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MASONIC PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES
Washington, 1st President, 1789 - 1797, Commanding General during American Revolution, made a Mason August
4, 1753, in Fredericksburg Lodge (now No. 4), A. F. & A. M., Fredericksburg, Virginia.
5th President, 1817 - 1825, made a Mason November 9, 1775, in Williamsburg Lodge (now No.6), A.F. & A.M., Williamsburg,
Andrew Jackson, 7th President, 1829 - 1837 Harmony Lodge No. 1, Nashville,
Tennessee, an Honorary Member of Federal Lodge No. 1, F. & A.M., Washington, D.C., and Jackson Lodge No. 1, F. & A.M.,
Tallahassee, Florida. In 1822 and 1823 he served as the Grand Master of Masons in Tennessee.
Polk, 11th President, 1845 - 1849, made a Mason September 4, 1820, in Columbia Lodge No. 31,F. & A.M.,
James Buchanan, 15th President, 1857 - 1861, made a Mason January
24, 1817, in Lodge No. 43 (it has no name), F. & A.M., Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
17th President, 1865 - 1869, made a Mason during May, 1851, in Greeneville Lodge No. 119(now No. 3), F. & A.M., Greeneville,
James Abram Garfield, 20th President. 1881, made a Mason November 22, 1864,
in Columbus Lodge No. 30F. & A.M., Columbus, Ohio.
William McKinley, 25th President,
1897 - 1901, made a Mason May 3, 1865, in Hiram Lodge No. 21, A.F. &A.M., Winchester, Virginia.
Roosevelt, 26th President, 1901 - 1909, made a Mason April 24, 1901, in Matinecock Lodge No.806, F. & A.M.,
Oyster Bay, New York.
William Howard Taft, 27th President, 1909 - 1913 - Chief Justice
Supreme Court 1921 - 1930, made a "Mason at Sight" in an "Occasional Lodge" called for that purpose on February 18, 1909,
in the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio, by Charles S. Hoskinson, Grand Master of Masons in Ohio.
Gamaliel Harding, 29th President, 1921 - 1923, made a Mason August 27, 1920, in Marion Lodge No.70, F. & A.M.,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, 1933 - 1945, made a Mason November
28, 1911, in Holland Lodge No. 8, F. & A.M., New York, New York, the same Lodge in which George Washington, the Nation's
first President, held Honorary membership.
Harry S. Truman, 33rd President, 1945 - 1951,
made a Mason March 18, 1909, in Belton Lodge No. 450, A.F. & A.M., Belton, Missouri. He served as the Grand Master of
Masons of Missouri in 1940.
Gerald R. Ford, Jr. 38th President, 1974 - 1977. He was raised to
the Sublime degree of Master Mason on May 18, 1951 in Columbia Lodge No. 3, F. &.A.M., of Washington, D.C., as a courtesy
for Malta Lodge No. 465, F. & A.M. of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
1908-1973. President U.S. Entered Apprentice degree Johnson City Lodge No. 561, Johnson City, Texas October 30, 1937. Did
Dick Chaney - While not President, the highest ranking elected government
official who is a Mason is currently Dick Cheney, Vice President of United States, a member of Cheyenne Lodge No. 1, Cheyenne,
US Presidential Candidates:
Dewey, Thomas E. - New York Governor
Bob - former U.S. Senator/Majority Leader, Kansas; Russell Lodge No. 177, Kansas
Goldwater, Barry - Former Senator from
Humphrey, Hubert H. - Vice President of the United States
McGovern, George - Senator from South Dakota
Harrold E. - Minnesota Governor &emdash; Fellowship Shekinah Lodge No. 257, St. Paul, MN; 33º, Grand Cross A.A.S.R., S.J.
Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assasinated
Declaration of Independence
Of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, the following were known to be members
of a Masonic lodge:
Benjamin Franklin - 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the
U.S. member of St. John's Lodge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Past Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania
member of Philanthropic Lodge, Marblehead, Massachusetts.
John Hancock, made a Master
Mason at the age of 23 in 1760 in Merchants Lodge No.1, Quebec City, the first civilian Lodge established in Canada after
the Conquest. In 1763, he went to Boston, Massachusetts, where he affiliated with St. Andrew's Lodge.
Hooper, member of Hanover Lodge, Masonborough, North Carolina.
charter member, and first Master of St. John's Lodge, Princeton, NJ.
made a Mason in a Lodge attached to a British Regiment of Foot during the Siege of Louisburg, Canada, in 1745, serving in
a New Hampshire Colonial Regiment as a surgeon. Baron Von Steuben, while at Valley Forge, is said to have conferred
the higher Degrees on him and to have been the only Signer who attained the 32nd Degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.
George Walton, member of Solomons Lodge No. 1, Savannah, Georgia.
member of St. Johns Lodge No. 1, Portsmouth, New Jersey.
The following named Signers have been referred to as members of the Fraternity by various Masonic writers, and in Masonic
publications, but their Lodge affiliation is not known:
Roger Sherman, claimed to have been made a Mason
prior to the American Revolution. A Masonic Apron said to be worn by him is in the collection at Yale University.
Josiah Bartlett, one so named is listed as a charter member of King Solomon's Lodge, Charlestown,
Massachusetts. Descendants, however, say he was not a member of the Craft. There is doubt that this Bartlett is the signer,
and records of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts do not show his Lodge affiliation.
often referred to as a Mason, but this is open to debate. Records of the Grand Lodge of New York do not disclose his name.
Several members, named Livingston, are noted in the records of Holland Lodge No. 8, New York City, New York.
Hewes. Records of Unanimity Lodge No. 7, Edenton, North Carolina, show his name as a visitor on St. John's
Day, December, 1776.
Robert Treat Paine, member of a Massachusetts Lodge. The Grand Lodge
of Massachusetts records do not show his affiliation He was said to be present at the celebration of St. John's Day, Grand
Lodge of Massachusetts, in June, 1759.
Thomas McKean, noted as a frequent visitor to
Perseverance Lodge No. 2l, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The McKean genealogy has stated he was a Mason, although his name is
not found on the records of the Grand Lodge of Delaware, which was not organized until the close of the American Revolution.
A brother, Samuel McKean, was a member of the Fraternity.
John Penn, known to have attended
Lodges in North Carolina, but his Masonic affiliation is not known.
Lyman Hall, claimed
to have been a member of Solomons Lodge No. 1 Savannah Georgia.
William Ellery, claimed
as a member of a Lodge in Boston, Massachusetts.
Thomas Nelson, Jr., claimed to have
visited Lodge No. 9, Yorktown, Virginia, after the Siege of that place was lifted in the Revolutionary War, accompanied by
Lafayette and Washington. Absence of definite proof of the Masonic affiliation of the Signers named in the foregoing paragraphs,
precludes the possibility of knowing. This is also the case with Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Benjamin Rush,
Robert Morris; John Witherspoon; George Wythe; Francis Lightfoot Lee; Richard Henry Lee, and others. Caesar Rodney,
of Delaware fame, had a son Caesar Augustus Rodney - a member of the Craft. George Read, another Signer from Delaware, had
a son - George M. Read - who was Grand Master of Pennsylvania. Samuel Huntington had a son who was Grand Master of Ohio.
Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
- Former President of Chile
Ataturk, Mustapha Kemal, Former President of Turkey 1923-1938
Barclay, E-J. - President
of Liberia in 1930 - 1941.
Barrientos, Rene. - 1925-1969. President of Bolivia 1964
Batista, Mariano. 1832-1907. -
President of Bolivia in 1892.
Benes, Eduard - President of Czechoslovakia 1935-1938.
Bennett, Viscount R.B. - Prime
Minister of Canada 1930-35
Bertrand, Francisco - 1870-1926 President of Honduras.
Bolivar, Simon. 1783-1830 - Hero of
the Independence of South American countries from Spain.
Bonaparte, Napolean - Military Leader, Emperor of France
Joseph 1768-1844. - King of Naples
Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920
Botha, Pik - Former Foreign
Minister of South Africa
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96
Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks
1742 - 1807
Churchill, Winston, Sir. 1874-1965. - Former Prime Minister
Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada
Doumer, Paul - President of France
Doumergue, Gaston - President of France
Edward VIII - King of England
who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
Edward VII - King of England
Frederic II - King of Prussia
VII - King of Denmark. 1806-1863.
Garibaldi, Giuseppe. 1807-1882. - Deputy of Rome.
George VI - King of England during
Georges II 1895-1952. - King of Greece
Gustave V - King of Sweden 1907 - 1950.
Joffre 1852-1931 - Marshall
Lafayette, Marquis de - French Supporter of Amerian Freedom
Leopold - King of Belgium
MacDonald, Sir John
A. - Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 and 1878-91
Mitterand, Alexandre - President of France
Tirpitz, Alfred Von 1849-1930
- German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
United States Supreme Court Justices:
Black, Hugo L.
Blair, John Jr.,
Burton, Harold H.
Byrnes, James F.
Clarke, John H.
Devanter, Willis Van
Douglas, William O.
Harlan, John M.
Jackson, Robert H.
Lamar, Joseph E.
Marshall, John - Chief
Justice 1801 - 1835
Moody, William H.
Paterson, William - Signer
Reed, Stanley F.
Rutledge, Wiley B.
Swayne, Noah H.
Vinson, Frederick M. - Chief Justice 1946 - 1953
Warren, Earl - Chief Justice 1953 - 1972,
Governor of California, Grand Master of California
Woods, William B.
Ervin Samual J.
Jr, who headed "Watergate" Committee
Glenn, John H. - First American to orbit the earth in a space craft.
Johnston, Bennett Jr.
Kemp, Jack - Secretary of HUD, New
York Quarterback for Buffalo Bills
States Military Leaders:
Aldrin, Edwin E. "Buzz" Astronaut; second man on the moon,
Allen, Ethan - General,
Revolutionary War; Windsor, Vermont
Arnold, Gen. Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force during World War II
Omar N. - Five Star General of the Army, World War II, U.S.
Byrd, Richard E. Admiral - Arctic & Anarctic explorer,
1st to fly over North Pole
Cooper, Gordon "Gordo" - Astronaut
Doolittle, James - General, famous World War II Air Force
Grissom, Virgil (Gus) - Astronaut
Irwin, Jim - Astronaut
James, Daniel "Chappie" - General, U.S. Air Force
John Paul - Founder and First Admiral of the U.S. Navy thbertNo. 41)
Knox, Henry - Revolutionary War General
Douglas - Five Star General, Allied Commander in the Pacific in World War II,
Marshall, George C. - Five Star General,
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff World War II, Post war Secretary of State and Architect of the Marshall Plan.
George B. - General, Union Army
Murphy, Audie - Most decorated American Soldier of World War II
Peary, Robert E. Admiral
- First man to reach the North Pole (1909)
Perry, Matthew Calbraith - Commodore; responsible for opening relations with
Japan; Pershing, John Joseph "Blackjack" - General of the Armies, Commander of the American Expeditionary Force in World War
Pickett, George E. - Maj. Gen. (CSA), led "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg
Pike, Zebulon - Military explorer who discovered
Pike's Peak, which is named for him
Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace
Ridgeway, Matthew B. - US Military
Leader, General who succeeded MacArthur in Korea
Schirra, Wally - Astronaut
Schwartzkopf, Norman - Former U.S. General,
Desert Storm commander
Pioneers who helped settle the United States:
Jacob - Fur trader and financier
Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas
Blair, John - Signer US Constitution
Louis-Antoine - Navigator.1729-1811
Bowie, James - Died at the Alamo
Brearley, David - Signer US Constitution
Luther - Pioneering botanist
Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas
Carson, Christopher "Kit" -
Frontiersman, scout and explorer
Clark, William - Explorer (Lewis and Clark)
Clemens, Samuel L. - Mark Twain - writer
William F. "Buffalo Bill" - Indian fighter, Wild West Show
Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor
Crockett, David - American
Frontiersman and Alamo fame
Dayton, Jonathan - Signer US Constitution
Dubois, W.E.B. - Educator/Author/Historian
William - One of the Masonic signers of the Declaration of Independence
Fitch, John - Inventor of the Steamboat
Robert - Inventor of 1st Submarine and Steam powered warship
Gatling, Richard J. - Built the "Gatling Gun"
- Founded African Lodge in U.S. African Lodge is the Grandfather of Prince Hall Masonry.
Henry, Patrick - Patriot
Mathew - Explorer
Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Houston, Sam - 2nd and 4th President of the
Republic of Texas
Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas
Key, Francis Scott - Wrote U.S. National Anthem
Meriwether - Explorer (Lewis and Clark)
Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 3rd President of the Republic of Texas
- Aviator. First solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean
Marshall, James W. - Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California
McHenry, James - Signer of the U.S. Constitution
Revere, Paul - Famous Midnight Ride - Grand Master of Massachusetts
Benjamin - one of the Masonic signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Stanford, Leland - California pioneer - Drove
the golden spike linking the intercontinetal railroad and founded Stanford University
Travis, Colonel William B. - died
Wright, Orville and Wilber - Inventors of Airplane
Jean-Theophile - Physician. Inventor of the planetarium. 1683-1744.
Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Vaccination
William and Charles - Founded the Mayo Clinic
Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
Franz Anton 1734-1815 - practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism
Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment
Wootton, Percy, MD - President American Medical Association (1997- )
Harold Owner Toronto Maple Leafs NHL team. Corinthian No. 481, Toronto, ON.
Cobb, Ty - Baseball Hall of Fame Player
Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame
Dempsey, Jack - Heavyweight boxing champion
Hornsby, Rogers - An original member
of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Hubbel, Carl - Baseball
Johnson, John A 'Jack' - Heavyweight boxing title holder
Arnold - Golf Pro
Rickey, Branch - Baseball Legend, Signed Jackie Robinson (first black in major league).
Sugar Ray - World Champion Boxer
Starr, Bart - Football Quarterback - Green Bay Packers.
Wagner, Honus - Baseball batting
Young, Cy - Famous baseball pitcher for whom the Cy Young Award is named
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke - Founder/publisher Chicago Defender
Burns, Robert - National Poet
Chagall, Marc - Artist, painter.
Collodi, Carlo - Author of Pinocchio
Conan Doyle, Arthur - 1859-1930.
Author of Sherlock Holmes
Dac, Pierre. 1895-1975 - Humorist
Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Writer - Sherlock Holmes
Sir Alexander - USA. Invented penicillin. 1881-1955.
Fortune, Timpothy Thomas - Journalist
Gannett, Frank E. -
Gibbon, Edward - Author of "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little
Guest, Edgar A. - Poet; "The Lambskin Apron"
Haley, Alex - Author
Harvey, Paul - Radio personality
John H. - Publisher EBONY and Jet magazines
Kipling, Rudyard - Author. Nobel Prize in 1907.
Lemon, Mark - Founder of
Punch, humorous British magazine
Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet
Salten, Felix - Creator of Bambi
Scott, Sir Walter
Service, Robert, Poet of the Klondike Gold Rush
Shakespeare, William - Writer
Swift, Johathan - Wrote Gulliver's
Tolstoi, Leo - Russian Author
Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet 1694-1778. - French writer and philosopher
Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur"
Wilde, Oscar. 1854-1900. - Writer
Roy - Entertainer
Armstrong, Louis - Jazz Musician
Arnold, Eddy - Entertainer
Atkins, Chet - Musician, Guitar
Gene - Actor - Western Heritage Museum
Bach, Jahann Christian - Composer
Bassie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer
Ludwig Van. - 1770-1827. Composer
Berlin, Irving - Composer/Entertainer
Borgnine, Ernest - Actor
Caine, Michael -
Cervi, Gino 1901-1974. - Italian Actor, famous for his roles in films as "Don Camillo"
Clark, Roy - Country western
Cohan, George M. - Composer/Broadway star
Cole, Nat 'King' - Great ballad singer
Costello, Lou - Comedian
Norm - Entertainer
DeMille, Cecil B. - Epic Film Director
Eastwold, Scott - Musician,
Ellington, Duke - Jazz composer,
arranger and stylist
Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent film actor
Fields, W.C. - Actor
Gable, Clark - Actor
Hoot - Cowboy actor
Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettist for "Pirates of Penzance"
Gilbert and Sullivan - Composers
Godfrey, Arthur - Actor
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang 1749-1832.
Grock - Swiss Circus Clown
Lionel - Orchestra Leader/Composer
Handel, George Fredrick - Composer
Handy, William C. - Composer "Father of the Blues"
Oliver - Actor - Comedian (Laurrel & Hardy)
Hayden, Franz Josef F. 1732-1809 - Composer
Hershfield, Harry - Radio
Houdini, Harry - Magician
Ives, Burl - Entertainer
Jolson, Al - Fame as the first 'talking picture' the
Keaton, Buster - Movies, Comedian
Kern, Jerome - Composer
Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play Tarzan
of the Apes (1918)
Lizt, Franz. Composer
Lloyd, Harold C. - Silent movie comedian
Mayer, Louis B. - Film producer
who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Miller, Glenn - Musician, Band Leader
Mix, Tom - U.S.
Marshal turned actor. Stared in over 400 western films
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Child musical genius - composer
Magic Flute is the background music for this page
O'Connor, Carroll - Actor
Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their
father were Masons.
Rogers, Roy - American cowboy and screen star
Rogers, Will - Actor
Sellers, Peter 1925-1980 -
Actor, Chelsea Lodge # 3098.
Sibelius, Jean 1865-1957 - Composer (Finland)
Skelton, Red - Comedian/Entertainer
John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.
Sousa, John Philip - Composer - Led the U.S. Marine
Band from 1880 - 1892
Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer
Thomas, Danny - Actor, Entertainer
- Last of the great vaudeville magicians.
Tillis, Mel - Country Singer
Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Studio fame
John - Actor
Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"
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
Allen, Richard Founder/First Bishop AME Church
Booth, Rev. William - Founder of the Salvation
Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865
Fisher, Geoffrey - Archbishop
of Canterbury 1945 - 1961
Jackson, Reverend Jesse - Minister and founder of the Rainbow Coalition
Newton, Joseph Fort
- Christian Minister
Peale, Norman Vincent - Minister and Founder of "Guidepost"
Sanders, Bishop Carl J. - United Methodist
Sexson, Mark - Minister and Founder: Intl. Order of Rainbow for Girls
Wesberry, Dr. James P. - Former Exec. Dir./Editor
Southern Baptist Publication Sunday
Industrialists and Entrepreneurs:
Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp
Carson, Curtis L. - Entrepreneur
Chrysler, Walter P. - Founded Chrysler
Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and motor car manufacturer 1878-1935
Dow, William H. - Dow Chemical Co.
Edwin L - American Pioneer of the Oil industry
Dunlop, John Boyd - Tire Manufacturer
Faber, Eberhard - Head of the Eberhard
Fabor Pencil Company
Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
Forten, James - Abolitionist/Manufacturer
King C. - Gillette Razor Co.
Hilton, Charles C. - Founder of Hilton Hotels
Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotory press,
revolutionizing newspaper printing
Hoover, Frank - Vacuum cleaner fame
Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successful
in open sea.
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent 1743-1794 - Chemist
Lipton, Sir Thomas - Famous Yachtsman, Founder Lipton Tea
MacAdam, John - Invented "blacktop pavement"
Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag appliances
Mecherle, George Jacob
- Founder, State Farm Insurance
Mellon, Andrew - American industrialist, banker and philanthropist.
Nash, Charles -
Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer
Penney, James C. - Retailer (J.C. Penney)
Harland "Colonel" - Founder Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants
Sarnoff, David - Father of T.V. (RCA)
Teets, John W.
- Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendy's Restaurant
Watson, Thomas - Founder of
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