FREEMASONS WORLDWIDE

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14 Presidents of the United States

George Washington - 1st President

James Monroe - 5th President
Andrew Jackson - 7th President
James Knox Polk - 11th President
James Buchanan - 15th President
Andrew Johnson - 17th President
James Abram Garfield - 20th President
William McKinley - 25th President
Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President
William Howard Taft - 27th President

Warren Gamaliel Harding - 29th President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 32nd President
Harry S. Truman - 33rd President

Gerald R. Ford, Jr. - 38th President

 

American Revolution Leaders

Benjamin Franklin - 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.

John Hancock - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence

Patrick Henry - Patriot

Paul Revere - Famous Midnight Ride - Grand Master of Massachusetts

James Otis - Famous for "Taxations without Representation is Tyranny"

John Paul Jones - Founder and First Admiral of the U.S. Navy

 

International Leaders

King George VI - United Kingdom

King Edward VII - United Kingdom

King Edward VIII - United Kingdom

Sir Winston Churchill - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Piet Retief - Afrikaans leader and one of the founders of the South African nation.

Leon M'Ba - First President of the Republic of Gabon

Joseph Jenkins Robert s - First President of the Republic of Liberia

 

Sports

"Sugar" Ray Robinson - Mid/light heavyweight boxing champion

John A. Jack Johnson - First Black heavyweight boxing champion in U.S.

James Naismith - Inventor of Basketball

Scottie Pippen - No. 33, Chicago Bulls Forward

Don King - Boxing promotor

Ty Cobb - Baseball Hall of Fame Player
Jack Dempsey - Heavyweight boxing champion
Arnold Palmer - Golf Pro
Branch Rickey - Baseball Legend, Signed Jackie Robinson
Bart Starr - Football Quarterback - Green Bay Packers
Cy Young - Baseball pitcher

Ralph H. Metcalfe - Olympic champion

 

Music

William "Count" Bassie - Orchestra leader/composer

Nat 'King' Cole - Great ballad singer

Louis Armstrong - Jazz Musician

Paul Whiteman - "King of Jazz"

William C. Handy - Composer

Ludwig Van Beethoven - 1770-1827. Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Child musical genius - composer
Jahann Christian Bach - Composer

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington - Orchestra leader/composer

James Herbert "Eubie" Blake - Composer/Pianist

Irving Berlin - Composer/Entertainer

 

Entertainers

Ossie Davis - Actor/Director/Playwrite

Richard Pryor - Comedian/Actor

Alex Haley - Author

John Wayne - Actor

Samuel L. Clemens - Mark Twain - writer
Lou Costello - Comedian
W.C. Fields - Actor
Clark Gable - Actor
Oliver Hardy - Actor - Comedian (Laurrel & Hardy)
Harry Houdini - Magician
Buster Keaton - Movies, Comedian
Carroll O'Connor - Actor
Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Roy Rogers - American cowboy and screen star
Will Rogers - Actor
Red Skelton - Comedian/Entertainer
John Stafford Smith - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem
Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton - Entertainer
Danny Thomas - Actor, Entertainer
William Wyler - Director of "Ben Hur"

Bert Williams - Actor/Comedian

Alexander Pushkin - Poet/Novelist/Playwrite

 

Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

John H. Johnson - Publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines

Garrett A. Morgan, Sr. - Inventor traffice light and gas mask

Lewis Howard Latimer - Inventor of the carbon filament for light

Henry Blair - First Black to recieve a U.S. patent

Walter P. Chrysler - Founded Chrysler Corporation
William H. Dow - Dow Chemical Co.
John Boyd Dunlop - Tire Manufacturer
Henry Ford - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
King C. Gillette - Gillette Razor Co.
Charles C. Hilton - Founder of Hilton Hotels
Frank Hoover - Vacuum cleaner fame
Sir Thomas Lipton - Founder Lipton Tea Company
John MacAdam - Invented "blacktop pavement"
Fredrick Maytag - Maytag appliances
George Jacob Mecherle - Founder, State Farm Insurance
Andrew Mellon - American industrialist, banker and philanthropist.
James C. Penney - Retailer (J.C. Penney)
Harland "Colonel"Sanders - Founder Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants
David Sarnoff - Father of T.V. (RCA)
John W. Teets - Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
Dave Thomas - Founder of Wendy's Restaurant
Thomas Watson - Founder of IBM


Religious Leaders

Reverend Jesse Jackson - Minister and founder of the Rainbow Coalition

Reverend Al Sharpton - Minister and Civil Rights Advocate

Richard Allen - Founder/First Bishop AME Church

Absalom Jones - First Black Priest in the Episcopal Church in U.S.
Father Francisco Calvo - Catholic Priest (Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865)
Geoffrey Fisher - Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 - 1961
Joseph Fort Newton - Christian Minister
Norman Vincent Peale - Minister and Founder of "Guidepost"
Bishop Carl J.Sanders - United Methodist Church
Mark Sexson - Minister and Founder: Intl. Order of Rainbow for Girls

 

Civics

Thurgood Marshall - Supreme Court Justices

Prince Hall - Grandfather of Prince Hall Masonry

W.E.B. DuBois - Educator/author/historian

Booker T. Washington - Educator/Founder Tuskegee Institute

Andrew Young - Former Mayor of Atlanta and U.N. Ambassador

Charles Rangel - U.S. Congressman

Medgar Wiley Evers - Civil Rights leader & N.A.A.C.P. field secretary

Julian Bond - N.A.A.C.P. National Chairman

Kweisi Mfume - Executive Director of the N.A.A.C.P.

Benjamin L. Hooks - Former Executive Director of the N.A.A.C.P.

Glenn D. Cunningham - First Black Mayor of Jersey City, NJ (King David Lodge #7)

Maynard Jackson - First Black Mayor of Atlanta, GA

Wilson Goode - First Black Mayor of Philadelphia, PA

Carl B. Stokes - First Black Mayor of Cleveland, OH

Thomas Bradley - Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Emanuel Cleaver - Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Marion Barry - Former Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Louis Stokes - Former U.S. Congressman

Chaka Fattah - Congressman

Augustus F. Hawkins - US Congressman California

J. Edgar Hoover - Director of FBI
Fiorella H. La Guardia - La Guardia Airport, Mayor of NY
Harry S. New - Postmaster General who established Airmail
Joel R. Poinsett - U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the Poinsettia
Charles B. Rangal - U.S. Congressman from New York
Harold Stassen - Statesman, signer of U.N. Charter

 

Other Famous Masons

Mathew Henson - Explorer

Martin R. Delany - First Black to matriculate from Havard Medical School/

   First Black Major in the U.S. Army

A. Philip Randolph - Founder of the Intern’l Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Alexander T. Augusta - First African-American to head a hospital in the U.S.

Edward Bouchet - First Black elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society

Dr. Ernest Everett Just - One of the founders of Omega Psi Phi (renowned zoologist)

Daniel Hale Williams - First surgeon to perform open heart surgery

William Wells Brown - First Black to publish a novel

Granville T. Woods - Inventor

Benjamin E. Mays - Former President of Morehouse College

William Clark - Explorer (Lewis and Clark)

Frederic A. Bartholdi - Designed the Statue of Liberty

Douglas MacArthur - Five Star General,

Neil Armstrong - Astronaut
Rev. Francis Bellamy - Authored U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

Robert Pershing Wadlow - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall
Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum , - Father and son who carved Mt. Rushmore
Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
Jean Henri Dunant - 1828-1910 - Founder of the Red Cross

Joseph Ignace Guillotin - Inventor of the "Guillotin"

Robert E. B. Baylor - Founder Baylor University
Samuel Gompers - Founder of American Federation of Labor (AFL of AFL-CIO)
Juan Gris - Spanish Artist - Synthetic Cubism
Cornelius Hedges - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park
James Hoban - Architect for the U.S. Captial
Jean-antoine Houdon - 1741-1828 - Sculptor
Melvin Jones - One of the founders of the Lions International
Henri Lafontaine - Nobel Prize in 1913
Frank S. Land - Founder Order of DeMolay
Gary Leazer - Joined after Investigated Freemasonry for Southern Baptist Convention
Ralph H. Metcalfe - Olympic Champion
Albert Abraham Michelson - Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882
Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier - Co-developers of the first practical hot-air balloon
Dr. Robert Morris - Poet and Founder of the Order of Eastern Star
Cecil Rhodes - Rhodes Scholarship
Antoine Joseph Sax - Invented the Saxophone (1846)
George Schoonover - Founder of "The Builder"
Matthew Webb - First man to swim the English Channel (1875)