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Down through the ages, many men who have been recognized and applauded by the general public for various accomplishments, have at the same time, also been members of the Masonic Order. Below is a small sampling of these men, who, while contributing to the overall wellbeing of mankind in their own way, also aligned themselves with our beloved Fraternity. We now take time to remember some of these men and their individual accomplishments.

Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke - Founder/Publisher "Chicago Defender"
Allen, Richard - Founder/first bishop AME Church
Allende, Salvador - President of Chile, overthrown in 1970
Armstrong, Louis - Jazz Musician
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
Basie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer
Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder Baylor University
Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp
Bennett, Viscount R. B. - Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35
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
Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920
Borgnine, Ernest - Actor
Botha, Pik - Former Foreign Minister of South Africa
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96
Bowie, James - Alamo
Bradley, Thomas - Former mayor of Los Angeles, California
Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807
Brundage, Avery - Olympic Committee
Bryan, Richard - U.S. Senator
Burbank, Luther - Pioneering botanist
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
Campbell, Sir Malcolm - Land speed record holder
Carlson, Curtis L. - Entrepreneur
Carnahan, Melvin - Governor of Missouri
Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer
Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice
Chagall, Marc - Artist
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
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
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 Army Air Corps 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
Ellery, William - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of the Declaration of Independance
Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist
Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice Elway, John - Hall of Fame Quarterback of the Denver Broncos Evers, Medger Wiley - Civil rights leader
Ervin Jr, Samual J. - U. S. Senator - headed "Watergate" committee
Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Faber 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 - Discovered Penicillin
Forten, James - Abolitionist/manufacturer
Fortune, Timothy Thomas - Journalist
Freeman, Orville - Former governor of Minnesota and secretary of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture                  Gable, Clark - Actor
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 libretis for "Pirates of Penzance"
Gillette, King C. - Gillette Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. - First American to orbit the earth/U.S. Senator
Godfrey, Arthur - Radio and early televison personality
Goldwater, Barry - Former U.S. Senator
Gompers, Samuel - Founder American Federation of Labor
Grassley, Charles - U.S. Senator
Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie"
Gris, Juan - Spanish artist- Synthetic Cubism
Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut
Grock - Swiss Circus Clown
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin"
Hall, Prince - First black American Freemason
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"
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
Haydn, Franz Joseph F. - Composer and Musician
Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park
Helms, Jesse - U.S. Senator
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 rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing
Hollings, Ernest - U.S. Senator
Hooks, Benjamin L. - Former Executive Director NAACP
Hoover, Frank - Vacuum cleaner fame
Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI
Hope, Bob - Comedian
Hornsby, Rogers - An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
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, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice
James, Daniel "Chappie" - General U.S. Air Force

Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Vaccination for Small Pox
Johnson, John A 'Jack' - Heavyweight boxing title holder, 1908-1915
Johnson, John H. - Publisher EBONY and Jet magazines
Johnston, Jr. , J. Bennett - U.S. Senator
Jolson, Al - Acted in 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. Congressman/sports hero
Kern, Jerome - Composer
Key, Francis Scott - Wrote U.S. National Anthem
Kipling, Rudyard - Writer
Knox, Henry - Revolutionary War General
Lafayette, Marquis de - Supporter of American Freedom
Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successful 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
Lemon, Mark - Founder of Punch, humorous British magazine
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 - formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Began Mayo Clinic
Mays, Benjamin - Educator/former president Atlanta University
Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag
Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
Mellon, Andrew - American industrialis, banker and philanthropist
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
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon
Montgolfier, Joseph Michel - 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 Nash, Charles - Automobile industry
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"
Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term "Athletes Foot"
Paterson, William - Supreme Court Justice
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
Pound, Roscoe - Former Dean, Harvard Law School
Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet
Rangel, Charles B. - U.S. Congressman New York
Randolph, A. Phillip - Founder - first president, International Brotherhood Sleeping Car Porters
Retief, Piet - Afrikaans leader and and one of the founders of the South African nation
Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice
Revere, Paul - Famous American
Rhodes, Cecil - "Rhodes Scholarship"
Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Army Air Corps "Ace"
Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons
Robinson, Sugar Ray - American Boxer
Rogers, Will - Actor
Rush, Benjamin - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of the Declaration of Independance
Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Chief 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
Sexson, W. Mark - Founder of Rainbow Girls, Masonic historian/author/researcher
Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)
Simpson, Alan - U.S. Senator
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 - Railroads & Stanford University
Starr, Bart - Football legend
Stassen, Harold - Statesman, sole surviving signer of the United Nations Charter
Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice
Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised osteopathy treatment
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 - Author of "Gulliver's Travels"
Teets, John W. - Chairman and Presiden of Dial Corporation
Thomas, Danny - Actor and Entertainer
Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendys Restaurant
Thomas, Lowell - Reporter Who Brought 'Lawrence of Arabia' to Public Notice
Thurston, Howard - Vaudeville Magician
Tillis, Mel - Country Singer
Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice
Travis, Colonel William B. - Texas Patriot at the Battle of the Alamo
Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice
Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice 1946-1953
Voltaire - French Writer and Philosopher
Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record, 9 feet tall
Wallace, George C. - Presidential Candidate who was the target of an assassination attempt
Wallace, Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur"
Warner, Jack - Founder of Warner Brothers
Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice 1969-1986
Washington, Booker T - Educator and Author
Wayne, John - Actor
Webb, Matthew - First Man to Swim the English Channel (1875)
Wilde, Oscar - Author
Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice
Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice
Wootton MD, Percy - President American Medical Association (1997- )
Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur"
Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933
Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907