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.
American Jazz legend. Lodge of Montgomery No. 18, PHA, New York.
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.
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.
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.
Toronto Maple Leaf ice hockey legend. North Gate Lodge No. 591, Pickering, Ontario, Canada.
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.
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.
American statesman and inventor. St. John’s Lodge, Philadelphia, PA.
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.
Canadian ice hockey legend. Founder of the donut chain bearing his name. Kroy Lodge No. 676, Toronto, Ontario.
American magician and escape artist. St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York City.
7th President of the USA. Harmony Lodge No. 1, Nashville, Tennessee. Royal Arch Mason, 6th Grand Master of the Lodge of Tennessee.
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.
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.
American actor and comedian. Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, IL.
American Revolutionary War hero. St. Andrews Lodge, Boston. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.
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.
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.
Irish poet and writer. Gulliver’s Travels. Probably Lodge No. 16, Dublin.
Founder of Wendy’s hamburger chain. Sol D. Bayless Lodge No. 359, Fort Wayne, IN. 33 deg. AASR. Grand Cross.
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).
1st President of the USA. Fredericksburg Lodge, Virginia.
American Film Star. 33 Deg. Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, AZ. Came through the system from DeMolay.