Freemasonry Questions

Some famous Freemasons:

Abbott, Sir John J.C. – Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92.
Aguinaldo, Emilio – Philippine Patriot and General.
Alexander of Tunis – Field Marshall.
Aldrin, Edwin E. Jr “Buzz” – Astronaut.
Aleman, Miguel – Mexican President 1947-52.
Alves, Antônio de Castro – Latin-American poet.
Amundsen, Roald – Norwegian polar explorer.
Armstrong, Louis – Jazz Musician.
Armstrong, Neil – Astronaut.
Astor, John Jacob – German-American merchant and financier.
Austin, Stephen F. – Father of Texas.
Autry, Gene – Actor.

Bach, Johann Christian – Composer.
Bahr, Hermann – Austrian writer, essayist and critic.
Bain, Andrew Geddes – Artist, Geologist and Engineer.
Baker, James C. – Bishop Methodist Church organized first Wesley Foundation in U.S.
Ballou, Hosea – Founder Universalist Church.
Banks, Sir Joseph – Noted naturalist who accompanied Capt. Cook on his journeys.
Bartholdi, Frederic A. – French sculptor. Known for the Statue of Liberty.
Barton, Edmund – Attorney General, and judge of the Australian high court.
Bassie, William “Count” – Orchestra Leader and Composer.
Baylor, Robert E. B. – Baptist clergyman founder of Baylor University.
Bell, Lawrence – Founder of the Bell Aircraft Corporation.
Bellamy, Ralph – wrote our Pledge of Allegiance.
Benes, Eduard – President of Czechoslovakia 1939-48.
Bennett, Viscount R.B. – Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35.
Berlin, Irving – Entertainer and songwriter.
Berzelius, Jöns Jakob, Baron – Swedish chemist, considered one of the founders of modern chemistry.
Bingham, Hiram – Discoverer of Machu Picchu.
Bishop, Sir Henry – Musician.
Bjornsson, Sveinn – 1st President of Iceland.
Bolivar, Simon – “Liberator” of South America.
Bonaparte Napoleon – and his four brothers. (Malta 1798)
Borden, Sir Robert L. – Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920.
Bordet, Jules Jean Baptiste Vincent – Belgian bacteriologist and Nobel laureate. Developed whooping cough vaccine.
Borglum, Gutzon; Lincoln – Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore.
Borgnine, Ernest – Actor.
Boswell, James – 18th century Scottish writer.
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie – Canadian Prime Minister 1894-96.
Bradley, Preston – founder of the Peoples Church.
Bruce, James of Kinnaird – Scottish explorer who visited Abyssinia in the 18th century. brought back 3 copies of the Book of Enoch, the apocryphal book which relates to the Royal Arch Degrees, certain Scottish Rite Degrees and to the Royal Order of Scotland. It was not included into Biblical canon because no complete copy in Europe prior to Kinnaird’s journey. The copies he brought back were in the Abyssinian language which he learned before going there although no one knows how! – This data provided courtesy of Bro. Thomas Allen Bruce OSt.J, FSA – Scot – , High Commissioner of the Chief of the Name of Bruce.

Buchanan, James – 15th President of the U.S. (1857 – 1861)
Burke, Edmund – Irish-born British politician and writer.
Burns, Robert – The National Poet of Scotland.
Burton, Sir Richard – English Explorer.
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. – First to fly over the North Pole – with Floyd Bennet in 1926.

Calvo, Father Francisco – Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica in 1865.
Campbell, Sir Malcolm – Speed Record Breaker.
Canning, George – British Prime Minister – 1827 – .
Casanova – Italian Adventurer, Writer and Entertainer.
Chrysler, Walter P. – Founded the Chrysler Corporation.
Churchill, Lord Randolph – British politician who led the so-called Fourth Party.
Churchill, Winston – British Prime Minister During World War II.
Citroen, Andre – French Engineer and motor car manufacturer.
Clemens, Samuel L. – a.k.a. Mark Twain, American Author.
Cody, “Buffalo Bill” William – Indian fighter, Wild West Show.
Cohan, George M. – American playwright, composer, producer, and actor.
Cole, Nat ‘King’ – Great ballad singer.
Collodi, Carlo – Writer of Pinocchio.
Colt, Samuel – He invented the first revolver.
Cooper, Leroy Gordon, Jr. – American astronaut.
Crockett, Davy – American Frontiersman and Alamo fame.

DeMille, Cecil B. – American motion-picture producer/director.
Dempsey, Jack – Professional boxer.
Desaguliers, John Theophilus – Inventor of the Planetarium.
Diefenbaker, John G. – Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63.
Dow, Herbert Henry – Founded Dow Chemical Co.
Dow, William H. – Dow Chemical Co.
Doyle, Sir Author Conan – Author of “Sherlock Holmes.”.
Drake, Edwin L – American Pioneer of the Oil industry.
Dunant, Jean Henri – Philanthropist who inspired the foundation of the Red Cross.

Eiffel, Gustave Alexandre – French engineer and builder – Eiffel Tower.
Eisele, Donn Fulton – American astronaut.
Elgin, Lord – Chief of the Name of Bruce, he is also the Convenor of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, retired Brigadier General in the Scots Guard Reserve, and is a Knight of the Thistle. He is a former Grand Master Mason of Scotland, and has been head of the Royal Arch Chapter in Scotland for many years. Additionally he is the worldwide head of the Royal Order of Scotland.

Ellington, Duke – American jazz composer.
Emperor Peter the Great of Russia 1689-1725.
Ervin Jr, Samual J. – Headed “Watergate” Committee.
Evans, Hugh I. – National head of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

Faber, Eberhard – Head of Faber Pencil Company.
Fairbanks, Douglas – Silent Film Actor.
Farragut, Admiral David G. – First Admiral of the U.S. Navy.
Fields, W.C. – Actor.
Fisher, Geoffrey – 99th Archbishop of Canterbury. Bishop of London in 1939, and archbishop of Canterbury in 1945. President of the World Council of Churches – 1946-54.

Fitch, John – Inventor of the Steamboat.
Fleming, Sir Alexander – Discovered penicillin in 1928. Shared a 1945 Nobel Prize.
Ford, Gerald R. – 38th President of the U.S. (1974 – 1977)
Ford, Glenn – Famous US movie actor.
Ford, Henry – Founded Ford Motor Company in 1903.
Frank, Eugene M. – Methodist Bishop.
Franklin, Benjamin – 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.
Frederick II – “The Great” – King of Prussia 1712-1786.

Gable, Clark – Actor.
Garfield, James A. – 20th President of the U.S. (1897 – 1901)
Garibaldi, Giuseppe – Italian nationalist revolutionary and leader in the struggle for Italian unification and independence.
Gatling, Richard J. – Inventor of the “Gatling Gun”.
Gershwin, George – American composer.
Gibbon, Edward – Author- Wrote “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”.
Gilbert, Sir William S. – British playwright, with composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Gillette, King C. – Developed and founded the Gillette Safety Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. – First American to Orbit the Earth in a Space Craft.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von – German poet, dramatist, novelist, and scientist.
Grissom, Virgil – Astronaut.
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace – Inventor of the “Guillotin”.

Haggard, Rider – Novelist.
Hancock, John – 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence.
Harding, Warren G. – 29th President of the U.S. (1921- 1923)
Hardy, Oliver – Actor and Comedian.
Haydn, Franz Joseph – Austrian composer. who exerted great influence on the development of the classical symphony.
Heine, Heinrich – German poet.
Henson, Reverend Josiah – Inspired the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.
Herbert, Bishop Percy – Bishop of Norwich.
Hoe, Richard M. – Invented the rotory press, revolutionising newspaper printing.
Hogarth, William – English Artist.
Hoover, J. Edgar – American Director of the FBI 1924-1972. He is remembered for fighting gangsterism during the Prohibition 1919-1933, and for a vigorous anti-Communist campaign after World War II.
Hope, Bob – Comedian.
Houdini, Harry – Magician.

Irving, Sir Henry – English Actor.
Irwin, James B. – American astronaut.

Jackson, Andrew – 7th President of the U.S. (1829 – 1837)
Jackson, Reverend Jesse – Minister.
Jefferson, Thomas – President of the U.S. (1801 – 1809)
Jellicoe, Earl – Admiral.
Jenner, Edward – Inventor – Smallpox vaccine.
Johnson, Andrew – 17th President of the U.S. (1865 – 1869)
Jolson, Al – Famous for the first ‘talking picture’ the Jazz Singer.
Jones, Melvin – Cofounder of the Lions International.
Juarez, Benito – President of Mexico.

Kalakaua, David – King of the Hawaiian Islands.
Kean, Edmund – English Actor.
Key, Francis Scott – Wrote U.S. National Anthem.
Khan III, Aga – Indian Statesman.
Kheraskov, Mikhail – Journalist, publisher and trustee of Moscow University.
King Charles XIII – King of Sweden 1748-1818.
King Christian X – King of Denmark.
King Edward VII – King of England – 1901-1910.
King Edward VIII – King of England who abdicated the throne.
King Frederick VIII – King of Denmark.
King George I.
King George II of Greece.
King George IV – King of England
King George VI – King of England during World War II.
King Gustav V – King of Sweden.
King Kemehemeha V of Hawaii – 1854-63.
King Leopold I of Belgium – 1831-65.
King Oscar II – King of Sweden.
King William I of Prussia – 1861-88.
King William II of the Netherlands – 1792-1849.
King William IV of England – 1830-37.
Kipling, Rudyard – British Nobel Prize writer. Many of his works have strong Masonic themes.
Kitchener, Lord – of Khartoum.
Knox Polk, James – President of the U.S. (1845 – 1849)
Kossuth, Lajos – Hungarian patriot and statesman.
Kresge, S.S – Founder of “Kresge’s” which later became “K-mart”.
Kutuzov, Mikhail- Russian field marshal who distinguished himself in the wars against Turkey and Russian opposition to Napoleon.

La Guardia, Fiorel la H. – Mayor of New York in the 1930’s and 40’s.
Lafayette, Marquis de – French soldier and politician, he took part in the American Revolution as a close supporter and friend of Brother George Washington.
Lake, Simon – Built the First Successful Submarine.
Lamar, Mirabeau B. – 3rd President of the Republic of Texas.
Land, Frank S. – Founder of the Order of the DeMolay.
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim – German dramatist, critic, and one of the leaders of the Enlightenment.
Lincoln, Elmo – First actor to play ‘Tarzan of the Apes’ – 1918.
Lindbergh, Charles – American aviator who made the first solo transatlantic flight.
Lipton, Sir Thomas – Founder of the Lipton Tea Company.
Liszt, Franz – Hungarian-born pianist and composer, founder of the solo piano recital.
Low, Titus – President of Methodist Council of Bishops.

MacArthur, General Douglas – American Commander in World War II.
MacDonald, Sir John A. – Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73, 1878-91.
Madison, James – President of the U.S. (1809 – 1817)
Martí, José Julian – Cuban writer and patriot.
Massey, Hart – Massey-Ferguson farm equipment.
Mayer, Louis B. – Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Mayo, Dr. Charles – Of the world-famous Mayo Clinic, the first ‘medical group practice’ in the US.
Mayo, Dr. William – father – and Charles – son – – Began Mayo Clinic.
Maytag, Fredrick – Founder of the Maytag Company.
Mazzini, Giuseppe – Italian revolutionary and political theorist.
McAdam, John L. – Macadamized roads.
McKinley, William – 25th President of the U.S.
Menninger, Charles F. – father and Karl A.son Psychiatrists famous for treating mental illness.
Menninger, Karl A. – Psychiatrist.
Mesmer, Franz Anton – Practiced Mesmerism, a forerunner of Hypnotism in 1882.
Meyerbeer, Giacomo – German composer, who influenced the work of the German composer Richard Wagner.
Michelson, Albert Abraham – Measured speed of light in 1882 . 1st American to win Nobel Prize – 1907.
Mitchell, Edgar D. – American astronaut, the sixth person to walk on the moon.
Monge, Gaspard, Comte de Péluse – French mathematician, recognized as the inventor of descriptive geometry.

Monroe, James – 5th President of the U.S. (1817 – 1825)
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne – Co-developer with his brother of the first practical hot-air balloon.
Morris, Dr. Robert – Poet and Founder of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mozart, Leopold – Father of Wolfgang, concertmaster, celebrated violinist, composer, and author.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – 1756-1791 – Austrian composer.
Mucha, Alphonse – Czech-French poster designer and painter – “Art Nouveau” period – .
Murphy, Audie – Most Decorated American Soldier of World War II.

Newton, Joseph Fort – Christian Minister.
Nixon, Richard – President of the U.S. (1969 – 1974)
Nunn, Sam – U.S. Senator.

O’Higgins, Bernardo – Chilean leader, who helped win independence for his country and served as supreme dictator.
Olds, Ransom E. – American automobile pioneer.
Otis, James – Famous for “Taxations without Representation is Tyranny”.

Palmer, Arnold – Golf Professional.
Papst, Charles F. – Coined the term “Athletes Foot”.
Peale, Reverend Dr. Norman Vincent – Methodist Episcopal minister and author.
Peary, Admiral Robert E. – First man to reach the North Pole – 1909.
Pike, Albert – Author of “Morals and Dogma”.
Pike, Zebulon – Discovered ‘Pike’s Peak.’.
Poinsett, Joel R. – United States Minister to Mexico who also developed the flower Poinsettia.
Polk, James Knox – 11th President of the U.S.
Pope, Alexander – Writer.
Prince Arthur – Arthur William Patrick Albert – Third son of Queen Victoria and the longest serving Grand Master of UGLE.
Pullman, George – Built the First Locomotive Sleeping car.
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyvich – Famous Russian poet and author who, among other works, wrote “Boris Godunov”.

Revere, Paul – American Patriot.
Rhodes, Cecil John – Prime Minister of Cape Colony – 1890 – .
Ringling Brothers – All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Robinson, “Sugar Ray” – American prizefighter and six time world champion.
Robinson, John J. – Author of “Born in Blood” and “A Pilgrim’s Path”.
Rogers, Roy – American Cowboy and Actor.
Rogers, Will – Actor.
Romberg, Sigmund – 20th century Hungarian-American composer.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. – 32nd President of the U.S. (1933- 1945)
Roosevelt, Theodore – 26th President of the U.S. (1901 – 1909)

San Martin, José de – Organized an expedition to liberate Peru from Spanish rule.
Sanders, Harland – “Colonel Sanders” – Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant.
Sarnoff, David – Father of T.V.
Savalas, Telly – Actor .
Sax, Antoine Joseph – Invented the Saxophone – 1846 – .
Schirra, Walter Marty, Jr. – American astronaut.
Scott, Capt. Robert Falcon – English Explorers.
Scott, Sir Walter – Novelist and poet.
Sellers, Peter – English actor and comedian,.
Sexson, William Mark – International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Sibilius, Jean – Composer.
Shackleton, Sir Ernest – English Explorer.
Shakespeare, William – Author.
Sloane, Sir John – English Artist.
Smith, John Stafford – Wrote the music for the American National Anthem.
Smith, Joseph – Founder of the Mormon Church.
Smithson, James – British mineralogist and chemist, who founded the Smithsonian Institution.
Spilsbury, Sir Bernard – English Scientist.
Stafford, Thomas Patten – American astronaut.
Stanford, Leland – Founder of Stanford University.
Stanley, Sir Frederick Arthur – Keen sportsman, originated the Stanley Cup to encourage winter sports in Canada.
Steuben, Baron von – Prussian-American general of the American revolutionary army.
Still, Andrew T. – American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy.
Sullivan, Sir Arthur – Musician.
Sumarkov, Alexandr Petrovich – Russian dramatist and poet.
Swift, Johathan – Clergyman and satirist, he wrote Gulliver’s Travels.

Taft, William Howard – 27th President of the U.S. (1909 – 1913)
Thomas, Dave – Founder of Wendy’s Restaurants.
Thomas, Lowell – Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice.
Thornhill, Sir James – English Artist.
Tirpitz, Alfred Von – German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare.
Truman, Harry S. – 33rd President of the U.S. (1945 – 1953)

Vivekananda, Swami.
Voltaire, Francois – French Writer and Philosopher.

Wallace, Governor George C. – Presidential Candidate who was nearly assasinated.
Warner, Jack – Founder of Warner Brothers.
Washington, George – 1st President of U.S. (1789 – 1797)
Wayne, John – Actor.
Webb, Matthew – First man to swim the English Channel – 1875.
Weitz, Paul J. – American astronaut who flew on Skylab and space shuttle missions.
Wellington, – Duke of.
Wilde, Oscar – Author.
Wolfitt, Sir Donald – English Actor.
Wootton, Percy – President American Medical Association – 1997 .
Wren, Sir Christopher – Architect and builder of St. Pauls Cathedral.
Wyler, William – Director of “Ben Hur”.

Zanuck, Darryl F. – Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933.
Ziegfeld, Florenz – His Ziegfeld’s Follies began in 1907.