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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.