shreveport

Dixon, John - Grandfather of above, Major in Civil War from Winn Parish and served as Clerk of Court in Winn Parish, was on Police Jury later in Rapides Parish. Also was Justice of Peace later in DeSoto Parish.

Long, George Shannon "Shan" - Brother of Huey and Earl. Was a U.S. Congressman from Louisiana, dentist, attorney, patent medicine inventor and also served in the Oklahoma legislature. Was a member of Tulsa Lodge #425 and a 32 degree.

McCain, J. Matt - Was a Confederate hero, Winn Parish State Representative during Post Civil War. Was the man who cast the deciding, tie-breaking vote to end the corrupt Louisiana Lottery during Gov. Murphy Foster's term, c. 1890s. McCain turned down huge bribes the night prior to the vote, believed to be around $100,000.00. His belonged to Montgomery Lodge.

Passman, Otto - Lousiana Congressman who was a member of Collegetown Lodge which is now Dee A. Strickland Lodge. Was also Past Grand Master.

Rarick, John - Congressman from Baton Rouge- Feleciana Parish area.

Robinson, Johnny - LSU football great, All pro defensive back, college coach, now runs a boys' home in Monroe.

Sanders, J. Y. - Governor of Louisiana

Sanders, J. Y. Jr. - Louisiana Congressman

Waggoner, Joe D. - Louisiana Congressman

Wallace, George Moncure - Was lead councel for Gov. Huey P. Long, and wrote much of the legislation which became Louisiana law. Was also Asst. Attorney General and his name is on the cornerstone at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

Wallace, "Happy Jack" - Brother to above. Jack Wallace played major leaque ball for the Cubs, and was a minor league all-star tema and manager. A member of Eastern Star Lodge.