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BIBLIOGRAPHY
FAMOUS FREEMASONS
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Installation Night at Lodge Immortal
Biographies of a few freemasons
[Liberal arts and sciences]
THE question must be asked, what purpose is served by compiling lists of famous men who also happen to have been freemasons?
Is it to demonstrate Freemasonry’s beneficial and inspiring effect on men who have gone on to make a positive impact on their world, or is it a need on the part of contemporary freemasons to "ride on the coat-tails" of others?
Without a careful review of lodge records, there is no way of knowing if these men ever attended a meeting after their initiation, much less if the teachings of Freemasonry played any role in their lives. Harry S Truman left a record of active masonic service, while the Duke of Wellington in his later years could not even remember having joined.
There have been those, such as Léo Taxil and Éliphas Lévi, who were initiated and then expelled. They are, in some fashion, famous, and at one time they were, in some fashion, freemasons. A definitive list should therefore include their names, although few freemasons would wish to draw attention to them.
And then there are those such as Henry Ford who made a profound impact on our world but whose personal beliefs may not have reflected the best of human nature. Honesty dictates that we record their names, celebrate their contributions and recognize their failings.
A list of famous freemasons is not a list of perfect men but simply of men who have tried to make this a better world. The purpose for such a list should be the remembrance of those members of the Craft who in some fashion embodied the ideals of Freemasonry. That is the purpose of this list.

Antiquarians
  • Elias Ashmole
  • William Stukeley

  • Archaeology
  • Giovanni Belzoni
  • Augustus Le Plongeon
  • Sir Charles Warren

  • Architecture
  • George Pigrum Bowie
  • Pierre Charles L’Enfant
  • Francis M. Rattenbury
  • Sir Christopher Wren

  • Artists
  • Frédéric Bartholdi
  • Mel Blanc
  • "Billy" De Beck
  • Palmer Cox
  • H.J. DeForest
  • Harold Gray
  • William Hogarth
  • Winsor McCay
  • George McManus
  • Alphonse Mucha

  • Athletics
  • Harold Ballard
  • Avery Brundage
  • Alexander Cartwright
  • Tim Horton
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Lord Stanley
  • Fred "Cyclone" Taylor

  • British Columbia
  • Robert Pim Butchart
  • Dr. Frederick Dally
  • Arthur Delamont
  • David G. Dick
  • Luthor Watts Doney
  • Henry Holbrook
  • Frederick W. Howay
  • Josias Hughes
  • John T. Marshall
  • Major Matthews
  • "JJ" Miller
  • Sewell P. Moody
  • Jonathan Nutt
  • William Ogilvie
  • H.A.D. Oliver
  • Israel W. Powell
  • Rev. Acton Sillitoe

  • Civics
  • Dan Beard
  • William Jennings Bryan
  • Melvin Jones
  • Oliver Kelley
  • Gus Loehr
  • Justus H. Rathbone
  • Uriah S. Stevens
  • John Jordan Upchurch

  • Craftsmen
  • William Dudley

  • Commerce
  • Nat Bailey
  • Sir George Bury
  • E. B. Eddy
  • Henry Ford
  • King C. Gillette
  • James Welton Horne
  • Alexander Keith
  • Thomas Lipton
  • Rowland Macy
  • Hart Massey
  • John J. McLaughlin
  • John Molson, Sr.
  • Dr. John Stith Pemberton
  • J. C. Penney
  • Colonel Sanders
  • Joseph E. Seagram
  • George Shillibeer
  • Dave Thomas
  • John Wanamaker
  • Charles Woodward

  • Diplomacy
  • D'Eon De Beaumont
  • Giovanni Casanova

  • Education
  • Francis Bellamy
  • Dr. James Naismith
  • Joseph-François Perrault
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Charles H. Wesley

  • Entertainment
  • Bud Abbott
  • Gene Autry
  • Clyde Beatty
  • Wallace Beery
  • Billy Bevan
  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Buffalo Bill Cody
  • Cantinflas
  • Cecil B. DeMille
  • W.C. Fields
  • Glenn Ford
  • Arthur Godfrey
  • D. W. Griffith
  • Oliver Hardy
  • Harry Houdini
  • Sir Henry Irving
  • Burl Ives
  • Danny Thomas
  • Harold C. Lloyd
  • Harpo Marx
  • Tom Mix
  • Audie Murphy
  • Dick Powell
  • Tyrone Power Sr.
  • Richard Pryor
  • Don Rickles
  • Ringling Brothers
  • Will Rogers
  • “Chic” Sale
  • Peter Sellers
  • Red Skelton
  • C. Aubrey Smith
  • John Wayne
  • Ed Wynn

  • Esoterica
  • Cagliostro
  • Paul Foster Case
  • Manly P. Hall
  • Fringe Freemasons

  • Explorers
  • Sir Joseph Banks
  • Sir Richard Burton
  • George Carmack
  • Henry Larsen
  • Frederick Schwatka
  • Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • Freemasonry
  • Dr. James Anderson
  • John Barney
  • Rev. Erastus Burr
  • William Byron
  • Duke of Connaught
  • Harry Carr
  • Carl H. Claudy
  • Delmar D. Darrah
  • Dr. Chetwode Crawley
  • Rev. John Desaguliers
  • William Dodd
  • John Coustos
  • Hippolyto Da Costa
  • Jeremy L. Cross
  • Laurence Dermott
  • Thomas Dunckerley
  • Robert Freke Gould
  • Prince Hall
  • William James Hughan
  • Karl Gotthelf Hund
  • William Hutchinson
  • Otto Klotz
  • Albert Gallatin Mackey
  • Rob Morris
  • Joseph Fort Newton
  • George Oliver
  • Albert Pike
  • William Saint Clair
  • Richard Parsons
  • William Preston
  • Chevalier Ramsay
  • Anthony Sayer
  • Joseph A. Walkes Jr.
  • George William Speth
  • Matthew Thomson
  • Thomas Smith Webb
  • Philip, Duke of Wharton
  • Henry Whymper

  • Human Rights
  • John Brown
  • Jean-Henri Dunant
  • Rev. Josiah Henson

  • Law
  • Roscoe Pound

  • Law enforcement
  • Izzy & Moe
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Robert McBeath VC
  • Malcolm MacLennan

  • Literature
  • James Boswell
  • Robert Burns
  • George Gordon Byron
  • Lord Chesterfield
  • Samuel Clemens
  • Palmer Cox
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Edward Gibbon
  • Johann W. Goethe
  • Edgar A. Guest
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • G.E. Lessing
  • Charles Mair
  • Edwin Markham
  • Alexander Pope
  • Aleksander Pushkin
  • Walter Scott
  • Robert W. Service
  • Gordon Sinclair
  • John Steinbeck
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Anthony Trollope
  • Voltaire
  • Lew Wallace
  • Oscar Wilde
  • P. G. Wodehouse

  • Medicine
  • Sir Alexander Fleming
  • Joseph Guillotine
  • Edward Jenner

  • Military
  • Roy Brown
  • Charles Cornwallis
  • Edward Cornwallis
  • Arthur Currie
  • Simon Fraser of Lovat
  • Basil Deacon Hobbs
  • John Jellicoe
  • Berek Joselewicz
  • Lord Kitchener
  • Gilbert Lafayette
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • "Wop" May
  • Horatio Nelson
  • Sam Steele
  • Aleksandr Suvorov
  • Alfred von Tirpitz
  • Duke of Wellington
  • Victoria Cross recipients

  • Music
  • Johann Christian Bach
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Irving Berlin
  • Charles Burnett ("Howlin' Wolf")
  • William S. Gilbert
  • Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Rouget de Lisles
  • Franz Liszt
  • Wolfgang Mozart
  • Oscar Peterson
  • Jean Sibelius
  • Friedrich Von Schiller
  • Arthur Sullivan
  • Rick Wakeman

  • Publishing
  • Andrew Bell
  • Douglas W. Higgins
  • Mark Lemon
  • John Maclean
  • Roy Thomson of Fleet

  • Photography
  • Harry T. Devine

  • Religion
  • Robert E. B. Baylor
  • William Miller
  • Norman Vincent Peale
  • Swami Vivekananda

  • Science and invention
  • Vannevar Bush
  • Erasmus Darwin
  • Sir Sandford Fleming
  • Dr. Richard J. Gatling
  • Antonio Meucci
  • Montgolfier Brothers
  • Joel R. Poinsett
  • Royal Society
  • Space exploration
  • Steve Wozniak

  • Statecraft
  • Salvador Allende
  • Simon Bolivar
  • Charles Bradlaugh
  • Chief Joseph Brant
  • Edmund Burke
  • Chief Tecumseh
  • B.C. Premiers
  • B.C. Lieutenant Governors
  • Canadian Prime Ministers
  • Winston Churchill
  • DeWitt Clinton
  • Francesco Crispi
  • Georges-Jacques Danton
  • Amor de Cosmos
  • Earl de Grey and Ripon
  • Edward VII, of England
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Frederick the Great
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • James VI, of Scotland
  • LaGuardia
  • Charles Montesquieu
  • Daniel O'Connell
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Sir Stamford Raffles
  • José Rizal
  • Cecil J. Rhodes
  • Joey Smallwood
  • Harold Stassen
  • Harry S Truman
  • Vancouver City Mayors
  • George Washington
  • John Wilkes
  • Ernest Winch

  • Anti-masons
  • Bernard Faÿ
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Sergei A. Nilus
  • Pope Pius IX

  • Non-masons
  • Aga Khan III
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Francis Bacon
  • Lord Baden-Powell
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Josip Broz "Tito"
  • Sir Guy Carleton
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Jean Champollion
  • Captain James Cook
  • Dante
  • Robert Fludd
  • "Friz" Freleng
  • Napoleon Hill
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Barack Obama
  • Carroll O'Conner
  • Dom Pernety
  • Charles Taze Russell
  • Augusto Pinochet Ugarte
  • Antoine-Joseph Sax
  • William Shakespeare
  • James Smithson
  • Sir Richard Steele
  • Bram Stoker
  • Charles-Maurice de Tallyrand
  • Sun Yat-sen
  • Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Tito (Josip Broz)
  • Theobald Wolfe Tone
  • Richard Wagner
  • John Wesley
  • H. G. Wells
  • Lejzer Ludvig Zamenhof

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