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Mason Tradition

From the founding fathers to legendary writers, there have been many famous Masons. Just take a moment and see who some of your Brothers are. These are some of the most notable members, representing a wide variety of professions.

US Presidents:

  • George Washington – Distinguished Worshipful Master
  • James Monroe
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Thomas Jefferson – Rumored Connection
  • James Madison – Rumored Connection
  • William McKinley
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • William H. Taft
  • Warren Harding
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Harry Truman
  • Gerald Ford
  • Lyndon B. Johnson – Only Completed 1st Degree

American Leaders:

  • Benjamin Franklin – Became Grand Master in 1734 and edited and published the first Masonic book in America
  • Thomas Paine – Wrote an essay on the origin of Free-Masonry in the early 19th century and was suspected of being a Mason
  • Samuel Adams – Believed to be a Mason or connected in some way
  • Patrick Henry – Believed to be a Mason or connected in some way
  • Francis Scott Key – Believed to be a Mason or connected in some way
  • John Hancock
  • Paul Revere
  • Elbridge Gerry
  • Josiah Bartlett
  • George Clinton
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Jesse Helms
  • Lloyd Bentsen
  • Strom Thurmond
  • And many other Congressman & Governors

Masons can be found everywhere and anywhere. Silvio Derlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, was a member of Lodge P2. Latin American politicians Simón Bolívar and Salvador Allende were Masons. Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England, was a Mason. Joseph Smith and other church founders were Freemasons. Brigham Young was affiliated with the Masons. Civil Rights leaders like Booker T Washington, Jessie Jackson and NAACP founder W.E.B. Dubois.

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