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A chronological and alphabetical list of some of our most famous brothers and scholars of Masonry throughout history.  It is always interesting to see the amazing variety of good men who have joined in the Mystic Tie.  Click on the names below to read more about these brothers. (links in progress...)  Snippets taken from Wikipedia.  Click on the links for full articles.  Also of interest is the Wikipedia page: List of Notable Freemasons.

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Aldrin, Edwin E. "Buzz" - (1930- )  American aviator and astronaut, who was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing. He was, along with Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, the first person to land on the Moon, and shortly afterwards became the second person to set foot on the Moon.
Montclair Lodge No. 144, New Jersey.



Dennis Archer (born January 1, 1942) is an American lawyer and politician from Michigan. A Democrat, Archer served on the Michigan Supreme Court and as mayor of Detroit. He later served as president of the American Bar Association, becoming the first African-American president of that organization. Geometry Lodge #49 (Prince Hall), Detroit

Robert L. D. Cooper has been the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland for 14 years. He lectures widely (in the UK and in many other countries) on Scottish Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, Rosslyn Chapel and associated subjects. He completed a three month round the world lecture tour in 2005. He is the author of: The Rosslyn Hoax?, Cracking the Freemason's Code, Freemasons, Templars and Gardeners (to name a few) as well as numerous articles published in newspapers, magazines and journals. He regularly appears on television an expert on Freemasonry and has featured on a number of radio programmes. Robert is a member of numerous Masonic bodies and research societies (including Quatuor Coronati Lodge - the oldest Lodge of Research in the world). He is married and lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Roger Dachez doctor and university professor, has devoted himself for the last twenty years to the study of the history of Freemasonry. Director, since 1992, of the review for masonic studies, “Renaissance Traditionelle”, and author of over fifty articles and contributions to symposiums, Roger Dachez has published a “Histoire de la Franc-Maçonnerie Française” [PUF, 2003] and participated to the documentary “Voyage en Franc-Maçonnerie” [directed by Georges Combe] in 2003. He is currently president of the “Institut Maçonnique de France”.
 
John Hamill
is Director of Communications for the United Grand Lodge of England. He is in charge, under the Grand Secretary, of dealing with the public relations challenges faced by the UGLE in the capacity of an official spokesman (involving, since 1984, over 350 radio and 50 TV programmes). He is a past Grand Lodge Librarian and Curator (1993-1999), and a Past Master of the research lodge, Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 (1995). The books and many article he has written, reflect his deep understanding and interest in the origins of Freemasonry and the development of the Royal Arch.

Andrew Prescott was appointed as first Director of the Centre for Research into Freemasonry in the University of Sheffield in 2000. Andrew studied history at the University of London, where his Ph. D. thesis was a study of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. Andrew was a curator in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Library from 1979-2000. Among the many jobs he undertook in the British Library was the planning and supervision of the move of the Manuscript Collections from the British Museum building to the Library's new premises at St Pancras. Andrew has lectured and published widely on the history of freemasonry since the establishment of the Centre in 2001.

 Ewan Rutherford was Venerable Master Mason at the Mary Chapel Lodge in Edinburgh [Scotland], one of the oldest in the world.

David Stevenson has published many books, mainly on Scottish history, including in recent years 'The Beggar's Benison. The Sex Clubs of Enlightenment Scotland' and 'The Hunt for Rob Roy.' He was the first professional historian to study the records of the early lodges of freemasonry in Scotland, publishing 'The Origins of Freemasonry. Scotland's Century, 1590-1710' in 1988.

 

Twentieth Century

Abbott, William "Bud" - (October 2, 1895 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, producer and comedian. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.

Acuff, Roy  (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992) was an American country musician known around the world as the "King of Country Music"  Acuff's recording of "The House of the Rising Sun" on November 3, 1938 is the first known commercial recording of the song. He released several singles in the 1940s such as "The Wreck on the Highway," "Beneath That Lonely Mound of Clay" and "The Precious Jewel." During the 1940s he also appeared in eight movies. In 1942, a man of many talents, he formed a music publishing venture with Chicago songwriter Fred Rose. Acuff-Rose Music became a country music phenomenon, owning huge numbers of copyrights including those by Marty Robbins, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and all of the songs of Hank Williams.

Abbott, Robert Sengstacke (24 November 1870 - February 29, 1940) was an African American lawyer and newspaper publisher. n 1905 he founded The Chicago Defender with an initial investment of 25 cents. The Defender, which was once heralded as "The World's Greatest Weekly", soon became the most widely circulated black newspaper in the country, and made Abbott one of the first self-made millionaires of African-American descent. Abbott also published a short-lived paper called Abbott's Monthly

Salvador Allende Socialist president of Chile (1970-1973). Lodge Progreso No. 4, Valparaíso.

Armstrong, Louis - (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971). Montgomery Lodge No. 18 (Prince Hall), New York.  Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an innovative cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence on jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performers. With his distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing, or wordless vocalizing.

Arnold, Eddie - (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008) was among the most popular country music singers in American history and helped to create the Nashville sound. He sold more than 85 million records and had 147 songs on the charts.

Sir Edward Victor Appleton English Physicist. Nobel Prize 1947. Isaac Newton Lodge No. 859, CambridgeFrom 1949 until his death in 1965, he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.

Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881–10 November 1938) National hero and founder of the modern Republic of Turkey. Macedonia Risorta Lodge No. 80, Thessaloniki.   A Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, and founder of the Republic of Turkey as well as its first President. 

Atkins, Chet - American Guitarist and record producer.

Autry, Gene - Actor and Singer - "The Singing Cowboy"

Basie, William "Count" - (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Widely regarded as one of the most important jazz bandleaders of his time, Basie led his popular Count Basie Orchestra for almost 50 years. Many notable musicians came to prominence under his direction. Wisdom Lodge No. 102 (Prince Hall), Chicago. Also a Shriner

Beard, Daniel Carter - (June 21, 1850 – June 11, 1941) was an American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Bell, Lawrence - (April 5, 1894 - October 20, 1956) was an American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation. For his role in the X-1's first supersonic flight, he shared the 1947 Collier Trophy with pilot Chuck Yeager and John Stack, a research scientist with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (now NASA). He was awarded the Society of Automotive Engineers' Daniel Guggenheim Medal in 1944, and was posthumously inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame (1977), the Army Aviation Hall of Fame (1986), and the International Aerospace Hall of Fame (2004).

Bennett, Viscount R. B.  (1870-1947) - Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35

Berlin, Irving (1888-1989) - Composer and lyricist.

Hugo L. Black, US Associate Justice (1937-1971), Birmingham Temple Lodge No. 836, Birmingham, AL.

Blake, James Herbert "Eubie"- (1883-1983) Composer/pianist

Blanc, Mel (1908-1989) Voice artist and comedian (voice of Bugs Bunny and Loony Toons characters)

Borden, Sir Robert L. (1854-1937) 8th Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920.

Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941) & Lincoln Borglum (1912-1986) Father and Son monumental sculptors who carved Mt. Rushmore.

Borgnine, Ernest - Hollywood actor and star of the film "Marty" and the hit sit-com McHale's Navy.





Nineteenth Century

Abbott, Sir John J. C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92.  Abbott was a successful Montreal corporate lawyer and businessman and a practicing Freemason. In 1849, he signed the Montreal Annexation Manifesto calling for Canada to join the United States, an action which later in life, he regretted as a youthful error. He eventually joined the Loyal Orange Lodge of British North America, well known as a pro-British organization. He was involved in the promotion of several railroad projects, including the Canadian Pacific Railway (of which he served as President). Initiated St. Paul's, No. 374, E.R., Montreal, 1847.


Eugène Félicien Albert, Count Goblet d'Alviella (Brussels, 10 August 1846-Elsene, 9 September 1925) was a lawyer, liberal senator of Belgium and a Professor of the history of religions and rector of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He became famous for this book The Migration of Symbols, which is one of the foundations of religious archeology. He was a  member of the lodge Les Amis Philanthropes (initiated in 1870), Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Belgium (1884), and Grand Commander of the Supreme Council in 1900.

Allen, Richard - (February 14, 1760 - March 26, 1831) was a minister, educator, writer, and the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) denomination in 1816 in the United States, after founding its first church in 1794 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was elected the first bishop of the AME Church. Allen had started as a Methodist preacher but wanted to establish a black congregation independent of white control. The AME church is the oldest denomination among independent African-American churches.

 

Astor, John Jacob (July 17, 1763–March 29, 1848) was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America, from which he made his fortune in fur trading, real estate, and opium.  From humble origins in Germany, he emigrated to London and then to America following the American Revolutionary War. He built a fur-trading empire that extended to the Great Lakes region and Canada, and later expanded into the American West and Pacific coast. In the early 1800s he diversified into New York City real estate and later became a famed patron of the arts.  At the time of his death in 1848, Astor was the wealthiest person in the United States, leaving an estate estimated to be worth at least 20 million dollars; according to the latest Forbes rankings, he would be worth $115 billion in 2007 U.S. dollars, making him the fourth wealthiest person in American history

Austin, Stephen F. - November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836), known as the "Father of Texas", led the second and ultimately successful colonization of the region by settlers from the United States. The capital city of Texas, Austin, is named in his honor. During the early years of the colony, Austin sought to establish Freemasonry in Texas. Freemasonry was well established among the educated classes of Mexican society. It had been introduced among the aristocracy loyal to the House of Bourbon, and the conservatives had total control over the Order. By 1827 Americans living in Mexico City had introduced the American York Rite of Freemasonry as a liberal alternative to the established European-style Scottish Rite.

Baldwin, Henry- (January 14, 1780 - April 21, 1844) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from January 18, 1830, to April 21, 1844.  In 1797 (aged 17) Baldwin received a doctor of laws professional degree from Yale University. He was elected to the United States Congress as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party in 1816, representing Pennsylvania, but resigned after six years because of his declining health and failing finances. He strongly supported the election of Andrew Jackson in the election of 1828. After the death of Bushrod Washington in 1829, Jackson nominated Baldwin to the Supreme Court.  Justice Baldwin was personally opposed to slavery.  He was the sole dissenter in the Amistad Case, in which the Court decided to free a ship of illegally imported African slaves.

Bartholdi, Frederic A. - (August 2, 1834 – October 4, 1904) French sculptor and painter. The work for which Bartholdi is most famous is Liberty Enlightening the World, the Statue of Liberty, donated in 1886 by the Union Franco-Americaine (Franco-American Union), founded by Edouard de Laboulaye, to the United States. He also created the Lafayette and Washington Monument, at Morningside Park, New York City, United States.

Baylor, Robert E. B. - (1793 - 1874) was a Kentucky native who later moved to Alabama and then Texas. Baylor served in the military during the War of 1812. After the war he studied and then practiced law in Kentucky. He was briefly a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1819 - 1820 before he resigned and moved to Alabama.  In Alabama he practiced law, studied theology, was licensed to preach, and was ordained to the Baptist ministry. In 1824 he was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives. Baylor was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1831).  In 1839, Baylor moved to Texas where he founded Baylor University in 1845 and Baylor Female College. He was elected judge of the district and supreme courts of the Republic of Texas and was a member of the convention that framed the State constitution of Texas in 1845

 

Bellamy, Rev. Francis - Baptist minister and author of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

Blatchford, Samuel - (1820-1893) - U. S. Supreme Court Justice (1882-1893)

Bolivar, Simon (1783-1830) South American freedom fighter who served as President of Venezuela, President of Peru, and President of Bolivia.

Booth, Rev. William (1829-1912) British Methodist minister and founder of the Salvation Army




Eighteenth Century


Johann Christian Bach, (September 5, 1735 – January 1, 1782) was a composer of the Classical era, the eleventh and youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is sometimes referred to as 'the London Bach' or 'the English Bach', due to his time spent living in the British capital. He is noted for influencing the concerto style of Mozart. Lodge of Nine Muses No. 235, London.



Benedict Arnold, (January 14, 1741– June 14, 1801).  Hiram Lodge No. 1, New Haven, Connecticut (expelled 1781).  A general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army, but switched sides to the British Empire. As a general still on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and attempted unsuccessfully to surrender it to the British. After this he served with British forces as a Loyalist.

Blair, Jr., John (1731-1800) - U. S. Supreme Court Justice (1790-1795)



Seventeenth Century



Elias Ashmole, (23 May 1617 – 18 May 1692), was a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Ashmole supported the royalist side during the English Civil War, and at the restoration of Charles II he was rewarded with several lucrative offices.  Ashmole was an antiquary with a strong Baconian bent for the study of nature.  His interests were antiquarian and mystical as well as scientific. Throughout his life he was an avid collector of curiosities and other artifacts. Ashmole donated most of his collection, his antiquarian library and priceless manuscripts to the University of Oxford to create the Ashmolean Museum.   Warrington Lodge, Lancashire





Botha, Pik - Former Foreign Minister of South Africa

Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96

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

Claudy, Carl - Author (Foreign Countries)

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 1957-63

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. - Was the libretis for "Pirates of Penzance"

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 "Guillotin"

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 tiltle 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, Gilbert Motier, Marquis de (1757-1834) French General under George Washington and supporter of the American Revolution and later the French Revolution.

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 - of Lipton Tea fame.

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 1867-73 & 1878-91

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. William and Charles - Began Mayo Clinic

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 industrialis, banker and philanthropist

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 Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon

Montgolfier, Joseph Michel - Co-developer of 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, Sir Isaac (1643-1727) - British scientist, alchemist, and mathematician who invented calculus and formulated the laws of gravity.

Newton, Joseph Fort - Christian Minister and writer on Masonry, author of The Builders.

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 (1898-1993) - Minister and radio preacher; author of The Power of Positive Thinking.

Peary, Robert E. - First man to reach the North Pole (1909)

Peay IV, Austin - Governor of Tennessee 1923-27, known as the "Maker of Modern Tennessee"

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 flower: Poinsettia

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 from 1880 - 1892

Stanford, Leland - Railroads & Stanford University

Starr, Bart - Football legend

Stassen, Harold - Statesman, sole surviving signer of the United Nations Charter

Steuben, Friedrich Willhelm Baron von (1730-1794). Prussian officer who served as Inspector-General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

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, Jonathan (1667-1745) Irish Satirist  and Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin who Wrote Gulliver's Travels

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) 18th President of the United States (1909-1913) and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1921-1930), the only man to ever head both the executive and judicial branches of the 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. - Alamo

Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice

Truman, Harry S. - President of the U.S.

Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice

Voltaire (1664-1778) French writer and philosopher and author of "Candide."

Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall

Wagner, Honus - Baseball legend

Waite, Arthur Edward (1857-1942) - British mystic, scholar of occultism, kabbalah, and Freemasonry, and co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck.

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, 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



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