Famous MasonsA Partial List

Abbott, William “Bud” — Actor (Abbott and Costello)
Abbott, Sir John J.C. — Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke — Founder/publisher “Chicago Defender”
Acuff, Roy — Musician
Aldrin, Edwin E. “Buzz” — Astronaut, Second man to walk on the moon
Allen, Richard — Founder & first bishop AME Church
Allende, Salvador — President of Chile, assassinated in 1970
Armstrong, Louis — Jazz Musician
Arnold, Eddie — Actor
Arnold, General Henry “Hap” — Commander of the Army Air Force
Astor, John Jacob — Fur trader and financier
Atkins, Chet — Musician
Austin, Stephen F. — Father of Texas
Autry, Gene — Actor
Baldwin, Henry — Supreme Court Justice
Balfour, Lloyd — Jewelry
Bartholdi, Frederic A. — Designed the Statue of Liberty
Basie, William “Count” — Orchestra leader/composer
Baylor, Robert E. B. — Founder Baylor University
Beard, Daniel Carter — Founder Boy Scouts
Bell, Lawrence — Bell Aircraft Corp.
Bellamy, Rev. Francis — Authored U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
Bennett, Viscount R.B. — Prime Minister of Canada 1930–1935
Berlin, Irving — Entertainer
Black, Hugo L. — Supreme Court Justice
Blair, Jr., John — Supreme Court Justice
Blake, James Herbert “Eubie” — Composer/pianist
Blanc, Mel — Cartoonist (Bugs Bunny and others)
Blatchford, Samuel — Supreme Court Justice
Bolivar, Simon — South American freedom fighter
Booth, Rev. William — Founder of the Salvation Army
Borden, Sir Robert L. — Prime Minister of Canada 1911–1920
Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln — Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore
Borgnine, Ernest — Actor
Botha, Pik — Former Foreign Minister of South Africa
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie — Prime Minister of Canada 1894–1896
Bowie, James — Alamo
Bradley, Omar N. — Military leader
Bradley, Thomas — Former mayor of Los Angeles, California
Brant, Joseph — Chief of the Mohawks 1742 — 1807
Brown, Joe E. — Entertainer
Brundage, Avery — Olympic Committee
Bryan, Richard — U.S. Senator
Buchanan, James — President of the U.S.
Burbank, Luther — Pioneering botanist
Burnett, David G. — 1st President of the Republic of Texas
Burns, Conrad — U.S. Senator
Burns, Robert — The National Poet of Scotland
Burton, Harold H. — Supreme Court Justice
Byrd, Robert — U.S. Senator
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. — Flew over North Pole
Byrnes, James F. — Supreme Court Justice
Cain, Michael — Actor
Calvo, Father Francisco — Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865
Campbell, Sir Malcolm — Land speed record holder
Carlson, Curtis L. — Entrepreneur
Carnahan, Melvin — Governor of Missouri
Carson, Christopher “Kit” — Frontiersman, scout and explorer
Casanova — Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
Catton, John — Supreme Court Justice
Chagall, Marc — Artist
Chrysler, Walter P. — Automotive fame
Churchill, Sir Winston — British Leader
Citroen, Andre — French Engineer and motor car manufacturer
Clark, Roy — Country Western Star
Clark, Thomas C. — Supreme Court Justice
Clark, William — Explorer
Clarke, John H. — Supreme Court Justice
Clemens, Samuel L. — Mark Twain — writer
Cobb, Ty — Baseball Player
Cody, “Buffalo Bill” William — Indian fighter, Wild West Show
Cohan, George M. — Broadway star
Cole, Nat “King” — Great ballad singer
Collodi, Carlo — Writer of Pinocchio
Colt, Samuel — Firearms inventor
Combs, Earle Bryan — Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooper, Gordon — Astronaut
Crockett, David — American Frontiersman and Alamo fame
Cushing, William — Supreme Court Justice
Dempsey, Jack — Sports
DeMille, Cecil B. — Movie director
Desaguliers, John Theophilus — Inventor of the planetarium
Devanter, Willis Van — Supreme Court Justice
Diefenbaker, John G. — Prime Minister of Canada 1957–1963
Disney, Walt — Cartoonist/movies
Dole, Robert — U.S. Senator
Doolittle, General James — Famous Army Air Corps Pilot
Douglas, William O. — Supreme Court Justice
Dow, William H. — Dow Chemical Co.
Doyle, Sir Author Conan — Writer — Sherlock Holmes
Drake, Edwin L — American Pioneer of the Oil industry
DuBois, W.E.B. — Educator/scholar
Dunant, Jean Henri — Founder of the Red Cross
Ebbets, Charles — Baseball Owner, Ebbets Field
Edward VII — King of England
Edward VIII — King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
Ellery, William — 1 of 9 Masonic signers of the Declaration of Independance
Ellington, Duke — Composer, Arranger and Stylist
Ellsworth, Oliver — Supreme Court Justice
Evers, Medger Wiley — Civil rights leader
Ervin Jr, Samual J. — U. S. Senator — headed “Watergate” committee
Faber, Eberhard — Head of the famous Eberhard Faber Pencil Company
Fairbanks, Douglas — Silent film actor
Field, Stephen J. — Supreme Court Justice
Fields, W.C. — Actor
Fisher, Geoffrey — Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 — 1961
Fitch, John — Inventor of the Steamboat
Fleming, Sir Alexander — Discovered Penicillin
Ford, Gerald R. — President of the U.S.
Ford, Henry — Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
Forten, James — Abolitionist/manufacturer
Fortune, Timothy Thomas — Journalist
Franklin, Benjamin — 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.
Freeman, Orville — Former governor of Minnesota and secretary of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Gable, Clark — Actor
Garfield, James A. — President of the U.S.
Garibaldi, Giuseppe — Italian freedom fighter
Gatling, Richard J. — Built the “Gatling Gun”
George VI — King of England during W.W. II
Gibbon, Edward — Writer — Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Gilbert, Sir William S. — Librettist of Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas
Gillette, King C. — Gillette Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. — First American to orbit the earth; U.S. Senator
Godfrey, Arthur — Radio and early televison personality
Goldwater, Barry — Former U.S. Senator
Gompers, Samuel — Founder American Federation of Labor
Grassley, Charles — U.S. Senator
Gray, Harold Lincoln — Creator of “Little Orphan Annie”
Griffeth, David W. — Movie Director
Gris, Juan — Spanish artist — Synthetic Cubism
Grissom, Virgil — Astronaut
Grock — Swiss Circus Clown
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace — Inventor of the “Guillotine”
Hall, Prince — First black American Freemason
Haley, Alex — Author of “Roots”
Hampton, Lionel — Orchestra leader/composer
Hancock, John — 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independance
Handel, George Fredrick — Composer
Handy, William C. — Composer “Father of the Blues”
Harding, Warren G. — President of the U.S.
Hardy, Oliver — Actor, Comedian
Harlan, John M. — Supreme Court Justice
Harvey, Paul — Radio personality
Hatfield, Mark — U.S. Senator
Hawkins, Augustus F. — U.S. Congressman California
Haydn, Franz Joseph F. — Composer and Musician
Hedges, Cornelius — “Father” of Yellowstone National Park
Helms, Jesse — U.S. Senator
Henson, Josiah — Inspired the novel “Uncle Tom's Cabin”
Henson, Matthew — Explorer
Hilton, Charles C. — American Hotelier
Hoban, James — Architect for the U.S. White House
Hoe, Richard M. — Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing
Hollings, Ernest — U.S. Senator
Hooks, Benjamin L. — Former Executive Director NAACP
Hoover, Frank — Vacuum cleaner fame
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 — 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas
Humphrey, Hubert H. — Vice President of the U.S.
Irwin, Jim — Astronaut
Ives, Burl — Musician
Jackson, Andrew — President of the U.S.
Jackson, Rev. Jesse — Minister/politician
Jackson, Robert H. — Supreme Court Justice
James, Daniel “Chappie” — General U.S. Air Force
Jenner, Edward — Inventor — Vaccination for Small Pox
Johnson, Andrew — President of the U.S.
Johnson, John A 'Jack' — Heavyweight boxing title holder, 1908–1915
Johnson, John H. — Publisher EBONY and Jet magazines
Johnston, Jr. , J. Bennett — U.S. Senator
Jolson, Al — Acted in the first 'talking picture,' The Jazz Singer
Jones, Anson — 5th President of the Republic of Texas
Jones, John Paul — Naval Commander
Jones, Melvin — One of the founders of the Lions International
Keaton, Buster — Movie pioneer
Kemp, Jack — Former U.S. Congressman/sports hero
Kern, Jerome — Composer
Key, Francis Scott — Wrote U.S. National Anthem
Kipling, Rudyard — Writer
Knox, Henry — Revolutionary War General
Lafayette, Marquis de — Supporter of American Freedom
LaGuardia, Fiorello H. — Diplomat and 3-time New York City Mayor
Lake, Simon — Built first submarine successful in open sea
Lamar, Joseph E. — Supreme Court Justice
Lamar, Mirabeau B. — 3rd President of the Republic of Texas
Land, Frank S. — Founder Order of DeMolay
Lemon, Mark — Founder of Punch, humorous British magazine
Lewis, Meriwether — Explorer
Lincoln, Elmo — First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Lindbergh, Charles — Aviator
Lipton, Sir Thomas — Tea
Livingston, Robert — Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory
Lloyd, Harold C. — Entertainer
Lott, Trent — U.S. Senator
MacArthur, General Douglas — Commander of Armed Forces in Philipines
MacDonald, Sir John A. — Prime Minister of Canada 1867–1873 & 1878–1891
Marshall, James W. — Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California 1848
Marshall, John — Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1801 — 1835
Marshall, Thurgood — Supreme Court Justice
Mathews, Stanley — Supreme Court Justice
Mayer, Louis B. — Film producer — formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Mayo, Dr. Charles Horace — Created Mayo Clinic with his brother
Mayo, Dr. William James — Created Mayo Clinic with his brother
Mays, Benjamin — Educator/former president Atlanta University
Maytag, Fredrick — Maytag
McKinley, William — President of the U.S.
Menninger, Karl A. — Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
Mellon, Andrew — American industrialist, banker, and philanthropist; Carnegie-Mellon University
Mesmer, Franz Anton — Practiced Mesmerism, which led to Hypnotism
Metcalfe, Ralph H. — Olympic champion
Michelson, Albert Abraham — Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882
Miller, Glenn — Musician
Minton, Sherman — Supreme Court Justice
Mix, Tom — U.S. Marshal turned actor — Starred in over 400 western films
Monroe, James — President of the U.S.
Montgolfier, Jacques Étienne — with his brother, developed the first practical hot-air balloon
Montgolfier, Joseph Michael — with his brother, developed the first practical hot-air balloon
Moody, William H. — Supreme Court Justice
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus — Composer
Murphy, Audie — Most decorated American Soldier of WWII, Actor
Naismith, James — Inventor of Basketball
Nash, Charles — Automobile industry
Nelson, Samuel — Supreme Court Justice
New, Harry S. — Postmaster General who established Airmail
Newton, Joseph Fort — Christian Minister
Nunn, Sam — U.S. Senator
Olds, Ransom E. — American automobile pioneer
Otis, James — Famous for “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”
Peary, Robert E. — First man to reach the North Pole (1909)
Penney, James C. — Retailer
Pershing, John Joseph — Decorated American Soldier
Pitney, Mahlon — Supreme Court Justice
Poinsett, Joel R. — U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the Poinsettia flower
Polk, James Knox — President of the U.S.
Pound, Roscoe — Former Dean, Harvard Law School
Pryor, Richard — Actor — Comedian
Pullman, George — Built first sleeping car for trains.
Pushkin, Aleksander — Russian Poet
Rangel, Charles B. — U.S. Congressman New York
Randolph, A. Phillip — Founder & first president, International Brotherhood Sleeping Car Porters
Retief, Piet — Afrikaans leader and and one of the founders of the South African nation
Reed, Stanley F. — Supreme Court Justice
Revere, Paul — Famous American
Rhodes, Cecil — “Rhodes Scholarship”
Rickenbacker, Eddie — Great American Army Air Corps “Ace”
Rickey, Branch — Baseball legend
Ringling Brothers — All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Robinson, Sugar Ray — American Boxer
Rodgers, Jimmie — Entertainer
Rogers, Roy — American cowboy and screen star
Rogers, Will — Actor
Roosevelt, Franklin D. — President of the U.S.
Roosevelt, Theodore — President of the U.S.
Rush, Benjamin — 1 of 9 Masonic signers of the Declaration of Independance
Rutledge, Wiley B. — Supreme Court Chief Justice
Salten, Felix — Creator of Bambi
Sanders, Harland “Colonel” — Founder Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants
Sarnoff, David — Father of T.V.
Sax, Antoine Joseph — Invented the Saxophone (1846)
Schoonover, George — Founder of “The Builder”
Schirra, Wally — Astronaut
Scott, Sir Walter — Writer
Sellers, Peter — Actor
Sexson, W. Mark — Founder of Rainbow Girls, Masonic historian/author/researcher
Sibelius, Jean — Composer (Finland)
Simpson, Alan — U.S. Senator
Skelton, Red — Entertainer
Smith, John Stafford — Wrote the music that became the U.S. National Anthem.
Sousa, John Philip — Led the U.S. Marine Band 1880–1892
Stanford, Leland — Railroads & Stanford University
Starr, Bart — Football legend
Stassen, Harold — Statesman, sole surviving signer of the United Nations Charter
Stewart, Potter — Supreme Court Justice
Still, Andrew T. — American Physician who devised osteopathy treatment
Stokes, Carl B. — Former mayor, Cleveland, OH
Stokes, Louis — U.S. Congressman Ohio
Stratton, Charles “Tom Thumb” — Entertainer
Swayne, Noah H. — Supreme Court Justice
Swift, Johathan — Wrote Gulliver's Travels
Taft, William Howard — President of the U.S. & Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (only man to ever head these two branches of U.S. govenrment)
Teets, John W. — Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
Tetau, Max — French Doctor who presides over Homoeopathia Universalis
Thomas, Craig — U.S. Senator
Thomas, Dave — Founder of Wendy's Restaurants
Thomas, Lowell — Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice
Thompson, Tommy — Governor of Wisconsin
Thurmond, Strom — U.S. Senator
Tillis, Mel — Musician
Tirpitz, Alfred Von — German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
Todd, Thomas — Supreme Court Justice
Tolstoi, Leo — Author
Travis, Colonel William B. — The Alamo
Trimble, Robert — Supreme Court Justice
Truman, Harry S. — President of the U.S.
Vinson, Frederick M. — Supreme Court Justice
Voltaire — French writer and philosopher
Wadlow, Robert Pershing — Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall
Wagner, Honus — Baseball legend
Wallace, George C. — Former Alabama governor and presidential candidate who was nearly assasinated
Wallace, Lewis — Wrote “Ben Hur”
Wallenda, Enrico — Circus legend
Waner, Lloyd — Baseball Hall of Fame member from Pittsburg
Waner, Paul — “Big Paul” Baseball Hall of Fame member from Pittsburg
Warner, Jack — Warner Brothers Fame
Warren, Earl — Supreme Court Justice
Warren, Dr. Joseph — Revolutionary War General, “Martyr of Bunker Hill”
Washington, Booker T. — Educator and author
Washington, George — First President of U.S.
Wayne, John — Actor
Webb, Matthew — First man to swim the English Channel (1875)
Wells, H. G. — Author Whiteman, Paul — “King of Jazz”
Williams, Egbert Austin “Bert” — Actor/ comedian
Williamson, Harry A. — Author/Masonic historian
Woodbury, Levi — Supreme Court Justice
Woods, William B. — Supreme Court Justice
Wyler, William — Director of “Ben Hur”
Wynn, Ed — Actor
Young, Andrew — Former mayor of Atlanta, GA
Zanuck, Darryl F. — Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933
Ziegfeld, Florenz — His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907