Famous Masons

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There have been many famous Freemasons throughout history. These are some listed below. If you know of any that are incorrect or anyone that needs to be added, please let me know here.

ACTORS / WRITERS
  • Abbott, William "Bud" - Actor/Comedian; Daylight Lodge No. 525, MI
  • Autry, Gene - Actor; Catoosa Lodge No. 185, Oklahoma, OK
  • Beery, Wallace - Actor; Blaney Lodge No. 271, IL
  • Borgnine, Ernest - Actor
  • Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland; Tarbolton Kilwinning St. James No. 135, Tarbolton, Scotland
  • Casanova, Giovanni - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
  • Clemens, Samuel L. (aka Mark Twain) - Writer; Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, MO
  • Cohan, George M. - Broadway star
  • Collodi, Carlo - Writer of Pinocchio
  • Costello, Lou - Comedian
  • Crosby, Norm - Comedian
  • Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Writer - Sherlock Holmes; Phoenix Lodge No. 257, Southsea Hampshire, UK
  • Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent Film Actor; Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, CA
  • Fields, W. C. - Actor; E. Coppee Mitchell Lodge No. 605, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ford, Glenn - Actor; Riviera Lodge No. 780, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Gable, Clark - Actor; Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, CA
  • Gibbon, Edward - Writer - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Lodge of Friendship No. 3, London, UK
  • Gibson, Hoot - Cowboy Actor; Truth Lodge No. 628, Los Angeles, CA
  • Godfrey, Arthur - Actor; Acacia Lodge No. 18, Washington, DC
  • Gray, Harold Lincoln - Actor
  • Guest, Edgar A. - Poet, "The Lambskin Apron", a 33 degree Mason
  • Hardy, Oliver - Actor/Comedian; Solomon Lodge No. 20, Jacksonville, FL
  • Hutton, Timothy - Actor; New York, NY
  • Keaton, Buster - Actor
  • Kipling, Rudyard - Writer; Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782, E.C., Lahore, India
  • Kristofferson, Kris - Actor/Songwriter
  • Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
  • Lloyd, Harold C. - Actor; Alexander Hamilton Lodge No. 535, Hollywood, CA
  • Mix, Tom - US Marshal turned actor; Starred in over 400 western films; Utopia Lodge No. 537, Los Angeles, CA
  • Murphy, Audie - Actor, most decorated American Soldier of WWII
  • North, Jay (aka "Dennis the Menace") - Actor; Lake Butler Lodge No. 52 F.& A.M., Florida
  • Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet; Lodge Ovid, Kischinev
  • Richards, Michael - Actor/Comedian (Kramer of "Senfeld" fame); Plural member: Riviera Lodge No. 780 & Culver City-Foshay No. 467 (CA)
  • Rogers, Roy - American cowboy and screen star; Hollywood Lodge No. 255 (355?), California
  • Rogers, Will - Actor; Claremore Lodge No. 53, Oklahoma (renamed Will Rogers Lodge No. 53 in 1979)
  • Schiller, (Johann Christoph) Friedrich von - German Poet, dramatist, philosopher, and historian
  • Scott, Sir Walter - Writer; Saint David Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sellers, Peter - Actor; Chelsea Lodge No. 3098, London, UK
  • Shakespeare, William - Writer
  • Swift, Jonathan - Wrote Gulliver's Travels; Goat-at-the-Foot-of-the-Haymarket No. 16, Dublin, Ireland
  • Switzer, Carl "Alfalfa" - Actor of "Little Rascals" fame
  • Thomas, Danny - Actor
  • Tolstoi, Leo - Author
  • Wallace, Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur"
  • Wayne, John - Actor; Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, AZ
ASTRONAUTS
  • Aldrin, Edwin E. - Astronaut, Second man on the moon; Montclair Lodge No. 144, NJ
  • Cooper, Gordon - Astronaut; Carbondale Lodge No. 82, CO
  • Glenn, John H. - Astronaut; First Astronaut to orbit the earth in a space craft; US Senator; Concord Lodge No. 688, Concord, OH
  • Grissom, Virgil "Gus" - Astronaut; Mitchell Lodge No. 228, IN
  • Irwin, Jim - Astronaut; Lodge Tejon No. 104, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Shirra, Wally - Astronaut
  • Stafford, Thomas Patten - Astronaut
EARLY AMERICAN PIONEERS
  • Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas; Louisiana Lodge No. 109, St. Genevieve, MO
  • Bowie, James - Alamo; Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19, Opelousas, LA
  • Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks (1742-1807); raised at The Falcon of London England (Lodge of Moderns); Hiram's Cliftonian Lodge No. 417 E.R. (M) London, UK; became a member of Lodge No. 11 at Mowhawk Village in Ontario and was affiliated with The Baton Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A.M. in Hamilton, Ontario (now Lodge No. 6). Brant Lodge No. 663 A.F. & A.M. in Burlington, Ontario is named after him.
  • Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas
  • Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, Scout and Explorer; Montezuma Lodge No. 109, Santa Fe, NM
  • Clark, George Rogers - Frontiersman; Abraham Lodge No. 8, Louisville, KY
  • Clark, William - Explorer (Lewis & Clark); St. Louis Lodge No. 111, St. Louis, MO
  • Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - Indian Fighter, Wild West Show; Platte Valley Lodge No. 32 (15?), North Platte, NE
  • Colt, Samuel - Firearms Inventor
  • Crockett, David - American Frontiersman and Alamo Fame
  • Hale, Nathan - "I regret that I have but one life to give to my country"; St. John's Lodge No. 1, Rhode Island
  • Henry, Patrick - Patriot
  • Houston, Sam - 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas, US Senator; Holland Lodge No. 1, Houston, TX
  • Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas
  • Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 3rd President of the Republic of Texas
  • Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer (Lewis & Clark); was one of the founders of St. Louis Lodge No. 111 with a charter from the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
  • Livingston, Robert - Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory
  • Revere, Paul - Famous American "Midnight Ride"; St. Andrews Lodge & Grand Master of Massachusetts
  • Travis, Colonel William B. - Alamo; Alabama Lodge No. 3, Claiborne, AL
FLORIDA NOTABLE MASONS
  • Askew, Reubin O'Donovan - Former Florida Governor; Escambia Lodge No. 15 F.& A.M., Pensacola, FL; Inducted into the DeMolay Hall of Fame (Nov 13, 1986)
  • Bilirakis, Michael - US Congressman, District 9; Tarpon Lodge No. 112 F.& A.M., Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Bryant, William Jennings - Former Secretary of State; Temple Lodge No. 247, Miami, FL
  • Call, Richard Keith - 3rd & 5th Territorial Governor; Grand Master (1850)
  • Crist, Victor D. - Florida State Senator, 13th District; Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291 F.& A.M., Madeira Beach, FL
  • Gilchrist, Albert Waller - 20th Governor; Grand Master (1911-12)
  • Gorrie, John - Invented first artificial ice machine; Past Master, Apalachicola Lodge No. 76 (then No. 6)
  • Hardy, Oliver - Actor/Comedian; Solomon Lodge No. 20, Jacksonville, FL
  • Latvala, Jack - Former State Senator; Dunedin Lodge No. 192 F.& A.M., Dunedin
  • North, Jay (aka "Dennis the Menace") - Actor; Lake Butler Lodge No. 52 F.& A.M., Florida
  • Perry, Edward A. - Former Governor of the State of Florida (1885-89)
  • Prince Paul of Romania - Hillsborough Lodge No. 25 F.& A.M., Tampa, FL
  • Ross, David Gray - Child Advocate; Robert Le Bruce Chapter, Washington, DC (1950), Inducted into the DeMolay Hall of Fame (Jun 13. 1997)
  • Sikes, Robert "Bob" - Former US Congressman; Concord Lodge No. 50 F.& A.M., Crestview
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 (1911-20)
  • Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96)
  • Churchill, Winston S. - Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom; Rosemary Lodge 2851 and Studholme Lodge No. 1591
  • de Sucre, Jose - Marshall of Bolivar & 1st President of Bolivia & Ecuador
  • Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada (1957-63)
  • Dole, Bob - Former US Senator/Majority Leader, Kansas; Russell Lodge No. 177, Kansas
  • Edward VII - King of England; Grand Master of the UGLE (1875-1901), Provincial Grand Master for Lower Canada
  • Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year; Household Brigade Lodge No. 2614, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England (1936)
  • Fish Jr., Hamilton - US Congressman; Triune Lodge No. 782, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • George IV - Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns)(1790-1813), while still Prince of Wales
  • George VI - King of England during WWII; Grand Master of Scotland and honorary Past Master of the UGLE. Initiated in Naval Lodge No. 2612. Royal Arch Prist Principal, 33 degree AASR, Past Grand Master Mark Master Lodge.
  • Hussein, King of Jordan - Past Master of the Grand Lodge of Jordan
  • MacDonald, Sir John A. - Prime Minister of Canada (1867-73 & 1878-91)
  • Nunn, Sam - US Senator
  • Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assassinated.
MILITARY
  • Allen, Ethan - General, Revolutionary War; Windsor, Vermont
  • Arnold, Henry "Hap" - General, Commander of the Army Air Force; Union Lodge No. 7, Junction City, MO
  • Barry, John - the "Father of the American Navy"; Old Lodge No. 2, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bolivar, Simon - Liberator of South America and 1st President of the Andean Region; founded Lodge Order and Liberty No. 2, Peru (1824)
  • Bradley, Omar N. - General, US Army; West Point Lodge No. 877, Highland Falls, NY
  • Byrd, Richard E. - Admiral, Flew over North Pole; Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC; established Antarctica Lodge 777 under the Grand Lodge of New Zealand
  • de San Martin, Jose - Liberator of Argentina & Uruguay
  • Doolittle, James - General, Famous Air Force Pilot
  • Farragut, David G. - Admiral, US Civil War; Naval Lodge No. 87, Mare Island, CA
  • Garibaldi, Giuseppe - Italian Freedom Fighter; Tompkinsville Lodge No. 471, Staten Island, NY; 33 degree Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Palerma
  • Herkimer, Nicholas - Brigadier General, American Revolution; St. Patricks Lodge No. 8, Johnstown, NY
  • Jackson, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" - General, Conferate Army
  • Jones, John Paul - Founder and First Admiral of the US Navy; St. Bernard's Kilwinning Lodge No. 122 (now St. Cuthbert No. 41), Kirkudbright, Scotland
  • Lafayette, Marquis de - French Supporter of American Freedom; already a Freemason in France, he was given honorary membership by many lodges and Grand Lodges across the USA.
  • Lindergh, Charles - Aviator; Keystone Lodge No. 243, St. Louis, MO
  • MacArthur, Douglas - General, Commander of Armed Forces in Philippines; Manila Lodge No. 1, Manila, Philippines; Made a Mason "at sight" in the Philippines and became 32 degree in Manila and life member of the Nile Shrine Temple, Seattle, WA
  • Marshall, George - 5 Star American Army General; Made a Mason "at sight" by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.
  • Marti y Perez, Jose Julian - Cuban Freedom Fighter (for independence from Spain); Armonia Lodge No. 52?, Spain
  • McClellan, George B. - General, Union Army of the Potomac, Presidential candidate against Abe Lincoln, faced General Robert E. Lee at the battle of Antietam and twice Governor of New Jersey
  • Montgomery, Richard - Major General, First General Officer of the Continental Army killed in the Battle for Quebec on Dec 31, 1775
  • Murphy, Audie - Most decorated soldier of WWII; North Hollywood Lodge No. 542, and dual member of Heritage Lodge No. 764, Hollywood, CA
  • Peary, Robert E. - First man to reach the North Pole (1909); Kane Lodge No. 451 (454?), NY
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith - Commodore; responsible for opening relations with Japan; Holland Lodge No. 8, New York City, NY
  • Pershing, John Joseph "Blackjack" - General, Decorated American Soldier; Lincoln Lodge No. 19, Lincoln, NE
  • Pickett, George E. - Major General (CSA), led "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg; Blandford Lodge, Petersburg, VA
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace; Kilwinning Lodge No. 297, Detroit, MI
  • Stark, John - Major General, Revolution War, "Green Mountain Boys"; Masters Lodge No. 2, Albany, NY
  • Steuben, Baron von - Prussian-American General of the American Revolution Army
  • Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
  • Wainwright, Jonathan M. - American General of the Bataan Peninsula; Union Lodge No. 7, Junction City, KS
MUSICIANS / ENTERTAINERS
  • Arnold, Eddy - Singer
  • Bassie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer; Wisdom Lodge No. 102, Chicago, IL
  • Beethoven, Ludwig Von - Composer
  • Benny, Jack - Comedian; Waukegan Lodge No. 78 A.F.& A.M., Waukegan, IL
  • Berlin, Irving - Entertainer; Munn Lodge No. 190, New York City
  • Blake, James Herbert "Eubie" - Composer/Pianist
  • Blanc, Mel - Comedian; Mid Day Lodge No. 188, OR
  • Cantor, Eddie - Singer; Munn Lodge No. 190, New York
  • Clark, Roy - Country Western Star; Jenks Lodge No. 497, Oklahoma, OK
  • Cohan, George M. - Broadway Star; Pacific Lodge No. 233, New York, NY
  • Dickens, Little Jimmy - Grand Ole Opry Star
  • Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist
  • Ives, Burl - Singer/Actor; Magnolia Lodge (now Magnolia-La Cumbre Lodge) No. 242, Santa Barbara, Ca
  • Gilbert & Sullivan - Composers
  • Jolson, Al - Fame as the first 'talking picture' the Jazz Singer; St. Cecile Lodge No. 506, New York
  • Kelly Sr., Emmett - Famous Circus Clown (Weary Willie); Sarasota Lodge No. 147
  • Kern, Jerome David - American Composer, "Show Boat"; Gramaton Lodge No. 927, Bronxville NY
  • Key, Francis Scott - Wrote "Star Spangled Banner" (US National Anthem)
  • Listz, Franz Von - Hungarian Composer; Lodge Zur Einigkeit, Frankfurt, Germany
  • McKellar, Kenneth - Singer (Scottish Tenor); Initiated Lodge Renfrew county Kilwinning No. 370 in Paisley, cica 1962. A.C.P.
  • Miller, Glenn - Musician
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer; Lodge Zur Wohltatigkeit, Vienna
  • Sax, Antoine Joseph - Invented the Saxophone (1846); Lodge Les Vrais Amis de L'Union, Belgium
  • Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)
  • Skelton, Red - Entertainer/Comedian; Vincennes Lodge No. 1 Vincennes, IN
  • Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.
  • Sousa, John Philip - Led the US Marine Band (1880-92); Hiran Lodge No. 10, Washington, DC
  • Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur Seymore - English Composer with partner Sir W.G. Gilbert; Grand Organist of the UGLE
  • Tillis, Mel - Country Singer; Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson, MO
  • Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"
OTHER FAMOUS MASONS
  • Astor, John Jacob - Financier; Holland Lodge No. 8 (1798)
  • Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry
  • 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; Mariners Lodge No. 67, New York, NY
  • Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.
  • Bellamy, Rev. Francis - Authored US Pledge of Allegiance
  • Bonaparte - Jerome, Joseph, Louis, Lucien - All brothers of Napoleon, but not the great Emperor himself.
  • Borglum, Gutzon - Carved Mt. Rushmore; Howard Lodge No. 35, New York City, serving as W∴M∴ (1910-11)
  • Borglum, Lincoln - Son of Gutzon, finished carving Mt. Rushmore; Battle River Lodge No. 92, South Dakota
  • Bratton, William J. - LAPD Police Chief (former NYPD Commissioner); Rabboni Lodge, Westwood, MA
  • Brundage, Avery - US Olympics; North Shore Lodge No. 937, Chicago, IL
  • BuBois, W. E. B. - Educator/Scholar
  • Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica (1865)
  • Chrysler, Walter P. - Chrysler Corporation
  • Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and motor car manufacturer
  • Clay, Henry - US Senator; Grand Master of Kentucky
  • Clinton, DeWitt - Governor of New York and instigator of the Erie Canal; Grand Master of New York, Holland Lodge No. 16 (now No. 8)
  • Coleman, Norman B. Jr. - US Senator from Minnesota; Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 5 A.F.& A.M., St. Paul
  • Darwin, Erasmus - Physician/Botonist; initiated at St. David's Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh (1754)
  • Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the Planetarium
  • Douglas, Jim - Current Governor of Vermont; Union Lodge No. 2, Middlebury, served as Master of Lodge (1977-78)
  • 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
  • Evans, Bob - Bob Evans Restaurant; Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, Gallipolis
  • Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company
  • Fisher, Geoffrey - Archbishop of Canterbury (1945-61)
  • Fitch, John - Inventor of the Steamboat; Bristol Lodge No. 25, Bristol, PA
  • Fleming, Sir Alexander - Invented Penicillin; Held Grand Office in the UGLE
  • Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer; Palestine Lodge No. 357, Detroit, MI
  • Gannett, Frank E. - Media Empire; Hobosco Lodge No. 716, Ithaca, NY
  • Garbaldi, Giuseppe - The "George Washington" of Italy; Tompkinsville Lodge No. 471, Staten Island, NY; Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Palermo
  • Garcia, Pablo Benito Juarez - Mexican President; R∴L∴ Independencia No. 2 del Rito Nacional Mexicano
  • Gatling, Richard J. - Built the "Gatling Gun"; Center Lodge No. 23, Indianapolis, IN
  • Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettis for "Pirates of Penzance"; St. Machar Lodge No. 54, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Gillett, King C. - Gillett Razor Co.
  • Goldwater, Barry - Former US Senator, Arizona; Arizona Lodge No. 2, Phoenix, AZ
  • Gompers, Samuel - Founder of the AFL; Dawson Lodge No. 16, Washington, DC
  • Griffith, David Wark (D.W.) - Father of American Filmmaking; St. Cecile Lodge 568, New York, NY
  • "Grock - Swiss Circus Clown
  • Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin"
  • Harvey, Paul - Radio Personality
  • Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park
  • Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
  • Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier; William B. Warren Lodge No. 309, Chicago, IL
  • Hoban, James - Architect for the US Capital; Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC
  • Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing
  • Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of the FBI; Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC
  • Houdini, Harry - Magician; St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York, NY
  • Humphrey, Hubert H. - Former US Vice-President/Senator, Minnesota
  • Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Vaccination
  • Jones, Melvin - One of the Founders of the Lions International; Garden City Lodge No. 141, Chicago, IL
  • Kalakaua, King of Hawaii
  • Kemp, Jack - Former US Senator/Secretary of HUD, New York; Fraternal Lodge No. 625, Hamburg, NY
  • Kitchener, Lord Horatio Herbert, PM - British Union Lodge No. 114, Ipswich, England, and La Concordia Lodge, Cairo, UGLE
  • Knox, Henry - First US Secretary of War; St. Johns Regimental Lodge, Morristown, NJ
  • LaGuardia, Fiorella H. - LaGuardia Airport, Mayor of New York 1930's & 40's; Garibaldi Lodge No. 542, New York City
  • Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successful in open sea.
  • Land, Frank S. - Founder Order of DeMolay
  • Lipton, Sir Thomas - Lipton Tea Company; Scotia Lodge No. 178, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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; Rochester, MN
  • Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag
  • Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
  • Michelson, Albert Abraham - Successfully measured the speed of light (1882)
  • Molson, John - Founder of Molson Breweries; St. Paul's Lodge No. 374 UGLE, Montreal, Past Provincial Grand Master.
  • 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; Captial Lodge No. 66, Lansing, MI
  • Otis, James - Famous for "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny"
  • Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term "Athletes Foot"
  • Peale, Norman Vincent - Founder of "Guidepost"; Midwood Lodge No. 1062, Brooklyn, NY
  • Pedro I, Dom Antonio Pedro de Alcantara Bourbon - Declared Brazil independent from Portugal and was crowned emperor, returned to Portugal and was crowned King Pedro IV; Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Brazil
  • Penny, James C. - Retailer (J.C. Pennys); Wasatch Lodge No. 1, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Pike, Zebulon - Pike's Peak named after him
  • Poinsett, Joel R. - US Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia
  • Pullman, George - Built first sleeping car on train; Renovation Lodge No. 97, Albion, NY
  • Rayburn, Sam - Speaker of the House; Constantine Lodge No. 13, Bonham, TX
  • Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons; Baraboo Lodge No. 34, Baraboo, WI
  • Sanders, Harland "Colonel" - Founded Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  • Salten, Felix - Creator of Bambi
  • Sarnoff, David - "Father" of Television; Strict Observance Lodge No. 94, New York City
  • Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder"
  • Smith Jr., Joseph - Founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
  • Scott, Capt. Robert Falcon - English Explorer; Drury Lane Lodge No. 2127, London, UK
  • Scott, Winfield - Dinwiddlie Lodge No. 23, Virginia
  • Shackleton, Sir Ernest - English Explorer; Navy Lodge 2612
  • Stanford, Leland - Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinental railroad & founded Stanford University
  • Stevenson, Adlai E. - US Vice-President; Metamora Lodge No. 82, Metamora, IL
  • Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy
  • Teets, John W. - Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
  • Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendy's Restaurant; Sol D. Bayless Lodge No. 359, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Thomas, Lowell - Radio Announcer/Newsman who brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice; Saint John's Lodge, Boston, MA
  • Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall
  • Wallenda, Enrico - Circus Legend
  • Wallenda, Karl - Circus Legend
  • Wanamaker, John - Philadelphia Retailer
  • Warner Jack - Warner Brothers fame; Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wayne, Anthony - "Mad Anthony"
  • Webb, Matthew - First man to swim the English Channel (1875); Neptune Lodge No. 22
  • Wilde, Oscar - Apollo University Lodge No. 357, Oxford, UK
  • William IV - King of England, made a Mason at Plymouth, England (Mar 9, 1786)
  • Wozniak, Steve - Co-founder of Apple Computers; Charity Lodge No. 362, Campbell, CA
  • Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur"
  • Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions (1933); Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907; Accordia Lodge No. 277, Chicago, IL
SIGNERS OF DECLARATION
  • Franklin, Benjamin - 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the United States; St. John's Lodge of Philadelphia, Past Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania
  • Hancock, John - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence; Massachusetts Lodge No. 277, Quebec, Canada. Later affiliated with St. Andrews Lodge, Boston, MA
  • McHenry, James - Signer of the US Constitution; Spiritual Lodge No. 23, Maryland
SPORTS
  • Cobb, Ty - An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame; Royston Lodge No. 426, Detroit, MI
  • Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Dempsey, Jack - Boxer; Kenwood Lodge No. 800, Chicago, IL
  • Hornsby, Rogers - A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame; Beacon Lodge No. 3, St. Louis, MO
  • Hubbell, Carl - Baseball; Meeker Lodge No. 479, Oklahoma
  • Johnson, John A. "Jack" - American world heavyweight champion boxer (1908-15); Lodge Forfar and Kincardine No. 225, Dundee, Scotland
  • Naismith, James - Inventor of Basketball; Roswell Lee Lodge, Springfield, MA
  • Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro; Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275, Latrobe, PA
  • Rickey, Branch - Baseball Legend; Tuscan Lodge No. 360, St. Louis, MO
  • Speaker, Tris - Baseball
  • Stanley, Sir Frederick Arthur - Hockey's "Stanley Cup"; Royal Alpha Lodge No. 16, London, UK
  • Starr, Bart - Football, Green Bay Packers
  • Young, Cy - Baseball
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
  • Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice
  • Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice, Birmingham Temple Lodge No. 836, Birmingham, AL
  • Blair Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice, Grand Master of Virginia (1778-84)
  • Blatchford, Samuel - 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, St. Andrews Lodge, Boston, MA
  • Davis, David - Supreme Court Justice
  • Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice
  • Douglas, William O. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Ellsworth, Oliver - Chief Justice, US Supreme Court Justice
  • Field, Stephen J. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Jay, John - Chief Justice, US Supreme Court Justice (1789-95)
  • Lamar, Joseph E. - Supreme Court Justice, Webb Lodge No. 166 F.& A.M., Augusta, GA
  • Marshall, John - Chief Justice, US Supreme Court (1801-35); Grand Master of Virginia (1793-94)
  • Marshall, Thurgood - Supreme Court Justice
  • Mathews, Stanley - Supreme Court Justice
  • McLean, John - 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, John - Chief Justice, US Supreme Court Justice
  • Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice
  • Story, Joseph - Supreme Court Justice
  • Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Taft, William H. - Chief Justice - initiated Occasional Lodge, Cincinnati, OH; affiliated Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Cincinnati, OH
  • Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice
  • Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice; Past Master, Union Lodge No. 16 F.& A.M., Paris, KY
  • Van Devanter, Willis - Supreme Court Justice
  • Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Warren, Earl - Chief Justice, Supreme Court Justice; Grand Master of California (1935-36)
  • Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice
  • Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice
U.S. PRESIDENTS
  • Buchanan, James - 15th President, Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, PA
  • Ford, Gerald R. - 38th President, Malta Lodge No. 465, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Garfield, James A. - 20th President, Magnolia Lodge No. 20, Columbus, OH
  • Harding, Warren G. - 29th President, Marion Lodge No. 70, Marion, OH
  • Jackson, Andrew - 7th President, Harmony Lodge No. 1, Nashville, TN
  • Johnson, Andrew - 17th President, Greenville Lodge No. 119, Greenville, TN
  • McKinley, William - 25th President, Hiran Lodge No. 21, Winchester, NY
  • Monroe, James - 5th President, Williamsburg Lodge No. 6, Williamsburg, VA
  • Polk, James Knox - 11th President, Columbia Lodge No. 31, Columbia, TN
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. - 32nd President, Holland Lodge No. 8, New York, NY
  • Roosevelt, Theodore - 26th President, Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Taft, William Howard - 27th President, initiated Occasional Lodge, Cincinnati, OH; affiliated Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Cincinnati, OH
  • Truman, Harry S. - 33rd President, Belton Lodge No. 450, MO
  • Washington, George - 1st President, Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4, Fredericksburg, VA; Past Master, Alexandria Lodge No. 22, VA

John Wayne excepting his apron
Above: Actor John Wayne excepting his Masonic Bible

FAMOUS NON-MASONS

  • Adams, Samuel
  • Armstrong, Louis "Satchmo"
  • Armstrong, Neil
  • Baden-Powell, Lord Robert
  • Bacon, Sir Francis
  • Blair, Anthony Charles Lynton (aka Tony Blair)
  • Bulfinch, Charles
  • Burton, Lance
  • Bush, George H. Walker
  • Bush, George Walker
  • Cameron, James
  • Bruckheimer, Jerry
  • Cage, Nicholas
  • Cheney, Dick
  • Chiang Kai-Shek
  • Chaplain, Charlie
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Connery, Sean
  • DiCaprio, Leonardo
  • Disney, Walt
  • Eiffel, Gustave
  • Forrest, Nathan Bedford
  • Graham, Rev. Billy
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Haley, Alex
  • Heinlein, Robert A
  • Hope, Bob
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Johnson, Lyndon
  • King Jr., Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
  • L'Enfant, Pierre
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Obama, Barack H.
  • O'Connor, Carrol
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Powell, Colin
  • Rabin, Yitzhak
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Russell, Charles Taze
  • Santa Anna
  • Shah of Iran (Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi)
  • Smithson, James
  • Spinoza, Buruch
  • Willson, Meredith

Info taken from the Non-Famous webpage of www.masonicinfo.com