There have been many influential men who have been Masons. Masonry is an organization dedicated towards making a difference in the world. For example, thirteen of the signers of the Constitution were Masons, as well as nine of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 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. Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920. 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. - First 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. Carson, Christopher "Kit" - American Frontiersman and Explorer. Casanova - Italian Adventurer, Writer and Entertainer. Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice. Ceceri, Robert J. - Famous New Jersey Artist, Creator of the 1st Masonic Virtual Lodge 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' Santa Anna, General, Presidente, Dictator, Inventor of Chewing Gum - Mexico 1840 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. 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.
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