Famous Masons

There were many famous men in history who were freemasons (significantly more than appear on this list).  We offer this as “a starter list” of some of the best known Masons, and will continue to build the list as time goes on.  We will also be building biographies of selected masons on this list.  By clicking on the term [biography] after a name , you will be able to access an account of the individual’s life. Names followed by  an asterisk (*)  indicate the mason was either a member of St. John’s Lodge or at some point had some involvement or association with St. John’s Lodge No. 1.   Again, this list represents a long term “work in progress”, so check back often to see who we have added to the list and find out more information about selected masons in the biography sections .

Sherman Adams

Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold

Gene Autry

“Count” William Basie

Daniel Carter Beard

Irving Berlin

Adm. Arleigh Burke

Adm. Richard E. Byrd

Col. Joshua Chamberlain

Gen. Claire Lee Chennault

Walter P. Chrysler

Gen. Mark Clark

William Clark

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

Ty Cobb

Nat King Cole

Gen. Henry Dearborn*

Jack (William Harrison) Dempsey

Gen. James “Jimmy” Doolittle

Adm. David Farragut

Gerald Ford

Henry Ford

Benjamin Franklin

Clark Gable

John Hancock

Andrew Jackson

Capt. John Paul Jones*  [biography]

Meriwether Lewis

Charles Lindbergh

Arthur MacArthur

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

John Marshall

Gen. George C. Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

William McKinley

James Monroe

Audie Murphy

Gen. John J. (“Black Jack”) Pershing

James K. Polk

Paul Revere

Eddie Rickenbacker

Franklin D. Roosevelt  [biography]

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

“Red” Skelton

John Philip Sousa

Gen. John Stark

Gen. John Sullivan*

William Howard Taft

Lowell Thomas

Harry S. Truman

George Washington [biography]

John Wayne

Gen. Johnathan M. Wainwright

Sir John Wentworth*

Capt. Hopley Yeaton*