Famous Masons

Famous Masons

Pictured are some famous Masons: (left to right) President and Brother George Washington, Brother Benjamin Franklin, Brother Jose Navarro, Brother William B. Travis, Brother Sam Houston, Brother Lorenzo de Zavala, Brother Stephen Austin, President and Brother Theodore Roosevelt, Brother Charles Lindbergh, President and Brother Franklin D. Roosevelt, Brother Will Rogers, President and Brother Harry S. Truman, U.S. General and Brother Douglas S. MacArthur, Brother Norman Vincent Peale, Brother John Wayne and U.S. Lunar Astronaut and Brother Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin.

More Famous Masons


Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891- 1892
Adams, Samuel - Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Aldrin Jr, Edwin E. "Buzz" - US Astronaut and 2nd human to walk on the moon
Armstrong, Louis - Jazz Musician known as "Satchmo"
Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force in WW II
Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas
Autry, Gene - American actor and cowboy singer (Orven Gene Autry)
Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice
Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry manufacturer
Bartholdi, Frederic A. - Designed the Statue of Liberty
Bassie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader and composer
Baylor, Robert E. B. - One of the founders of Baylor University
Beard, Daniel Carter - Founder of the Boy Scouts
Bell, Lawrence D. - Bell Aircraft Corp.
Bennett, Viscount R.B. - 11th Prime Minister of Canada 1930 - 1935
Berlin, Irving - Entertainer and songwriter
Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice
Blair, Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice
Blatchford, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice
Borden, Sir Robert L. - 8th Prime Minister of Canada 1911 - 1920
Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore
Borgnine, Ernest - Television and film actor
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - 5th Prime Minister of Canada 1894 - 1896
Bowie, James - Died at the Alamo and inventor of the Bowie knife
Bradberry, Sam - Freemason and Shriner known for his generosity in Georgia
Bradley, Omar N. - Five Star General in WW II
Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807
BuBois, W.E.B. - Educator and Harvard scholar
Buchanan, James - 15th President of the U.S. 1857 - 1861
Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas
Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland
Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - Explorer that flew over North and South Poles
Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice and Secretary of State
Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica in 1865
Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer
Casanova, Giacomo - Italian adventurer, writer and entertainer
Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice
Chrysler, Walter P. - American Automotive manufacturer fame
Churchill, Winston - British Leader during WW II and twice the Prime Minister of England
Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and automobile manufacturer
Clark, Roy - Country-Western star and singer
Clark, Thomas C. - Supreme Court Justice
Clark, William - American explorer "Lewis and Clark Expedition"
Clarke, John H. - Supreme Court Justice
Clemens, Samuel L. "Mark Twain" - Writer and humorist
Cobb, Tyrus R. "Ty" - Baseball Player anf Baseball Hall of Famer in 1936
Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - Indian fighter, scout and showman "Wild West Show"
Cohan, George M. - Composer and Broadway star
Cole, Nat 'King' - Great ballad singer
Collodi, Carlo - Writer of "Pinocchio"
Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor and manufacturer
Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame
Crockett, David - American Frontiersman and Alamo fame
Cushing, William - Supreme Court Chief Justice and first Justice appointee by Washington
Dempsey, Jack - Professional boxer, Heavyweight title 1919 to 1926
Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium
Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice
Diefenbaker, John G. - 13th Prime Minister of Canada 1957 - 1963
Doolittle, General James - Famous Air Force Pilot "Doolittle Raid on Tokyo"
Douglas, William O. - Supreme Court Justice
Dow, Williard H. - Founded Dow Chemical Co.
Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Writer - Sherlock Holmes
Drake, Edwin L - American Pioneer of the Oil industry
Dunant, Jean Henri - Founder of the Red Cross and 1st recipient of Noble Prize
Edward VII - King of England / Son of Queen Victoria
Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist
Ellsworth, Oliver - 3rd Supreme Court Chief Justice
Ervin Jr, Samual J. - North Carolina Senator that Headed the "Watergate" committee
Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company
Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent film actor
Field, Stephen J. - Supreme Court Justice
Fields, W.C. - American entertainer and actor
Fisher, Geoffrey - Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 - 1961
Fitch, John - Inventor of the Steamboat
Fleming, Sir Alexander - Invented Penicillin in 1928
Ford, Gerald R. - 38th President of the U.S. 1974 - 1977
Ford, Glenn - Famous US movie actor
Ford, Henry - Founded Ford Motor Company in 1903 and Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
Franklin, Benjamin - One of 13 Masonic signers of U. S. Constitution and Declaration of Indepedance
Gable, Clark - American actor is best remembered for "Gone with the Wind"
Garfield, James A. - 20th President of the U.S. 1881 "Died in Office"
Gatling, Richard J. - Inventor of the "Gatling Gun"
George VI - King of England during WW II
Gibbon, Edward - Writer - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettis for "Pirates of Penzance"
Gillett, King C. - Inventor and founder of the Gillett Razor Co.
Glenn Jr, John H. - First American to orbit the earth in a space craft, Ohio Senator
Godfrey, Arthur - American television celebrity in the 1950's
Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie"
Grissom, Virgil "Gus" - 2nd American Astronaut to fly in space 1961, killed in Apollo One
Grock - Swiss Circus Clown
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Humane promoter of the "Guillotin"
Hancock, John - One of nine Masons and the first to sign the Declaration of Independence
Harding, Warren G. - 29th President of the U.S. 1921 - 1923
Hardy, Oliver - Actor and Comedian
Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice
Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park
Henry, Patrick - American colonial patriot and member of the Continental Congress
Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier
Hoban, James - Architect for the U.S. Capital and White House
Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing
Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Hornsby, Rogers - An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Houdini, Harry - American Magician and escape artist
Houston, Sam - 2nd and 4th President of the Republic of Texas
Jackson, Andrew - 7th President of the U.S. 1829 - 1837
Jackson, Reverend Jesse - Baptist Minister and civil rights leader
Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice
Jenner, Edward - physician and discovered the small pox vaccination
Johnson, Andrew - 17th President of the U.S. 1865 - 1869
Jolson, Al - Fame as the first "talking picture" the Jazz Singer
Jones, Anson - 5th and last President of the Republic of Texas
Jones, John Paul - Naval Commander and "Father" of the U.S. Navy
Jones, Melvin - One of the founders of the Lions International
Key, Francis Scott - Wrote the U.S. National Anthem
Kipling, Rudyard - Nobel Prize winner for literature "The Jungle Book"
Lafayette, Marquis de - French General and Supporter of American Freedom
Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successful in open sea. "Protector"
Lamar, Joseph R. - Supreme Court Justice
Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 2nd President of the Republic of Texas
Land, Frank S. - Founder Order of DeMolay in 1919
Lewis, Meriwether - American soldier and explorer
Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes in 1918
Lindbergh, Charles - American Aviator and first solo transatlantic flight
Lipton, Sir Thomas - founder of Lipton Tea Co.
Livingston, Robert - Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory
Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer and silent film actor
MacArthur, General Douglas - Commander of Armed Forces in the Philippines
MacDonald, Sir John A. - Prime Minister of Canada 1867 - 1873 and 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, Thomas Stanley - Supreme Court Justice
Mayer, Louis B. - Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Founders of the Mayo Clinic
Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag appliances
McKinley, William - 25th President of the U.S. 1897 - 1901
Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
Mesmer, Franz Anton - practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism
Michelson, Albert Abraham - Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882
Minton, Sherman - Supreme Court Justice
Mix, Tom - U.S. Marshal turned actor. Stared in over 400 western films
Monroe, James - 5th President of the U.S. 1817-1825
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon
Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Austrian Composer 1756 - 1791
Murphy, Audie - Most decorated American Soldier of WW 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 - U.S. Senator from Georgia
Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer
Otis, James - Famous for "Taxations without Representation is Tyranny"
Palmer, Arnold - Golf Professional
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 in 1909
Penny, James C. - U. S. Retailer
Pershing, John Joseph - Decorated American Soldier and General of the Armies
Pitney, Mahlon - Supreme Court Justice
Poinsett, Joel R. - U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia
Polk, James Knox - 11th President of the U.S. 1845 - 1849
Pullman, George - Built first sleeping car on train.
Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet
Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice
Revere, Paul - Famous American Revolutionary hero
Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace in WW I
Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Robinson, "Sugar Ray" - American Boxer
Rogers, Roy - American cowboy, singer and screen actor
Rogers, Will - Actor and humorist
Roosevelt, Franklin D. - 32nd President of the U.S. 1933 - 1945
Roosevelt, Theodore - 26th President of the U.S. 1901 - 1909
Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice
Salten, Felix - Creator of "Bambi"
Sarnoff, David - Father of T.V.
Sax, Antoine Joseph - Invented the Saxophone in 1846
Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder"
Scott, Sir Walter - Poet and novelist
Sellers, Peter - English Actor and comedian
Shakespeare, William - Writer
Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)
Skelton, Red - Entertainer, Comedian, Artist and Clown
Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.
Sousa, John Philip - Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 - 1892
Stanford, Leland - Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinental railroad & founder of Stanford University
Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice
Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy
Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - American Entertainer
Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice
Swift, Jonathan - Wrote Gulliver's Travels
Taft, William Howard - 27th President of the U.S. 1909 - 1913
Teets, John W. - Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendy's Restaurant
Thomas, Lowell - Broadcaster that brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice
Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice
Travis, Colonel William B. - Died at the Alamo
Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice
Truman, Harry S. - 33rd President of the U.S. 1945 - 1953
Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Chief Justice
Voltaire - French writer and philosopher
Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall
Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assassinated
Wallace, Lewis - Union Major General in Civil War and Wrote "Ben Hur"
Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Fame
Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Chief Justice
Washington, Booker T - Educator, author and founder of the Tuskegee Institute
Washington, George - 1st President of U.S. 1789 - 1797
Wayne, John - "The Duke" - One of the most popular actors of recent years
Webb, Matthew - First man to swim the English Channel in 1875
Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"
Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice
Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice
Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur"
Young, Andrew - Former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933
Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907

Famous Men Assumed to be Masons


Neil Armstrong the first human being to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11.
U. S. President George Walker Bush Son of President George H. W. Bush.
Dick Cheney United States Vice President.
U. S. President Bill Clinton was a member of the Order of DeMolay.
Walt Disney World famous cartoonist, Walt was a member of the DeMolay.
Alfred E. Neuman was a famous cartoon Icon depicted in Mad Magazine wearing a fez.
Reverend Billy Graham sometimes referred to as "The America's Minister".
Bob Hope the American comedian and film actor. (1903-2003)
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson received his first degree in October, 1937.
Carrol O'Connor who portrayed a humorous bigot on television.
U. S. President Abraham Lincoln was not a Mason, he applied for membership in Tyrian Lodge in Springfield, Illinois.

Revised: 06/30/2007
Lawrenceville Lodge No. 131 is not responsible for any errors, omissions or coincidental use of names.
Referenced from "10,000 Famous Masons" by William R. Denslow and Harry S. Truman, 1957

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