This is a list of notable Freemasons. Freemasonry is a fraternal
organization which 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. Such records are most often kept at the
individual Lodge level, and may be lost due to fire, flood,
deterioration, or simple carelessness. Grand Lodge governance may
have shifted or reorganized, resulting in further loss of records on
the member or the name, number, location or even existence of the
Lodge in question. In areas of the world where Masonry has been
suppressed by governments, records of entire Grand Lodges have been
destroyed. Because of this, masonic membership can sometimes be
difficult to verify.
Jose Abad Santos, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Abd al-Qadir, Sufi mystic, scholar and political leader
John Abbott Canadian Prime Minister (1891 - 1892). Initiated St. Paul's, No. 374, E.R., Montreal, 1847.
William "Bud" Abbott of the Abbott & Costello comedy team.
Nicanor Abelardo, Filipino composer. Raised in Luzon Lodge No. 57
Sherman Adams Governor of New Hampshire and U.S. Congressman.
Gregorio Aglipay, first Filipino Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church
Emilio Aguinaldo First President of the Philippines. Pilar Lodge No. 203 (now Pilar Lodge No. 15)
at Imus Cavite and was founder of Magdalo Lodge No. 31 (renamed Emilio Aguinaldo Lodge No. 31 in his honor)
Agustín I of Mexico, emperor of Mexico
Nelson Aldrich, United States Senator from Rhode Island. Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island 1877-78, member of What Cheer lodge.
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Astronaut. Montclair Lodge No. 144, New Jersey.
Elizabeth Aldworth, Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft Degree
Vasile Alecsandri Romanian Poet, playwright, politician and diplomat.
José Eloy Alfaro Delgado - President of Ecuador
Eugène Goblet d'Alviella, Vice-chancellor of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Belgian senator
Salvador Allende Socialist president of Chile (1970-1973). Lodge Progreso No. 4, Valparaíso.
Ezra Ames, Portrait painter
Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, English physicist. Initiated into Lodge Progresso No. 4 in 1935.
Jules Anspach, Belgian Liberal politician
Galicano Apacible, Filipino politician
Sir Edward Victor Appleton, English Physicist. Nobel Prize 1947. Isaac Newton Lodge No. 859, Cambridge.
Dennis Archer, US Politician. Geometry Lodge #49 (Prince Hall), Detroit
Constantin Argetoianu, Prime Minister of Romania, 1939
Lewis Addison Armistead, Confederate general during the American Civil War. Alexandria-Washington Lodge #22, Alexandria, Virginia
Louis Armstrong, Jazz musician. Montgomery Lodge No. 18 (Prince Hall), New York.
Frank S. Land, member of the Ivanhoe Lodge #446 on June 29, 1912 in Kansas City. He was the founder of DeMolay International.
Joseph Lamar, US Associate Justice (1888-1893), Webb Lodge No. 166 F.& A.M., Augusta, Georgia
Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven (18731932), Afrikaans writer and member of South African parliament
José P. Laurel, President of the Japanese-Sponsored Republic of the Philippines during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Batangas Lodge No. 383 under the Gran Oriente Espanol, (renamed Batangas Lodge No. 35 under the Grand Lodge of the Philippines)
Leopold I of Belgium, king of Belgium
Meriwether Lewis, Explorer, Lewis and Clark expedition. Door to Virtue Lodge No. 44, Albemarle County, Virginia.
Frank Licht, Politician. Governor of Rhode Island (1969-1973)
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, composer of La Marseillaise
Pascal Lissouba, president of the Republic of the Congo, 1992-1997.
Franz Liszt, Composer. Lodge zur Einigkeit, Frankurt.
Charles Lindbergh, US Aviator and chairman of the America First Committee, Keystone Lodge No. 243, St. Louis, Mo.
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Grandmaster of the Grand Orient de France during the French Revolution
Trent Lott, Former majority leader of the US Senate
Harold Lloyd, silent film comedian and Imperial Potentate of the Shriners of North America, 1949-50
Graciano López Jaena, Filipino writer and journalist in the Philippine Revolution. Worshipful Master at Logia Povernir No. 2.
Juan Luna, Filipino painter and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the 1800s.
Raised in Paris, France, under the auspices of Lodge Solidaridad 53.
Apolinario Mabini, First prime minister, 1899. September 1892 at Logia Balagtas 149 under the Grand Oriente Espanol.
Sir John A. Macdonald, The first Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada
(1867 - 1873 and 1878-1891). Began the creation of rail service across Canada.
St. John's Lodge No. 758, Kingston, Ontario. Honourary Past Grand Senior Warden
John Bayne Maclean, Canadian founder of Maclean's Magazine and President of Maclean's Publishing Co. Ionic Lodge No. 25, Toronto, ON.
Robert Macoy, US publisher and organizer of Eastern Star
Titu Maiorescu Romanian literary critic and politician, Prime Minister of Romania (1913-14).
John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States (1801-1835), Grand Master of Virginia from 1793-1795
Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice (1967-1991), Coal Creek Lodge No. 88, Tulsa, Oklahoma PHA
General Douglas MacArthur, US General during World War II, Manila Lodge No. 1, 1936, Philippines
Harpo Marx, US film comedian
Francis Mason, American missionary and zoologist
Giuseppe Mazzini Italian Revolutionary, Grand Master of the Grande Oriente d'Italia
John S. McCain, Sr. (1884-1945), US admiral, Carrollton Lodge No. 36
John S. McCain, Jr. (1911-1981), US admiral, made "Mason at Sight", Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, 1975, enrolled St. John's Lodge No. 11
Henry Joy McCracken, Member of the Society of the United Irishmen
William McKinley, U.S. President. Hiram Lodge No. 21, Virginia. Demitted from same to become a Charter Member of Eagle Lodge No. 431, Canton, Ohio (a.k.a. William McKinley Lodge)
Samuel McLaughlin, Founder and President of the McLaughlin Carriage Co. which
later became General Motors of Canada. Cedar Lodge No. 270, Oshawa, Ontario.
Grand Steward in 1945, 75 year member in the Craft. Royal Arch, Knight Templar,
President of Oshawa Shrine Club.
John McLean, US Associate Justice (1829-1861)
Ned Ray McWherter, Governor of Tennessee (1987-1995)
Sebastião de Melo, Marquis of Pombal, 18th century Portuguese statesman
Sir Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia, Austral Temple Lodge No. 110, VC
Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, Spanish minister of the Treasury, Taller Sublime, Cádiz
George Middleton, Third Master of African Lodge #459 (Prince Hall)
J. B. Milam (1884-1949), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, 32 degree Mason
Sherman Minton, US Associate Justice (1949-1956)
Ion Minulescu Romanian poet, novelist, short story writer, journalist, literary critic and playwright.
Kweisi Mfume, President NAACP, Mount Olive Lodge No. 25, Baltimore, Maryland (Prince Hall).
John Molson, Founder of Molson Breweries. St. Paul's Lodge, No. 374 UGLE, Montreal. Past Provincial Grand Master.
Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and television presenter, Chelsea Lodge No.3098
James Monroe U.S. President, Williamsburg Lodge No. 6, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Jacque-Étienne Montgolfier, co-inventor of the Hot air balloon, 1745 - 1799. Initiated 1784, Loge des Neuf Soeurs, Paris
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, co-inventor of the Hot air balloon, 1740 - 1810. Initiated 1806, Loge des Neuf Soeurs, Paris
William H. Moody, US Associate Justice (1906-1910)
Robert Moray, Scottish philosopher, Edinburgh [Lodge] 1641.
John Hunt Morgan General for the Confederate States of America, Daviess Lodge #22, Lexington, Kentucky
Robert Morris, Poet Laureate of Freemasonry and founder of the Order of the Eastern Star
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer. Zur Wohltätigkeit (Charity) Lodge, Austria. Composed several pieces of Masonic ritual music, the first at age 11
Leopold Mozart, Father of Amadeus, Zur Wohltätigkeit (Charity) Lodge, Austria.
Audie Murphy, One of the most decorated United States combat soldier of World War II
Brad Paisley, American country music artist, Southern Jurisdiction, Scottish Rite
Alexandru Paleologu Romanian essayist, literary critic, diplomat and politician
Rafael Palma, Filipino politician, writer, and educator. Fourth President of
the University of the Philippines. Bagong Buhay Lodge No. 291 (renumbered No.
16) July 14, 1908. Affiliated with Sinukuan Lodge No. 16 and in 1920 became
Grand Master, the unified Grand Lodge of the Philippine Islands.
Arnold Palmer, Professional Golfer, Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Quintin Paredes, Filipino lawyer, politician, and statesman. Raised November
29, 1913 at Sinukuan Lodge No. 16 and became its Worshipful Master in 1920. Grand Master 1922
Richard Parsons, 1st Earl of Rosse, First recorded Grandmaster of Ireland and founder of the Dublin Hellfire club
William Paterson, US Associate Justice (1793-1806) and 2nd governor of New Jersey
Norman Vincent Peale,Midwood Lodge No. 1062, Brooklyn, New York
James Cash Penney Founder of J.C. Penney's department stores. Wasatch Lodge #1 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, US Navy, The Holland Lodge No. 8, New York, New York, 1819
John J. Pershing, Commander, American Expeditionary Force, World War I, Lincoln Lodge No.19, Lincoln, Nebraska
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Navy Lodge No 2612, London
John Henry Lawrence Phillips, Bishop of Portsmouth,1960-1975: Provincial Grand Master Hampshire & Isle of Wight, 1975-1979
George Pickett, Confederate general at Gettysburg
Albert Pike, Confederate general, re-wrote rituals for Scottish Rite (Southern
Jurisdiction), author of Morals and Dogma, Western Star Lodge No. 2, Little
Rock, Arkansas. Sovereign Grand Commander AASR, Southern Jurisdiction.
John Pintard, founder of the New York Historical Society, The Holland Lodge No. 8, New York, New York
Augustus Le Plongeon, French Archaeologist. First to survey and excavate at Chitchen Itza.
Joel Roberts Poinsett, U.S. statesman, diplomat, physician and botanist.
James K. Polk, U.S. President. Initiated June 5, 1820, Columbia Lodge No. 31, Tennessee
Mariano Ponce, Filipino physician Initiated in Madrid and became Secretary of
Logia Revoluccion and Logia Solidaridad 53. He also became a 33° mason under the auspices of the Gran Oriente Español.
Eugène Edine Pottier, French composer of the Internationale
Reynato Puno, Chief Justice of the Philippines, Grandmaster of Masons, active
member of Hiram Lodge No. 88, and the Grand Lodge of the Philippines
Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet. Lodge Ovid, Kischinev, 1821
William Preston, Author of Illustrations of Masonry.
Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor. Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, Illinois
Manuel L. Quezon, First president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines under
U.S. occupation rule in the early period of the 20th century. Raised March 17,
1908 at Sinukuan Lodge No. 272 (renamed Sinukuan Lodge No. 16). first Filipino
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Philippine Islands that was established
Alphonso Taft, U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of War. Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Ohio
William Howard Taft, U.S. President. Made a "Mason at sight" inside Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Ohio, February 18, 1909 Kilwinning Lodge No. 356, Ohio
Mehmed Talat, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. Initiated into Macedonia Risorta Lodge, Thessaloniki,1903. First Grand Master of Ottoman Grand Orient (1909-1910)
Christian Tell Romanian politician, 1848 revolutionary, Mayor of Bucharest.
Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy's, raised as a Master Mason in Sol. D. Bayless Lodge No. 359 Fort Wayne, Indiana. Conferred the 32nd Degree, N.M.J., on 11/16/1961, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Strom Thurmond US Senator from South Carolina and segregationist candidate for the United States presidency in 1948
John Tipton, American politician
Nicolae Titulescu Romanian diplomat, government minister, President of the League of Nations.
Thomas Todd, US Associate Justice (1807-1826)
Robert Trimble, US Associate Justice (1826-1828). Union #16 in Paris, Kentucky
Harry S Truman, U.S. President, Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton, Missouri. Grand Master of Missouri, 1940-1941
Mark Twain, American author. Polar Star Lodge No. 79, A.F.& A.M., St. Louis,
Missouri. (Suspended for non-payment of dues and later reinstated April 24,
1867. Demitted October 1867, but recorded as having visited Carson City Lodge U.D. in February and March 1868.)
John Yarker - English occultist - 1° Lodge of Integrity No. 189 (later 163)
Manchester, October 25, 1854, affiliated with Fidelity Lodge No. 623 April 27,
1855 - Expelled from the Ancient and Accepted Rite and Demitted (from all
regular Freemasonry), 1862