Some Famous Masons

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            Niel Armstrong - Gene Autry - President Buchanan - Winston Churchill - "Kit" Carson - Casanova - Ty Cobb - "Buffalo Bill" Cody - Davy Crockett - Jack Dempsey - Walt Disney - Sir Author Conan Doyle - King Edward VII of England - W.C.Fields - President Ford - Henry Ford - Benjamin Franklin - President Garfield - King George VI of England - John Glenn - President Harding - Patrick Henry - J. Edgar Hover - Bob Hope - Harry Houdini - Sam Houston - President Andrew Jackson - Sen. Jack Kemp - Francis Scott Key - Gen. Douglas MacArthur - President McKinley - President Monroe - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Audie Murphy - Arnold Palmer - Norman Vincent Peale - Presdient Polk - Paul Revere - All 7 of the Wringling Brothers - Roy Rogers - President Franklin D. Roosevelt - President Theodore Roosevelt - William Shakespeare - Red Skeleton - President William Howard Taft - President Harry S. Truman - President George Washington - and John Wayne were all Masons?

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                 Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
                 Abbott, Robert Sengstacke - Founder/publisher "Chicago Defender"
                 Aldrin, Edwin E. "Buzz" - Astronaut
                 Allen, Richard - Founder/first bishop AME Church
                 Armstrong, Louis - Jazz Musician
                 Armstrong, Neil - Astronaut
                 Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force
                 Atkins, Chet - Musician
                 Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas
                 Autry, Gene - Actor
                 Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice
                 Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry
                 Bartholdi, Frederic A. - Designed the Statue of Liberty
                 Bassie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer
                 Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder Baylor University
                 Beard, Daniel Carter - Founder Boy Scouts
                 Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.
                 Bellamy, Rev. Francis - Authored U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
                 Bennett, Viscount R.B. - Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35
                 Berlin, Irving - Entertainer
                 Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Blair, Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice
                 Blake, James Herbert "Eubie" - Composer/pianist
                 Blatchford, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice
                 Bolivar, Simon - South American freedom fighter
                 Booth, Rev. William - Founder of the Salvation Army
                 Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920
                 Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore
                 Borgnine, Ernest - Actor
                 Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96
                 Bowie, James - Alamo
                 Bradley, Omar N. - Military leader
                 Bradley, Thomas - Former mayor of Los Angeles, California
                 Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807
                 Brundridge, Avery - Olympic Committee
                 Bryan, Richard - U.S. Senator
                 Buchanan, James - President of the U.S.
                 Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas
                 Burns, Conrad - U.S. Senator
                 Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland
                 Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Byrd, Robert - U.S. Senator
                 Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - Flew over North Pole
                 Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Cain, Michael - Actor
                 Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865
                 Carnahan, Melvin - Governor of Missouri
                 Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer
                 Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
                 Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice
                 Chrysler, Walter P. - Automotive fame
                 Churchill, Sir Winston - British Leader
                 Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and motor car manufacturer
                 Clark, Roy - Country Western Star
                 Clark, Thomas C. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Clark, William - Explorer
                 Clarke, John H. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Clemens, Samuel L. - Mark Twain - writer
                 Cobb, Ty - Baseball Player
                 Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - Indian fighter, Wild West Show (see More Information below)
                 Cohan, George M. - Broadway star
                 Cole, Nat 'King' - Great ballad singer
                 Collodi, Carlo - Writer of Pinocchio
                 Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor
                 Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame
                 Cooper, Gordon - Astronaut
                 Crockett, David - American Frontiersman and Alamo fame
                 Cushing, William - Supreme Court Justice
                 Dempsey, Jack - Sports
                 DeMille, Cecil B. - Movie director
                 Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium
                 Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice
                 Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63
                 Disney, Walt - Cartoonist/movies
                 Dole, Robert - U.S. Senator
                 Doolittle, General James - Famous Air Force Pilot
                 Douglas, William O. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Dow, William H. - Dow Chemical Co.
                 Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Writer - Sherlock Holmes
                 Drake, Edwin L - American Pioneer of the Oil industry
                 DuBois, W.E.B. - Educator/scholar
                 Dunant, Jean Henri - Founder of the Red Cross
                 Edward VII - King of England
                 Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
                 Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist
                 Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice
                 Evers, Medger Wiley - Civil rights leader
                 Ervin Jr, Samual J. -  U. S. Senator - headed "Watergate" committee
                 Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company
                 Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent film actor
                 Field, Stephen J. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Fields, W.C. - Actor
                 Fisher, Geoffrey - Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 - 1961
                 Fitch, John - Inventor of the Steamboat
                 Fleming, Sir Alexander - Invented Penicillin
                 Ford, Gerald R. - President of the U.S.
                 Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
                 Forten, James - Abolitionist/manufacturer
                 Fortune, Timothy Thomas - Journalist
                 Franklin, Benjamin - 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.
                 Gable, Clark - Actor
                 Garfield, James A. - President of the U.S.
                 Garibaldi, Giuseppe - Italian freedom fighter
                 Gatling, Richard J. - Built the "Gatling Gun"
                 George VI - King of England during W.W. II
                 Gibbon, Edward - Writer - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
                 Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettis for "Pirates of Penzance"
                 Gillette, King C. - Gillette Razor Co.
                 Glenn, John H. - First American to orbit the earth in a space craft/U.S. Senator
                 Godfrey, Arthur - Actor
                 Goldwater, Barry - Former U.S. Senator
                 Grassley, Charles - U.S. Senator
                 Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie"
                 Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut
                 Grock - Swiss Circus Clown
                 Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin"
                 Haley, Alex - Author of"Roots"
                 Hampton, Lionel - Orchestra leader/composer
                 Hancock, John - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independance
                 Handel, George Fredrick - Composer
                 Handy, William C. - Composer "Father of the Blues"
                 Harding, Warren G. - President of the U.S.
                 Hardy, Oliver - Actor - Comedian
                 Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Harvey, Paul - Radio personality
                 Hatfield, Mark - U.S. Senator
                 Hawkins, Augustus F. - U.S. Congressman California
                 Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park
                 Helms, Jesse - U.S. Senator
                 Henry, Patrick - Patriot
                 Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
                 Henson, Matthew - Explorer
                 Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier
                 Hoban, James - Architect for the U.S. White House
                 Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotory press, revolutinizing newspaper printing
                 Hollings, Ernest - U.S. Senator
                 Hooks, Benjamin L. - Former Executive Director NAACP
                 Hoover, Frank - Vaccum cleaner fame
                 Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI
                 Hope, Bob - Comedian
                 Hornsby, Rogers - An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
                 Houdini, Harry - Magician
                 Houston, Sam - 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas
                 Humphrey, Hubert H. - Vice President of the U.S.
                 Irwin, Jim - Astronaut
                 Ives, Burle - Musician
                 Jackson, Andrew - President of the U.S.
                 Jackson, Rev. Jesse - Minister/politician
                 Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice
                 James, Daniel "Chappie" - General U.S. Air Force
                 Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Vaccination for Small Pox
                 Johnson, Andrew - President of the U.S.
                 Johnson, John H. - Publisher EBONY and Jet magazines
                 Johnston, Jr. , J. Bennett - U.S. Senator
                 Jolson, Al - Fame as the first 'talking picture' the Jazz Singer
                 Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas
                 Jones, John Paul - Naval Commander
                 Jones, Melvin - One of the founders of the Lions International
                 Keaton, Buster - Movie pioneer
                 Kemp, Jack - Former U.S. Sentator/sports hero
                 Key, Francis Scott - Wrote U.S. National Anthem
                 Kipling, Rudyard - Writer
                 Knox, Henry - Revolutionary War General
                 Lafayette, Marquis de - Supporter of Amerian Freedom
                 Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successfull in open sea
                 Lamar, Joseph E. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 3rd President of the Republic of Texas
                 Land, Frank S. - Founder Order of DeMolay
                 Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer
                 Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
                 Lindbergh, Charles - Aviator
                 Lipton, Sir Thomas - Tea
                 Livingston, Robert - Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory
                 Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer
                 Lott, Trent - U.S. Senator
                 MacArthur, General Douglas - Commander of Armed Forces in Philipines
                 MacDonald, Sir John A. - Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 & 1878-91
                 Marshall, James W. - Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California 1848
                 Marshall, John - Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1801 - 1835
                 Marshall, Thurgood - Supreme Court Justice
                 Mathews, Stanley - Supreme Court Justice
                 Mayer, Louis B. - Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
                 Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Began Mayo Clinic
                 Mays, Benjamin - Educator/former president Atlanta University
                 Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag
                 McKinley, William - President of the U.S.
                 Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
                 Mesmer, Franz Anton - Practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism
                 Metcalfe, Ralph H. - Olympic champion
                 Michelson, Albert Abraham - Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882
                 Miller, Glenn - Musician
                 Minton, Sherman - Supreme Court Justice
                 Mix, Tom - U.S. Marshal turned actor - Starred in over 400 western films
                 Monroe, James - President of the U.S.
                 Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon
                 Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer
                 Murphy, Audie - Most decorated American Soldier of WWII.
                 Naismith, James - Inventor of Basketball
                 Nelson, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice
                 New, Harry S. - Postmaster General who established Airmail
                 Newton, Joseph Fort - Christian Minister
                 Nunn, Sam - U.S. Senator
                 Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer
                 Otis, James - Famous for "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny"
                 Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro
                 Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term "Athletes Foot"
                 Paterson, William - Supreme Court Justice
                 Peale, Norman Vincent - Founder of "Guidepost"
                 Peary, Robert E. - First man to reach the North Pole (1909)
                 Penney, James C. - Retailer
                 Pershing, John Joseph - Decorated American Soldier
                 Pitney, Mahlon - Supreme Court Justice
                 Poinsett, Joel R. - U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia
                 Polk, James Knox - President of the U.S.
                 Pound, Roscoe - Former Dean, Harvard Law School
                 Pullman, George - Built first sleeping car on train.
                 Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet
                 Rangel, Charles B. - U.S. Congressman New York
                 Randolph, A. Phillip - Founder/ first president, Internat. Brotherhood Sleeping Car Porters
                 Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Revere, Paul - Famous American
                 Rhodes, Cecil - "Rhodes Scholarship&
                 Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace
                 Rickey, Branch - Baseball legend
                 Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
                 Robinson, Sugar Ray - American Boxer
                 Rogers, Roy - American cowboy and screen star
                 Rogers, Will - Actor
                 Roosevelt, Franklin D. - President of the U.S.
                 Roosevelt, Theodore - President of the U.S.
                 Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Salten, Felix - Creator of Bambi
                 Sanders, Harland "Colonel" - Founder Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants
                 Sarnoff, David - Father of T.V.
                 Sax, Antoine Joseph - Invented the Saxophone (1846)
                 Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder"
                Schirra, Wally - Astronaut
                 Scott, Sir Walter - Writer
                 Sellers, Peter - Actor
                 Shakespeare, William - Writer
                 Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)
                 Simpson, Alan - U.S. Senator
                 Skelton, Red - Entertainer
                 Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the U.S. National Anthem.
                 Sousa, John Philip - Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 - 1892
                 Stanford, Leland - Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinetal railroad
                 Stanford, Leland - Railroads & Stanford University
                 Starr, Bart - Football legend
                 Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice
                 Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy
                 Stokes, Carl B. - Former mayor, Cleveland, OH
                 Stokes, Louis - U.S. Congressman Ohio
                 Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer
                 Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Swift, Johathan - Wrote Gulliver's Travels
                 Taft, William Howard - President of the U.S.
                 Teets, John W. - Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
                 Thomas, Craig - U.S. Senator
                 Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendy's Restaurant
                 Thomas, Lowell - Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice
                 Thompson, Tommy - Governor of Wisconsin
                 Thurmond, Strom - U.S. Senator
                 Tillis, Mel - Musician
                 Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
                 Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice
                 Tolstoi, Leo - Author
                 Travis, Colonel William B. - Alamo
                 Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice
                 Truman, Harry S. - President of the U.S.
                 Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Voltaire - French writer and philosopher
                 Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall
                 Wagner, Honus - Baseball legend
                 Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential candidate who was nearly assasinated
                 Wallace, Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur"
                 Wallenda, Enrico - Circus legend
                 Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Fame
                 Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice
                 Washington, Booker T. - Educator and author
                 Washington, George - First President of U.S.
                 Wayne, John - Actor
                 Webb, Matthew - First man to swim the English Channel (1875)
                 Wells, H. G. - Author
                 Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"
                 Williams, Egbert Austin "Bert" - Actor/ comedian
                 Williamson, Harry A. - Author/Masonic historian
                 Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice
                 Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice
                 Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur"
                 Young, Andrew - Former mayor of Atlanta, GA
                 Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933
                 Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907