For more information, see:
Aasen, John -
Norwegian 'giant' (said to be 8' 9" tall) who was a movie actor in the US. When
he joined Freemasonry over 1,500 attended. An effort to raise funds for a statue of this
Mason is underway in Norway now.
Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Canadian politician who
served as Prime Minister (1891-1892).
Abbott, William "Bud" - Famous half of the Abbott & Costello comedy team.
Acuff, Roy - "King of Country Music"
Adams, Sherman - Governor of New Hampshire and US Congressman
Aguinaldo, Emilio - President of the Philippines, he declared
their independence in 1898.
Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth -
U. S. Senator, known for his extensive impact on banking reform. He also served
as Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.
Aldrin, Edwin E. - Known as "Buzz" - American
astronaut who as a crew member of Apollo 11 became the second human being to walk on the
moon (July 20, 1969).
Alfond, Harold - Owned
famous 'Dexter Shoe Company' and noted philanthropist. Sports
complexes throughout Maine made possible by his generous contributions bear his
name and he began a unique college funding program for
newborns in Maine as well.
Allen, Charles H. - First Governor of Puerto Rico (1800-1802) when
it was freed of its 400 year despotic rule by Spain.
Allen, Ira - Known as the 'Father of Vermont', he played a significant
role in the acceptance of Vermont as a State and then gave land to help found the University of
Althouse, Monroe - Director, Ringgold Band of Pennsylvania
Ames, Ezra - Portrait painter
who painted portraits of Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams,
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Martin Van Buren, George Clinton,
Anderson, Brad - Cartoonist and creator of the
popular 'Marmaduke' comic strip
Anderson, Robert - Major General U.S. Army
who was in command of Fort Sumter at time of
Confederate attack. Known as "Hero Of Fort
Andr�, Major John -
British soldier who attempted to assist Benedict Arnold in his treasonous
betrayal of West Point. He was sentenced to death and hanged in 1780.
Annanc, Louis -
Chief of the Saint Francis Tribe of Indians. (D: 1876 after having been a Mason
for over 40 years.)
Eccentric composer of the 1920s. His trademark work was the 1924 work "Le
Ballet Mecanique", which incorporated sounds from machines like airplane
propellers and car horns.
Archer, Dennis - Mayor of Detroit, Michigan
Arlen, Richard - Movie actor, best known
for his role as a pilot in "Wings".
Arnold, Benedict -
American Revolutionary War General. You can read more about him
Arnold, Eddie - Country Music legend and member of the Grand Ole Opry
Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - American general whose efforts helped establish what is now the U.S. Air Force.
Commander, Army Air Force in World War II, he is the only person to ever hold
five star rank in two services and the only person to ever hold five star rank
in the US Air Force.
Arthur William Patrick Albert / Prince Arthur - Third son of Queen
Victoria and the longest serving Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England
Asher, Max - US movie actor - Keystone Kop.
Astor, John Jacob - A German immigrant to the US, he at one
point was considered the wealthiest man in America. He was Master of Holland
Lodge in New York and served as Grand Treasurer for that Grand Lodge.
Atchison, David - US Senator, probably now best
remembered for the Urban Myth that he was President for one day - as stated on
article on Wikipedia provides a full explanation.
Audubon, John James - American
ornithologist and artist known for his imposing works
in full color of Birds of America. He referred
to himself as a "Mason" and "Brother" in his diary but
no proof has been found of his membership.
Auker, Elden - US baseball 'submarine' pitcher
Austin, Stephen F. - American colonizer and political leader who
worked to make Texas a state of Mexico but later helped Texas settlers gain their
independence (1836). Known as the 'Father of Texas'.
- American actor
who made some 90 movies from the 1930s through the 1950s, cowboy singer ("Back in the
Saddle Again" and more), and professional sports team owner (original owner of the
California Angels baseball team). Many young people today have grown up listening to his
rendition of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Brother Gene was a "true
Listings of those who are (or were during their lifetime)
Masons serves to remind us of the many notables who have - of their own free will - chosen
to associate with this noble institution. Those who preach anti-Masonic hate must - in the
depth of their souls - wonder how it is that so many have been (supposedly) deceived -
while they have found the 'truth'....
And while some will
argue that these men have been deceived; others contend they are/were part of a New World
Order conspiracy. What is not arguable is that they represent all walks
of life and that they were - in their respective ways - LEADERS!
Bagley, Edward E. - Composer of 'National Emblem'
Bahamonde, Ramon Franco - An aviator and Spanish politician, he
was the brother of dictator, General Francisco Franco. He was Commander of
Aviation and received the Aerial Medial for his valiant action in the Morocco
conflict. He was one of the Masons who refused the initiation of General Franco
Bahr, Hermann - Austrian writer, essayist and critic, he was an
intellectual interpreter of his time.
Baldry, Tony - Current (1999) UK Member, House of Commons
Baldwin, Henry - American jurist who served as an associate justice of the
U.S. Supreme Court (1830-1844).
Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry Manufacturer. Millions of
students have for generations chosen class rings from Balfour Jewelry
Banks, Sir Joseph - Noted naturalist who accompanied Capt. Cook on
his journeys around the world.
- Creator and host of TV's 'The Happy Wanderer' travelogue show of the
Barnes, Roy - 80th/Present (1999) Governor of Georgia
Barnes, W. W. - Professor of church history at Southwestern Seminary
Bartholdi, Frederic A. - French sculptor best known for his figure of Liberty
Enlightening the World, the Statue of Liberty, in New York Harbor
Barton, Edmund - First Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of Australia, Speaker of the legislative assembly, New South
Wales, Australia, Attorney General, and judge of the Australian high court
Basie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer
Bass, Edward - First Protestant Episcopal Bishop of
Bates, Frederick - Governor of Missouri
Bayh, Birch - US Democratic Senator from Indiana from 1962-1981.
Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder of Baylor University, Texas' first
Beard, Daniel Carter - American writer and illustrator. In 1905,
he founded the Sons of Daniel Boone which in 1910 became the first Boy Scout organization
in the US.
Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.
Bellamy, Francis J. - The Baptist Minister who created America's Pledge of
Benes, Eduard - President of Czechoslovakia elected in 1935, he led
his nation's government into exile after the outbreak of World War II. He resigned in 1948
when he was forced to yield to a Communist directed cabinet.
Bennett, Viscount R.B. - 12th Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35
Benton, Thomas Hart - U. S. Senator from Missouri for 30 years and
Grand Master of Iowa
Bentsen, Lloyd M. - A life member of his Masonic
Lodge in Texas, Bro. Bentsen served the U. S. with honor and distinction as a
bomber pilot in WWII, a US Congressman, Senator and Secretary of the Treasury.
His run for the presidency in 1976 allowed the country to meet this kind and
considerate man. He was the Vice Presidential candidate with Michael Dukakis in
the 1988 campaign where, during the debate with his opponent he used the
now-famous phrase "I knew John Kennedy....". He was
honored by his country when he received the Medal of Freedom. His daughter Tina was a member of Rainbow and is now an Eastern Star. Her
daughter is a Rainbow Grand Representative so the Masonic connection runs
deep. Bro. Bentsen passed to his eternal rest in May,
Berlin, Irving - Entertainer and songwriter who wrote more than
1,500 songs including "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1911) and several musical
comedies like Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
Berthold, Bartholomew - Businessman who organized the first
territorial bank in the Louisiana Territory
Black, Hugo L. - U. S. Senator and Supreme Court Justice
Blair, Jr., John - U. S. Supreme Court Justice and member of the
Blanc, Mel -
If you've heard cartoon characters Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Barney Rubble of the
Flintstones, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the cat or others, you've heard
the voice this 50+ year Mason who brought so much pleasure to so many children
for so many years.
Blatchford, Samuel - U.. S. Supreme Court Justice
Boaz, Hiram Abiff - Bishop of the Methodist Church, one of the first presidents
of Texas Wesleyan University and a member of two Texas lodges.
Bond, Shadrach - First Grand Master of Freemasons and first
Governor of Illinois
Boone, Daniel - Mythologized early U. S. pioneer responsible for
the exploration of Kentucky. Although his Masonic membership is unprovable, here is what Nathan Boone had to say about his father's funeral:
"Father's body was conveyed to Flanders Callaway's home at Charette, and there the funeral took place.
There were no military or Masonic honors, the latter of which he was a member, as there were then but
very few in that region of the country." (Hammon, Neal O. (ed.) "My Father, Daniel Boone- The
Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone." Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 1999. p.
Borden, Sir Robert Laird - Prime Minister of Canada during World
Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - Father and Son who carved the
presidential busts on Mt. Rushmore
Borgnine, Ernest - Film and television actor. In 1955 received the
Oscar as Best Actor for the film Marty. Known to a generation of television fans
for his role as the Skipper in McHale's Navy. He
actively serves Freemasonry and is presently the Honorary Chairman of a program
to support the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center in Richmond.
Bortnyansky, Dimitry Stepanovich - Genius Russian composer, author of many
religious musical works and the song "How Glorious is Our Lord in Zion" which served
for a considerable time as the national anthem of the Russian empire.
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - British-born Canadian Prime Minister
1894-96 who later led the Conservative opposition.
Bowie, James - American-born Mexican colonist who joined the Texan
forces during the struggle for independence from Mexico. He died during the defense of the
Bradley, Omar N. - American general. Played a major part in the
Allied victory in World War II.
Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807.
Supported the British in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
Breckinridge, John C. -
American Vice President, he ran as the pro-slavery candidate and lost to Abraham
Lincoln. His bust is in the Senate wing of the US Capitol.
Brown, Major General Charles E. Jr. - Served as US Army Chief of Chaplains.
Brown, Foster V. - US Congressman from Tennessee, he served as
Attorney General for Puerto Rico
Brown, Joe E. - Immensely popular actor with the BIG mouth!
Bruce, James of Kinnaird - Scottish
explorer who made an epic voyage to Abyssinia in the 18th century. Not as widely
known, however, is that he was a considerable scholar who brought back from
Abyssinia three copies of the Book of Enoch, the apocryphal book which relates
to the Royal Arch Degrees, certain of the Scottish Rite Degrees and to the Royal
Order of Scotland. The book did not make it into the Biblical canon primarily
because no complete copy existed 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!
Bryan, William Jennings - US Secretary of State under President
- Dentist and actor in the US television series "Petticoat
Buchanan, James - 15th President of the U.S. (1857-1861).
Bullock, Bob - Texas Lt. Governor.
Burbank, Luther - Horticulturist and Naturalist, the practical
result of his experiments was the 'Burbank potato'.
Burke, Arleigh - Highly decorated US Navy Admiral whose leadership
helped win the battle in the Pacific during World War II. He was known as
"31 knot Burke".
Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas
Burrows, Lansing - President of the Southern Baptist Convention (1914-1916), secretary of the SBC
from 1881-1913, and pastor of 8 Southern Baptist churches.
Burns, Conrad -
US Senator from Montana
Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland. His lyrics, written
in dialect and infused with humor, celebrate love, patriotism, and rustic life.
Freemasonry was more important to him than any other institution in Scotland!
Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice (1945-1958)
Burton, Ron - Professional football player with the Boston Patriots, Past Master of his
lodge, and involved in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.
Bush, Vannevar - Pioneer in development of atomic and nuclear
energy; he is considered by many to be the 'godfather of the
internet'. A Vice President and Dean of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT); frequent speaker at Massachusetts Masonic
Lodges of Instruction.
Butterfield, Daniel - Major General in the Civil
War Union Army; holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor but known especially
for his writing of America's best known bugle call, "Taps"
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - American naval officer and explorer.
He was the first to fly over the North Pole (with Floyd Bennet in 1926).
Byrd, Robert C. - The "Dean" of the US Senate.
Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice and Secretary of State.
He tried unsuccessfully to ease post-WW2 tensions between the US and the USSR.
When preparing this list, I was asked, "How does
somebody know if a person is a Mason or not?". The answer seemed simple: because
they're proud to say that they are - and since Masonry is not a "secret
organization" as some would have you believe, then it's pretty easy!
Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who
started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865
Canham, Erwin D. - Rhodes Scholar; Editor of The Christian
Science Monitor; Governor of Guam
Cantor, Eddie - Popular vaudevillian
Carroll, B. H. - First president of Southwestern Seminary and
instrumental in the creation of the Department of Evangelism of the Home Mission Board of
the Southern Baptist Convention
Carnahan, Melvin E. -
Mel Carnahan was the State Treasurer, Lieutenant Governor and
from 1993 to 2000 when he was killed in an airplane crash, the Governor of
Missouri. He was so popular he was elected even after his untimely demise.
Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and
Cass, Lewis - American solider, politician and diplomat. Served as
Secretary of War, Secretary of State, and U. S. Senator. He was a Grand Master of Iowa and the first
Grand Master of Michigan.
Catton, John - U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Chamberlain, Joshua L. - The Union military
leader who received the
only battlefield promotion to general during the US Civil War and was credited
with the victory in the crucial Battle of the Little Round Top for which he was
awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery. He was
chosen to receive the surrender of the arms and colors of the Confederacy. A
chivalrous man, he had his troops salute the defeated army as they marched by.
Many believe that this singular act was crucial to begin the healing process at
the end of that horrid war. He later served as Governor of his home state of
Maine for four terms and was the President of Bowdoin College where he taught
every subject in the curriculum except mathematics. He was the last soldier to die
of wounds received in the Civil War and even today is used as an example in leadership by
the US Army. See
(except for the date of death which is erroneous) for
excellent online sites about this amazing man.
Chase, Carlton - First dedicated bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.
Chennault, Clair Lee - American General nicknamed "Old
Leather Face", he organized the daring "Flying Tigers" and was a
heroic symbol to the Chinese throughout World War II. An interesting story on
Bro. Chennault is found here.
Christian, John T. - Baptist Minister; Professor of Church History
and Librarian of the Baptist Bible Institute. The Library on the New Orleans seminary
campus bears his name.
Chrysler, Walter P. - American automobile manufacturer who founded the
Churchill, Winston - British politician and writer. Prime Minister
(1940-1945 and 1951-1955). His inspiration is often credited with helping
Britain survive under the onslaught of Hitler's evil.
Citroen, Andre - French engineer and motor car manufacturer
Clark, Mark Wayne - US Army General who commanded the American Fifth
Army when it made its initial landings on the Italian mainland. Later commanded the 15th Army
Group consisting of the British Eight and American Fifth Armies as it effected the conquest of Italy.
Clark, Montague Graham, Jr. - Presbyterian
minister and President of the School of the Ozarks.
Clark, Roy - Country-Western star and singer; member of
the Grand Ole Opry
Clark, Tom C. - Supreme Court Justice (1949-1967)
Clark, William - American explorer and frontier politician who
joined another Freemason, Meriwether Lewis on the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-6), the
first overland exploration of the American West and Pacific Northwest. Clark was
responsible for the careful mapmaking. He later served as Native American agent and
governor of the Missouri Territory (1813-1821).
Clarke, John H. - Supreme Court Justice (1916-1922)
Clay, Henry - Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and
Grand Master of Kentucky
- Vaudevillian. He was part of the "Clayton and Durante" Vaudeville
act with Jimmy Durante.
Cleaveland, Moses - Active in the Revolutionary War, he was the
Founder of Cleveland, Ohio.
Clemens, Samuel L. - Mark Twain - Writer and humorist. His famous works
include the characters of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
Clinton, De Witt - Mayor of New York City, Governor of New
York, and presidential candidate, he also served as Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge of New York.
Clinton, George - Third Vice President of the United States and
first to die in office.
Cobb, Ty - U. S. baseball player and manager who was the first
player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We have a few more
comments on Brother Cobb's career here.
Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - American guide, scout and
showman, he founded the "Wild West Show" which toured Europe and America. Cody,
Wyoming is named after him.
Cohan, George M. - American composer and lyricist,
famous for such songs as "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
Cole, Nat 'King' - Great pianist and ballad singer
Coleman, Frank - Founder of Omega Psi Phi
- Actor who played "Lt. Tragg", the police officer who was Perry Mason's nemisis.
Collodi, Carlo - Writer of 'Pinocchio'
Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor and manufacturer. He invented the
Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame
Conner, W. T. - Taught theology at Southwestern Seminary
- NASCAR driver, he'll pilot the car being sponsored by the
32nd Degree Scottish Rite Masons during 2007
Coward, Charles "The Count of Auschwitz" -
Camberwell Old Comrades Lodge No. 4077,
Count of Auschwitz" as he would come to be known,
joined the British Army in 1937 and was captured by the Germans in 1940. In
retrospect the Germans would have deeply regretted capturing Coward
as he probably did more damage to the German cause than he ever could
have done had he not been captured, for as a POW he basically launched a one man
war. He escaped a total of nine times, including two
times before he had even arrived at a POW camp! During one escape Coward was
awarded the Iron Cross while posing as a wounded soldier in a German army field
hospital. During another, Coward spotted a V-1 Rocket base and managed to convey
its location to British Intelligence. Between escapes,
Coward managed to continuously thwart the German war effort, organizing numerous
acts of sabotage while serving on work details. For the remainder of the war,
Coward continuously sent coded messages regarding military intelligence via
letters to his family. In 1943, Coward was sent to the
notorious Auschwitz . Here he was appointed the International Red Cross liaison
for British prisoners of war in the area. In this
position, he devised an elaborate scheme to "buy" corpses of non-Jews by bribing
guards with Red Cross supplies. At night, when Jews deemed unfit to work were
being marched to the gas chambers, they would quickly jump out of line and
conceal themselves in a ditch. Coward would then arrange for the corpses he had
purchased to be spread along the road to substitute for the hidden Jews, who
would then be smuggled away to freedom, using the identities of the corpses.
In this way, Coward is estimated to have saved 400-800 Auschwitz inmates
from death. Coward also used his Red Cross position to
smuggle food and other supplies to Jewish prisoners, including dynamite, which
was used to partially destroy the gas chambers. In
1944, Coward was transferred to a small work camp and was conscripted to work in
an IG Farben-run coal mine. Along with his fellow POW's, Coward did his best to
deliberately slow down and sabotage production. After
the war, Coward testified at the Nuremburg trials, and in 1953 testified in a
lawsuit brought against IG Farben for using slave labor. During this trial the
German judge commended Coward for his courage and remarked: "He did this
for the mere reason he and the prisoners were fellow human beings".
In 1963 Coward was awarded the title of one of the Righteous
Among the Nations and had a tree planted in his honour in the Avenue of
Righteous Gentiles in Israel. A book about Coward's
exploits, The Password is Courage , was published in 1954, and a movie of
the same name was produced in 1962. He was also
awarded the Israeli Peace medal; one of only two British citizens to be so
honored, the other recipient being Bro. Winston Churchill.
HQ Magazine, ISSUE 17,
April 2006, The Holocaust Educational Trust site
The above was too good to abbreviate and we owe a debt of
gratitude to Bro. Christopher Tiplady, Secretary of Spokane #34, Spokane,
Washington, USA for sending this to us! Thanks, Brother!
Craig, John B. - Career US foreign service officer and current (1999)
Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman
Crockett, David ('Davy') - Frontiersman and politician. US
Representative from Tennessee who joined the Texas revolutionaries fighting against.
Mexico. He died at the siege of the Alamo.
- Rose from the lowest ranks to the top rungs of both the
Minnesota State Patrol (Chief 1973-1979) and the US Army Reserves (Brig.
General) and then served two terms as Mayor of Forest Lake, MN.
Crosby, Norm -
Comedian and entertainer best known for his malaproprisms. Always seen on the Jerry Lewis telethons for muscular
dystrophy in the US. He is a Past Master of a Lodge in Massachusetts.
a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Crosley, Powel Jr. -
Inventor, businessman, radio
pioneer, and owner of a major league baseball team, all in the city of
Cincinnati, Ohio. Senior citizens may well remember the very
popular Crosley Radio although this Mason achieved fame in many, many areas
including creation of his own automobile company and department store chain.
Crowe, William J. Jr. - Served as Commander-in-Chief, US Pacific
Command; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and sworn in as U.S.
Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on May 19, 1994.
Cushing, William - Supreme Court Justice
"Isn't a Mason bound to answer truthfully when asked
if they're a Mason?" a recent online poster asked? The answer is: no more than
a person when asked if they're a member of the Anglican Church or the National Rifle
Association. However, except for those parts of the world where persecution would subject
a member or his family to potential harm, most Masons are proud to have others know of
their involvement - as this list attests!
M. - 12th American Vice President, he also served as Minister to
Russia (1837-39) and to Great Britain (1856-61)
Darrah, Delmar -
Stimulus, imagination and drive for the founding of the American Passion Play, a
vivid portrayal of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, for more than four decades,
one of the Midwest US's greatest religious dramas and the forerunner of all such
plays in the United States.
Daub, Hal - Mayor
of Omaha, Nebraska (2001)
Dearborn, Major General Henry - Ranking US Army commander during the War of 1812.
DeBar, Ben - One of the most famous of the early day US actors and one of the first of prominence to play
Decroly, Ovide - Noted developer of educational psychology
Delaney, Martin -
African-American abolitionist and arguably the first proponent of American Black
Nationalism. Commissioned as a Major during the Civil War, he was the first
African-American Line Field Officer in the United States Army.
delPilar, Marcelo - The "Father of Philippine Masonry",
a lawyer who founded the first daily newspaper published in the native Tagalog language.
DeMille, Cecil B. - Film director. DeMille directed the first
Hollywood film, The Squaw Man, in 1914. DeMille became the creative genius behind
Paramount Pictures and was integral to Hollywood's development as the film capitol of the
world. Two of his greatest film successes were The Ten Commandments (1923, remade 1956)
and The Greatest Show on Earth(1952).
Dempsey, (William Harrison) Jack - Became a professional boxer in
1912 and fought in more than 100 semi-pro and professional bouts before winning the
heavyweight championship in 1919. If you are not reading this
material at masonicinfo.com then it has been stolen in violation of copyright
laws.He successfully defended his title five times before
losing to Gene Tunney in an upset in 1926. In the rematch in 1927, Dempsey knocked Tunney
down in the seventh round but delayed going to a neutral corner, so the referee gave the
controversial "long count" (estimated from 14 to 21 seconds) and Tunney went on
to win on points. Later became a restaurant owner in New York.
Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium
Devanter, Willis Van - Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Dickens, Little Jimmy -
Grand Old Opry member
Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63
Dirksen, Everett M. - American political leader, he served eight terms
in the US House of Representatives and became Republican minority leader of the Senate.
Dixon, Lt. George - Commander of the ill-fated submarine Hunley
during the US Civil War. Lt. Dixon's love of Freemasonry was shown by the
artifacts recovered when the Hunley was found. See the story here.
Dole, Robert J. - Decorated Veteran, World War II; U.S.
Congressman and Senator from Kansas, 196196; Majority and Minority Leader, U.S.
Senate; Nominee for President of the United States 1996; Humanitarian and Philanthropist.
Dodge, Henry - First U.S. Marshal in Missouri, Governor of
Wisconsin Territory, Senator from Wisconsin.
Doolittle, General James - American Army officer and aviator, he
led the daring raids on Tokyo.
Douglas, James - Became Governor of Vermont in 2003. You can
read about his Masonic involvement on the Grand
Lodge of Vermont website
Douglas, William O. - US Supreme Court Justice for 36 years.
Dow, Herbert Henry - Founded Dow Chemical Co.
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - British physician and writer, creator of the famous
Drake, Edwin L. - American pioneer of the oil industry
Dreyfus, Lee Sherman - 40th Governor of Wisconsin, he was the
presenter in an inspirational DVD created by the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
of the Scottish Rite which every Mason should see.
Dreyfus is honored through the naming of the Lee Sherman Dreyfus University
Center on the campus of UW�Stevens Point. Many buildings and parks in Wisconsin
have also been named after Dreyfus. He was also elected to the Wisconsin
Broadcasters' Hall of Fame.
Driver, Captain Thomas - In 1831 received a delegation of ladies
aboard his ship, the SS Charles. They presented him with a new flag which they had just
made. Touched by the unexpected gift, he immediately ordered the new colors run up the
mast and as he saluted declared, "I name thee Old Glory." The name stuck and
Bro. Driver carried "Old Glory" twice around the world.
DuBois, W.E.B. - Educator/Scholar and co-founder of the NAACP
Dunant, Jean Henri - Philanthropist who inspired the founding of
the Red Cross
William Joseph "Joey"
- Irish world champion motorcyclist, best known
for road racing. In 2005 he was voted the fifth greatest motorcycling icon ever
by Motorcycle News. Awarded the Order of the British Empire for his humanitarian
work with children in Romanian orphanages. (See
Wikipedia article.) Joey was a dedicated Mason, and visited Lodges throughout
the world when he was on his travels, be it races or charity work.
Dym, Jack - Known to New Yorkers as "Jack The Hack".
Brother Dym was forced to leave high school just days before his graduation to
serve in World War II. Upon his return, he became a New York City taxicab driver
- one of the few friendly one, who gives smiley face balloons
to his passengers - and has been doing that for some 57 years. Despite his own
lack of a high school diploma, he put his children and grandchildren through college even
selling a rare NYC taxi medallion (signifying ownership) for this purpose. In
2002, he wrote to his former high school and asked if he could attend their
graduation, having missed his so many years before: the school welcomed his attendance
with open arms and he even 'danced the night away' with the his wife of 50+
years and other high school graduates at the senior prom - wearing (what else?)
the tuxedo he uses for Masonic events! Brother Dym was profiled on a June 30, 2002 segment of the nationally-aired CBS
television program, Sunday Morning. Yet another famous Mason!
Easton, Rufus - First postmaster west of the
Ebbets, Charles H. - Owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team and President
of the National League for 27 years. He build Ebbets Field.
Edson, Carroll A. - Co-founder of the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scout
Edward VII - Prince of Wales and subsequently King of
Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
in order to marry the woman he loved.
Elgin, Lord - In addition to being the Chief of the Name
of Bruce, he is 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 (the Grand Master as styled in
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, orchestrator, bandleader, and
pianist, considered the greatest composer in the history of jazz music and one
of the greatest musicians of the 20th Century.
Ellison, Sr., Dr. John
Malcus - Past President of Virginia
Union University and an author of various Masonic publications. He was an active
member of the United Supreme Council - Southern Jurisdiction and a member of
Jonathan Lodge #112 F&AM, Richmond, VA
Ellsworth, Oliver - The third Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court and
responsible for the term "United States" appearing in the
Enzi, Michael B. - United States Senator (Wyoming) whose father
was also an active Mason and whose mother was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Ernette, James L. - Pennsylvania State Trooper
also served as Grand Master of the GL of PA (1998-99)
Ervin Jr, Samuel J. - As U.S. Senator from North Carolina, he led
the "Watergate" committee during the Nixon presidency and was widely praised for
his fair-handed behavior.
Evanko, Col. Paul J. - Current (1999) Commissioner of the
Pennsylvania State Police.
Evans, Bob - Famous restaurateur, his eateries
are found throughout the United States.
Faber, Eberhard - Head of the
famous Eberhard Faber Pencil Company.
Fairbanks, Douglas - American silent film actor known
for his performance in swashbuckling adventures such as 'Robin Hood'
Farragut, David G. - Admiral, US Navy. Leading
Union naval officer of the US Civil War.
Fell, Jesse - An
early political leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he
was the first to successfully burn anthracite coal on an open air grate. His
method and 'discovery' in 1808 led to the widespread use of coal as the fuel
source that helped to foster America's industrial revolution. He lived in the
Fell House and Tavern until his death. The House stood until the 1980s when
Wyoming Valley Health Care demolished it to build a parking lot. The bricks used
to build the house are now in the house of Wayne Segar in Bear Creek
Pennsylvania. The grate used by Fell is in the possession of the Wyoming
Historical and Geological Society. A Past Master of Wilkes-Barre Lodge #61.
Feller, Bob - Hall of Fame baseball pitcher with the 28th most winning record.
Fern�ndez-Juncos, Manuel - Hero of Puerto Rico, the capital's
second most important boulevard is named after him.
Fiala, Anthony - War correspondent and famous photographer of
Brazilian and polar expeditions.
Field, Stephen J. - US Supreme Court Justice
Fields, W. C. - American entertainer known for his raspy
voice, bulbous nose, and sardonic disposition. His films include My Little
Chickadee (1940) and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941).
Fisher, Geoffrey - English churchman, the 99th Archbishop of
Canterbury. He became Bishop of London in 1939, and archbishop of Canterbury in 1945.
Fisher was a distinguished pastor and administrator, helping to reorganize the work of the
Church of England after World War II. As President of the World Council of Churches
(1946-54), he was a vigorous proponent of ecumenism.
Fitch, John - American inventor, who probably developed the first
American steamboat, an achievement often attributed to American inventor Robert Fulton.
Fleming, Sir Alexander - British bacteriologist who discovered
penicillin in 1928. He shared a 1945 Nobel Prize for this achievement.
Foelsche, Paul - First police inspector in Australia's
Ford, Gerald R. - 25 year Congressman and Minority Leader of the
US House of Representatives, he was appointed Vice President of the U.S. in the wake of
the Spiro Agnew scandal. When President Richard Nixon resigned, he became the 38th
President of the United States.
Ford, Glenn - Famous US movie actor
Ford, Henry - Invented the first gasoline powered automobile in
1893, founded Ford Motor Company in 1903 and mass-produced the first widely available and
affordable car. More about him
Francis, Russell Ross - Professional football player: New
England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.
Franklin, Benjamin - American printer (he published the
first book to come off the press in the colonies - Anderson's Constitutions of
1723), author, diplomat,
philosopher, and scientist, whose contributions to the American
Revolution (1775-1783), and the newly formed federal government that
followed, rank him among the country's greatest statesmen. He held the Masonic
title of Grand Master of Pennsylvania and was one of the 13
Masonic signers of the Constitution of the United States.
Francona, Tito - US baseball player for the Cleveland Indians. He held a record
for the most hits for a player in under 400 at bats.
Frederick II ("The
Great") - King of Prussia (1712-1786) Effective military
commander, music composer, patron of literature and the arts and institutor of
many social reforms.
Fulton, Robert - Often referred to as a Mason (as a member of
Hiram Lodge in New York City), his Masonic membership cannot be established
factually. At least one Masonic Lodge was named for him - Robert Fulton
Lodge #104, New York, NY.
Gable, Clark - American actor who played opposite
nearly every major female star during the 1930's. Perhaps best remembered for his role as
Rhett Butler in 'Gone with the Wind', he had received an Academy Award as Best Actor (in the
Best Movie) of 1934 ('It Happened One Night').
Gardiner, William Tudor -
Former Governor of Maine, USA later Brigadier General, US
Army. He was one of two American soldiers to enter Rome while still in the hands
of the enemy to negotiate the Italian surrender.
Garfield, James A. - The 20th President of the United States, he
was assassinated in 1881 and his death was the cause of considerable mourning in
Gatchell, T. James (Jim) - With no formal post high school
education, he became a pharmacist, historian and collector. As a volunteer
fireman, he was injured twice and he acted as a physician during the 1918 flu
epidemic and was involved in early skin graft. He was a musician and was fluent
in Lakota and Plains Indian sign language. He collected historical objects from
white pioneers and Indians from the Buffalo, Wyoming area. He died in 1954 and
his collection is now the basis for a 2002 AAM accredited facility collection.
Gates, John - Known as "Bet-a-million" Gates,
he was the founder of Texaco Oil Company and popularized barbed wire.
Gatling, Richard J. -
Inventor of the Gatling Gun which changed the face of warfare
but also saved many lives as it was thereafter unnecessary to field so many men.
He also invented a steam plow and numerous machines to sow seeds and improve the
lives of farmers. In 1943 a US Destroyer was named in his honor.
George VI - King of England during World War II.
Gerry, Elbridge - American politician. Signer of
the Declaration of Independence and a delegate to the Continental Congress, he
served as Governor of Massachusetts (1810-1811) and Vice President of the United
States until his death (1813-1814).
Gibbon, Edward - Writer, perhaps best known for
the classic 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'.
Gilbert, Sir William S. - British playwright and lyricist known
for a series of comic operas including "H.M.S. Pinafore" and "The Pirates
of Penzance" written with composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Gillette, King C. - American inventor and manufacturer who
developed the safety razor and founded the Gillette Safety Razor Co.
Gilman, Benjamin A. - One of the highest ranking members
in seniority, a U.S. congressman from the 20th New York
District who in 1978 was successful as a champion of human rights.
Girard, Stephen - Born in France, he was an
enormously successful merchant, mariner and banker. He largely financed the U.S.
government during the War of 1812.
Glenn, John H.,
Jr. - U. S. astronaut and first American to orbit the earth in a space
craft in 1962, he became a U. S. Senator from Ohio from 1974 through 1998 and in November,
1998, returned to space 36 years after his original journey as the oldest American
astronaut. "God speed, Brother Glenn!"
Glickman, Dan - US Congressman from Kansas and Secretary
of the US Department of Agriculture
Godfrey, Arthur - American television personality
and one of the medium's dominant stars throughout the 1950s as host of variety show
programs. This redhead's songs and skits with his ukulele entertained millions.
Goldwater, Barry - American politician, a conservative
Republican he served as Senator from Arizona and unsuccessfully ran for
president in 1964.
Gompers, Samuel -
He led in the formation of the American Federation of Labor and (with the
exception of one year) headed it from 1886 to 1924. He opposed socialism and
communism and radicalism generally and kept the movement focused on economic
goals and job security. He saw several reforms in child labor.
Goodman, E. Urner - Co-founder of the Order of the Arrow, a Boy
Scout honor fraternity.
Goodnow, David - Newscaster and former
long-time news anchor on CNN News
Gorham, Bradford -
Former Rhode Island House Minority Leader, he served as Master of his Masonic
Gorham, Nicholas - Son of Bradford and a
RI State Representative.
Gowdy, Curtis E. "Curt" - National television and radio
sports announcer and commentator, well known as the 'voice' of the Boston Red
Sox. President of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Graham, Albert Belmont - Father of the 4-H Rural Youth Program.
You can read about it here.
Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie"
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Greeley, Adolphus - Noted polar explorer, a US stamp honors his
Griffith, D. W. - Pioneer filmaker
Grissom, Virgil "Gus" - Astronaut who made the second
crewed spaceflight in 1961, he was tragically killed in a launch pad explosion
Grock - Swiss Circus Clown, known as the "King of
Clowns" and recognized for his virtuosity in both circus and theatre.
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - French physician and revolutionary who
advocated for a more humane method of death which came to bear his name.
Hahnemann, Samuel - German physician and
founder of homeopathy. His full name was Christian Frederich Samuel.
- The man whose name is honored by generations of black Freemasons who follow in
his footsteps. There are several conflicting stories of his life and
Hamilton, Frederick William - Unitarian minister and President of Tufts
Hamilton, William W. - Named the Southern Baptist Convention's
Home Mission Board's first head of the Department of Evangelism in 1906. He served as
president of Baptist Bible Institute (BBI), now the New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary, from 1927to 1943. While president, he saved BBI from bankruptcy in
the school defaulted on $353,000 in bonds. President of the SBC from 1940 to 1942.
Hampton, Lionel - Best known for playing the vibraphones, he is
a jazz giant.
Hancock, John - One of nine Masons - and the first
signer of the Declaration of Independence, he was President of the Continental
Congress and served nine terms as Governor of Massachusetts.
Harding, Warren G. - The 29th President of the United
States. His political appointments engaged in serious corruption leading to the
"Teapot Dome" scandal. He died in office.
Hardy, Oliver - American comedian, famous for the
slapstick abuse he inflicted upon his partner, Stan Laurel.
Harlan, John M.. - U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Harrington, Jonathan - Last survivor of the Battle of Lexington
Haydn, Franz Joseph - Austrian composer who exerted great
influence on the development of the classical symphony.
Helms, Jesse - Well-known conservative US Senator from North Carolina,
he has been a leader in the field of US foreign relations for decades.
Henry, Patrick - American colonial patriot, member of
the Continental Congress, he spurred the creation of the Virginia militia with
the famous words "Give me liberty or give me death". Later served as
the Governor of Virginia
Henley, Vernard W. Henley Sr. - C.E.O. and President, Consolidated
Bank and Trust Co in Richmond, Virginia, the oldest Black owned Bank in the United States.
Made a Mason at Sight in 1997 at the Annual Grand Lodge Session held in Arlington, Va. by
The Most Worshipful Grand Master Of Virginia. (P.H.A.).
Henson, Matthew - Sole companion of Bro. Adm. Robert Peary when
he discovered the North Pole in 1909. He authored the book "A Negro
Explorer at the North Pole" and was honored by the White House before his
death. Celestial Lodge #3, PHA, NYC.
Herkimer, Nicholas - Brigadier General of the US Revolution
Herrmann, Alexander - "King of Magic"
Hershey, Lewis - Director of the U.S. Selective Service for 30
Herter, Christian A. - Diplomat and Journalist; U. S. Secretary of
State, United States Congressman, and Governor of Massachusetts.
Hoban, James - Irish-born American architect who designed and
supervised the construction (1793-1801) and renovation (1815-1829) of the White House in
Hobbs, Herschell Harold (d. 1995). - An ordained Southern Baptist minister for 69
years, he wrote at least 147 books and Bible commentaries used in Southern Baptist
churches. He preached more than 700 sermons on the syndicated radio program, the
"Baptist Hour" between 1958 and 1978. He was president of the Southern Baptist
Convention from 1961-63. He was raised a Master Mason in Siloam Lodge No. 276 in Oklahoma
City at the age of 54, which was during his first term as president of the Southern
Baptist Convention. He became a Scottish Rite Mason in 1966 while a preacher on the
Hoe, Richard M. - Inventor and businessman.
Holland, Leonard -
Longtime Adjutant General of the Rhode Island National Guard
Holliday, Frank Jr.
- American motion picture
actor of the 1930s.
Hoover, Frank - A brand of vacuum cleaners is named after him.
Hoover, J. Edgar - American Director of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (1924-1972). He is remembered for fighting gangsterism during the
Prohibition ear (1919-1933) and for a vigorous anti-Communist campaign after World War II.
Hornish, Jr., Sam - Race car driver, he was the youngest
champion of a major, North American open-wheel series in modern racing history.
In 2001, he lead the Indy Northern Light Series from start to finish. You can
follow Brother Sam's racing career at www.samhornish.com
Hornsby, Rogers - US baseball player, led the National
League in hitting for 5 years and had a lifetime batting average second only to
Bro. Ty Cobb.
Horton, Frank Reed - Lawyer, textbook author, Scouter,
and Founder of the Alpha Phi Omega
service fraternity, an organization at the forefront of college service
Horton, Tim - Canadian ice hockey legend, he founded the donut chain which
bears his name.
Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weiss) - Premiere American magician known for his escapes
from chains, handcuffs, straitjackets and padlocked containers, he was immensely
proud of his Masonic affiliations and became a Shriner just before his untimely
Houston, Sam - American general who became the first President of the Republic of
Texas even though his candidacy was announced only 12 days previously. He later
served a second term. When Texas was admitted to the Union, he served as US
senator and governor.
Humphrey, Hubert H. - US Vice President under Lyndon Johnson.
Irvin Tommy - Georgia's Commissioner of Agriculture and the
state's longest serving official, he is also a Past Grand Master.
Irwin, James B. - American astronaut, he was a member of the 4th moon
- Legendary entertainer and ballad singer.
Jackson, Andrew -
7th President of the United States (1829-1837) and first Westerner to be elected President.
A national military hero for his actions in the Battle of New Orleans during the
War of 1812, His term addressed many of the significant issues in the formation
of the country but was marked by political partisanship so common in that time.
He left a legacy of a strong presidency. He was Grand Master of Masons in
Tennessee two terms (1822-1824).
Jackson, Reverend Jesse - Baptist Minister, American civil rights
leader and politician. His concerns for the oppressed and his dramatic oratory have
attracted a large grassroots constituency called the Rainbow Coalition.
Jackson, Robert H. - American Supreme Court Justice and
Prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Trials.
Janos, Paul - Mayor of Tarrytown, NY (2000)
Jeffries, John - Physician & pioneer balloonist;
Revolutionary War Loyalist - surgeon with British forces; made first crossing of
the English Channel by Balloon, January 7, 1785; delivered the first public
lecture in New England on anatomy at Boston, 1789.
Jenner, Edward - English physician. Discoverer of small pox vaccine.
Johansson, Bengt - Finnish composer
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Johnson, Andrew - The 17th
President of the United States, he succeeded the assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
An attempt to unseat Secretary of War Edwin Stanton led to his impeachment on
purely political grounds; he was acquitted by one vote.
Johnson, Richard M. - American Vice President
under Martin VanBuren
Jolson, Al - American vaudeville and film performer,
whose trademark became minstrel-style singing in blackface makeup. He starred in
'The Jazz Singer', the first important motion 'talking' picture with
Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas
Jones, Frank - Hotel and brewery owner, President of the Boston
& Maine Railroad, his hotel hosted the delegates to the conference that ended the
Russo-Japanese War. Brother Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for his
skills in negotiating at that conference.
Jones, John Paul - Scottish born seaman, he became a naval hero and
'Father of the U. S. Navy'. He later commanded Russian naval ships in their war against
the Ottoman empire.
Jones, Melvin - One of the founders of the Lions International,
the international service organization.
Juarez, Benito - First Native-American President of Mexico, he
reestablished republican government there.
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Kahanamoku, Duke - A
three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and native Hawaiian, his Olympic career spanned
a remarkable 20 years, he is generally credited with popularizing the sport of
surfing. He was the first person to be inducted into both
Swimming Hall of Fame and the
Surfing Hall of Fame.
The Outrigger Duke
Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF - a public nonprofit foundation giving grants
and scholarships to Hawaii's scholar athletes), the
Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships
Honolulu government website are named in his honor.
for Broadway and Hollywood musicals. His songs include "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye", "It had to be you" and
"Yes Sir, That's My Baby".
Kalakaua, King David - Last monarch of the
Kamehameha (s), King (III, IV, and V) - all of whom were Monarchs of the
Kane, Elisha Kent - Polar explorer and physician
Keating, Kenneth B. - Congressman and Senator from New York,
Ambassador to India and then Israel. He died in office in 1975. (Note:
this is NOT the Keating of the banking scandals!)
Kellar, Harry - America's
premier magician from 1887 to 1908
Kelly, Oliver Hudson - Agrarian reformer and Founder of the
Kemp, Jack - US
Republican Congressman from New York, Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development, and Vice Presidential candidate with Mason Bob Dole
Kheraskov, Mikhail - Journalist, publisher and trustee of
King, Charles - American biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
King, Ernest Joseph - Fleet Admiral, he was Commander-in-Chief of the
US Fleet in 1941 and Chief of Naval Operations from 1942-1945.
King, Karl L. - One of America's top four march composers
King, William - First Governor of Maine and first Grand Master of
the Grand Lodge of Maine, he held both offices simultaneously.
King, William Rufus -
American Vice President, he died in office. His bust is in the Senate wing of
the US Capitol.
Kipling, Rudyard - British writer who won the Nobel Prize for
literature. Many of his works have strong Masonic themes and some are specifically about
Freemasonry, despite the fact that he was only active in his lodge for a brief
period of time. Eschewing most honors, Bro. Kipling accepted recognition from
Freemasonry by being named one of forty living Fellows of the Philalethes
Kleinknecht, Kenneth S. - Manager for Command and Service
Modules in the Apollo space program
Knox, Major General Henry -
US Revolutionary War hero, he was the first Secretary of War under the U.S.
Constitution. A Masonic lodge named in his honor was constituted on the gun deck
of the USS Constitution ('Old Ironsides') in 1926. Knoxville, Tennessee and the
famous "Fort Knox" were named in his honor.
Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) -
Tireless campaigner for Hungarian freedom, he was the first
'foreigner' to address the U. S. Congress after Lafayette.
Kostiainen, Pekka - Finnish Composer
Kresge, Sebastian S. - Founded S. S. Kresge, one of the great Five and
Dime Stores. It's now known as K-Mart.
Kruger, David - An optometrist who, in an era of racial
discrimination, opened his office to all regardless of race or social status.
His efforts on behalf of children have been untiring and he was honored by a
tribute in the Congressional Record in September, 2002. You can read about this
remarkable man and Mason here.
Kutuzov, Mikhail - Russian field marshal who distinguished
himself in the wars against Turkey (1770-1774 and 1787-1791) and commanded (1805-1812) the
Russian opposition to Napoleon.
Ladd, Dr. Joseph - Pioneer in Rhode Island on
behalf of the mentally retarded
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 - Engineer who built the first submarine to operate
successfully in open sea.
LaGuardia, Fiorello - American politician, the major
airport in New York city is named in his honor.
Lamar, Joseph R. - US Supreme Court Justice
Lamar, Mirabeau B. - American politician and diplomat, he was the
2nd President of the Republic of Texas and later served as Minister to Nicaragua.
Land, Frank S. - In 1919, founded the Order of DeMolay, a
fraternal organization for young men aged 12-21. Originally a group of fatherless boys,
DeMolay quickly grew and was 'adopted' by Freemasonry in the United States. Today DeMolay
is international in scope and millions of boys and men still refer to the founder of the
Order as "Dad".
Lawrence, J. B. - Vice president of the Southern Baptist
Convention and Secretary-Treasurer of the Home Mission Board for 30 years.
Lawrence, James - A US Navy Captain at age 31,
he bravely commanded
the Chesapeake against the frigate Shannon in the War of 1812. He
was buried with Masonic and military honors.
Lawton, Henry Ware - US Civil War Medal of Honor winner, he was a Major
General at the famous charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill by Bro. Col.
Theodore Roosevelt. He was killed in a battle against insurgents in the
Philippines and has been honored by them on a postage stamp issued in 1966.
Leidy, Joesph - Naturalist, known as the "father of American
LeJeune, John A. - Major General, U.S. Marine Corps and 13th Commandant
of the Marine Corps (1920-1949) he earned the proud title of "the greatest
leatherneck of them all".
Lemon, Mark - English founder and Editor of Punch Magazine
Lewis, Meriwether - American soldier and explorer who, with fellow Mason
William Clark conducted the first overland exploration of the West and Pacific Northwest.
He also served as Governor of the Louisiana Territory and was proclaimed a National Hero.
He was the first Master of St. Louis Lodge #111.
Lillie, Gordon - "Pawnee Bill" -
US Frontiersman and showman, an occasional partner to Mason
"Wild Bill" Cody
Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play 'Tarzan of the Apes' (1918)
Lindbergh, Charles - American aviator who made the first solo
Lipton, Sir Thomas - British merchant and yacht racer who opened a
successful chain of grocery stores in Great Britain and established tea processing
factories in England and the US.
Livingston, Robert R. - American statesman and diplomat, he was a
member of the Continental Congress, was on the committee which drew up the Declaration of
Independence and was a co-negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory.
Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer and American silent film actor
Long, Odel Squier - Clerk of the Supreme Court of West Virginia
for 30 years.
Lord, John Wesley - Bishop, United Methodist Church
Lott, Trent -
US Senator from Mississippi and former Senator Majority Leader.
"Dean of the Texas trail-drivers". The Goodnight-Loving Trail was
named in his honor.
Lyons, Theodore A. - Baseball pitcher who struggled to bring
credibility back to the shattered Chicago White Sox out of their scandal-ridden period in
the early 1900s.
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