Famous Freemasons in History
There have been many influential men who have been Masons. Masonry is an organization dedicated towards making a difference in the world. 14 U.S. Presidents, 13 signers of the Constitution, 9 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 4 Astronauts and 35 Supreme Court Justices were all Freemasons. Following is but a small list of those Brothers who have left their marks upon our world.


Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
Aldrin, Edwin E. - American Astronaut.
Armstrong, Louis - Jazz Musician.
Armstrong, Neil - American Astronaut.
Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Only 5 Star General in the American Air Force.
Austin, Stephen F. - "Father" of Texas.
Autry, Gene - Actor.
Bach, Jahann Christian - Composer.
Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice.
Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry Designer.
Bartholdi, Frederic A. - Designed the Statue of Liberty.
Bassie, William "Count" - Orchestra Leader and Composer.
Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder Baylor University.
Beard, Daniel Carter - Founder Boy Scouts.
Bell, Lawrence - Founder of the Bell Aircraft Corporation.
Bennett, Viscount R.B. - Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35.
Berlin, Irving - Entertainer.
Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice 1937-1971.
Blair, Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice.
Blatchford, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice.
Bollotta, Christopher S. - PDDGM of the Great 8th Masonic District, New Jersey
Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore.
Borgnine, Ernest - Actor.
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96.
Bowie, James - Texas Patriot at the Battle of the Alamo.
Bradley, Omar N. - American Military leader during World War II.
Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807.
BuBois, W.E.B. - Educator and Scholar.
Buchanan, James - Fifteenth President of the United States.
Burnett, David G. - First President of the Republic of Texas.
Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland.
Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice 1945-1958.
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - 1st Person to Fly over the North Pole (Besides Santa Claus, who is also a Mason).
Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice 1941 and Secretary of State 1945.
Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865.
Carney, Joseph T. - District Deputy Grand Master of the Great Eighth Masonic District, New Jersey.
Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice.
Chrysler, Walter P. - American Automotive Manufacturer.
Churchill, Winston - British Prime Minister During World War II.
Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and Automotive Manufacturer.
Clark, Roy - Country Western Star.
Clark, Thomas C. - Supreme Court Justice.
Clark, William - Explorer.
Clarke, John H. - Supreme Court Justice 1949-1967.
Clemens, Samuel L. - a.k.a. Mark Twain, American Author.
Cobb, Ty - Baseball Player.
Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - Indian Fighter and Founder of the Wild West Show.
Cohan, George M. - Broadway star.
Cole, Nat 'King' - Great Ballad singer.
Collodi, Carlo - Author of Pinocchio.
Colt, Samuel - Firearms Inventor.
Combs, Earle Bryan - Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Crockett, David - Texas Patriot at the Battle of the Alamo.
Cushing, William - Supreme Court Justice.
Dempsey, Jack - Pugilist.
Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the Planetarium.
Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice.
Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63.
Doolittle, General James - Famous American Air Force Pilot.
Douglas, William O. - Supreme Court Justice 1939-1975.
Dow, William H. - American Chemist.
Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Author of "Sherlock Holmes."
Drake, Edwin L - American Pioneer of the Oil industry.
Dunant, Jean Henri - Founder of the Red Cross.
Edward VII - King of England 1936.
Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist
Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice 1796-1799.
Ervin Jr, Samual J. - Headed "Watergate" Committee.
Faber, Eberhard - Founded Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company.
Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent Film Actor.
Field, Stephen J. - Supreme Court Justice 1863-1897.
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. - Thirty-eighth President of the U.S.
Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer.
Franklin, Benjamin - American Revolutionary, Philosopher, Diplomat and Inventor. 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.
Gable, Clark - Actor.
Garfield, James A. - President of the U.S.
Gatling, Richard J. - Inventor of the "Gatling Gun"
George VI - King of England during W.W. II.
Gibbon, Edward - Author- Wrote "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.".
Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettis for "Pirates of Penzance"
Gillett, King C. - Founder of the Gillett Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. - First American Astronaut to Orbit the Earth in a Space Craft.
Godfrey, Arthur - Actor.
Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie"
Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut.
Grock - Swiss Circus Clown.
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin"
Hancock, John - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence.
Harding, Warren G. - Twenty-ninth President of the United States.
Hardy, Oliver - Actor and Comedian.
Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice 1877-1911.
Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park.
Henry, Patrick - Patriot.
Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier.
Hoban, James - Architect for the United State's Capital Building.
Hoe, Richard M. - Inventor the Rotary Newspaper Press.
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 - Second and Fourth President of the Republic of Texas.
Jackson, Andrew - Seventh President of the United States.
Jackson, Reverend Jesse - Minister.
Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice 1941-1945.
Jenner, Edward - Inventor of the Vaccination.
Johnson, Andrew - Seventeenth President of the United States.
Jolson, Al - Actor- Appeared in the First Talking Picture, "The Jazz Singer."
Jones, Anson - Fifth President of the Republic of Texas.
Jones, John Paul - American Naval Commander.
Jones, Melvin - Cofounder of the Lions International.
Key, Francis Scott - Wrote the American National Anthem.
Khan III, Aga - Indian Statesman.
Kipling, Rudyard - Author.
La Guardia, Fiorella H. - Mayor of New York in the 1930's and 40's.
Lafayette, Marquis de - French Supporter of American Freedom.
Lake, Simon - Built the First Successful Submarine.
Lamar, Joseph E. - Supreme Court Justice.
Lamar, Mirabeau B. - Third President of the Republic of Texas.
Land, Frank S. - Founder of the Order of the DeMolay.
Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer.
Lincoln, Elmo - First Actor to Play "Tarzan of the Apes," (1918).
Lindbergh, Charles - Aviator.
Lipton, Sir Thomas - Founder of the Lipton Tea Company.
Livingston, Robert - CO-Negotiator for the Purchase of the Louisiana Territory.
Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer.
MacArthur, General Douglas - American Commander in World War II.
McClellan, General George B. - Two term Governor of New Jersey.
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 of The United State's Supreme Court 1801 - 1835.
Marshall, Thurgood - Supreme Court Justice.
Mathews, Stanley - Supreme Court Justice.
Mayer, Louis B. - Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Founded the Mayo Clinic.
Maytag, Fredrick - Founder of the Maytag Company.
McKinley, William - Twenty-fifth President of the United States.
Mecherle, George Jacob - Founder of the State Farm Insurance Company.
Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist.
Mesmer, Franz Anton - Practiced Mesmerism, a forerunner of Hypnotism in 1882.
Michelson, Albert Abraham - Successfully Measured the Speed of Light.
Minton, Sherman - Supreme Court Justice.
Mix, Tom - United States Marshal turned Actor. Starred in over 400 Western Films.
Monroe, James - Fifth President of the United States.
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - CO-developer of the First Hot-air Balloon.
Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice.
Morris, Dr. Robert - Poet and Founder of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer.
Murphy, Audie - Most Decorated American Soldier of World War II.
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 - United States Senator.
Olds, Ransom E. - American Automobile Pioneer.
Otis, James - Coined the Phrase, "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny."
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 in World War II.
Pike, Zebulon - Discovered 'Pike's Peak.'
Pitney, Mahlon - Supreme Court Justice.
Poinsett, Joel R. - United States Minister to Mexico who also developed the flower Poinsettia.
Polk, James Knox - Eleventh President of the United States.
Pullman, George - Built the First Locomotive Sleeping car.
Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet.
Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice 1938-1957.
Revere, Paul - American Patriot.
Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace.
Ringling Brothers - Circus Owners, All the 7 brothers and Father were Masons.
Robinson, Sugar Ray - Pugilist.
Rogers, Roy - American Cowboy and Actor.
Rogers, Will - Actor.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. - Thirty-second President of the United States.
Roosevelt, Theodore - Twenty-sixth President of the United States.
Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice.
Salten, Felix - Creator of 'Bambi'
Sarnoff, David - 'Father' of Television.
Sax, Antoine Joseph - Inventor of the Saxophone (1846).
Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder"
Scott, Sir Walter - Author.
Sellers, Peter - Actor.
Sexson, Mark - Minister & Founder of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Shakespeare, William - Author.
Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland).
Skelton, Red - Entertainer.
Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music for the American National Anthem.
Sousa, John Philip - Conductor for the United State's Marine Band from 1880 - 1892.
Stanford, Leland - Drove the Gold Spike Linking the Intercontinental Railroad.
Stanford, Leland - Founder of Stanford University.
Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice 1958-1981.
Still, Andrew T. - American Physician Who Started the Treatment of Osteopathy.
Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer.
Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice
Swift, Johathan - Author of "Gulliver's Travels."
Taft, William Howard - Twenty-seventh President of the United States.
Teets, John W. - Chairman and Presiden of Dial Corporation.
Thomas, Danny - Actor and Entertainer.
Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendys Restaurant.
Thomas, Lowell - Reporter Who Brought 'Lawrence of Arabia' to Public Notice.
Thurston, Howard - Vaudeville Magician.
Tillis, Mel - Country Singer.
Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice.
Travis, Colonel William B. - Texas Patriot at the Battle of the Alamo.
Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice.
Truman, Harry S. - Thirty-third President of the United States.
Villalta, Jose E. - PDDGM of the Great 8th Masonic District, New Jersey
Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice 1946-1953.
Voltaire - French Writer and Philosopher.
Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record, 9 feet tall.
Wallace, George C. - Presidential Candidate who was the Target of an Assassination Attempt.
Wallace, Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur"
Warner, Jack - Founder of Warner Brothers.
Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice 1969-1986.
Washington, Booker T - Educator and Author.
Washington, George - First President of the United States.
Wayne, John - Actor.
Webb, Matthew - First Man to Swim the English Channel (1875).
Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"
Wilde, Oscar - Author.
Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice.
Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice.
Wootton MD, Percy - President American Medical Association (1997-).
Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur"
Young, Cy - American Baseball Player.
Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933.
Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907.


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