Famous Masons

Noteworthy Freemasons from the last 400 years.

General List

Founding Fathers


World Leaders







Benjamin Franklin1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S. John Hancock1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence David G. Burnett1st President of the Republic of Texas Sam Houston2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas Mirabeau B. Lamar3rd President of the Republic of Texas Anson Jones5th President of the Republic of Texas Gene AutryActor Ernest BorgnineActor W.C. FieldsActor Clark GableActor Arthur GodfreyActor Will RogersActor Peter SellersActor John WayneActor Oliver HardyActor - Comedian James BowieAlamo Colonel William B. TravisAlamo Ransom E. OldsAmerican automobile pioneer Sugar Ray RobinsonAmerican Boxer Roy RogersAmerican cowboy and screen star David CrockettAmerican Frontiersman and Alamo fame Charles C. HiltonAmerican Hotelier Andrew T. StillAmerican Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy Edwin L DrakeAmerican Pioneer of the Oil industry Rogers HornsbyAn original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Geoffrey FisherArchbishop of Canterbury 1945 - 1961 James HobanArchitect for the U.S. Capitol Edwin E. AldrinAstronaut Virgil GrissomAstronaut Elliot RichardsonAttorney General Walter P. ChryslerAutomotive fame Charles LindberghAviator Earle Bryan CombsBaseball Hall of Fame Ty CobbBaseball Player Dr. William and Charles MayoBegan Mayo Clinic Lawrence BellBell Aircraft Corp. Winston ChurchillBritish Leader George M. CohanBroadway star Lowell ThomasBrought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice George PullmanBuilt first sleeping car on train. Simon LakeBuilt first submarine successful in open sea. Richard J. GatlingBuilt the 'Gatling Gun' Father Francisco CalvoCatholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865 John W. TeetsChairman and Presiden of Dial Corporation John MarshallChief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 18 1 -1835 Joseph BrantChief of the Mohawks 1742 - 18 7 Joseph Fort NewtonChristian Minister Jacques Etienne MontgolfierCo developer of the first practical hot air balloon Robert LivingstonCo-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory Darryl F. ZanuckCofounder of 20th Century Productions in 1933 Charles F. PapstCoined the term 'Athletes Foot' Bob HopeComedian General Douglas MacArthurCommander of Armed Forces in Philippines General Henry 'Hap' ArnoldCommander of the Army Air Force Wolfgang Amadeus MozartComposer Jean SibeliusComposer (Finland) Duke EllingtonComposer Arranger and Stylist Roy ClarkCountry Western Star Harold Lincoln GrayCreator of 'Little Orphan Annie' Felix SaltenCreator of Bambi John Joseph PershingDecorated American Soldier Frederic A. BartholdiDesigned the Statue of Liberty William WylerDirector of 'Ben Hur' J. Edgar HooverDirector of FBI James W. MarshallDiscovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California 1848 William H. DowDow Chemical Co. Leland StanfordDrove the gold spike linking the intercontinental railroad Booker T WashingtonEducator and author W.E.B. BuBoisEducator/scholar Irving BerlinEntertainer Harold C. LloydEntertainer Red SkeltonEntertainer Charles 'Tom Thumb' StrattonEntertainer William ClarkExplorer Meriwether LewisExplorer Al JolsonFame as the first 'talking picture' the Jazz Singer General James DoolittleFamous Air Force Pilot Paul RevereFamous American James OtisFamous for 'Taxations without Representation is Tyranny' Gutzon & Lincoln BorglumFather and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore David SarnoffFather of T.V. Stephen F. AustinFather of Texas Cornelius HedgesFather' of Yellowstone National Park Louis B. MayerFilm producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Samuel ColtFirearms inventor Elmo LincolnFirst actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918) John H. GlennFirst American to orbit the earth in a space craft Robert E. PearyFirst man to reach the North Pole (19 9) Matthew WebbFirst man to swim the English Channel (1875) Admiral Richard E. ByrdFlew over North Pole Robert E. B. BaylorFounder Baylor University Daniel Carter BeardFounder Boy Scouts Norman Vincent PealeFounder of 'Guidepost' George SchoonoverFounder of 'The Builder' Jean Henri DunantFounder of the Red Cross Dave ThomasFounder of Wendys Restaurant Frank S. LandFounder Order of DeMolay Andre CitroenFrench Engineer and motor car manufacturer Christopher 'Kit' CarsonFrontiersman scout and explorer Alfred Von TirpitzGerman Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare King C. GillettGillett Razor Co. Arnold PalmerGolf Pro DeWitt ClintonGovernor and founder of Public School System (NY) Eddie RickenbackerGreat American Air Force Ace Nat 'King' ColeGreat ballad singer Eberhard FaberHead of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company Samual J. Ervin JrHeaded 'Watergate' committee Florenz ZiegfeldHis Ziegfeld's Follies began in 19 7 Buffalo Bill' William CodyIndian fighter Wild West Show Josiah HensonInspired the novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' Sir Alexander FlemingInvented Penicillin Richard M. HoeInvented the rotary press revolutionizing newspaper printing Antoine Joseph SaxInvented the Saxophone (1846) Edward JennerInventor - Vaccination James NaismithInventor of Basketball Joseph Ignace GuillotineInventor of the 'Guillotine' John Theophilus DesaguliersInventor of the planetarium John FitchInventor of the Steamboat Louis ArmstrongJazz Musician Lloyd BalfourJewelry Jr. BlairJohn Supreme Court Justice Paul WhitemanKing of Jazz' John Philip SousaLed the U.S. Marine Band from 188 -1892 Simon BolivarLiberator' of South America Jose San MartinLiberator' of South America Harry HoudiniMagician Samuel L. ClemensMark Twain - writer Fredrick MaytagMaytag Omar N. BradleyMilitary leader Audie MurphyMost decorated American Soldier of WWII. John Paul JonesNaval Commander Melvin JonesOne of the founders of the Lions International William 'Count' BassieOrchestra leader/composer Patrick HenryPatriot Henry FordPioneer Automobile Manufacturer Harry S. NewPostmaster General who established Airmail Franz Anton Mesmerpracticed Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism Sir John J.C. AbbottPrime Minister of Canada 1891-92 Benito JuarezPresident of Mexico James BuchananPresident of the U.S. Gerald R. FordPresident of the U.S. James A. GarfieldPresident of the U.S. Warren G. HardingPresident of the U.S. Andrew JacksonPresident of the U.S. Andrew JohnsonPresident of the U.S. William McKinleyPresident of the U.S. James MonroePresident of the U.S. James Knox PolkPresident of the U.S. Franklin D. RooseveltPresident of the U.S. Theodore RooseveltPresident of the U.S. William Howard TaftPresident of the U.S. Harry S. TrumanPresident of the U.S. George WashingtonPresident of US 1st Governor George C. WallacePresidential Candidate who was nearly assassinated Sir John A. MacDonaldPrime Minister of Canada 1867-73 & 1878-91 Sir Mackenzie BowellPrime Minister of Canada 1894-96 Sir Robert L. BordenPrime Minister of Canada 1911-192 Viscount R.B. BennettPrime Minister of Canada 193 -35 John G. DiefenbakerPrime Minister of Canada 1957-63 Karl A. MenningerPsychiatrist famous for treating mental illness Jack KempQuarterback Buffalo Bills Congressman Leland StanfordRailroads & Stanford University James C. PennyRetailer Aleksander PushkinRussian Poet Douglas FairbanksSilent film actor Jack DempseySports Albert Abraham MichelsonSuccessfully measured the speed of light in 1882 Marquis de LafayetteSupporter of American Freedom Henry BaldwinSupreme Court Justice Hugo L. BlackSupreme Court Justice Samuel BlatchfordSupreme Court Justice Harold H. BurtonSupreme Court Justice James F. ByrnesSupreme Court Justice John CattonSupreme Court Justice Thomas C. ClarkSupreme Court Justice John H. ClarkeSupreme Court Justice William CushingSupreme Court Justice Willis Van DevanterSupreme Court Justice William O. DouglasSupreme Court Justice Oliver EllsworthSupreme Court Justice Stephen J. FieldSupreme Court Justice John M. HarlanSupreme Court Justice Robert H. JacksonSupreme Court Justice Joseph E. LamarSupreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallSupreme Court Justice Stanley MathewsSupreme Court Justice Sherman MintonSupreme Court Justice William H. MoodySupreme Court Justice Samuel NelsonSupreme Court Justice William PatersonSupreme Court Justice Mahlon PitneySupreme Court Justice Stanley F. ReedSupreme Court Justice Wiley B. RutledgeSupreme Court Justice Potter StewartSupreme Court Justice Noah H. SwayneSupreme Court Justice Thomas ToddSupreme Court Justice Robert TrimbleSupreme Court Justice Frederick M. VinsonSupreme Court Justice Earl WarrenSupreme Court Justice Levi WoodburySupreme Court Justice William B. WoodsSupreme Court Justice Robert Pershing WadlowTallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall Sir Thomas LiptonTea Robert BurnsThe National Poet of Scotland Tom MixU.S. Marshal turned actor. Stared in over 4 western films Joel R. PoinsettU.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia Sam NunnU.S. Senator Robert DoleUS Senator Jack WarnerWarner Brothers Fame Sir William S. GilbertWas the librettis for 'Pirates of Penzance' Rudyard KiplingWriter Sir Walter ScottWriter Edward GibbonWriter - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Italian Adventurer Casanovawriter and entertainer Carlo CollodiWriter of Pinocchio Sir Author Conan DoyleWriter- Sherlock Holmes Lewis WallaceWrote 'Ben Hur' Johathan SwiftWrote Gulliver's Travels John Stafford SmithWrote the music that became the US National Anthem. Francis Scott KeyWrote U.S. National Anthem George VI Grock Famous Swiss Clown Ringling Brothers All 7 brothers and their father were Masons. Voltaire