Famous Freemasons

A random list of famous Freemasons.

 

SPORT/EXPLORATION

Matthew Webb - First man to swim the English Channel

Sir Malcolm Campbell - Land speed record holder

Charles Lindbergh - Aviator who made the first solo transatlantic flight

John Jeffries - Made first crossing of the English Channel by Balloon

John Glenn – Astronaut, first American to orbit the earth in a spacecraft

Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin – Astronaut, 2nd man on the Moon

Edgar Mitchell – Astronaut Apollo 14

James Irwin - Astronaut, member of the 4th moon landing team

Arnold Palmer - Golf Professional

Daniel Boone – US pioneer and explorer

Sir Richard Burton - Explorer (1821 - 1890)

NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS

Henri Lafontaine - Nobel Prize winner

Sir Edward Victor Appleton - Nobel Prize winner

George Marshall - European Recovery Plan ‘The Marshall Plan’. Nobel Peace Prize winner

Albert Abraham Michelson - First American scientist to win a Nobel Prize

Sir Alexander Fleming - Discovered penicillin and Nobel Prize winner

Rudyard Kipling - Nobel Prize for literature

INVENTORS/ENTREPRENEURS/FOUNDERS

Antoine Joseph Sax - Invented the Saxophone

George Pullman - Built first sleeping car on train

Joseph Guillotin - Inventor of the "Guillotine"

Simon Lake - Built the first submarine to operate successfully in open sea

King Gillette - Inventor of the safety razor

Edward Jenner - Discoverer of small pox vaccine

Hart Massey - Massey-Ferguson farm equipment

Frank Hoover – Manufacturer of the vacuum cleaners

Sir Thomas Lipton - Yacht racer, grocery store owner and tea processing factories owner

James Penney - US retailer

Cornelius Hedges - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park

Jean Henri Dunant - Founder of the Red Cross

Henry Ford - Founded Ford Motor Co.

Ransom E. Olds - Founded the Olds Motor Co., which produced the Oldsmobile

Andre Citroen - French engineer and motorcar manufacturer

HISTORICAL

Robert Jackson - Prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Trials

Jean Francious Chagrin - Designer of The Arc De Triomphe

Cecil Rhodes - Rhodes Scholarship

Robert Waslow - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall

ROYALTY

King Edward VII

King Edward VIII

King William IV - (1765 - 1837)

King George IV - (1762 - 1830)

King George VI

Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh

King Hussein - King of Jordan

Frederick ‘The Great’ - King of Prussia (1712-1786)

King David Kalakaua - Last monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom

ENTERTAINERS

Oscar Wilde - Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet

Peter Sellers - British film actor, comedian and singer

Douglas Fairbanks – Actor

W. C. Fields – Entertainer

Oliver Hardy – Comedian with partner Stan Laurel

Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) - magician and escapologist

Clark Gable – Actor

Al Jolson - Film performer

Harold Lloyd - Entertainer and silent film actor

Louis B. Mayer - Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

LITERATURE

Robert Burns - Poet

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Creator of the famous ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Sir William Gilbert - Playwright and lyricist with Sir Arthur Sullivan

Rudyard Kipling - Nobel Prize for literature

Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer

POLITICAL

Sir Robert Laird Borden – Canadian PM during WW1

Gutzon & Lincoln Borglum - Father and Son who carved the busts on Mt. Rushmore

Sir Mackenzie Bowell - British-born Canadian PM 1894-96

Winston Churchill - British PM 1940-1945 and 1951-1955

J. Edgar Hoover - Director of the FBI

David ‘Davy’ Crockett - Frontiersman and politician

Robert Livingston – Helped draw up the US Declaration of Independence

John Hancock – 1st signatory of the US Declaration of Independence

Robert Dole - Nominee for President of the US 1996

Reverend Jesse Jackson - Baptist Minister, American civil rights leader

Benjamin Franklin - One of the 13 Masonic signatories of the Constitution of the US

Sir John MacDonald - First PM of Canada

Yitzak Rabin - Assassinated leader of Israel

Yassar Arafat -Leader of the PLO

Bob Hawke –- Australian PM

George Washington - 1st US President

James Monroe – 5th US President

Andrew Jackson - 7th US President

James Knox Polk - 11th US President

James Buchanan -15th US President

Andrew Johnson - 17th US President

James Garfield - 20th US President

William McKinley - 25th US President

Theodore Roosevelt - 26th US President

William Taft - 27th US President

Warren Harding - 29th US President

Franklin D. Roosevelt - 32nd US President

Harry S. Truman - 33rd US President

Lyndon Johnson - 36th US President

Gerald Ford - 38th US President

Agha Khan - 1877-1957

Aga Khan III – Statesman

MILITARY

Major General Henry Knox - US Revolutionary War hero

Richard J. Gatling - Inventor of the famous "Gatling Gun"

Samuel Colt - Invented the first revolver

General Douglas MacArthur - Commanded the Allies in the South Pacific during WW II

1st Duke of Wellington -  (1769 - 1852)

Earl Kitchener of Khartoum -  (1850 - 1916)

MUSIC

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Composer

Franz Joseph Haydn - Austrian composer

Antoine Joseph Sax - Invented the Saxophone

Irving Berlin – Songwriter ‘Annie get you gun’ and ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Blues’

Duke Ellington - Jazz composer, bandleader, and pianist

RELIGION

John Wesley Lord - Bishop, United Methodist Church

Billy Graham – ‘Christian’ Evangelist

Joseph Smith – Founder of the Mormon Church

Geoffrey Fisher - Archbishop of Canterbury (1887 - 1972)

Reverend Jesse Jackson - Baptist Minister, American civil rights leader

Videos

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Sir Ernest Shackleton

David Nixon

Sir Alexander Fleming

Lord Leverhulme

Sir Arthur Sullivan

Earl Alexander of Tunis