This is a list of notable Freemasons. Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that exists in a number of forms worldwide. Throughout history some members of the fraternity have made no secret of their involvement, while others have not made their membership public. In some cases, membership can only be proven by searching through the fraternity's records.

Sir Edmund Barton ( 1st Australian Prime Minister) Born 1849 Died 1920, P/M from 1901 to 1903 Sir George Reid, 4th Prime Minister of Australia, Lodge Centennial No. 169, UGL of NSW

Sir Joseph Cook 6th Prime Minister of Australia

Viscount Stanley Melbourne Bruce 8th Prime Minister of Australia

Sir Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia, Austral Temple Lodge No. 110, VIC

Sir Arthur William Fadden 13th Prime Minister of Australia

Sir John Grey Gorton 19th Prime Minister of Australia

Sir William McMahon 20th Prime Minister of Australia

Sir Harry Lawson, 27th Premier of Victoria, Scotch Collegians Lodge

Sir Earle Christmas Grafton

Sir William Clarke, former Cheif Justice of Victoria, first GM of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria

Herbert Henry “Smokey Dawson” MBE AM, country music entertainer and community leader

Sir Donald Bradman, World Famous Australian Cricketer

Sir Hubert Opperman, World’s Fastest Bicyclist in 1930s; Governement Minister; High Commissioner to Malta

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, aviator who was first to cross the Pacific from the US to Brisbane in about 1928. He was a MM of a Brisbane lodge, and, as a matter of interest, it is his MM apron which is perambulated in the memorial service each Anzac Day in the Brisbane Memorial Masonic Centre.

Sir Thomas Playford, Former Premier of South Australia

Charles Karius Explorer initiated New Guinea Lodge (292 UGLQ) 29 Nov 26, passed 11 Feb 28, raised 9 Oct 35

Daniel O’Conne*Harry Van Der Sluys(” Roy Rene Mo”)Entertainerll, he resigned for political reasons – see the history of the St Stephens Green Club, Dublin

Charles Goffage (Chips Rafferty)

Nathan Phillips (Stiffy)

Harry Van der Sluys (Mo aka Roy Rene)

Hugh Webster, once Prof of Physics at Uni Qld and for a time Australia’s Science Rep to the United Nations

Lawrence Hargraves…Aeronautical Pioneer

John William Pilbeam Goffage ( “Chips Rafferty”) Film Actor

John Hosking…First Mayor of Sydney

Nat Phillips…Entertainer

Lieutenant John Oxley RN…Explorer

Sir Edward ( Weary) Dunlop..War Hero & Doctor

John MacDouall Stuart…Explorer

Francis Greenway…Architect Colonial era

Mei Quong Tart…Ist Chinese Initiate in Australia

Sir Joseph Banks..”Father Of Australia”..Botonist

Ken G Hall..Australian Film producer

Sir Ernest Fisk…Radio Pioneer

Captain Matthew Flinders…Explorer

Hamilton Hume…Explorer

Edgar Laurence ( Dunc) Grey..Olympic Cyclist

Sir John Northcott..NSW State Governor & Grand Master

Col Dr Sir Weary Dunlop, Doctor in WWII Japanese POW Changi Railway – saved hundreds including Sir *William Clavel (author of Shogun); Since WWII built links with Asia

Air Commadore Rex Taylor CBE, John Knox Lodge

Brigadier Sir William Hall KBE DSO ED

Air Commodore Sir Charles Kingsford Smith..Aviation Pioneer

Major-General Sir Robert Risson, Past Grand Master

Lt-General Sir John Northcot, Past Grand Master-NSW (Initiated in Lodge Army and Navy after he was Commissioned as Governor of NSW)

Lt-General Sir John Lavarack, Past Grand Master-Qld

Chap Archdeacon GE Lambie, Past Grand Chaplain

Lt-General Sir Stanley Savige

Lt-Colonel Sir Harold Luxton, former Lord Mayor of Melbourne

Brigadier Sir Bernard Evans

Chap-General Rev AT Holden, Past Grand Master

Lt-General Sir Carl Jess

Lt-General Sir Leslie Morshead

Brigadier The Hon MWJ Bourchier

Lt-General Sir Frank Berryman

Lt-General R Bierwirth

Major-General EJ Milford

Major-General RE Jackson

Major-General AG Wilson

Major-General RE Wade

Major-General R Kendall

Lt-Colonel Sir Harold Stokes

Major-General Sir Alan Ramsay

Lt-General Sir Horace Robertson

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lodge Zur Woltätigkeit, Vienna; Lodge Zur Wahren Eintracht

Prime Minister John J.C. Abbott, St Paul’s Lodge No. 374 E.R., Montreal, QC

James T.M. Anderson, Banner Lodge No. 154, Regina, SK

Robert Alexander Anderson, Acacia Lodge No. 22

Harold Ballard, Corinthian Lodge No. 481, Toronto, ON

Robert Beaven, Quadra Lodge No. 8, Victoria

Prime Minister Richard Bedford Bennett, Miramichi Lodge No. 187, Chatham, NB

W.A.C. Bennett, St. George Lodge No. 41, Kelowna, BC

Alexander Bethune, founding member of Acacia Lodge No. 22

Prime Minister Robert Laird Borden, St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 1, Halifax, NS

Prime Minister Mackenzie Bowell, St. Lawrence Lodge No. 640 E.R., Montreal, QC

William John Bowser, Past Provincial Grand Master of Vancouver, BC

Harlan Carey Brewster, Vancouver and Quadra Lodge No. 2, Victoria, BC

Samuel Bronfman, Covenant Lodge No. 108, Quebec

Frederick Buscombe, Cascade Lodge No. 12

Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Assiniboine Lodge No. 7, Portage La Prairie

Frederick Cope, Cascade Lodge No. 12

Amor De Cosmos, Victoria Lodge No. 1085

A.E.B. Davie, Cariboo Lodge No. 4, Barkerville

Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker, Wakaw Lodge No. 166, Wakaw, SK

Charles Douglas, Mount Hermon Lodge No. 7

Tommy Douglas, Weyburn Lodge No. 20 GRS, Weyburn, SK

Sir Sandford Fleming, St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 16, Toronto, ON

James Garden, Cascade Lodge No. 12

Josiah Henson Mount Moriah Lodge No. 4 GRC, Dresden, ON

Tim Horton, Kroy Lodge No. 676, Toronto, ON

Byron Ingemar Johnson, Saint Andrew’s Lodge No, 41, Victoria, BC

William Jarvis, Provincial Secretary for Upper Canada. First Provincial Grand Master for Upper Canada, 1792

Alexander Keith, Founder of Keith lodge #23 in Moncton New Brunswick

Prime Minister John A. MacDonald, St. John’s Lodge No. 5, Kingston, ON

William M. Martin, Past Grand Master of Saskatchewan

Sir Allan Napier MacNab, Provincial Grand Master of Upper Canada 1845-57, and Grand Master of the Ancient Grand Lodge of Canada, 1857

Sir Richard McBride, Union Lodge No. 9, New Westminster, BC

John Foster McCreight, Victoria Lodge No. 783, BC

John Duncan MacLean, Pacific Lodge No. 16, Mission, BC

Col. Samuel McLaughlin, Cedar Lodge No. 270, Oshawa

John Molson, St. Paul’s Lodge, Montreal, Prov. GM of Lower Canada 1826

Thomas Neelands, Mount Hermon Lodge No. 7

David Oppenheimer, Vancouver Lodge No. 2

William John Patterson, Evening Star Lodge No. 10, Grenfell, SK

Edward Gawler Prior, Victoria Columbia Lodge No. 1, Victoria, BC

Alexander C. Rutherford, Acacia Lodge No. 11

Joseph E. Seagram, Grand River Lodge No. 151, Kitchener, ON

Sir John Graves Simcoe, Union Lodge No. 307, E.R. (Moderns), Exeter, England

Joey Smallwood, Northcliffe Lodge No. 1886

W. Ross Thatcher, St. George’s Lodge No. 136, Moose Jaw, SK

Thomas Townley, Cascade Lodge No. 12

John Herbert Turner, Vancouver Lodge No. 421 SR, Victoria, BC

George Anthony Walkem, King Solomon’s Lodge No. 22, Toronto, ON

Frédéric Bartholdi, Grand Orient de France, “Alsace-Lorraine” oct 14 1875

Louis Blanc, La Grand Loge des Philadelphes (Rite of Memphis-Misraim)

Nicolas Chamfort, Loge Les Neuf Sœurs, Paris

Dr. Robert Moray, Edinburgh [Lodge] 1641.

Félix Pyat, La Grand Loge des Philadelphes (Rite of Memphis-Misraim)

Adolphe Talandier, La Grand Loge des Philadelphes (Rite of Memphis-Misraim)

François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), Raised 1778 by WM Ben Franklin, Loge des Neuf Sœurs, Paris

Ignaz Aurelius Fessler, Grand Lodge of the 3 Globes at Berlin, 1796

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Frederick II of Prussia

Edmund Burke, Jerusalem Lodge No. 44

Henry Haslett, Lodge 257, Belfast

Thomas McCabe, Lodge 684, Belfast

Daniel O’Connell, Lodge No. 189, Dublin; Lodge No. 13, Limerick; charter member, Lodge in Tralee

William Tenant, Lodge 257, Belfast

Prime Minister Ichirō Hatoyama, Hatoyama was made a Mason in March 1955 in Tokyo

Nishi Amane, La Vertu Lodge No, 7, Leyden, October 20, 1864

Dr. José Rizal, national hero and pride of the Malay race, Acacia Lodge No. 9 Spain, Logia Solidaridad 53 Madrid 1890, Nilad Lodge No. 144, 1892

Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippine Commonwealth (1935-1944), Sinukuan Lodge No. 272, 1908

Jose Abad Santos, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one of the greatest heroes of World War II. He was made a Master Mason in 1919

Numeriano R. Adriano, former Vice-President of the Republic, like many others gave his life (executed) during the Philippine Revolution

Bishop Gregorio Aglipay, revolutionary Catholic priest, excommunicated for joining the libertarian movement

Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, first president of the Philippine Republic. Pilar Lodge No. 203, 1895. Founder of Magdalo Lodge No. 31

Dr. Galicano C. Apacible, patriot and propagandist, Logia Revoluccion in Barcelona and Logia Solidaridad 53 in Madrid (mid 1880′s)

Conrado Benitez, civic leader, esteemed educator, economist, author. Grand Master of Masons of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines in 1936

Nicanor Abelardo, musician/composer, “father of the sonata in the Philippines”. Luzon Lodge No. 57

Andres Bonifacio, founded the Katipunan, a secret society established to gain independence from Spain through force. Taliba Lodge No. 165, 1892

Manuel Camus, philantropist and civic leader, organizer of Boy Scouts and YMCA and charity organizations. Lodge Perla del Oriente 1034, 1908

Marcelo H. del Pilar, soul of the Philippine Revolution. He co-founded Logia Revoluccion in Barcelona, Spain and revived Logia Solidaridad 53

Isabelo de los Reyes, labor leader, historian and founder of the Philippine folklore, Luz de Oriente Lodge, 1896

Teodoro M. Kalaw, prolific writer, scholar, orator and statesman, Nilad Lodge 1907, Gran Logia de Filipinas 1915

Jose P. Laurel, President of the 2nd Philippine Republic, Supreme Court Justice, patriot. Batangas Lodge No. 383

Graciano Lopez Jaena, gifted writer, orator, patriot. Logia Povernir No. 2, co-founded Logia Solidaridad 53 in Madrid

Gen. Antonio Luna, writer, dedicated patriot, foremost military strategist. Logia Solidaridad 53, Madrid

Apolinario Mabini, considered by many as the “Brains of the Philippine Revolution”. Logia Balagtas 149, 1892

Camilo Osias, foremost, educator, legislator, writer. Bagumbayan Lodge No. 4, 1918

Rafael Palma, lawyer, statesman, educator. First Filipino president of the University of the Philippines. Bagong Buhay Lodge No. 291, 1908

Quintin Paredes, first Filipino Prosecuting Attorney, Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice. Sinukuan Lodge No. 16, 1913

Manuel Roxas, President of the Republic of the Philippines (1946-1948). Makawiwili Lodge No. 55, 1920

Vasile Alecsandri, L’athénée des Etrangers, Paris [1]

Grigore Alexandrescu, L’athénée des Etrangers, Paris [2]

Constantin Argetoianu [2]

Ion C. Brătianu, L’athénée des Etrangers, Paris; “Steaua Dunării” Lodge, Bucharest [1]

Nicolae Bălcescu, “Frăţia” Secret Society [1]

Dimitrie Bolintineanu [2]

Cezar Bolliac, Philharmonic Society [3]

Dimitrie Cantemir, Scottish Rosicrucian [1]

Victor Eftimiu [2]

Nicolae Filimon [2]

Octavian Goga [2]

Ion Ghica, L’athénée des Etrangers, Paris; “Frăţia” Secret Society [2]

Horea [1]

Bogdan Petriceicu-Hasdeu [2]

Mihail Kogălniceanu [1]

Gheorghe Magheru [1]

Titu Maiorescu, “Steaua României” Lodge, Iaşi [2]

Ion Minulescu [2]

Eftimie Murgu, “Frăţia” Secret Society

Costache Negruzzi [1]

Ion Heliade Rădulescu, L’athénée des Etrangers, Paris; Philharmonic Society; Marea Lojă; “Steaua Dunării” [2]

C.A. Rosetti, L’;athénée des Etrangers, Paris [1]

Alecu Russo, L’athénée des Etrangers, Paris

Mihail Sadoveanu, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Lodge [2]

Christian Tell, L’athénée des Etrangers, Paris

Nicolae Titulescu [2]

Alexandru Vaida-Voevod, “Ernest Renan” Lodge

Tudor Vladimirescu [1]

Traian Vuia [2]

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Famous Russian poet and novelist

Ivan Perfilevich Elagin, Grand Provincial Master for the Grand Lodge of England

Alexander Kerensky, La Petite Ourse(Ursa Minor)), “Rose” lodge

Maxim Maximovich Kovalevsky, L”Avangard Masonnique, Les Vrais Amis Fideles

Grigoriy Nikolayevich Vyrubov, Rose of the perfect silence (Worshipful Master)

Pavel Yablochkov, Worshipful Master of Scottish rite lodges in Paris, first Worshipful master of Scottish lodge “Cosmos”, 1887-1888

(the two Masonic jurisdictions have never been united)

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England

Sir Winston Churchill, Studholme Alliance Lodge No. 1591, Rosemary Lodge No. 2851. (Note: The Churchill Society claims he resigned from his Lodges in 1912.)

HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England (current)

Prince Michael of Kent, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons (current)

HRH Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Grand Master of the Atholl or Antient Grand Lodge of England (which existed until the Union in 1813)

HM King Edward VII, previously Grand Master of United Grand Lodge of England; Protector of the Craft

HM King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor), Household Brigade Lodge No. 2614; Past Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England

Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin, Past Grand Master Mason of Scotland

HM King George IV, previously Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns), Grand Patron of UGLE from 1814.

HM King George VI, Naval Lodge No. 2612; Past Grand Master of Scotland; Past Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England

HRH Prince Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns), who granted Prince Hall his charter in 1784

Sir Robert Moray, Newcastle 1641

James Oglethorpe, first Master of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, Savannah, GA

George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England (1870)

Sir Christopher Wren, Master of Lodge Original, No. 1, now the Lodge of Antiquity No. 2

Charles Bradlaugh, La Grand Loge des Philadelphes (Rite of Memphis-Misraim)

Sir Michael A. Diamond I

John Jacob Astor, Holland Lodge No. 8, NY

David Rice Atchison, Platte Lodge No. 56, MO

Gunning Bedford, Jr., Lodge No. 14, Christina Ferry, DE; Past Grand Master of Delaware

Julian Bond, St. James Lodge No. 4

Ernest Borgnine, Lodge No. 48, Abingdon, VA

John C. Breckinridge

John Brown, Hudson Lodge No. 68, Hudson, OH

Asa S. Bushnell, (Governor of Ohio 1896-1900), made a Mason at Sight by Grand Master Levi C. Goodale in 1894, Affiliated with Anthony Lodge No. 455 in Springfield on 3 April 1894

Jonathan Byrne, 33°, Charlotte Lodge No. 39, (former American Gladiator)

Henry Clay, Past Grand Master of Kentucky

Samuel L. Clemens – AKA “Mark Twain”, Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, Missouri

DeWitt Clinton, Past Grand Master of New York, Holland Lodge No. 8, NY

George Clinton, Warren Lodge #17, NYC

Mac Collins, former Congressman, St. John’s Lodge #45, Jackson, GA

George M. Dallas, Past Grand Master of Pennsylvania (1835): Franklin Lodge #134, Pennsylvania

Cecil B. DeMille, Film Director. Prince Orange Lodge No. 16 NYC

W.E.B. Du Bois, Widow’s Son Lodge No. 1, New Haven, CT

Bob Dole 33°, Grand Cross. Russell Lodge No. 177, KS

Jimmy Doolittle 33°, Grand Cross

Sam Ervin 33°, Grand Cross.

Benjamin Franklin, February 1731, St. John’s Lodge of Philadelphia; Lodge at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, PA; WM, Loge des Neuf Sœurs, Paris; Past Grand Master of Pennsylvania

Elbridge Gerry, Philanthropic Lodge, Marblehead, MA

John H. Glenn, Jr. 33°. Concord Lodge No. 688, Concord, Ohio.

Barry Goldwater, Arizona Lodge No. 2, Phoenix, AZ

Gus Grissom Mitchell Lodge No. 228, Indiana

Jesse Helms, Past Grand Orator of North Carolina

Burl Ives 33°, Grand Cross

Jack Kemp, Fraternal Lodge No. 625, Hamburg, NY

William King, Past Grand Master of Maine

Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Garibaldi Lodge No. 542, NY

General Douglas MacArthur 33°, Manila Lodge No. 1, 1936, Philippines

George C. Marshall Made mason on site at GL of Washington, DC

Abner V. McCall 33°, Grand Cross

Kweisi Mfume, Mt. Olive Lodge No. 25, Baltimore, MD

Audie Murphy 33°

Sam Nunn 33°, Grand Cross. Honored as Supreme Temple Architect 1995

Arnold Palmer 33°

Norman Vincent Peale 33°, Grand Cross

Matthew Perry, (Commodore) Holland Lodge No. 8, NY

Albert Pike, Western Star Lodge No. 2, Little Rock, Arkansas. Sovereign Grand Commander AASR, Southern Jurisdiction.

Joel Roberts Poinsett, Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, Charleston

John A. Quitman, Past Grand Master of Mississippi

Will Rogers 32°

John Solomon, Operative Freemason, Washington, DC.

John Philip Sousa 33°

John Sparkman, Helion Lodge #1, Huntsville, Alabama

Richard Tea Aztlan Lodge #4, Prescott, Arizona

Daniel D. Tompkins, Grand Master of New York

George Wallace, Past Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Alabama

Benedict Arnold, Hiram Lodge No. 1, New Haven, CT

John Blair, Williamsburg Lodge No. 6; Past Grand Master of Virginia

Chief Joseph Brant, Hiram’s Cliftonian Lodge No. 47, Barton Lodge No. 6, Hamilton, ON

Benjamin Franklin, February 1731, St. John’s Lodge of Philadelphia; Lodge at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, PA; WM, Loge Les Neuf Sœurs, Paris; Past Grand Master of Pennsylvania

John Hancock, Massachusetts Lodge No. 277, QC; St. Andrew’s Lodge, Boston, MA

Brigadier General Nicholas Herkimer, St. Patrick’s Lodge, Johnstown, NY

William Hooper, Hanover Lodge, Masonborough, NC

John Paul Jones, St. Bernards Lodge No. 122, Kirkudbright, Scotland

Rufus King, St John’s Lodge, Newburyport, MA

General Rufus Putnam, Past Grand Master of Ohio

Paul Revere, St. Andrew’s Lodge, Boston, MA; Grand Master of Massachusetts 1794-97.

Baron von Steuben, Trinity Lodge No. 10, New York, NY

Richard Stockton, charter Master, St. John’s Lodge, Princeton, NJ

George Walton, Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, Savannah, GA

Joseph Warren, St. Andrew’s Lodge, Boston, MA; Past Provincial Grand Master of Massachusetts

William Whipple, St. John’s Lodge, Portsmouth, NH

George Washington, Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4; Alexandria Lodge No. 22, VA

James Monroe, Williamsburgh Lodge No. 6, VA

Andrew Jackson, Harmony Lodge No. 1; Past Grand Master of Tennessee.

James K. Polk, Columbia Lodge No. 31, TN

James Buchanan, Past Master of Lancaster Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, PA; Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

Andrew Johnson, Greenville Lodge No. 119, TN

James A. Garfield, Magnolia Lodge No. 20, OH

William McKinley, Hiram Lodge No. 21, VA

Theodore Roosevelt, Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, NY

William Howard Taft, “Mason at sight”; affiliated Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, OH

Warren G. Harding, Marion Lodge No. 70, OH

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Holland Lodge No. 8, NY

Harry S Truman, 33° Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton, MO; Past Grand Master of Missouri

Gerald Ford Columbia Lodge No. 3, Washington, DC, courtesy to Malta Lodge No. 465, Grand Rapids, MI

Henry Baldwin, Associate Justice (1830-1844)

Hugo L. Black, Associate Justice (1937-1971), Birmingham Temple Lodge No. 836, Birmingham, AL

John Blair, Associate Justice (1789-96), Grand Master of Virginia from 1778 to 1784

Samuel Blatchford, Associate Justice (1882-1893)

Harold H. Burton, Associate Justice (1945-1958)

James F. Byrnes, Associate Justice (1941-1942)

John H. Clarke, Associate Justice (1916-1922)

Thomas C. Clark, Associate Justice (1949-1967)

William Cushing, Associate Justice (1789-1810), St. Andrews Lodge, Boston

Willis Van Devanter, Associate Justice (1911-1937)

William O. Douglas, Associate Justice (1939-1975)

Oliver Ellsworth, Chief Justice (1796-1800)

Stephen J. Field, Associate Justice (1863-1897)

John M. Harlan, Associate Justice

Robert H. Jackson, Associate Justice (1941-1954)

John Jay, Chief Justice (1789-1795)

Joseph E. Lamar, Associate Justice (1888-1893), Webb Lodge No. 166 F.& A.M., Augusta, Georgia

John Marshall, Chief Justice (1801-1835) – Grand Master of Virginia (1793 & 1794)

Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice (1967-1991), Coal Creek Lodge No. 88, Tulsa, Oklahoma PHA

Stanley Mathews, Associate Justice (1881-1889)

John McLean, Associate Justice (1829-1861)

Sherman Minton, Associate Justice (1949-1956)

William H. Moody, Associate Justice (1906-1910)

Samuel Nelson, Associate Justice (1845-1872)

William Paterson, Associate Justice (1793-1806)

Mahlon Pitney, Associate Justice (1912-1922)

Stanley F. Reed, Associate Justice (1938-1957)

John Rutledge, Chief Justice (1795), Associate Justice (1789-1791)

Potter Stewart, Associate Justice (1958-1981)

Joseph Story, Associate Justice (1811-1845)

Noah H. Swayne, Associate Justice (1862-1881)

William H. Taft, Chief Justice (1921-1930), Made Mason at sight by C. S. Hoskinson in Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Cincinnati, Ohio on 18 February 1909.

Thomas Todd, Associate Justice (1807-1826)

Robert Trimble, Associate Justice (1826-1828), Past Master, Union Lodge No. 16 F.& A.M., Paris, Kentucky

Frederick M. Vinson, Chief Justice (1946-1953)

Earl Warren, Chief Justice (1953-1969) – Grand Master of California 1935 to 1936

Levi Woodbury, Associate Justice (1845-1851)

William B. Woods, Associate Justice (1881-1887)

General Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, 32° Cassia Mt. Horeb Lodge No. 273, PA. Raised in Union Lodge No. 7, Junction City, Kansas, and received the higher degrees in the Army Scottish Rite bodies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is also a Shriner.

General Omar N. Bradley, West Point Lodge No. 877, NY

Admiral Arleigh Burke 33°

Major General Claire Chennault 32° K.C.C.H. League City Lodge No. 1053, League City, Texas. He is also a Shriner.

General Mark W. Clark, Mystic Tie Lodge No. 398, Indianapolis, IN

Brigadier General James Doolittle, 32° Mason and Shriner.

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Elgin Lodge No. 91, Leven, Scotland

Admiral John Jellicoe, Past Provincial Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England

Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, Made Master Mason in 1935, George C. Whiting Lodge, No. 22, D.C.

Lord Horatio Kitchener, Past District Grand Master of Egypt and Sudan; Past Grand Warden and District Grand Master, Punjab, India; founder of several Lodges

General Douglas MacArthur, 33° Manila Lodge No. 1, Philippines. Elected a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1937, and is also a Shriner.

General George C. Marshall, Made a Mason in an Occasional Lodge with all three degrees being conferred upon him by the Grand Master of Masons in the District of Columbia, Ara L. Daniels.

Admiral Horatio Nelson, York Lodge No. 256.

General John J. Pershing, 33° Lincoln Lodge No. 19, Lincoln, NE. Fifty year Mason and a member of the Shrine.

Brigadier General Albert Pike, Western Star Lodge No. 2, Little Rock, Arkansas. Sovereign Grand Commander AASR, Southern Jurisdiction.

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, Kilwinning Lodge No. 297, MI

Field Marshal Aleksandr Suvorov, Lodge Zu den Drei Kronen, Königsberg

Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, Lodge Zur Aufrichtigen Herzen, Frankfurt

General Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, Lodge at Trim No. 494, Meath, Ireland

Roy Acuff, East Nashville Lodge No. 560, TN

Louis Armstrong Montgomery Lodge No. 18 PHA, NY (unverified: was a member of Knights of Pythias)

Johann Christian Bach, Lodge of Nine Muses No. 235, London

Josephine Baker in France

Frédéric Bartholdi, Lodge Alsace-Lorraine, Paris

William “Count” Basie, Wisdom Lodge No. 102, Chicago, IL

Irving Berlin, Munn Lodge No. 190, New York, NY

Gutzon Borglum, Howard Lodge No. 35, NY

Roy Clark, Jenks Lodge No. 497, OK

Ludwig van Beethoven

George M. Cohan, Pacific Lodge No. 223, CA

Nat King Cole, Thomas Waller Lodge No. 49, Los Angeles, CA, PHA

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Social Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC, PHA

Sir Banister Flight Fletcher, Authors Lodge No. 3456, London

Sir William S. Gilbert, Lodge St. Machar No. 54, Aberdeen, Scotland

Lionel Hampton, Boyer Lodge No. 1, New York, NY, PHA

William C. Handy, Hiram Lodge No. 4, New York, NY, PHA

Joseph Haydn, Lodge Zur Wahren Eintracht, Vienna

Franz Liszt, Lodge Zur Einigkeit, Frankfurt

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lodge Zur Woltatigkeit, Vienna; Lodge Zur Wahren Eintracht

Alfons Mucha, Paris; founder of Czech Freemasonry

Tex Ritter, Metropolitan Lodge No. 646, CA

Adolphe Sax, Loge Les Vrais Amis de L’Union

Jean Sibelius, Suomi Lodge No. 1, Helsinki, Finland

John Philip Sousa, Hiram Lodge No. 10, Washington, DC

Sir Arthur Sullivan, Past Grand Organist of the United Grand Lodge of England

Mel Tillis, Branson Lodge No. 587

Bud Abbott, Daylight Lodge No. 525, MI

Cliff Arquette, Ravenwood Lodge No. 777, Chicago, IL

Gene Autry, 33°, Grand Cross. Catoosa Lodge No. 185, OK

Wallace Beery, Blaney Lodge No. 271, IL

Mel Blanc, Mid Day Lodge No. 188, OR

Ernest Borgnine, Abingdon Lodge No. 48, VA

Eddie Cantor, Munn Lodge No. 190, New York, NY

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Platte Valley Lodge No. 15, NE

Harry H. Corbett, Chevin Lodge No. 6848, UK

Charles Correll, Trio Lodge No. 57, Chicago, IL

Donald Crisp, Harry S. Orme Lodge No. 458, CA

Jim Davidson. British comedian [1]

Cecil B. DeMille, Prince of Orange Lodge No. 16, NY

Richard Dix, Harry S. Orme Lodge No. 458, CA

Douglas Fairbanks, Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, CA

W.C. Fields, E. Coppee Mitchell Lodge No. 605, Philadelphia, PA

J.D. Fortune, Oakville Lodge No. 400, Oakville, ON

Clark Gable, Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, CA

Arthur Godfrey, Acacia Lodge No. 18, Washington, DC

Freeman Gosden, Petersburg Lodge No. 15, VA

D.W. Griffith, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, NY

Oliver Hardy, Solomon Lodge No. 20, Jacksonville, Florida

Anthony Harper, Baraboo Lodge No. 34, Barbaoo, Wisconsin; Past Master

Harry Houdini Initiated Aug 21, 1923, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, NYC

Sir Henry Irving, Jerusalem Lodge No. 44, London

Burl Ives, Magnolia (now Magnolia-La Cumbre) Lodge No. 242, CA

Al Jolson, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, NY

Harold Lloyd, Hamilton Lodge No. 535, Hollywood, CA; Shriner

Harpo Marx

Louis B. Mayer, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York, NY

Tom Mix, Utopia Lodge No. 537, CA

Audie Murphy, Hollywood Lodge No. 542, North Hollywood, CA

Bronson Pinchot, Harford Lodge No. 445, Hop Bottom, PA

Richard Pryor, Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, IL

Michael Richards, Riviera Lodge No. 780, CA

Alfred, John, Albert, Charles, William, August and Henry Ringling and their father, August Rüngeling, Baraboo Lodge No. 34, Baraboo, WI

Jimmie Rodgers, John L. Spinks Lodge No. 507, MS

Roy Rogers, Hollywood Lodge No. 355, CA

Will Rogers, Claremore Lodge No. 55, OK

Peter Sellers, Chelsea Lodge No. 3098, London, England

Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton, Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Vincennes, IN

Robert Pershing Wadlow, Franklin Lodge No. 25, Alton, IL

Hal B. Wallis, Prudence Lodge No. 958, Chicago, IL

Jack Warner, Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles, CA

John Wayne, Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, AZ

Ed Wynn, Philadelphia Lodge No. 9, PA

Darryl F. Zanuck, Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, Los Angeles, CA

Florenz Ziegfeld, Accordia Lodge No. 277

Adolph Zukor, Centennial Lodge No. 763, New York, NY

John Jacob Astor, W.M. Holland Lodge No. 8, NY

Samuel Bronfman, Covenant Lodge No. 108, QC

André Citroën, Lodge La Philosophie Positive, Paris

Samuel Colt, St. John’s Lodge, Hartford, CT

Edwin Drake, Oil Creek Lodge No. 3, Titusville, PA

Eberhard Faber, Chancellor Walworth Lodge No. 271, New York, NY

Henry Ford, Palestine Lodge No. 357, Detroit, MI

Samuel Gompers, Dawson Lodge No. 16, Washington, DC

Charles Hilton, William B. Warren Lodge No. 309, IL

Frank G. Hoover, William McKinley Lodge No. 431, OH

Melvin Jones, Garden City Lodge No. 141, Illinois

Sebastian S. Kresge, Palestine Lodge No. 357, Detroit, MI

Sir Thomas Lipton, Scotia Lodge No. 178, Glasgow w

Frederick L. Maytag, Newton Lodge No. 59, IA

John J. McLaughlin, Cedar Lodge No. 270, Oshawa, ON

R. Samuel McLaughlin, Cedar Lodge No. 270, Oshawa, ON; Past Grand Steward; 75-year member

John Molson, St. Paul’s Lodge, No. 374, Montreal, QC; Past Provincial Grand Master of Lower Canada

Ransom E. Olds, Capitol Lodge No. 66, Lansing, MI

J.C. Penney, Wasatch Lodge No. 1, Salt Lake City, UT

George Pullman, Renovation Lodge No. 97, Albion, NY

A. Philip Randolph, Joppa Lodge No. 55, NYC USA

James Mayer Rothschild Initiated Oct. 24, 1802: Emulation Lodge No. 12, London

Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Emulation Lodge No. 12, London

David Sarnoff, Strict Observance Lodge No. 94, NY

Dave Thomas, Sol. D. Bayless Lodge No. 359, Fort Wayne, IN

Steve Wozniak, Charity Jarman Lodge No. 362, Campbell, CA

Sir Richard Francis Burton, Hope Lodge, Kurrachee, Scinde, India

Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC; established Antarctica Lodge No. 777 under the Grand Lodge of New Zealand d

Kit Carson, Montezuma Lodge No. 109, Taos, NM

William Clark, Saint Lewis Lodge No. 111, PA

Matthew Henson, Celestial Lodge No. 3, PHA, New York, NY

Meriwether Lewis, Door to Virtue Lodge No. 44, VA; founder, St. Louis Lodge No. 111, St. Louis, MO under the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania a

Charles Lindbergh, Keystone Lodge No. 243, MO

Commodore Robert Peary, Kane Lodge No. 454, New York, NY

Sir Robert Falcon Scott, Drury Lane Lodge No. 2127, London; Navy Lodge No. 2612

Sir Ernest Shackleton, Navy Lodge No. 2612

Matthew Webb, Neptune Lodge No. 22

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Lodge Amalia, Weimar

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Lodge Zu den Drei Goldenen Rosen

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), Raised 1778 Loge des Neuf Sœurs, Paris

Harold Ballard, Corinthian Lodge No. 481, GRC

Avery Brundage, North Shore Lodge No. 937, Chicago, IL

Ty Cobb, Royston Lodge No. 426, Detroit, MI

Jack Dempsey, Kenwood Lodge No. 800, Chicago, IL

Peter Ebdon, former snooker world champion

Rogers Hornsby, Beacon Lodge No. 3, St. Louis, MO O

Tim Horton, Kroy Lodge No. 676, Toronto, ON

Jack Johnson, Lodge Forfar and Kincardine No. 225, Dundee, Scotland

Duke Kahanamoku, Surfer. Hawaiian Lodge No. 21, F.& A.M.

Arnold Palmer, Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275, Latrobe, PA

Branch Rickey, Tuscan Lodge No. 360, St. Louis, MO

Sugar Ray Robinson, Joppa Lodge No. 55, NY, PHA

Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., Clear Lake Lodge No. 1417, Seabrook, TX

Leroy Gordon Cooper, Carbondale Lodge No. 82, Carbondale, CO

Donn F. Eisele, Luthor B. Turner Lodge No. 732, Columbus, OH

John Glenn, Concord Lodge No. 688, Concord, OH

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Mitchell Lodge No. 228, Mitchell, IN

James Irwin, Tejon Lodge No. 104, Colorado Springs, CO

Edgar Mitchell, Artesia Lodge No. 28, Artesia, NM

Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Canaveral Lodge No. 339, Cocoa Beach, FL

Thomas Stafford, Western Star Lodge No. 138, Weatherford, OK K

James E. Webb, University Lodge No. 408, Chapel Hill, NC

Paul J. Weitz, Lawrence Lodge No. 708, Erie, PA

Writers, journalists, and publishers

Andrew Bell, Lodge St. David No. 36, Edinburgh

James Boswell, Master of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge for two terms, Depute GM Scotland 1776-78

Robert Burns, Saint David’s Lodge No. 2174, Tarbolton; many others

Lord William Byron, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (Moderns) )

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, MO

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Phoenix Lodge No. 257, Southsea, Hampshire

Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian Loge des Neuf Sœurs, Paris

Edward Gibbon, Lodge of Friendship No. 3, London

Edgar Guest, Ashler Lodge No. 91, Detroit, MI

William Hagan, Euclid Lodge, Stoughton, MA

Rudyard Kipling, Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782. E.C., Lahore, India; founding member, The Builders of the Silent Cities Lodge No. 12, St. Omer, France, F.R.

Mark Lemon, Globe Lodge No. 23, London n

John B. MacLean, Ionic Lodge No. 25, Toronto, ON

Dr. Robert Moray, Edinburgh [Lodge] 1641

Norman Vincent Peale, Midwood Lodge No. 1062, Brooklyn, NY

Alexander Pope, Lodge Goat-at-the-Foot-of-the-Haymarket No. 16, London

Aleksandr Pushkin, Lodge Ovid, Kischinev

Theodor Reuss, occultist and head of O.T.O., Pilger Loge #238 (UGLE) 1878, and excluded 1880, also Grandmaster of Rite of Memphis-Misraïm, 1913.

Rafael Sabatini, Jerusalem Lodge No. 197, London n

Friedrich Schiller, Rudolstadt Lodge, Berlin

Sir Walter Scott, Saint David Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh

Robert W. Service, Yukon Lodge No. 45, Dawson City, YT

Gordon Sinclair, John Ross Robertson Lodge No. 545, Toronto, ON

Jonathan Swift, Lodge Goat-at-the-Foot-of-the-Haymarket No. 16, London, England; Lodge No. 16, Dublin, Ireland

Roy Thomson, North Bay Lodge No. 617

Anthony Trollope, Banagher Lodge No. 306, Ireland

Lew Wallace, Fountain Lodge No. 60, Covington, IN

Oscar Wilde, Apollo University Lodge No. 357, Oxford

Sir P.G. Wodehouse, Jerusalem Lodge No. 197, London

Izzy Einstein, Emanuel Lodge No. 654, NY

Henry Frye Prince Hall Freemason, Khalif Temple No. 144 of the Shrine,

J. Edgar Hoover, 33°, Grand Cross. Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC C

John Marshall, Past Grand Master of Virginia

Moe Smith, Emanuel Lodge No. 654, NY

Earl Warren, Past Grand Master of California

Piotr Karamański, ul.Świerkowa 19 34-100 Wadowice, Poland

Roscoe Pound

Sir Edward Victor Appleton, Isaac Newton Lodge No. 859, Cambridge

Elias Ashmole, Warrington Lodge, Lancashire

Vannevar Bush, Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, Cambridge, MA

Erasmus Darwin, St. David’s Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh

John Theophilus Desaguliers, Past Grand Master of England

John Fitch, Bristol Lodge No. 25, Bristol, PA A

Sir Alexander Fleming, London Scottish Rifles Lodge No. 2310; Past Master (later, Secretary) of Sancta Maria Lodge No. 2682; Past Master (later, Treasurer) of Misericordia Lodge No. 3286, 1935; Past Junior Grand Warden, Senior Grand Deacon 1942; Grand Warden, 1948 UGLE; Received the Distinguished Service Citation of the Grand Lodge of New York, USA.

Sir Sandford Fleming, St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 16, Toronto, ON

Richard Jordan Gatling, Centre Lodge No. 23, Indianapolis, IN N

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, founding member of the Grand Orient of France

James Hoban, founder, Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC

Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Aesculapius Lodge No. 2410

Edward Jenner, Royal Berkeley Lodge of Faith and Friendship No. 449, Berkeley, Gloucestershire e

Charles G. King, Whitman Lodge No. 49, Pullman, WA

Charles Horace Mayo, Rochester Lodge No. 21, MN

William James Mayo, Rochester Lodge No. 21, MN

Franz Mesmer, Lodge Les Philadelphes, France

Albert Abraham Michelson, Washington Lodge No. 21, New York, NY

Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Loge des Neuf Sœurs, Paris

Wilhelm Ostwald, Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge Zur Aufgehenden Sonne, Bayreuth

Charles Robert Richet, Lodge Cosmos, France

George Shillibeer, Etonian Lodge of St. John No. 209, Windsor

William Stukeley, Salutation Tavern Lodge, London

Sir Christopher Wren, Lodge of Antiquity No. 2 2

“Mason” generally refers to a Master Mason, or one who has received all three of the initiatory degrees of Freemasonry. Those who have received only the Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft degrees are initiated members, but without all the rights and privileges accorded to Master Masons.

General Nathan Bedford Forrest was initiated into the first degree of Freemasonry, but he never completed his second and third degrees and never returned to Lodge.

President Lyndon B. Johnson was initiated into the first degree of Freemasonry, but his congressional duties made it impossible for him to pursue the second and third degrees.