Famous Masons

Masons come from all walks of life , both blue-collar and white-collar; urban, suburban and rural. What unifies Masons is not where we come from or what we do for a living, but rather what we aspire to be. Among our country’s early Masonic leaders were founding fathers George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and John Hancock.

Did You Know?

Throughout history, the Masons diverse membership has consisted of emperors, kings, presidents, religious leaders, sports and entertainment legends, scientists, inventors and statesmen, including:

  • 14 Presidents of the United States
  • 35 United States Supreme Court Justices
  • 17 United States Senators
  • 32 United States Military Leaders
  • 13 Signers of the Constitution

Some famous Masons you might recognize:

George Washington Irving Berlin
Theodore Roosevelt Louis Armstrong
Franklin D. Roosevelt Ludwig van Beethoven
Harry S. Truman Harry Houdini
Andrew Jackson Mark Twain
Benjamin Franklin Oscar Wilde
Norman Vincent Peale Sir Alexander Fleming
Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. Winston Churchill
John Jacob Astor Edward VII, King of England
Christopher Wren Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
Henry Ford Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
Arnold Palmer George VI, King of England during W.W. II
Denton True “Cy” Young Marquis de Lafayette, French Supporter of American Freedom
Cecil B. DeMille Alexandre Millerand, President of France
John Wayne Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia