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FAMOUS MASONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Many sites list famous people, claiming them to be Freemasons. While most are true, many are pure speculation or even falsification. It is attempted within this page to produce an authentic list of well known personalities and where possible give references for even more information. The list of reference material used is given below. Many hours have been spent compiling this list, feel free to link to it but please don't just copy it and claim it as your own. Follow the LINK TEXT for extra references.

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Abbott, Sir John, J. C.   Canadian Prime Minister 1891-1892. Initiated St. Paul's, No. 374, E.R., Montreal, 1847.
Acuff,  Roy. Country Music star and legend. Lodge No. 560 Nashville TN.
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. Mercer Lodge No.50 in Trenton NJ in March of 1858, he was the first mason to be raised by the lodge.
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.
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 sherrif in Missouri. One of fourteen Union officers who received the Thanks of Congress. Columbia Lodge No. 124 Wisconsin.
Ballard, Harold.   Fiesty owner of Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League team. Corinthian No. 481, GRC, Toronto, ON.
Banda, Dr Hastings Kamuzu. First President of Malawi. (Only because my dad says so).
Banks, Sir Joseph.  Founder of the famous Kew Gardens, Londo. 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. Shadwell Clerke Lodge No. 1910 UGLE.
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 Ian Amos Komensky No. 1, Prague and Lodge Pravda Vitezi.
Bennett, Viscount R. B.   Canadian Prime Minister 1930-1935. Miramichi Lodge No. 187, Chatham, NB.
Berlin, Irving.   American songwriter and composer. Shriner and Scottish Rite. Munn Lodge No. 190 New York City.
Björnsson, Sveinn.  First President of Iceland after independence from Denmark. Past Grand Master of Iceland.
Blanc, Mel. The famous voice behind most of the cartoon caracters including Bugs Bunny. Mid Day Lodge No. 188, Oregon
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, ON.
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.
Bresslaw, Bernard. British actor and comedian. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
Brodie, Very Reverend RW Bro. Sir Israel, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Duke of Sussex Lodge No. 48 G.L of Victoria Australia.
Bronfman, Samuel.  Canadian distiller who merged with Joseph Seagram to form and develop the huge international distilling company.  Covenant Lodge No. 108, Quebec
Brown, John. Militant American abolitionist. Hudson Lodge No. 68, Hudson, Ohio.
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.   Irish/English statesman. Great friend to the US colonies. Jerusalem Lodge No. 44, Clerkenwell, London, UK.
Burns, Robert.   Scottish poet. St. David's Lodge No. 174, Tarbolton.
Bush, Vennevar. Developed the MEMEX concept and much, much more. Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, for members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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,  Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns) Not the British poet.1747-1751.
Campbell, Sir Malcolm.   World land speed record holder. Old Uppinghamian Lodge No. 4227 UGLE and member of many Masonic bodies.
Campbell, Sir Donald. Son of Malcolm Campbell. First person to hold both land and water World Speed Records. Grand Masters Lodge No. 1 UGLE Also RAM
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 the became 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.
Count Fleet. Dominated horse racing in the mid 40's including the Triple Crown. Equestrian Lodge KY.
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.
Cumberland, Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. 5th son of George III of Great Britain later King of Hanover. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Hanover.
Dainty, Billy. English comedian and TV star. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
Darwin, Erasmus, physician and botonist. Initiated at St. David's Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh in 1754.
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.
Douglas, Tommy.  7th Premier of Saskatchewan. First leader of the of the Federal New Democratic Party. Introduced universal public medical care to Canada. Voted  the "Greatest Canadian Ever" in a recent CBC poll. Weyburn Lodge No. 20 GRS, Weyburn, SK
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan.   Scottish writer, works include Sherlock Holmes. Phoenix Lodge No. 257 UGLE in Southsea.
Drake, Edwin L.   American oil pioneer. Oil Creek Lodge No. 3, Titusville, Pennsylvania.
Duke of Albany, Prince Leopold, 4th son of Queen Victoria. W. Master Apollo University Lodge No. 357 UGLE. Provincial Grand Master for Oxfordshire.
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.
Eddy. E. B. American born world leading manufactrer of friction matches in Hull, PQ Canada. Founding Master of Eddy Lodge 41 GL of Q. DDGM Ottawa 1876
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.
Fisher, His Grace, The Right Honourable and Most Reverend Dr Geoffrey Francis  (1887-1972). Arch Bishop of Canterbury, Old Reptonian Lodge No. 3725 UGLE.
Fitch, John.   True inventor of the steamboat. Bristol Lodge No. 25, Bristol PA.
Flanagan, Bud. Half of the Flanagan & Allen duo. Wartime singer and entertainer. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
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. Columbus Lodge No. 246, Garrettsville, Ohio. Knights Templar and Scottish Rite.
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
Gregson,  Simon.  AKA Steve McDonald on Coronation St. Westminster City Council Lodge Lodon, No. 2882 UGLE.
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Grey, George Frederick Samuel Robinson Earl.   Governor General of India 1880-1884. Grand Master UGLE 1870-1874. Most famous today for Earl Grey Tea.

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. Marion Lodge No. 70, Marion, Ohio. Knight Templar, 33 deg. Scottish Rite, first President to become a Shriner.
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.
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, James.   Irish born architect, designed the original White House and its replacement. Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington DC.
Hogarth, William. Famous English Painter. Probably Lodge No. 41 at the Hand and Apple Tree in Little Great Queen Street, Holborn. Grand Steward 1735.
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)
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.
Jackley, Nat. English actor, comedian and TV personality. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
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.
Keith, Alexander.  Scottish born Canadian Master Brewer. Grand Master of the G.L. of Nova Scotia.  Lodge of St. John, No. 118, Sunderland G.R. of England in 1816. Then Virgin Lodge No. 2, G. R. of E., Halifax Nova Scotia in 1819.
Kemp, Jack   Former U.S. Senator/Secretary of HUD, New York; Fraternal Lodge No. 625 in Hamburg, NY. Quarterback for Buffalo Bills.
Kent, Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent.   Father of Queen Victoria and last Grand Master of the Ancient Grand Lodge of England in 1813.
Kent, His Royal Highness Prince Edward the Duke of.   Present Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.
Khan, His Majesty Hibabullah, King of Aghanistan from 1901 'til 1919. Lodge Concordia No. 3102 E.C., Calcutta, India.
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 and his interest in Association Football. 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.
Loss, Joe. English bandleader and TV personality. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
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, ON
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.
Marks, Alfred. British actor, comedian. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
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.
Mitchell, Reginald Joseph CBE. Designer of the Supermarine Spitfire of Battle of Britain fame. Jasper Lodge No. 3934 UGLE.
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.
Monkhouse, Bob. English actor, compare and comedian. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
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.
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.
Nelson, Lord Viscount Horatio. No Definate proof but very strong circumstancial info at the link.
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.
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.
Philip,  Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II. Navy Lodge No.2612 UGLE London.
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.
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 of 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.
Rogers,  Will,  American comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer, and actor. Claremore Lodge No. 53, Oklahoma.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano.   32nd President of the USA. Holland Lodge No. 8, NY City. 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.
Roosevelt, Theodore.   26th President of the USA. Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York State.
Ros, William Edmundo OBE. Latin music great. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
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, The Sea Hawk 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.   Gentleman. 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.
Seagram, Joseph E. Canadian distiller and founder of the famous brand of products that bear his name. Grand River Lodge No. 151, Kitchener, ON
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.
Smallwood, Joseph R. Former Premier of Newfoundland, Canada. Northcliffe Lodge No. 1886 Prov. G. Lodge of Newfoundland, G L of Scotland. Hon.33 deg. AASR.
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.
Stanley, Lord Fredrick Arthur. Governor General to Canada. Donated the Ice Hockey Stanley Cup.  Royal Alpha Lodge No 16, London, England.
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.
Sussex, Prince Augustus Fredrick, Duke of Sussex. 6th son of George III. Too many bodies to copy, please see the link.
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.
Thomson. Roy (Lord Thomson of Fleet) Canadian world famous newspaper magnate. North Bay Lodge No. 617 GL of Canada (Ontario)
Telford Thomas.  Scottish born road, bridge and canal builder and an architect of world fame. Salopian Lodge No. 262  Premier GLE.
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 or Nine Sisters Lodge (accompanied by Ben Franklin).
Wadlow, Robert Pershing.   Tallest human, almost 9 feet tall. Franklin Lodge No. 25, Alton, Illinois.
Walsh,  Bradley. AKA Dany Baldwin on Coronation St. Westminster City Council Lodge Lodon, No. 2882 UGLE.
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, Dr. James. Friend of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and member of Phoenix Lodge No. 257 UGLE in Southsea. Inspiration to Sherlock Holmes famous side-kick.
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 Univerity Lodge No. 357, Oxford, UK. Rose Croix & Mark MM.
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.
Wodehouse, Peter Grenville (P. G.) KBE. British legendary comedy writer & creator of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. Jerusalem Lodge No. 197 UGLE, London.
Wood, Wee Georgie. English midget who starred in films and TV as portrying a small boy. Chelsea Lodge No.3098 UGLE
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.

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Freemasonry, a Celebration of the Craft.     ISBN: 1-57215-267-2
Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia.                    ISBN: 0-88053-054-5
Masonic Trivia. Allen E. Roberts.               ISBN: 0-935633-14-6
House Undivided. Allen E. Roberts.           ISBN: 0-88053-056-1
Whence Come We? Grand Lodge of Canada Publication.
Beyond the Pillars. Grand Lodge of Canada Publication.
The Scottish Rite Journal - Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA.
Grand Lodge of British Columbia - Prominent Freemasons
The Philalethes Society Members Magazine
 
 

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