Famous Masons

The following is a list of a few notable Masons:

Abbot, Sir John, J. C.
Canadian Prime Minister 1891-1892. Initiated St. Paul’s No. 374, E.R., Montreal, 1847.

Armstrong, Louis
American Jazz legend. Lodge of Montgomery No. 18, PHA, New York.

Arnold, Benedict
Major General and early American Revolution war hero. Eventually changed allegiance and sided with the British, being branded a traitor ever after. Affiliated member of Hiram Lodge No. 1, New Haven CT.

Ballard, Harold
Fiesty owner of Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey League team. Corinthian No. 481, GRC, Toronto, ON.

Bonaparte. Jerome, Joseph, Louis & Lucien
All 4 brothers of Napoleon were Masons but not the great Emperor himself.

Borden, Sir Robert L.
12th Canadian Prime Minister 1911-1920. St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 1, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bowell, Sir Mackenzie
Canadian Prime Minister 1894-1896. St. Lawrence Lodge No. 640 E.R. Montreal, PQ. Affiliated with Belleville Lodge No. 123, Belleville, ON.

Burns, Robert
Scottish poet. St. David’s Lodge No. 174, Tarbolton.

Byron, Lord William
British poet. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns) 1747-1751.

Chrysler, Walter P.
American automobile manufacturer. 32 degree AASR, Salina, Kansas. Member of Isis Shrine Temple at Salina, Kansas. Reportedly a visitor to Cedar Lodge, Oshawa, ON, No. 270, GRC while employed by Buick Corporation.

Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer
English statesman and Prime Minister. Studholme Lodge No. 1591 and Rosemary’s Lodge No. 2851.

Cobb, “Ty” Tyrus R.
American baseball great and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Royston Lodge No. 426, Detroit, MI.

Cody, William F. (Buffalo Bill)
American frontiersman and Indian scout. Platte Vally Lodge No. 15, Nebraska.

Conacher, Charlie
Toronto Maple Leaf ice hockey legend. North Gate Lodge No. 591, Pickering, Ontario, Canada.

Crockett, David
American frontiersman. Gained immortality at the Alamo.

Dempsey, W. H. “Jack”
American world heavyweight boxing champion 1919. Kenwood Lodge No. 800, Chicago, Illinois.

Diefenbaker, John George
Canadian Prime Minister 1957-1963. 57 year member of the craft. 33 deg. Scottish Rite. Knights Templar and a Shriner (First Potentate of Tunis Temple, Ottawa). Initiated, passed and raised, Wakaw Lodge No. 166 GRS (Saskatchewan). Affiliated Kinistino No. 1, GRS. Honorary Grand Master of DeMolays.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
English writer, works include Sherlock Holmes. Phoenix Lodge No. 257, Portsmouth, England.

Elway, John
Denver Bronco retired quarterback (#7) and NFL Hall of Fame inductee. South Denver Lodge No. 93.

Fields, “W. C.”, William Claude
American comedian and entertainer. E. Coppee Mitchell Lodge No. 605, Philadelphia, PA.

Ford, Gerald R.
38th President of the USA. Malta Lodge No. 465, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Franklin, Benjamin
American statesman and inventor. St. John’s Lodge, Philadelphia, PA.

George VI
King of Great Britain. Grand Master of Scotland and honorary Past Grand Master of the UGLE. Initiated in Naval Lodge No. 2612. Royal Arch First Principal, 33 degree AASR, Past Grand Master Mark Master Lodge.

Hoover, J. Edgar
American lawman and head of the FBI. Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC.

Horton, Tim
Canadian ice hockey legend. Founder of the donut chain bearing his name. Kroy Lodge No. 676, Toronto, Ontario.

Houdini, Harry
American magician and escape artist. St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York City.

Jackson, Andrew
7th President of the USA. Harmony Lodge No. 1, Nashville, Tennessee. Royal Arch Mason, 6th Grand Master of the Lodge of Tennessee.

Keith, Alexander
Scottish born Canadian Master Brewer. Grand Master of the G.L. of Nova Scotia. Lodge of St. John, No. 118, Sunderland G.R. of England in 1816. Then Virgin Lodge No. 2, G.R. of E., Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1819.

Lindbergh, Charles
American aviator who made the first non-stop flight from America to Eurpoe. His plane was the Spirit of St. Louis and bore the Masonic insignia. Keystone Lodge No. 243, St. Louis, Missouri.

Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
First Canadian Prime Minister. St. John’s Lodge No. 758, Kingston, Ontario. Honourary Past Grand Senior Warden.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Austrian composer. Lodge Zur Wohltatigkeit, Vienna.

Pryor, Richard
American actor and comedian. Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, IL.

Revere, Paul
American Revolutionary War hero. St. Andrews Lodge, Boston. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.

Rogers, Roy
American cowboy, singer and actor. 33 deg. KCCH. Hollywood Lodge No. 355, Hollywood, California.

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
32nd President of the USA. Holland Lodge No. 8, New York City. Also Scottish Rite. He was present at the raising of his three sons, all of whom were raised in Architect Lodge No. 519, New York City. Honorary Grand Master of Demolays.

Sellers, Peter
English actor. The Party, Pink Panther, Goon Show, etc. Chelsea Lodge No. 3098, London, UK.

Simcoe, Lord John Graves
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada – now Ontario. Union Lodge No. 307, E.R. (Moderns), Exeter, England.

Swift, Jonathan
Irish poet and writer. Gulliver’s Travels. Probably Lodge No. 16, Dublin.

Thomas, Dave
Founder of Wendy’s hamburger chain. Sol D. Bayless Lodge No. 359, Fort Wayne, IN. 33 deg. AASR. Grand Cross.

Twain, Mark
American writer (Samuel L. Clemens). Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, Missouri.

Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet
French writer and philosopher. Lodge Les Neuf Soeurs (accompanied by Ben Franklin).

Washington, George
1st President of the USA. Fredericksburg Lodge, Virginia.

Wayne, John
American Film Star. 33 Deg. Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, AZ. Came through the system from DeMolay.