Who are Freemasons?

Many of the world’s most respected men-including business, military, intellectual, political, and religious leaders-have been or are Masons. Many of our nation’s early patriots were Freemasons, as well as thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen Presidents of the United States, beginning with George Washington. Today, more than four million Freemasons around the world come from virtually every occupation and profession. Within the Fraternity, however, they all meet as equals. They come from diverse political ideologies, but they meet as friends. They come from virtually every religious belief, but they all believe in one God. Freemasonry is a home where many men from different walks of life, can meet together in peace, conduct their affairs in harmony and friendship and call each other,

 “Brother!”

 Famous Texas Masons

  • Stephen F. Austin – Father of Texas – Louisiana Lodge No. 109, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
  • Sam Houston – Hero of San Jacinto – Holland Lodge No. 1, Houston, Tx. Cumberland Lodge No. 8, Nashville, Tn.
  • William Barret Travis – The Defender of the Alamo – Alabama Lodge No. 3
  • James Bowie – The Greatest Fighter in the Southwest – Loge L’Humble Chaumiere No. 19, Opelousas, La.
  • David Crockett – King of the Wilderness – (lodge unknown – his Masonic apron, entrusted to the Sheriff of Weakley Co., Tn., has survived with the family of E. M. Taylor of Paducah, Ky.)
  • James Bonham – Alamo Defender and last messenger to leave the Alamo and return – (So. Carolina lodge records destroyed by fire in 1838)
  • James Fannin – Commander at Goliad – Holland Lodge No. 36, Brazoria, Tx.
  • Anson Jones – Last President of the Republic of Texas – Holland Lodge No. 1, Houston, Tx. Harmony Lodge No. 52, Phila. Pa.
  • Lorenzo de Zavala – First Vice-President of the Republic – Logia Independencia No. 454 (Gr. Ldg. of New York), Mexico City.
  • Jose Navarro – Texas Patriot and Legislator – American Virtue Lodge No. 10, Saltillo, Mexico.
  • Juan Seguin – Tejano Patriot – Holland Lodge No. 1, Houston, Tx.
  • Lawrence S. “Sul” Ross – Texas Ranger, Confederate General, Governor – Waco Lodge No. 92, Waco.
  • John J. Kennedy (Republic of Texas politician) – “Sheriff and Ender of the Regulator-Moderator War, Confederate Captain” – Marshall Lodge No. 22, Marshall, Tx.
  • R.E.B. Baylor – Founder of Baylor University – Baylor Lodge No. 125, Gay Hill, Tx.
  • Benjamin F. Terry – Founder and Commander of Terry’s Texas Rangers – Holland Lodge No. 1, Houston.
  • Thomas S. Lubbock – Commander of Terry’s Texas Rangers – Holland Lodge No. 1, Houston.
  • Charles Goodnight – Plainsman and Cattleman – Phoenix Lodge No. 275, Weatherford, Tx.
  • Jimmie Rodgers – The Singin’ Brakeman, Father of Country Music – Blue Bonnet Lodge No. 1219, San Antonio, Tx.
  • Audie Murphy – Most Decorated American Soldier of World War II – Hollywood Lodge No. 542
  • Gene Autry – The Singing Cowboy – Catoosa Lodge No. 185, OK – Born in Tioga, Texas. 33rd Degree Mason and Honorary Inspector General and was given the prestigious award of the Grand Cross of the Court of Honor.
  • Claire Chennault – Founder of the Flying Tigers
  • Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin – 2nd Man on the Moon – Clear Lake Lodge No. 1417, El Lago, Tx
  • James H. “Red” Duke, M.D. – Chief of Trauma Center at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, and the Creator of the Life Flight Helicopter System, the first air ambulance service in Texas. Hillsboro Lodge No. 196, Hillsboro, Tx.

American Revolution

  • Benedict Arnold, Hiram Lodge No. 1, New Haven, CT (expelled)
  • John Blair, Williamsburg Lodge No. 6; Past Grand Master of Virginia
  • Chief Joseph Brant, Hiram’s Cliftonian Lodge No. 47, Barton Lodge No. 6, Hamilton, ON
  • Benjamin Franklin, February 1731, St. John’s Lodge of Philadelphia; Lodge at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, PA; WM, Loge Les Neuf Soeurs, Paris; Past Grand Master of Pennsylvania
  • John Hancock, Massachusetts Lodge No. 277, QC; St. Andrew’s Lodge, Boston, MA
  • Brigadier General Nicholas Herkimer, St. Patrick’s Lodge, Johnstown, NY
  • William Hooper, Hanover Lodge, Masonborough, NC
  • John Paul Jones, St. Bernards Lodge No. 122, Kirkudbright, Scotland
  • Rufus King, St John’s Lodge, Newburyport, MA
  • James McHenry
  • General Rufus Putnam, Past Grand Master of Ohio
  • Paul Revere, St. Andrew’s Lodge, Boston, MA; Grand Master of Massachusetts 1794-97.
  • Baron von Steuben, Trinity Lodge No. 10, New York, NY
  • Richard Stockton, charter Master, St. John’s Lodge, Princeton, NJ
  • George Walton, Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, Savannah, GA
  • Joseph Warren, St. Andrew’s Lodge, Boston, MA; Past Provincial Grand Master of Massachusetts
  • William Whipple, St. John’s Lodge, Portsmouth, NH

Civil War

  • John C. Breckinridge, US Senator, Vice President of the United States, General CSA, Secretary of War CSA.
  • Joshua Chamberlain, commander during the American Civil War and governor of Maine: United Lodge #8, Brunswick, Maine. Initiated August 27, 1862: Passed August 27, 1862: Raised 8:00 am, August 28, 1862. [1]
  • Robert McCulloch Capt. CSA, Pickett’s Charge, Gettysburg, Scottish Rite, St. Louis, MO{verify}

U.S. Presidents

  • George Washington, Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4; Alexandria Lodge No. 22, VA
  • James Monroe, Williamsburgh Lodge No. 6, VA
  • Andrew Jackson, Harmony Lodge No. 1; Past Grand Master of Tennessee.
  • James K. Polk, Columbia Lodge No. 31, TN
  • James Buchanan, Past Master of Lancaster Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, PA; Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Johnson, Greenville Lodge No. 119, TN
  • James A. Garfield, Magnolia Lodge No. 20, OH
  • William McKinley, Hiram Lodge No. 21, VA
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, NY
  • William Howard Taft, “Mason at sight”; affiliated Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, OH
  • Warren G. Harding, Marion Lodge No. 70, OH
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Holland Lodge No. 8, NY
  • Harry S Truman, 33° Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton, MO; Past Grand Master of Missouri
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, Accepted and received his Entered Apprentice degree, but never advanced beyond that.
  • Gerald Ford Columbia Lodge No. 3, Washington, DC, courtesy to Malta Lodge No. 465, Grand Rapids, MI; he is currently the last President to have been a Mason.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices

  • Henry Baldwin, Associate Justice (1830-1844)
  • Hugo L. Black, Associate Justice (1937-1971), Birmingham Temple Lodge No. 836, Birmingham, AL
  • John Blair, Associate Justice (1789-96), Grand Master of Virginia from 1778 to 1784
  • Samuel Blatchford, Associate Justice (1882-1893)
  • Harold H. Burton, Associate Justice (1945-1958)
  • James F. Byrnes, Associate Justice (1941-1942)
  • John H. Clarke, Associate Justice (1916-1922)
  • Thomas C. Clark, Associate Justice (1949-1967)
  • William Cushing, Associate Justice (1789-1810), St. Andrews Lodge, Boston
  • Willis Van Devanter, Associate Justice (1911-1937)
  • William O. Douglas, Associate Justice (1939-1975)
  • Oliver Ellsworth, Chief Justice (1796-1800)
  • Stephen J. Field, Associate Justice (1863-1897)
  • John M. Harlan, Associate Justice
  • Robert H. Jackson, Associate Justice (1941-1954)
  • John Jay, Chief Justice (1789-1795)
  • Joseph E. Lamar, Associate Justice (1888-1893), Webb Lodge No. 166 F.& A.M., Augusta, Georgia
  • John Marshall, Chief Justice (1801-1835) – Grand Master of Virginia (1793 & 1794)
  • Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice (1967-1991), Coal Creek Lodge No. 88, Tulsa, Oklahoma PHA
  • Stanley Mathews, Associate Justice (1881-1889)
  • John McLean, Associate Justice (1829-1861)
  • Sherman Minton, Associate Justice (1949-1956)
  • William H. Moody, Associate Justice (1906-1910)
  • Samuel Nelson, Associate Justice (1845-1872)
  • William Paterson, Associate Justice (1793-1806)
  • Mahlon Pitney, Associate Justice (1912-1922)
  • Stanley F. Reed, Associate Justice (1938-1957)
  • John Rutledge, Chief Justice (1795), Associate Justice (1789-1791)
  • Potter Stewart, Associate Justice (1958-1981)
  • Joseph Story, Associate Justice (1811-1845)
  • Noah H. Swayne, Associate Justice (1862-1881)
  • William H. Taft, Chief Justice (1921-1930), Made Mason at sight by C. S. Hoskinson in Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Cincinnati, Ohio on 18 February 1909.
  • Thomas Todd, Associate Justice (1807-1826)
  • Robert Trimble, Associate Justice (1826-1828), Past Master, Union Lodge No. 16 F.& A.M., Paris, Kentucky
  • Frederick M. Vinson, Chief Justice (1946-1953)
  • Earl Warren, Chief Justice (1953-1969) – Grand Master of California 1935 to 1936
  • Levi Woodbury, Associate Justice (1845-1851)
  • William B. Woods, Associate Justice (1881-1887)

Military Leaders

  • General Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, 32° Cassia Mt. Horeb Lodge No. 273, PA. Raised in Union Lodge No. 7, Junction City, Kansas, and received the higher degrees in the Army Scottish Rite bodies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was also a Shriner.
  • General Omar N. Bradley, West Point Lodge No. 877, NY
  • Admiral Arleigh Burke 33°
  • Major General Claire Chennault 32° K.C.C.H. League City Lodge No. 1053, League City, Texas. He was also a Shriner.
  • General Mark W. Clark, Mystic Tie Lodge No. 398, Indianapolis, IN
  • Brigadier General James Doolittle, 32° Mason and Shriner.
  • Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Elgin Lodge No. 91, Leven, Scotland
  • Admiral John Jellicoe, Past Provincial Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England
  • Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, Made Master Mason in 1935, George C. Whiting Lodge, No. 22, D.C.
  • Lord Horatio Kitchener, Past District Grand Master of Egypt and Sudan; Past Grand Warden and District Grand Master, Punjab, India; founder of several Lodges
  • General Douglas MacArthur, 33° Manila Lodge No. 1, Philippines. Elected a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1937, and was also a Shriner.
  • General George C. Marshall, Made a Mason in an Occasional Lodge with all three degrees being conferred upon him by the Grand Master of Masons in the District of Columbia, Ara L. Daniels.
  • Admiral Horatio Nelson, York Lodge No. 256.
  • General John J. Pershing, 33° Lincoln Lodge No. 19, Lincoln, NE. Fifty year Mason and a member of the Shrine.
  • Brigadier General Albert Pike, Western Star Lodge No. 2, Little Rock, Arkansas. Sovereign Grand Commander AASR, Southern Jurisdiction.
  • Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, Kilwinning Lodge No. 297, MI
  • Field Marshal Aleksandr Suvorov, Lodge Zu den Drei Kronen, Königsberg
  • Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, Lodge Zur Aufrichtigen Herzen, Frankfurt
  • General Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, Lodge at Trim No. 494, Meath, Ireland

Composers, Artists, and Popular Musicians

  • Roy Acuff, East Nashville Lodge No. 560, TN
  • Johann Christian Bach, Lodge of Nine Muses No. 235, London
  • Josephine Baker in France
  • Frédéric Bartholdi, Lodge Alsace-Lorraine, Paris
  • William “Count” Basie, Wisdom Lodge No. 102, Chicago, IL
  • Irving Berlin, Munn Lodge No. 190, New York, NY
  • Gutzon Borglum, Howard Lodge No. 35, NY
  • Roy Clark, Jenks Lodge No. 497, OK
  • George M. Cohan, Pacific Lodge No. 223, CA
  • Nat King Cole, Thomas Waller Lodge No. 49, Los Angeles, CA, PHA
  • Phil Collins, Soho Lodge No. 3
  • Nate Dogg Sacramento Lodge No. 24 SA, CA
  • Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Social Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC, PHA
  • Sir Banister Flight Fletcher, Authors Lodge No. 3456, London
  • Sir William S. Gilbert, Lodge St. Machar No. 54, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Lionel Hampton, Boyer Lodge No. 1, New York, NY, PHA
  • William C. Handy, Hiram Lodge No. 4, New York, NY, PHA
  • Joseph Haydn, Lodge Zur Wahren Eintracht, Vienna
  • Franz Liszt, Lodge Zur Einigkeit, Frankfurt
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lodge Zur Woltatigkeit, Vienna; Lodge Zur Wahren Eintracht
  • Alfons Mucha, Paris; founder of Czech Freemasonry
  • Tex Ritter, Metropolitan Lodge No. 646, CA
  • Jean Sibelius, Suomi Lodge No. 1, Helsinki, Finland
  • John Philip Sousa, Hiram Lodge No. 10, Washington, DC
  • Sir Arthur Sullivan, Past Grand Organist of the United Grand Lodge of England
  • Mel Tillis, Branson Lodge No. 587
  • Brad Paisley Hiram Lodge No. 4, Franklin, TN.

Actors and Entertainers

  • Bud Abbott, Daylight Lodge No. 525, MI
  • Cliff Arquette, Ravenwood Lodge No. 777, Chicago, IL
  • Gene Autry, 33°, Grand Cross. Catoosa Lodge No. 185, OK
  • Wallace Beery, Blaney Lodge No. 271, IL
  • Mel Blanc, Mid Day Lodge No. 188, OR
  • Ernest Borgnine, 33°, Abingdon Lodge No. 48, VA
  • Eddie Cantor, Munn Lodge No. 190, New York, NY
  • William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Platte Valley Lodge No. 15, NE
  • Harry H. Corbett, Chevin Lodge No. 6848, UK
  • Charles Correll, Trio Lodge No. 57, Chicago, IL
  • Donald Crisp, Harry S. Orme Lodge No. 458, CA
  • Jim Davidson. British comedian [2]
  • Cecil B. DeMille, Prince of Orange Lodge No. 16, NY
  • Richard Dix, Harry S. Orme Lodge No. 458, CA
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, CA
  • Glenn Ford, Palisades Lodge No. 637, CA; Riviera Lodge No. 780, CA
  • W.C. Fields, E. Coppee Mitchell Lodge No. 605, Philadelphia, PA
  • J.D. Fortune, Oakville Lodge No. 400, Oakville, ON
  • Clark Gable, Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, CA
  • Arthur Godfrey, Acacia Lodge No. 18, Washington, DC
  • Freeman Gosden, Petersburg Lodge No. 15, VA
  • D.W. Griffith, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, NY
  • Oliver Hardy, Solomon Lodge No. 20, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Anthony Harper, Baraboo Lodge No. 34, Barbaoo, Wisconsin; Past Master
  • Harry Houdini Initiated Aug 21, 1923, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, NYC
  • Sir Henry Irving, Jerusalem Lodge No. 44, London
  • Burl Ives, Magnolia (now Magnolia-La Cumbre) Lodge No. 242, CA
  • Al Jolson, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, NY
  • Harold Lloyd, Hamilton Lodge No. 535, Hollywood, CA; Shriner
  • Harpo Marx
  • Cedric The Entertainer, Sacramento Lodge No. 313, Sacramento, CA
  • Louis B. Mayer, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York, NY
  • Tom Mix, Utopia Lodge No. 537, CA
  • Eddie Murphy, Hollywood Lodge No. 542, North Hollywood, CA
  • Bronson Pinchot, Harford Lodge No. 445, Hop Bottom, PA
  • Richard Pryor, Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, IL
  • Michael Richards, 33°, Riviera Lodge No. 780, CA
  • Alfred, John, Albert, Charles, William, August and Henry Ringling and their father, August Rüngeling, Baraboo Lodge No. 34, Baraboo, WI
  • Jimmie Rodgers, John L. Spinks Lodge No. 507, MS
  • Roy Rogers, Hollywood Lodge No. 355, CA
  • Will Rogers, Claremore Lodge No. 53, OK
  • Peter Sellers, Chelsea Lodge No. 3098, London, England
  • Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton, Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Vincennes, IN
  • Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer
  • Robert Pershing Wadlow, Franklin Lodge No. 25, Alton, IL
  • Hal B. Wallis, Prudence Lodge No. 958, Chicago, IL
  • Jack Warner, Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles, CA
  • John Wayne, Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, AZ
  • Ed Wynn, Philadelphia Lodge No. 9, PA
  • Darryl F. Zanuck, Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles, CA
  • Florenz Ziegfeld, Accordia Lodge No. 277
  • Adolph Zukor, Centennial Lodge No. 763, New York, NY

Industrialists and Labor Leaders

  • John Jacob Astor, W.M. Holland Lodge No. 8, NY
  • John I. Beggs, Harrisburg, PA
  • Samuel Bronfman, Covenant Lodge No. 108, QC
  • André Citroën, Lodge La Philosophie Positive, Paris
  • Samuel Colt, St. John’s Lodge, Hartford, CT
  • Edwin Drake, Oil Creek Lodge No. 3, Titusville, PA
  • Eberhard Faber, Chancellor Walworth Lodge No. 271, New York, NY
  • Henry Ford, Palestine Lodge No. 357, Detroit, MI
  • Samuel Gompers, Dawson Lodge No. 16, Washington, DC
  • Charles Hilton, William B. Warren Lodge No. 309, IL
  • Frank G. Hoover, William McKinley Lodge No. 431, OH
  • Sebastian S. Kresge, Palestine Lodge No. 357, Detroit, MI
  • Sir Thomas Lipton, Scotia Lodge No. 178, Glasgow
  • Frederick L. Maytag, Newton Lodge No. 59, IA
  • John J. McLaughlin, Cedar Lodge No. 270, Oshawa, ON; son of Samuel McLaughlin and inventor of Canada Dry ginger ale.
  • Samuel McLaughlin, Cedar Lodge No. 270, Oshawa, ON; Past Grand Steward; 75-year member
  • John Molson, St. Paul’s Lodge, No. 374, Montreal, QC; Past Provincial Grand Master of Lower Canada
  • Ransom E. Olds, Capitol Lodge No. 66, Lansing, MI
  • J.C. Penney, Wasatch Lodge No. 1, Salt Lake City, UT
  • George Pullman, Renovation Lodge No. 97, Albion, NY
  • A. Philip Randolph, Joppa Lodge No. 55, NYC USA
  • James Mayer Rothschild Initiated Oct. 24, 1802: Emulation Lodge No. 12, London
  • Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Emulation Lodge No. 12, London
  • David Sarnoff, Strict Observance Lodge No. 94, NY
  • Dave Thomas, Sol. D. Bayless Lodge No. 359, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Steve Wozniak, Charity Jarman Lodge No. 362, Campbell, CA

Adventurers

  • Sir Richard Francis Burton, Hope Lodge, Kurrachee, Scinde, India
  • Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC; established Antarctica Lodge No. 777 under the Grand Lodge of New Zealand
  • Kit Carson, Montezuma Lodge No. 109, Taos, NM
  • William Clark, Saint Lewis Lodge No. 111, PA
  • Matthew Henson, Celestial Lodge No. 3, PHA, New York, NY
  • Meriwether Lewis, Door to Virtue Lodge No. 44, VA; founder, St. Louis Lodge No. 111, St. Louis, MO under the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
  • Charles Lindbergh, Keystone Lodge No. 243, MO
  • Commodore Robert Peary, Kane Lodge No. 454, New York, NY
  • Sir Robert Falcon Scott, Drury Lane Lodge No. 2127, London; Navy Lodge No. 2612
  • Sir Ernest Shackleton, Navy Lodge No. 2612
  • Matthew Webb, Neptune Lodge No. 22

Philosophers

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Lodge Amalia, Weimar
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Lodge Zu den Drei Goldenen Rosen
  • Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), Raised 1778 Loge des Neuf Soeurs, Paris

Athletes and other sports figures

  • Fabien Barthez, Lodge de Bordeaux No. 12
  • Harold Ballard, Corinthian Lodge No. 481, GRC
  • Avery Brundage, North Shore Lodge No. 937, Chicago, IL
  • Ty Cobb, Royston Lodge No. 426, Detroit, MI
  • Jack Dempsey, Kenwood Lodge No. 800, Chicago, IL
  • John Elway, South Denver Lodge No. 93, Denver, CO
  • Rogers Hornsby, Beacon Lodge No. 3, St. Louis, MO
  • Tim Horton, Kroy Lodge No. 676, Toronto, ON
  • Laurent Blanc, Lodge de Printemps No. 2
  • Jack Johnson, Lodge Forfar and Kincardine No. 225, Dundee, Scotland
  • Duke Kahanamoku, Surfer. Hawaiian Lodge No. 21, F.& A.M.
  • Arnold Palmer, Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275, Latrobe, PA
  • Branch Rickey, Tuscan Lodge No. 360, St. Louis, MO
  • Sugar Ray Robinson, Joppa Lodge No. 55, NY, PHA
  • Lex Luger, Memphis Lodge No. 281, Memphis, TN
  • Marquez Pope, Scottsdale Lodge. No. 43, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Brian Box, Rodeo, Southwest Heritage. No. 681, Joplin, Mo

Astronauts

  • Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., Clear Lake Lodge No. 1417, Seabrook, TX
  • Leroy Gordon Cooper, Carbondale Lodge No. 82, Carbondale, CO
  • Donn F. Eisele, Luthor B. Turner Lodge No. 732, Columbus, OH
  • John Glenn, Concord Lodge No. 688, Concord, OH
  • Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Mitchell Lodge No. 228, Mitchell, IN
  • James Irwin, Tejon Lodge No. 104, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Edgar Mitchell, Artesia Lodge No. 28, Artesia, NM
  • Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Canaveral Lodge No. 339, Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Thomas Stafford, Western Star Lodge No. 138, Weatherford, OK
  • James E. Webb, University Lodge No. 408, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Paul J. Weitz, Lawrence Lodge No. 708, Erie, PA

Writers, journalists, and publishers

  • Andrew Bell, Lodge St. David No. 36, Edinburgh
  • James Boswell, Master of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge for two terms, Depute GM Scotland 1776-78
  • Robert Burns, Saint David’s Lodge No. 2174, Tarbolton; many others
  • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, MO
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Phoenix Lodge No. 257, Southsea, Hampshire
  • Edward Gibbon, Lodge of Friendship No. 3, London
  • David Goodnow, Lessing Lodge No. 464, Evansville, IN
  • Edgar Guest, Ashler Lodge No. 91, Detroit, MI
  • William Hagan, Euclid Lodge, Stoughton, MA
  • Rudyard Kipling, Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782. E.C., Lahore, India; founding member, The Builders of the Silent Cities Lodge No. 12, St. Omer, France, F.R.
  • Mark Lemon, Globe Lodge No. 23, London
  • John B. MacLean, Ionic Lodge No. 25, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Robert Moray, Edinburgh [Lodge] 1641
  • Norman Vincent Peale, Midwood Lodge No. 1062, Brooklyn, NY
  • Alexander Pope, Lodge Goat-at-the-Foot-of-the-Haymarket No. 16, London
  • Aleksandr Pushkin, Lodge Ovid, Kischinev
  • Rafael Sabatini, Jerusalem Lodge No. 197, London
  • Friedrich Schiller, Rudolstadt Lodge, Berlin
  • Sir Walter Scott, Saint David Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh
  • Robert W. Service, Yukon Lodge No. 45, Dawson City, YT
  • Gordon Sinclair, John Ross Robertson Lodge No. 545, Toronto, ON
  • Jonathan Swift, Lodge Goat-at-the-Foot-of-the-Haymarket No. 16, London, England; Lodge No. 16, Dublin, Ireland
  • Roy Thomson, North Bay Lodge No. 617
  • Anthony Trollope, Banagher Lodge No. 306, Ireland
  • Lew Wallace, Fountain Lodge No. 60, Covington, IN
  • Oscar Wilde, Apollo University Lodge No. 357, Oxford
  • Sir P.G. Wodehouse, Jerusalem Lodge No. 197, London
  • Zolliker, J.S., 33°, Grand Lodge Proyeccion Siglo 21, Mexico

Lawyers, Jurists, and Law Enforcement

  • Izzy Einstein, Emanuel Lodge No. 654, NY
  • Henry Frye Prince Hall Freemason, Khalif Temple No. 144 of the Shrine,
  • J. Edgar Hoover, 33°, Grand Cross. Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC
  • John Marshall, Past Grand Master of Virginia
  • Moe Smith, Emanuel Lodge No. 654, NY
  • Earl Warren, Past Grand Master of California
  • Roscoe Pound
  • Dallas Stoudenmire El Paso Lodge No 130, TX

Doctors, Scientists, and Inventors

  • Sir Edward Victor Appleton, Isaac Newton Lodge No. 859, Cambridge
  • Elias Ashmole, Warrington Lodge, Lancashire
  • Vannevar Bush, Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, Cambridge, MA
  • Erasmus Darwin, St. David’s Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh
  • John Theophilus Desaguliers, Past Grand Master of England
  • John Fitch, Bristol Lodge No. 25, Bristol, PA
  • Sir Alexander Fleming, London Scottish Rifles Lodge No. 2310; Past Master (later, Secretary) of Sancta Maria Lodge No. 2682; Past Master (later, Treasurer) of Misericordia Lodge No. 3286, 1935; Past Junior Grand Warden, Senior Grand Deacon 1942; Grand Warden, 1948 UGLE; Received the Distinguished Service Citation of the Grand Lodge of New York, USA.
  • Sir Sandford Fleming, St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 16, Toronto, ON
  • Richard Jordan Gatling, Centre Lodge No. 23, Indianapolis, IN
  • Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, founding member of the Grand Orient of France
  • James Hoban, founder, Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC
  • Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Aesculapius Lodge No. 2410
  • Edward Jenner, Royal Berkeley Lodge of Faith and Friendship No. 449, Berkeley, Gloucestershire
  • Charles Horace Mayo, Rochester Lodge No. 21, MN
  • William James Mayo, Rochester Lodge No. 21, MN
  • Franz Mesmer, Lodge Les Philadelphes, France
  • Albert Abraham Michelson, Washington Lodge No. 21, New York, NY
  • Reginald Joseph Mitchell, Jaspar Lodge No. 3934, Hanley
  • Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Loge des Neuf Soeurs, Paris
  • Wilhelm Ostwald, Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge Zur Aufgehenden Sonne, Bayreuth
  • Charles Robert Richet, Lodge Cosmos, France
  • George Shillibeer, Etonian Lodge of St. John No. 209, Windsor
  • William Stukeley, Salutation Tavern Lodge, London
  • Sir Christopher Wren, Lodge of Antiquity No. 2
  • Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright

Educators, Religious Leaders, and others

  • Robert E.B. Baylor, founder of Baylor University, Past Grand Chaplain of Texas
  • Daniel Carter Beard, Made a Mason in Mariner’s Lodge No. 67, New York City, NY, and later affiliated with Cornucopia Lodge 563, Flushing, NY.
  • Francis Bellamy, Little Falls Lodge No. 181, Little Falls, NY
  • Sir Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi
  • The Most Rev’d Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Count Eugene Goblet d’Alviella, historian, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
  • Charles P. “Pa” Ingalls, De Smet Lodge No. 55, De Smet, SD
  • Jesse Jackson, Harmony Lodge No. 88, Chicago, IL (PHA) [3]
  • Melvin Jones, Garden City Lodge No. 141, IL; founder of Lions Clubs International
  • Heber C. Kimball 1823, Victor Flats Lodge, Ontario County, New York.
  • The Most Rev’d Derwyn Trevor Owen, Ionic Lodge No. 25, Toronto, ON; Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, 1943-47
  • Joseph Smith, Nauvoo Lodge, IL
  • Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President of The George Washington University, Benjamin B. French Lodge No. 15, Washington, DC
  • Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen, founder of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
  • Swami Vivekananda, Hope and Anchor Lodge No. 1, Calcutta, India
  • Booker T. Washington, Past Grand Master of Massachusetts, PHA
  • Brigham Young, Nauvoo Lodge, IL