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Some Famous Masons


UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS: George Washington,  James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield,  William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D.  Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and Gerald Ford.


EXPLORERS: Hiram Bingham (Discoverer of Machu  Picchu), James Bruce (Discoverer of the source of the Blue Nile), Adm. Richard E. Byrd,  Christopher "Kit" Carson, William Clark; Meriwether Lewis(Lewis & Clark), and Robert E. Peary.

INVENTORS AND SCIENTISTS: Samuel Colt  (firearms), Sir Alexander Fleming (penicillin), Edward Jenner (vaccination) Simon Lake  (first practical submarine), John L. McAdam (Macadamized roads), Luther Burbank and many others.SPORTS: Grover C. Alexander, Cy Young, Jack  Dempsey, Arnold Palmer, Tyrus R. "Ty" Cobb, Carl O. Hubbell, Christopher  "Christy" Mathewson, Mordecai P.C. Brown, Gordon "Mickey" Corchran,  Avery Brundage, Albert "Happy" Chandler, Branch Rickey, Knute Rockne and many  others.


YOUTH ORGANIZATION  FOUNDERS: Daniel Carter Beard (Boy Scouts), Frank S. Land (International Order of DeMolay), William Mark Sexson (International Order of Rainbow for Girls)


COMPOSERS: Irving  Berlin, George M. Cohan, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Phillip Sousa, Richard Wagner,  Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Listz, and many others.ENTERTAINERS: John Wayne, Gene Autry, Ernest  Borgnine, Joe E. Brown, Bob Burns, Eddie Cantor, Charles D. Coburn, William F.  "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Donald Crisp, Cecil B. DeMille, Richard Dix, Douglas  Fairbanks Sr., W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Arthur Godfrey, David W. Griffith, Oliver Hardy,  Jean Hersholt, Harry Houdini, Al Jolson, Charles "Buck" Jones, Harry Kellar,  Harold C. Lloyd, Tom Mix, Dick Powell, Will Rogers, Charles S. "Tom Thumb"  Stratton, Richard B. "Red" Skelton, Paul Whiteman, Ed Wynn, Darryl Zanuck and  many others.


SCULPTORS: Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln  Borglum (together carved Mt. Rushmore National Memorial), Johann G. Schadow (Prussian  Court Sculptor) J. Otto Schweizer and many others.WRITERS: Robert Burns, Samuel L. Clemens (Mark  Twain), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Author of Sherlock Holmes), Edward Gibbon (Decline and Fall of the  Roman Empire), Edgar A. Guest, Rudyard Kipling, Alexander Pope, Sir Walter Scott, Jonathan  Swift, Lowell Thomas, Voltair, Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller and many others.


BUSINESS LEADERS: John Jacob Astor (financier),  Lloyd Balfour (Jewelry), Lawrence Bell (Bell Aircraft Corp.), William H. Dow (Dow Chemical  Co.), Henry Ford, Alfred Fuller (Fuller Brush), King C. Gillett (Gillett Razor Co.), Sir Thomas Lipton (tea), Fredrick Maytag, Andrew W. Mellon (banker), James C. Penny, George  Pullman, David Sarnoff (father of T.V.), Leland Stanford (railroads - Stanford Univ.) and  many others.


MILITARY LEADERS: Generals John J. Pershing,  George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Joseph Stillwell, Johnathon Wainwright, Curtis E.  LaMay, Omar N. Bradley, Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, Claire L. Chenault, Mark Clark,  James Doolittle, Admirals David G. Farragut (First Admiral of the U.S. Navy), Ernest J.  King, Richard Byrd, General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben and many others.


UNITED STATES PATRIOTS: Francis Scott Key (wrote  our National Anthem), Ralph Bellamy (wrote our Pledge of Allegiance), Paul Revere, John  Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Patrick Henry and many others.


UNITED STATES POLITICIANS: Thomas Dewey, Everett  Dirksen, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, John Marshall, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, Robert  Dole, Jack Kemp and others.


RELIGIOUS LEADERS: James C. Baker (Bishop,  Methodist Church, organized first Wesley Foundation in U.S.), Hosea Ballou (Founder,  Universalist Church), Robert E. B. Baylor (Baptist clergyman, founder of Baylor  University), Preston Bradley (founder of the Peoples Church), Father Francisco Calvo  (Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica in 1865), Hugh I. Evans (National  head of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.), Most Reverend Geoffrey F. Fisher (former Archbishop of Canterbury), Eugene M. Frank (Methodist Bishop), Reverend Dr. Norman Vincent  Peale (Methodist Episcopal minister and author) Titus Low (President of Methodist Council  of Bishops), Thomas Starr King, Swami Vivekananda and many others.


ASTRONAUTS: Ed Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Gordon  Cooper, Don Eisle, Virgil Grissom, Ed Michell, Tom Stafford, Fred Haise, and Wally Shirra.


WORLD LEADERS: Emilio Aguinaldo (Phillippine  Patriot and General), Miguel Aleman (Mexican President 1947-52), Eduard Benes (President  of Czechoslovakia 1939-48), Sveinn Bjornsson (1st President of Iceland), Simon Bolivar  ("George Washington of S. America") Napoleon Bonaparte (and his four brothers),  King Charles XIII (King of Sweden 1748-1818), Sir Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill,  King Edward VII and King Edward VIII (Kings of England, 1901-10 & 36, respectively),  Francis II (Holy Roman Emperor, 1768-1806), Frederick the Great (King of Prussia 1740-86),  George I & George II (Kings of Greece, 1845-1913 & 1922-47), George IV &  George VI (Kings of England 1760-1820 & 1820-30), Gustavus VI Adolphus (King of Sweden  1792-1809), Kamehemeha IV and Kemehemeha V (Kings of Hawaii (1854-63 & 1863-72)  Leopold I (King of Belgium (1831-65), Peter the Great (Emperor of Russia 1689-1725),  William I (King of Prussia 1861-88), William II (King of the Netherlands (1792-1849),  William IV (King of England (1830-37) and many others.

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