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List of Famous Masons Throughout History

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 
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 
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 
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 - 
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 
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 
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 
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 
Stanford, Leland - Founder of Stanford University. 
Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice 1958-1981. 
Still, Andrew T. - American Physician Who Started the Treatment of 
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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