Famous Masons


 

 
Military
Sports
ActorsWriters
MusiciansEntertainers
Astronauts
Early American Pioneers
Signers of Declaration
Other Famous Masons
U.S. Presidents
Supreme Court Justices
Louisiana Notable Masons
Government Leaders

 

 

 

U.S. Presidents

Buchanan, James – President of the US

Ford, Gerald R. – President of the US

Garfield, James A. – President of the US

Harding, Warren G. – President of the US

Jackson, Andrew – President of the US

Johnson, Andrew – President of the US

McKinley, William – President of the US

Monroe, James – President of the US

Polk, James Knox – President of the US

Roosevelt, Franklin D. – President of the US

Roosevelt, Theodore – President of the US

Taft, William Howard – President of the US

Truman, Harry S. – President of the US

Washington, George – 1st President of US

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 US 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

Arnold, General Henry “Hap” – Commander of the Army Air Force

Bradley, Omar N. – Military leader

Byrd, Admiral Richard E. – Flew expeditions to North Pole

Doolittle, General James – Famous Air Force Pilot

Jones, John Paul – First Admiral of the US Navy

Lafayette, Marquis de – Supporter of American Freedom

Lindbergh, Charles – Aviator

MacArthur, General Douglas – Commander of Armed Forces in Philippines

Marshall, George – General of the Armies

McClellan, General George B. – 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, Major General Richard  – First General Officer of the Continental Army killed in the Battle for Quebec on Dec 31, 1775.

Murphy, Audie – Most decorated soldier of WWII, also starred in many movies after the war.

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

Cobb, Ty – An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Combs, Earle Bryan – A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Dempsey, Jack – 20th century boxing champion

Hornsby, Rogers – A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Naismith, James – Inventor of Basketball

Palmer, Arnold – Golf Pro

ActorsWriters

Autry, Gene – Actor

Borgnine, Ernest – Actor

Burns, Robert – The National Poet of Scotland

Casanova – Italian adventurer, writer and entertainer

Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain) – writer

Cohan, George M. – Broadway star

Collodi, Carlo – Writer of Pinocchio

Doyle, Sir Author Conan – Writer of Sherlock Holmes

Fairbanks, Douglas – 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

Kipling, Rudyard – Writer

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

Mix, Tom – US Marshal turned actor, starred in over 400 western films

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, Jonathan – Writer of Gulliver’s Travels

Voltaire – French writer and philosopher

Wallace, Lewis – Writer of Ben Hur

Wayne, John – Actor

MusiciansEntertainers

Bassie, William “Count” – Orchestra leader/composer

Berlin, Irving – Songwriter

Clark, Roy – Country Western Star

Dickens, Little Jimmy – Grand Ole Opry Star

Ellington, Duke – Composer, Arranger, and Stylist

Jolson, Al – Singer and comedian, starred in the first ‘talking picture’,  The Jazz Singer

Key, Francis Scott – Wrote US National Anthem

Lloyd, Harold C. – Entertainer

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Composer

Sax, Antoine Joseph – Invented the Saxophone (1846)

Sibelius, Jean – Composer

Skelton, Red – Entertainer

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

Sousa, John Philip – Composer, also led the US Marine Band from 1880 – 1892

Stratton, Charles “Tom Thumb” – Entertainer

Tillis, Mel – Country Singer

Whiteman, Paul – “King of Jazz”

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

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

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

Astronauts

Aldrin, Edwin E. “Buzz”– Astronaut

Armstrong, Neil – Astronaut

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

Grissom, Virgil – Astronaut

Early American Pioneers

Austin, Stephen F. – Father of Texas

Bowie, James – Fought at the 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, William “Buffalo Bill” – Cavalry scout and soldier, head of his world-famous Wild West Show

Colt, Samuel – Firearms inventor

Crockett, David – American Frontiersman, fought at the Alamo

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. – Fought at the Alamo

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Franklin, Benjamin – 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the US

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

Other Famous Masons

Balfour, Lloyd – Jeweler, founder of L.G. Balfour Company

Bartholdi, Frederic A. – Designed the Statue of Liberty

Baylor, Robert E. B. – Founder of Baylor University

Beard, Daniel Carter – Founder of the Sons of Daniel Boone, later merged with Boy Scouts of America

Bell, Lawrence – Bell Aircraft Corp.

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

DuBois, 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., Samuel J. – Headed “Watergate” committee

Faber, Eberhard – Head of the famous Eberhard Faber 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. – Librettist of “Pirates of Penzance” and other operettas

Gillette, King C. – Founder of Gillette Razor Co.

“Grock” – Swiss Circus Clown

Guillotin, Joseph Ignace – French physician, inspired the guillotine as a manner of painless execution

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 US Capital

Hoe, Richard M. – Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing

Hoover, J. Edgar – Director of FBI

Houdini, Harry – Magician

Jenner, Edward – Inventor of vaccination

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

Lake, Simon – Built first submarine successful 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, Drs. William and Charles – Began Mayo Clinic

Maytag, Fredrick – Founder of the Maytag Company

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

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 “Taxation without Representation is Tyranny”

Papst, Charles F. – Coined the term “Athletes Foot”

Peale, Norman Vincent – Founder of “Guidepost”

Penney, James C. – Retailer

Poinsett, Joel R. – US Minister to Mexico who introduced the Poinsettia flower to the US

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 intercontinental railroad, founder of Stanford University

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

Thomas, Lowell – Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice

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

Warner, Jack – Founder of Warner Brothers Studios

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

Ziegfeld, Florenz – Producer of the Ziegfeld Follies 1907-1931

Louisiana Notable Masons

Allen, A. Leonard – US Congressman, Eastern Star Lodge #151, Winnfield

Allen, O.K. – Former Governor of Louisiana

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 US Congressman from Louisiana, dentist, attorney, patent medicine inventor, and also served in the Oklahoma legislature. Was a member of Tulsa Lodge #425 and a 32nd degree.

McCain, J. Matt – Confederate hero and Winn Parish State Representative during Post Civil War. 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. He belonged to Montgomery Lodge.

Passman, Otto – Lousiana Congressman who was a member of Collegetown Lodge, which is now Dee A. Strickland Lodge. 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.

Roemer, Buddy – Governor of Louisiana from Shreveport.

Sanders, J. Y. – Governor of Louisiana

Sanders, J. Y. Jr. – Louisiana Congressman

Waggoner, Joe D. – Louisiana Congressman

Walker, William – Lt. Col., 28th LA. Inf CSA, killed at Mansfield in 1864 – First WM of Eastern Star Lodge, Winnfield; also served as DDGM.

Wallace, George Moncure – Lead council for Gov. Huey P. Long, and Asst. Attorney General, he wrote much of the legislation which became Louisiana law. His name is on the cornerstone at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

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