Famous Freemasons

Throughout the history of Freemasonry many men of influence and accomplishment have been drawn to the fellowship of the fraternity. Some, by society’s standards, were successful men before they petitioned for membership. Others went on to accomplish great things because they put into practice the lessons and teachings of Masonry.

Below is a partial list of the famous Freemasons we have thus far identified. No doubt there are many more. Some may choose not to be publicly identified due to their position and the confusion that surrounds membership in the Craft. We will endeavor to continue to add to this list bearing in mind the proper considerations to privacy.


Abbott, Sir John, J. C.

Canadian Prime Minister 1891-1892. St. Paul’s, No. 374, E.R., Montreal, 1847.

Augustus, Edward Duke of Kent

Father of Queen Victoria and last Grand Master of the Ancient Grand Lodge of England in 1813.

Aldrin, Col. Edwin Buzz

American astronaut and member of the first moon landing. 33 deg. Montclair Lodge No. 144 New Jersey.

Allende, Salvador

Former President of Chile. Lodge Progresso No. 4, Valpariso, in 1935.

Anderson, Robert

Brevetted Major General USA, commanded Charleston Harbour at the start of secession.

Appleton, Sir Edward Victor

English physicist. Nobel prize for physics 1947. Isaac Newton Lodge, No. 859, Cambridge.

Armistead, Lewis

A Brigadeer General CSA. Served with Pickett at Gettysburg where he was mortally wounded. Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22 Virginia.

Armstrong, Louis*

American Jazz legend. Lodge of Montgomery No. 18, PHA, New York *there is some contention to this claim, as no complete proof has been discovered.

Arne, Thomas Augustine

English composer, includes Rule Britannia.

Arnold, Benedict

Major General and early American Revolution war hero. Eventually changed allegiance and sided with the British, being branded a traitor ever after. Affiliated member of Hiram Lodge No. 1, New Haven CT.

Ashmole, Elias

Founder member of the Royal Society and became the first known English speculative. Mason at Warrington, Lancashire, in 1646.

Ataturk, Mustapha Kemal

Former President of Turkey 1923-1938. Member of an Italian Lodge, Macedonia Resorta e Veritus.

Austin, Stephen

“The father of Texas”. Louisiana Lodge No. 109, St. Genevieve, Missouri.

Autry, Gene

Screen western star. Catoosa Lodge No. 185, Catoosa, Oklahoma.


Badgley, William

Canadian Lawyer, first Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, Montreal.St. Paul’s Lodge, No. 374 UGLE, Montreal.Past Provincial Grand Master.

Bailey, Joseph E.

Brilliant Civil Engineer who served in the Civil War. Rose to Maj. General and after retirement was shot and killed serving as a sheriff in Missouri. One of fourteen Union officers who received the Thanks of Congress. Columbia Lodge No. 124 Wisconsin.

Ballard, Harold

Feistyowner of Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League team. Corinthian No. 481, GRC, Toronto, Ontario

Banks, Sir Joseph

Founder of the famous Kew Gardens, London.Somerset House Lodge UGLE

Banks, Nathaniel P.

“The fighting politician” Governor of Massachusetts, Civil War Maj.General, Senator and US Marshal. One of fourteen Union officers who received the Thanks of Congress. Monitor Lodge MA.

Barham, Eugene A.

American Admiral and war hero. 33deg. AASR.

Barnardo, Dr. T. J.

Founder of the Barnardo home for orphaned boys.

Basie, William “Count”

American jazz pianist. Wisdom Lodge No. 102 PHA, Chicago and Shriner, New York.

Beard, Daniel Carter

Founded the Boy Scout movement in United States of America. Mariners Lodge No. 67, New York City.

Benes, Eduard

President of Czechoslovakia 1935-1938. Lodge Jan Amos Komensky No. 1, Prague and Lodge Pravda Vitezi.

Bennett, Viscount R. B.

Canadian Prime Minister 1930-1935.

Berlin, Irving

American songwriter and composer. Shriner and Scottish Rite. Munn Lodge No. 190 New York City.

Bolivar, Simon

South American liberator. Initiated in Cadiz, Spain. Became involved with Knights Templar and Scottish Rites and founded Order and Liberty Lodge No. 2 in Peru.

Bonaparte. Jerome, Joseph, Louis & Lucien

All 4 brothers of Napoleon were Masons but not the great Emperor himself.

Bongo, Omar

President of Gabon. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Gabon in 1983.

Borden, Sir Robert L.

12th. Canadian Prime Minister 1911-1920. St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 1, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Borglum, Gutzon

Sculptor and painter. Most famous for his colossal Mt. Rushmore national memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Howard Lodge No. 35, New York City, serving as W. Master 1910-1911.

Borglum, Lincoln

Son of Gutzon (previous), finished the above memorial. Battle River Lodge No. 92 South Dakota.

Borgnine, Ernest

American Actor, Abingdon Lodge No. 48, Abingdon, Virginia.

Boswell, John

Laird (Lord) of Auchinleck. The earliest recorded non-operative Mason recorded anywhere – 1600 AD, Edinburgh.

Bowell, Sir Mackenzie

Canadian Prime Minister 1894-1896. St. Lawrence Lodge No. 640 E.R. Montreal, PQ. Affiliated with Belleville Lodge No. 123, Bellville, Ontario.

Bowie, James

Famous American frontiersman, died at the Alamo. Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19, Opelousas, Louisiana.

Bradley, Omar Nelson

American General, chairman – joint chiefs of staff. West Point. Lodge No. 877, Highland Falls, New York State.

Brant, Chief Joseph

Mohawk Chief Thayendanega, of the Six Nations Indians. Hiram’s Cliftonian Lodge No. 417 E.R. (M) London, UK.

Burke, Edmund

Irish/English statesman. Great friend to the US colonies. Jerusalem Lodge No. 44, Clerkenwell, London, UK.

Buchanan, James

15th President of the USA. W.Master of Lancaster Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.

Burbank, Luther

American naturalist and horticulturist. Santa Rosa Lodge No. 57, California.

Burke, Edmund

Anglo-Irish statesman. Jerusalem Lodge No. 44.

Burns, Robert

Scottish poet. St. David’s Lodge No. 174, Tarbolton.

Butlin William

W. Bro. Sir “Billy” Founded the chain of Butlins Holiday camps. Heavily involved in charities.

Byrd, Richard E.

American Admiral, aviator and explorer. Federal Lodge No. 1 Washington DC and established Antarctica Lodge No. 777 under the GL of New Zealand.

Byron, Lord William

British poet. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns) 1747-1751.


Campbell, Sir Malcolm

World land speed record holder. Member of many Masonic bodies.

Cantor, Eddie American

Entertainer. Munn Lodge No. 190, New York City.

Carson, Christopher “Kit”

American frontiersman. Montezuma Lodge No. 109, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Casanova, Giovanni

Italian adventurer and philanderer. Made a Mason in Lyon, France.

Chagall, Marc

Russian artist.Vitebsk, Belorussia.

Chrysler, Walter P.

American automobile manufacturer.32 degree AASR, Salina, Kansas. Member of Isis Shrine Temple at Salina, Kansas. Reportedly a visitor to Cedar Lodge, Oshawa, ON, No. 270, GRC while employed by Buick Corporation.

Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer

English statesman and Prime Minister.Studholme Lodge No. 1591 and Rosemary’s Lodge No. 2851.

Citroen, Andre

French automotive engineer. Lodge La Philosophie Positive, Paris.

Clark, Lt. William

Led expedition into the North West Territories. St. Louis Lodge No. 111, St. Louis, Missouri.

Clark, Roy

Country western singer. Jenks Lodge No. 497, Oklahoma.

Cleaveland, Moses

American pioneer, soldier and lawyer. Initiated in a military lodge and became the W. Master of Moriah Lodge, Connecticut.

Clinton, de Witt

Prominent American statesman. NYC Mayor. Grand Master GL of NY, Grand Master of Knights Templar.

Cobb, Tyrus R.

American baseball great and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Royston Lodge No. 426, Detroit, MI.

Cody, William F.

(Buffalo Bill) American frontiersman and Indian scout. Platte Valley Lodge No. 15 Nebraska.

Cohan, George M.

American entertainer. Pacific Lodge No. 223, New York City. Shriner.

Cole, Nathanial, (Nat King)

American singer and pianist. Thomas Waller Lodge No. 49 PHA. Los Angeles.

Colt, Samuel

American manufacturer. Most famous for hand guns.

Conacher, Charlie

Toronto Maple Leaf ice hockey legend. North Gate Lodge No. 591, Pickering, Ontario, Canada.

Cooper, Leroy Gordon

American astronaut. Carbondale Lodge No. 82, Colorado.

Correll, Charles Amos of Amos & Andy

Trio Lodge No. 57, Chicago.

Coxe, Daniel

English lawyer. First Prov. Grand Master in North America, appointed by the Duke of Norfolk, Grand Master, GLofE.

Crockett, David

American frontiersman. Gained immortality at the Alamo.


Darwin, Erasmus

Physician and botonist. Initiated at St. David’s Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh in 1754.

De Grey, George Frederick Samuel Robinson Earl

Governor General of India 1880-1884. Grand Master UGLE 1870-1874. Most famous today for Earl Grey Tea.

De Mille, Cecil B.

American film producer – director. Prince Orange Lodge No. 16, New York City.

Dempsey, W.H. “Jack”

American world heavyweight boxing champion 1919. Kenwood Lodge No. 800, Chicago Illinois.

Dermott, Laurence

Irish born Grand Secretary of the Ancient Grand Lodge of England 1752-1771. Wrote Ahiman Rezon.

Diaz, Porfino

President of Mexico. Shriner.

Diefenbaker, John George

Canadian Prime Minister 1957-1963. 57 year member of the craft. 33 deg. Sottish Rite. Knights Templar and a Shriner (First Potentate of Tunis Temple, Ottawa). Initiated, passed and raised, Wakaw Lodge No. 166 GRS (Saskatchewan). Affiliated Kinistino No. 1, GRS. Honorary Grand Master of DeMolays.

Dole, Robert J.

Senator. Russell Lodge No. 177, Russell, Kansas.

Douwes Dekker, Eduard (1820-1887) – “Multatuli”

Dutch writer who, in his novel “Max Havelaar, denounced the abuses of colonialism in the colony of the Dutch East Indies (today’s Indonesia).

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

English writer, works include Sherlock Holmes. Phoenix Lodge No. 257, Portsmouth, England.

Drake, Edwin L.

American oil pioneer. Oil Creek Lodge No. 3, Titusville, Pennsylvania.

Duke of Cumberland, Prince Henry Frederick,

Younger brother of George III. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns) Granted Prince Hall his charter in 1884 which only arrived in 1887.

Dunant, Jean Henri

Swiss founder of the Red Cross, co-winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize.

Dunckerly, Thomas

Illegitimate born son of George II, consolidated the Royal Arch and was the first Grand Master of the Masonic Knights Templar. Acted as Grand Master for the warranted lodges in Quebec.

Dunn, Alexander Robert

Canadian soldier who won Canada’s first Victoria Cross at the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. Ionic Lodge No. 18 (now No. 25), Toronto, Ontario.


Edward VII

King of Great Britain Grand Master of the UGLE 1875-1901. Also Provincial Grand Master for Lower Canada.

Edward VIII

King of Great Britain. Household Brigade Lodge No. 2614. Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England in 1936.

Elway, John Denver Bronco

Retired quarterback (#7) and NFL Hall of Fame inductee. South Denver Lodge #93.

Ellington, Edward Kennedy “Duke”

American jazz musician. Social Lodge No. 1 PHA, Washington DC.


Faber, Eberhard

American manufacturer. CEO of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Co. Chancellor Walworth Lodge No. 271, NY City.

Fairbanks, Douglas, Snr.

American actor. Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, California.

Fields, “W.C.”, William Claude

American comedian and entertainer. E. Coppee Mitchell Lodge No. 605, Philadelphia PA.

Fitch, John True

inventor of the steamboat. Bristol Lodge No. 25, Bristol PA.

Fleming, Sir Alexander

Scottish bacteriologist and discoverer of Penicillin. Held Grand Office in the UGLE.

Fleming, Sir Sanford

Canadian engineer and surveyor. Suggested the use of time zones. St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 16, Toronto, Ontario.

Fleming, Dr. Walter Millard

American physician, co-founder member of the Shrine. Rochester Lodge No. 660, Rochester NY. Potentate of Mecca Temple NY and Imperial Potentate from 1876 to 1886.

Florence, William Jermyn

American actor, co-founder member of the Shrine. Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 155, Philadelphia PA.

Fletcher, Sir Banister Flight

English architect and writer on the subject. Authors Lodge No. 3456, London England.

Ford, Gerald R.

38th President of the USA. Malta Lodge No. 465, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ford, Henry

American automobile manufacturer. Palestine Lodge No. 357, Detroit MI.

Forrest, Nathan

Enlisted private who financed his own cavalry regiment and rose to Lt. General CSA. Angerona Lodge No. 168 TN.

Franklin, Benjamin

American statesman and inventor. St. John’s Lodge Philadelphia PA.


Gable, Clark

American actor. Most famous for Gone with the wind. Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, California.

Garfield, James Abram

20th President of the USA. Knights Templar and Scottish Rite. Columbus Lodge No. 246, Garrettsville, Ohio.

Garibaldi, Giuseppe

Italian revolutionary and liberator. Tompkinsville Lodge No. 471, Staten Island NY. 33 deg. Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Palerma.

Gatling, Richard J.

American inventor of the repeating gun. Center Lodge No. 23, Indianapolis.

George IV

King of Great Britain. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns) 1790-1813 while still Prince of Wales.

George VI

King of Great Britain. Grand Master of Scotland and honorary Past Grand Master of the UGLE. Initiated in Naval Lodge No. 2612. Royal Arch First Principal, 33 degree AASR, Past Grand Master Mark Master Lodge.

Gilbert, Sir William S.

English poet and play write, partner of Sir Arthur Sullivan. St. Machar Lodge No. 54, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Gillette, King C.

American manufacturer and inventor of the safety razor.

Glenn, John.

American astronaut and Senator, 33 deg. Concord Lodge No. 688, Concord, Ohio.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

German poet. 50 year member of Amalia Lodge, Weimar.

Goldwater, Barry M.

US Senator. Arizona Lodge No. 2, Phoenix, May 12, 1931.

Gompers, Samuel

Founder and first president of the American Federation of Labor. Dawson Lodge No. 16, Washington DC.

Gosden, Freeman Andy

of Amos & Andy. Petersburg Lodge No. 15, VA

Grissom, Virgil “Gus”

American astronaut, killed in Apollo 1 fire. Mitchell Lodge No. 228, Indiana.

Guillotin, Joseph Ignace

French humanitarian doctor, sought the decapitating machine linked to his name as a more humane method of execution. Founder member of the Grand Orient of France.


Haig, Earl Douglas

British Field Marshal during World War I. Elgin Lodge No. 91, Leven, Scotland.

Hall, Prince

First known black American Freemason. Initiated in an Irish military Lodge in 1775, he later founded African Lodge No. 459 EC, which still survives.

Hancock, John

American merchant and patriot, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Massachusetts Lodge No. 277, Quebec, Canada. Later affiliated with St. Andrews Lodge, Boston, MA.

Harding, Warren G.

29th President of the USA. Knight Templar, 33 deg. Scottish Rite, first President to become a Shriner. Marion Lodge No. 70, Marion, Ohio

Hardy, Oliver

American comedian and actor, partner of Stan Laurel. Solomon Lodge No. 20, Jacksonville, Florida.

Haydn, Franz Josef

Austrian composer. Lodge Zur Wahren Eintracht, Vienna.

Heijn, Albert (1865-1945)

Founder of Dutch supermarket chain “Albert Heijn”, international known as “Royal Ahold N.V”.

Henson, Josiah

American black slave who escaped from slavery in Kentucky into Canada. Inspiration for the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. Mount Moriah Lodge No. 4 GRC, Dresden, Ontario.

Hilton, Charles C.

American hotelier. Founded Hotel Hilton which led to the famous chain of luxury hotels. William B. Warren Lodge No. 309, Chicago, Illinois.

Hoban, Jame.

American architect, designed the original White House and its replacement. Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington DC.

Horton, Tim

Canadian ice hockey legend. Founder of the donut chain bearing his name. Kroy Lodge No. 676, Toronto, Ontario.

Hoover, J. Edgar

American lawman and head of the FBI. Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington DC.

Hopkins, Sir Frederick Gowland

English biochemist. Nobel prize winner for medicine 1929. Discovered essential amino acids and researched vitamins. Aesculapius Lodge No. 2410.

Horlick, Alexander J.

American industrialist. Founded Horlick’s Malted Milk Co. Belle City Lodge No. 92, Racine, Wisconsin.

Hornsby, Rogers

Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Beacon Lodge No. 3, St. Louis, Missouri. RAM & KT.

Houdini, Harry

American magician and escape artist. St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York City.

Houston, Sam

American pioneer and first president of Texas. Cumberland Lodge No. 8, Nashville, Tennessee.

Hussein, King of Jordan

Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Jordan


Ingalls, Donald

Writer Producer for television and film, Past Grand Master of California. North Hollywood Lodge No. 542

Irwin, James Benson

American astronaut. Member of the 4th moon landing. Lodge Tejon No. 104, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ismail, Pasha

Viceroy of Egypt. Presented an obelisk to USA to be erected in NY City.Past Grand Master of the GL of Egypt.

Ives, Burl Icle

American entertainer. Magnolia Lodge (now Magnolia-La Cumbre Lodge) No. 242 in Santa Barbara, California. Knight Templar, St. Omer Commandery No.30, Santa Barbara, Apr. 15, 1978; Shrine, inducted at Al Malaikah Shrine Temple, Los Angeles, 33 deg. AASR, Grand Cross.


Jackson, Andrew

7th President of the USA. Harmony Lodge No 1, Nashville, Tennessee. Royal Arch Mason, 6th Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee.

Jackson, Rev. Jesse

Harmony Lodge No. 88, PHA, Chicago, Illinois

Jarvis, William

Provincial Secretary for Upper Canada. First Provincial Grand Master (Ancients) for Upper Canada.

Jenner, Edward

English doctor who discovered the principle of vaccination. Faith and Friendship Lodge No. 270, Berkeley UK.

Johnson, Andrew

17th President of the USA. Greeneville Lodge No. 19, Greeneville, Tennessee. Knight Templar and first President to become 32 deg. Scottish Rite.

Johnson, John A. “Jack”

American world heavyweight champion boxer 1908-1915. Lodge Forfar and Kincardine No. 225, Dundee, Scotland.

Johnson, Lyndon B.

36th President of the USA. Johnson City Lodge No. 561, Johnson city, Texas.

Jolson, Al

American singer and actor who portrayed black minstrels. St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York City.

Jones, John Paul

Scottish born “Father of the American Navy”. St. Bernard Lodge No. 122, Kirkudbright, Scotland.

Jones, Melvin

American businessman. Co-founder of Lions International. Garden City Lodge No. 141, Chicago, Illinois.


Kalakaua King of Hawaii.

Islam Shrine Temple.

Kemp, Jack

Former U.S. Senator/Secretary of HUD, New York. Quarterback for Buffalo Bills. Fraternal Lodge No. 625 in Hamburg, NY.

Kent, His Royal Highness Prince Edward the Duke of.

Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.

King, Charles

American biochemist, isolated vitamin C. Whitman Lodge No. 49, Pulman, Washington.

Kipling, Rudyard

English Nobel Prize winning writer, born in India, most famous for The Jungle Book. Hope and Esperance Lodge No. 782, Lahore, India.

Kitchener, Lord Horatio Herbert

British General and statesman. British Union Lodge No. 114, Ipswich, England. District Grand Master of Egypt, Sudan and the Punjab. Junior Grand Warden of the UGLE in 1916.


Lafayette, Marquis de

Already a Feemason in France, he was given honorary membership by many lodges and Grand Lodges across the USA.

Laguardia, Fiorello H.

American politician. Three time Mayor of NY City and namesake of the International Airport. Garibaldi Lodge No. 542, New York City.

Layton, Athol

Canadian proffessional wrestler. Birch Cliff Lodge No. 612, Scarborough (Toronto), Ontario. Potentate Rameses Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. 1968.

Lewis Meriwether

First Govenor of the Louisiana Territories and leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was one of the founders of St. Louis Lodge #111 with a charter from GL of Pennsylvania.

Lindbergh, Charles

American aviator who made the first non-stop flight from America to Europe. His plane was the Spirit of St. Louis and bore the Masonic insignia. Keystone Lodge No. 243, St. Louis, Missouri.

Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone

Scottish merchant famous for the tea he transported from Ceylon. Scotia Lodge No. 178, Glasgow.

Listz, Franz Von

Hungarian composer. Lodge Zur Einigkeit, Frankfurt, Germany.

Lloyd, Harold C.

American actor. Alexander Hamilton Lodge No. 535, Hollywood, California. A.A.O.N.M.S. Imperial Potentate.


Macadam, John Loudon

Scottish engineer. Developed the smooth waterproof road surface.

MacArthur, Douglas

5 star American General, served in both world wars. Made a Mason “at sight” in the Philippines and became 32 deg in Manilla and life member of the Nile Shrine Temple, Seattle, Washington.

Macdonald, Sir John Alexander

First Canadian Prime Minister. St. John’s Lodge No. 758, Kingston, Ontario. Honourary Past Grand Senior Warden.

Maclean, John Bayne

Founder of Maclean’s Magazine and President of Maclean’s Publishing Co. Ionic Lodge No. 25, Toronto, Ontario

Madison, James

4th President of the USA. Madison is said to have been a Member of Hiram Lodge No. 59, Westmoreland County, Virginia, a Lodge which had only a short existence, and whose records are lost.

Marshall, George C.

5 star American General. Made a Mason “at sight” by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.

Mayer, Louis B.

American film producer with partner Sam Goldwyn. St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York City.

Mayo, Dr. Charles H.

American physician. Co-founder of the Mayo clinics and Mayo foundation for medical research. Rochester Lodge No. 21, Rochester, Minnesota.

Mazzini, Giuseppe

Italian revolutionary. Worked towards the liberation and unification of Italy. Past Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy.

McKinley, William

25th President of the USA. Hiram lodge No. 21, Winchester, Virginia. Mark, R. Arch and Knight Templar.

McLaughlin, Col. R. S. “Sam”

Founder of the McLaughlin Carriage Co. which later became General Motors of Canada. Cedar Lodge No. 270, Oshawa, Ontario. Grand Steward, 75 year member in the craft. Royal Arch, Knight Templar, President of Oshawa Shrine Club.

McLaughlin, John

Invented the modern Canada Dry version of Ginger Ale in 1907. Cedar Lodge, No. 270 GRC.

McNair Alexander

First Govenor of the State of Missouri, member of Herman Lodge #28, St. Charles, Missouri later known as Herman Lodge #3 after the formation of the Grand Lodge of Missouri.

Mesmer, Franz Anton

Austrian physician. Studies in magnetism led to the art of Mesmerization, which later became hypnotism. Affiliated with the French Lodge Les Philadelphes.

Michelson, Albert Abraham

American physicist. Successfully measured the speed of light, gaining the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1907. Washington Lodge No. 21 New York City.

Mix, Tom

American actor. Made over 400 western movies. Utopia Lodge No. 537, Los Angeles, California.

Molson, John

Founder of Molson Breweries. St. Paul’s Lodge, No. 374 UGLE, Montreal. Past Provincial Grand Master.

Monroe, James

5th President of the USA. Williamsburg Lodge No. 6, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne

French inventor. developed the hot air balloon. Lodge Les Neuf Soeurs, Paris.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Austrian composer Lodge Zur Wohltatigkeit., Vienna.

Mucha, Alphonse Marie (1860-1939)

Czech Art Nouveau painter and illustrator. In 1923 he was elected sovereign grand commander of the Czech Supreme Council, AASR.

Murphy, Audie

American soldier and actor. Most decorated US soldier in WW II. 32 Deg. AASR, KCCH, Dallas, Texas.


Nasmyth, Alexander

Scottish painter and inventor, friend of Robbie Burns. Canongate Kilwinning Lodge, Edinburgh.


Oglethorpe, James E.

English politician and soldier. Founder of Savannah GA. First W. Master of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, Savannah, Georgia.

Olds, Ransom E.

American automotive engineer whose name is linked to the General Motors Oldsmobile division. Capitol Lodge No. 66, Lansing Michigan.

Oranje-Nassau, Willem Alexander Charles Henry Frederick, Prince of (1851-1884)

Grand Master of the Grand lodge of the Netherlands: 1882-1884.

Oranje-Nassau, Frederik, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of (1791 – 1881)

Field Marshal, Admiral, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Netherlands: 1816-1881.

Oranje-Nassau, Willem II, Prince of

King of the Netherlands (1792-1849).

Owen, Most Rev. Derwyn T.

Archbishop of Toronto and Primate of all Canada. Ionic Lodge No. 25, Toronto, Ontario.


Palmer, Arnold Daniel

33 deg. Inspector General (Honorary) elect. AASR. Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Peale, Norman Vincent

American clergyman and author. Milwood Lodge No. 1062, Brooklyn, New York.

Peary, Robert E.

American explorer. First to reach the North Pole. Kane Lodge No. 454, New York City.

Pedro I, Dom Antonio Pedro de Alcantara Bourbon

Declared Brazil independent from Portugal and was crowned emperor. Returned to Portugal and was crowned King Pedro IV. Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Brazil.

Penny, James C.

American founder of the J. C. Penny department store chain. Wasatch Lodge No. 1 Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pershing, John Joseph

American General. Lincoln Lodge No. 19, Lincoln Nebraska.

Philips, Ir. F.J. (Frits, 1905-2005)

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Philips.

Pickett, George E.

Major General CSA. Developed the Pickett fence, defeated at Gettysburg. Dove Lodge No. 51, Virginia.

Pike, Albert

American lawyer, soldier and author. Confederate General. Sovereign Grand Commander AASR, Southern Jurisdiction. Western Star Lodge No.2, Arkansas.

Polk, James Knox

11th President of the USA. Columbia Lodge No. 31, Columbia, Tennessee. Also a Royal Arch Mason.

Poinsett, Joel R.

USA Secretary of War, Master: Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, Charleston, introduced Freemasonry into Mexico, and the pointsetta to America.

Pryor, Richard

American actor and comedian. Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, IL.

Pullman, George M.

American engineer. Developed the luxury railway sleeping and dining cars. Renovation Lodge No. 97, Albion New York.

Pushkin, Aleksander

Russian poet. Lodge Ovid, Kischinev.


Revere, Paul

American Revolutionary War hero. St. Andrews Lodge, Boston. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.

Richards, Michael

American actor and comedian. Riviera Lodge No. 780 Pacific Palisades, Ca.

Richet, Charles Robert

French physiologist. His research into allergies and immune serum won him the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1913. Lodge Cosmos under the Grand Lodge of France.

Rickenbacker, Eddie

US Air Force pilot and war hero. Downed 21 enemy planes and 4 ballons. Kilwinning Lodge No. 297,MI.

Ringling Brothers

American showmen. All seven brothers and their father August Ringling were members. Baraboo Lodge No. 34, Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Robinson, “Sugar Ray”

American light heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Joppa Lodge No. 55 PHA, New York City.

Rodriquez, Abelardo L.

President of Mexico. Shriner.

Rogers, Roy

American cowboy, singer and actor. 33 deg. KCCH. Hollywood Lodge No. 355, Hollywood, California.

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

32nd President of the USA. Also Scottish Rite. He was present at the raising of his three sons, all of whom were raised in Architect Lodge No. 519, NY City. Honorary Grand Master of Demolays. Holland Lodge No. 8, NY City.

Roosevelt, Theodore

26th President of the USA. Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York State.

Rothschild, Natan Meyer

Anglo-German financier. Emulation Lodge No. 21.

Rubio, Pascual Ortiz

President of Mexico. Shriner.


Sabatini, Raphael

English novelist. Wrote Captain Blood, Scaramouche, etc. Jerusalem Lodge No. 197, London, UK.

Sarnoff, David

Radio and TV executive, Marconi and RCA. Strict Observance Lodge No. 94, New York City.

Sax, Antoine Joseph

Belgian instrument maker. Invented the Saxophone and Saxhorn. Lodge Les Vrais Amis de L’Union.

Sayer, Anthony

First Grand Master elected by the “Four Old Lodges”, London, England, June 24th., 1717.

Scott, Robert Falcon

British polar explorer, perished with his entire party. Drury Lane Lodge No. 2127, London, UK. Also Navy Lodge 2612

Scott, Sir Walter

Scottish writer and poet. Ivanhoe, The Talisman, etc. Saint David Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh.

Sellers, Peter

English actor. Pink Panther, Goon Show, etc. Chelsea Lodge No. 3098, London, UK.

Shackleton, Sir Ernest H.

One of the most famous of all Antarctic explorers, Navy Lodge 2612.

Shillibeer, George

English inventor. Pioneered the omnibus. Etonian Lodge of St. John No. 209, Windsor, UK.

Sibelius, Jan

Finnish composer. Second only to Mozart as a Masonic composer. Suomi Lodge No. 1 Helsinki.

Simcoe, Lord John Graves

First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada – now Ontario. Union Lodge No. 307, E.R. (Moderns), Exeter, England.

Sinclair, Gordon “Sinc”

Canadian journalist and broadcaster. John Ross Robertson No. 545, Toronto, Ontario.

Skelton, Richard B. “Red”

Comedian and TV star. Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Vincennes, Indiana. Famous Shriner.

Smathers, James F.

Inventor of the electric typewriter, Gate City Lodge No 522, Kansas City.

Sousa, John Philip

American composer and band leader. Stars and Stripes Forever. Hiram Lodge No. 10, Washington DC.

Stutz, Harry Clayton

American automotive pioneer circa 1900. Ancient Landmarks Lodge No. 319 Indianapolis. RAM, Kt. Templar and member of Murat Shrine Temple – all Indianapolis.

Sullivan, Sir Arthur Seymore

English composer with partner Sir W. S. Gilbert. Grand Organist of the UGLE.

Swift, Jonathan

Irish poet and writer. Gulliver’s travels. Probably Lodge No. 16, Dublin.


Taft, William H.

27th President of the USA. Made a Mason “at sight” in Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thomas, Dave

Founder of Wendy’s hamburger chain. Sol D. Bayless Lodge No. 359, Fort Wayne IN. 33 deg. AASR. Grand Cross.

Tillis, Lonnie Melvin “Mel”

American Country Music entertainer. Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson, Missouri 33deg AASR, Grand Cross.

Tirpitz, Alfred Von German

Admiral. Restructured the german navy. Lodge Zur Aufrichtigen, Herzen, Frankfurt.

Travis, William B.

American commander at the Alamo. Alabama Lodge No. 3, Claiborne, Alabama.

Truman, Harry S.

33rd President of the USA. Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton, Missouri. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, Knights Templar, 33 deg. Scottish Rite and Shrine Potentate. Honorary Grand Master of DeMolays.

Twain, Mark

American writer (Samuel L. Clemens). Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, Missouri.


Valdes, Miguel Aleman

President of Mexico. Shriner.

Vivekananda, Swami Nerendramah Datta

Leading exponent of both Hinduism and Yoga in the west. Hope and Anchor Lodge No. 1 Calcutta, India.

Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet

French writer an philosopher. Lodge Les Neuf Soeurs (accompanied by Ben Franklin).


Wadlow, Robert Pershing

Tallest human, almost 9 feet tall. Franklin Lodge No. 25, Alton, Illinois.

Wallace, George C.

Governor of Alabama. Orator of the Grand Lodge of Alabama in 1961.

Warner, Jack L.

American film producer and one of the Warner Brothers. Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles, CA.

Warren, Gen. Joseph

Physician, Patriot, killed at Bunker Hill. St. Andrew’s Lodge, Boston. Grand Master of Massachusetts.

Washington, Booker T.

American author. Made a Mason “at sight” by the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.

Washington, George

1st President of the USA. Fredericksburg Lodge, Virginia.

Watson, Whipper Billy

Canadian professional wrestler. Temple Lodge No. 525.

Wayne, John

American film star. 33 Deg. Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, AZ. Came through the system from DeMolay.

Webb, Capt. Matthew

English swimmer. First man to swim the English Channel. Neptune Lodge No. 22.

Wellington, Arthur Duke of,

British soldier and statesman. Defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. Irish Lodge No. 494, Trim, Ireland.

Wilde, Oscar O’Flahertie Wills

Anglo Irish dramatist. The importance of being Earnest. Apollo Lodge No. 357, Oxford, UK.

William IV

King of England, made a Mason at Plymouth, England, March 9th. 1786.

Wilson, William Mercer

First Grand Master of the independent Grand Lodge of Canada, 1855. Also first Grand First Principal of Royal Arch Masons of Canada.

Wozniak, Steve

Co-founder of Apple Computers. Charity Lodge #362, Campbell, CA


Zanuck, Darryl F

American film producer. Co-founder of 20th Century Productions. Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles.

Ziegfeld, Florenz

American producer. Ziegfeld’s Follies. Accordia Lodge No. 277, Chicago, Illinois.