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I found a book from a Masonic Lodge that is in code

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posted on May, 9 2011 @ 04:04 AM
If you are all so concerned about what is written in the book, there is a simple way to decode it. It is not secret anymore, everything is on the net to be seen.
Just look at the front cover of the book. It will indicate as to what level the book relates to. Then simply, let Google do the work for you. There are numerous decyphered manuscripts to be found.

The book will not reveal any secrets to you, trust me. It is full of boring speeches and footwork.
The real fun is in the actual experince of the Degrees.

So, go ahead and do a search.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 05:30 AM

Originally posted by SnedsDawg
I do not think that the book should be given back for two reasons.

1. If you found it then you are holding something that is very valuable and quite difficult to come by unless you're currently a Mason, or know someone on the inside willing to break their rules. This is quite a good find and I would hold onto it.

2. For a society who has nothing to hide, then why not publish the books to the public? If the knowledge and truth in these books is so important, then why withhold it from the general public? The very fact that Masons are quite quick try and recover their texts doesn't exactly show transparency to the world.

I'm 50-50 on the issue of uploading it to ATS, but whatever you do OP, uploading it or not, just don't return the book. Not many people who are outside the Mason community get a chance to have one, and it would make a great addition to any enthusiasts library.

These books can be purchased quite readily on e-bay for next to nothing . Everything in them has already been published for public consumption , such as in books like "Look to the East" and "Duncan's Ritual" (both of which can be found on for under $10 or be read for free on the internet) for more years than we have been around . The only value they hold is to the Mason who owned them . And the biggest reason that we put "please return to the Lodge " in them is that these books cost money , and if we can get them back , then we can give them to someone else and this saves on having to purchase new books .

The information contained in these books are already on-line and can be found by a simple Google search so why take the time to scan them all in and publish them ?

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 05:54 AM
OP, just so you know, the red writing is floor work.
The black writing is ritual.

If you decipher it all, you will truly know more than any master mason in my lodge. ( we are a bit sloppy on the sloppy work)

To all who are worried about the secrets in the book, There are none. The book is a guide on how to open, close the lodge for different degrees and regular meetings. I wish you could all read it.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 08:10 AM
For all of you who seem ignorant to the obvious... You really think it is a good idea to tell this fellow to upload the text of a copywrited book to the internet?

Seriously, you don't think you are setting the poor guy up to be sued with your misguided advice?

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 08:39 AM

Originally posted by BlahBleh

I would suggest getting the books back to them. Frankly, putting the cypher out here on ats is just more than a little disrespectful. You would be best served either keeping the books for yourself as a curiousity or returning them to the lodge (as you stated was requested if found).
lol...dude, don't listen to that guy...there are so many masons on ATS it's ridiculous. They are like "no fair, you stumbled across our secret knowledge, give it back, wahhh!!!"...who cares what their little club thinks...knowledge should be free my man. Don't give them the satisfaction. Peace.
Haven't Masons on this thread offered links to various versions of what this book might be for sale on Amazon or freely available on the web? ( has a copy of Duncan's Ritual, for instance...)

How is that keeping secret knowledge to ourselves?
edit on 2011.5.9 by JoshNorton because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 09:56 AM

Originally posted by BlahBleh

I would suggest getting the books back to them. Frankly, putting the cypher out here on ats is just more than a little disrespectful. You would be best served either keeping the books for yourself as a curiousity or returning them to the lodge (as you stated was requested if found).
lol...dude, don't listen to that guy...there are so many masons on ATS it's ridiculous. They are like "no fair, you stumbled across our secret knowledge, give it back, wahhh!!!"...who cares what their little club thinks...knowledge should be free my man. Don't give them the satisfaction. Peace.

edit on 9-5-2011 by BlahBleh because: (no reason given)

What secret knowledge ? Where is this secret knowledge you speak of ? What is in those two books have been out there in the public domain for anyone who wants to read it since the foundation of the first Grand Lodge . As for Masons saying "No fair , you stumbled on......." and "Don't give them the satisfaction" , most of us can care less he has these books and if he wants to keep them . Personally , he can keep them for all I care , he will not be the first non-Mason to have books like this in his possession and he will not be the last .

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 11:56 AM
The masons on this thread are just plain creepy.
I only hope that people can see through the guise.
masons are one big nasty grouping which have included the
worst and most powerful men in history.
They are enemies of decency and humanity.
Down with them all.



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 12:02 PM

Originally posted by pshea38
The masons on this thread are just plain creepy.


I only hope that people can see through the guise.
masons are one big nasty grouping which have included the
worst and most powerful men in history.

Such as?

They are enemies of decency and humanity.

In what way?

Down with them all.



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posted on May, 9 2011 @ 12:56 PM

Originally posted by pshea38
The masons on this thread are just plain creepy.
I only hope that people can see through the guise.
masons are one big nasty grouping which have included the
worst and most powerful men in history.

Wow! it's my lucky day. I have found another who can supply a list of famous powerful masons.
I am putting a list together of famous masons for a web site, any help you can give me by listing the "worst and most powerful men in history" who happen to masons would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help on this.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 05:42 PM

Originally posted by pshea38
The masons on this thread are just plain creepy.
I only hope that people can see through the guise.
masons are one big nasty grouping which have included the
worst and most powerful men in history.
They are enemies of decency and humanity.
Down with them all.



Worst people like.... George Washington and Harpo Marx? OMG! They were the worst people in history! Here are some more horrible people who were Masons (the bastards!!!):

José Abad Santos, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
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.
Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, English physicist. Initiated into Lodge Progresso No. 4 in 1935.
Lewis Addison Armistead, Confederate general during the American Civil War. Alexandria-Washington Lodge #22, Alexandria, Virginia
Gregorio Aglipay, Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church.
Emilio Aguinaldo 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, Noted female Mason. Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft Degree in 1712.
Vasile Alecsandri Romanian Poet, playwright, politician and diplomat.
José Eloy Alfaro Delgado - President of Ecuador
Salvador Allende Socialist president of Chile (1970–1973). Lodge Progreso No. 4, Valparaíso.
Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri, Sufi mystic, scholar and political leader.1864 (one on-line source says 1867, contemporary sources say 1864), member Henri IV, Paris, but degree work conducted at Lodge of the Pyramids, Alexandria, Egypt
Ezra Ames, Portrait painter
Jules Anspach, Belgian Liberal politician
Galicano Apacible, Filipino politician.
Raymond Apple, Chief Rabbi, Great Synagogue (Sydney), Australia, (1972–2005)
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.
John Armstrong, Jr., American soldier, delegate to the Continental Congress, United States Senator and United States Secretary of War. Hibernia Lodge No. 339, New York.
Thomas Arne Composer of Rule Britannia
Benedict Arnold, Hiram Lodge No. 1, New Haven, Connecticut
Eddy Arnold, singer
François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), Raised 1778 by WM Ben Franklin, Loge des Neuf Sœurs, Paris[21]
Gheorghe Asachi Romanian writer, poet, painter, historian, dramatist and translator.[11]
Elias Ashmole, 17th-century English antiquary and politician, Warrington Lodge, Lancashire[22]
John Jacob Astor, American Financier, The Holland Lodge No. 8, New York, New York, 1790[23]
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk National hero and founder of the modern Republic of Turkey. Macedonia Risorta Lodge No. 80 (some claim Lodge Veritas), Thessaloniki[24][25][26]
Stephen F. Austin Secretary of State for the Republic of Texas. Louisiana Lodge No. 109, Missouri.[3]
Gene Autry, Movie and television star, Catoosa Lodge No. 185, OK[27]
Johann Christian Bach, Composer. Lodge of Nine Muses No. 235, London.[28]
Michael Baigent, British author and editor of Freemasonry Today[29]
Simmons Jones Baker, US physician, planter, and legislator. Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina in 1832 and again in 1840. Laid the cornerstone of the state capitol building in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 4, 1833
Mikhail Bakunin, Russian revolutionary, Lodge Il Progresso Sociale, Florence 1864,[34]
Nicolae Bălcescu, Romanian historian, journalist and 1848 revolutionary.[11]
Henry Baldwin, US Associate Justice (1830–1844):[35] Master of Lodge No. 45 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1805[35]
Harold Ballard, One time owner of Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League team. Corinthian No. 481, GRC, Toronto, ON.[2]
Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and politician.[36]
Diego Martínez Barrio, Prime minister of Spain and founder of the Republican Union Party[37]
Frederic Bartholdi, Sculptor of the Statue of Liberty in New York. Lodge Alsace-Lorraine, Paris.[38]
Edmund Barton, first Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, Speaker of the legislative assembly.[3]
William "Count" Basie, Jazz orchestra leader and composer. Wisdom Lodge No. 102 (Prince Hall), Chicago. Also a Shriner.[3]
Frederick Bates, Governor of Missouri.[3]
Birch Bayh, US Senator from Indiana from 1962-1981.[3]
Daniel Carter Beard, Founder of the Boy Scouts. Made a Mason in Mariner's Lodge No. 67, New York City, New York, and later affiliated with Cornucopia Lodge 563, Flushing, New York.[39]
Gunning Bedford, Jr, Signer of the US Constitution, first Grand Master of Masons in Delaware.[40]
Edvard Beneš, President of Czechoslovakia (1935–1939, 1945–1948). Ian Amos Komensky Lodge No. 1, Prague.[41]
R.B. Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada 1930-1935.[3]
Lloyd M. Bentsen, US Senator from Texas[3]
Irving Berlin, Composer. Munn Lodge No.190, New York.[42]
Silvio Berlusconi, Italian media tycoon and politician. Propaganda Due, Expelled in 1981 (some say 1976) by the Grand Orient of Italy[43]
Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician and statesman. Logia Unión Germana, San Germán, Puerto Rico.[44]
George Valentin Bibescu, Romanian aviation pioneer, Grand Master of Romanian Grand Lodge from 1911 to 1916.[11]
Henry Harrison Bingham, Union Army officer during the American Civil War. Chartiers Lodge #297, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.[6]
Hiram Bingham III, American explorer, discovered the ruins of Machu Picchu. Hiram Lodge No. 1, Connecticut[45]
Francis Bischof, Queensland Australia Police Commissioner from 1958-1969.[46]
Hugo L. Black, US Associate Justice (1937–1971),[35] Birmingham Temple Lodge No. 836, Birmingham, AL
John Blair, US Associate Justice (1789–96), and Grand Master of Virginia from 1778 to 1784.[35]
Mel Blanc, American voice actor.[47]
Samuel Blatchford, US Associate Justice (1882–1893)[35]
Moses Bloom, Iowa politician.[48]
Dimitrie Bolintineanu, Romainan poet, politician, 1848 revolutionary.[11]
Simón Bolívar, Leader of South American independence. (Initiated: Cádiz, Spain)[39] Founding brother of Lodge Order and Liberty No. 2, Peru, 1824[49]
Cezar Bolliac, Radical Romanian political figure, amateur archaeologist, journalist and Romantic poet.[11]
Shadrach Bond, first Governor of Illinois.[50]
Andrés Bonifacio, Leader during Philippine Revolution from Spain. Taliba Lodge No. 165 under Gran Oriente Español (Spanish Grand Lodge).[51]
Omar Bongo, President of Gabon.[52]
Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada St. Andrew's Lodge No. 1, Halifax, Nova Scotia[53]
Gutzon Borglum, American sculpture, raised in Howard Lodge No. 35.[54]
Lincoln Borglum, Son of Gutzon Borglum, completed the Mount Rushmore project, raised in Battle River Lodge No. 92.[54]
Ernest Borgnine, Actor, Abingdon Lodge No. 48;[55] however another source indicates Melrose Lodge No. 63, California[56]
James Boswell, Scottish writer, raised in Canongate Kilwinning Lodge at Edinburgh, 1759[6]
Mackenzie Bowell, Prime Minister of Canada from 1894-1896[39]
James Bowie, Frontiersman, Inventor of the Bowie knife. L'Humble Chaumiere Lodge No. 19 Opelousas, Louisiana.[57]
William D. Boyce, founder of the Boy Scouts of America[58]
Charles Bradlaugh, 19th century Atheist and Republican MP, Grand Lodge des Philadelphes, London[59]
Omar N. Bradley, US General. West Point Lodge No. 877, New York[39]
Sir Donald Bradman, Australian Cricketer.[60]
Johannes Brahms, Composer.[61]
Sir Christoffel Brand, first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Cape Colony[62]
Joseph Brant, Principal Chief of the Six Nations Indians. Initiated in Lodge No. 417, 1776. First Master of Lodge No. 11, Mohawk Village (near Brantford) in 1798.[2]
Dimitrie Brătianu, Prime Minister of Romania (1881).[11]
Ion C. Brătianu, Romanian politician, three-time Prime Minister of Romania.[11]
David Brearley, Signer of the U.S. Constitution on behalf of New Jersey, the first Grand Master of Masons for the State of New Jersey.[63]
Walter Breuning. World's oldest man at the time of his death of natural causes on April 14, 2011, aged 114 years, six months, twenty-five days. Member of Great Falls Lodge No. 118, Great Falls Montana for over 85 years.[64][65][66]
Henry Brougham, Scottish abolitionist and founder of Edinburgh Review. Raised in Fortrose Lodge, Stornway, Scotland[6]
James Bruce, Scottish explorer. Canongate Kilwinning Lodge[6]
Samuel von Brukenthal, Baron of the Holy Roman Empire.[11]
William Jennings Bryan, American politician, United States Congressman, U. S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate. Lincoln Lodge No. 19, Lincoln, Nebraska.[67]
James Buchanan, U.S. President,[39] Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Frank Buckles, last living American veteran of World War I.[68]
Charles Buls, mayor of Brussels[15]
Luther Burbank, US horticulturist, botanist, agricultural science pioneer. Santa Rosa Lodge No. 57,[6]
Arleigh Burke, US Admiral[27] Supreme Temple Architect (Honored in 1997)[69]
Robert Burnaby, English explorer and businessman. First Past Master of Victoria Lodge No. 1085, District Grand Master (English) of British Columbia.[70]
Conrad Burns, US Senator from Montana[3]
Robert Burns, National poet of Scotland. St. David's Lodge No. 174, Tarbolton.[71]
Harold H. Burton, US Associate Justice (1945–1958)[35]
Arthur Leopold Busch, naval architect. Member of Peconic Lodge No. 349 Greenport, New York.[citation needed]
Cyriel Buysse, Flemish nationalist writer[15]
Harry F. Byrd, Governor of Virginia, United States Senator from Virginia. Hiram Lodge No. 21, Winchester, Virginia.[72]
Richard E. Byrd, US Admiral. Initiated in Federal Lodge No. 1 and founded First Antarctic Lodge No. 777 in 1935[6]
James F. Byrnes, US Associate Justice (1941–1942)[35]
Stanislav Binički (1872–1942), Serbian composer, conductor, and pedagogue.[73]
Alessandro Cagliostro, Sicilian charlatan and occultist[74]
Plutarco Elías Calles, President of Mexico[75]
Malcolm Campbell, English motor-racer[6]
Manuel Camus, Philippine Senator. October 12, 1898, Zetland in the East Lodge No 508 Singapore, under the jurisdiction of the M. W. Grand Lodge of England.[76]
Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino Prime Minister of Romania.[11]
Eddie Cantor. Entertainer, raised in Munn Lodge No 190, New York City[6]
Emmanuel Carasso. Ottoman lawyer and politician, Grand Master of the Italian-rite Macedonia Risorta in Salonica.[77]
Carol II King of Romania (1930–40).[11]
José Miguel Carrera, Chilean General and President.[78] St. John's Lodge No. 1, New York[79]
Kit Carson, American Adventurer. Montezuma Lodge No. 109, Sante Fe, New Mexico[39]
Giacomo Casanova, Venetian adventurer, "lodge of the Duke of Clermont", Paris, 1750[80]
Paul Foster Case, Founder of the Los Angeles occult school, the Builders of the Adytum, Fairport Lodge No. 476, Fairport, New York[81]
Lewis Cass, US Politician and diplomat. American Union Lodge No.1, Marietta, Ohio. First Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Michigan[82][83]
Marc Chagall, Russian artist. initiated in 1912[84]
Thomas Chalmers, Lodge St. Vigean, 1800[84]
Joshua Chamberlain, Commander of US forces on Little Round Top during the American Civil War battle of Gettysburg, and governor of Maine. United Lodge #8, Brunswick, Maine[85]
Nicolas Chamfort, French writer, Loge des Neuf Soeurs, Paris[21]
Walter Chrysler Founder of Chrysler Corporation.[3]
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Studholme Alliance Lodge No. 1591, Rosemary Lodge No. 2851. (Note: The Churchill Society claims he resigned from his Lodges in 1912.)[86]
André Citroen, French engineer and motor-car manufacturer, Lodge La Philosophie, Paris[84]
John H. Clarke, US Associate Justice (1916–1922)[35]
Thomas C. Clark, US Associate Justice (1949–1967)[35]
Mark Wayne Clark, US Army General, Mystic Tie Lodge No. 398, Indianapolis[84]
William Clark, Explorer, Lewis and Clark expedition. Saint Louis Lodge No. 111.[87]
Henry Clay Speaker of the. U.S. House of Representatives and Grand Master of Kentucky.[3]
Moses Cleaveland founded the city of Cleaveland, Ohio, Worshipful Master of Moriah Lodge in 1791[84]
DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York State, Grand Master of NY during the Morgan Affair, The Holland Lodge No. 8, New York, New York, 1790[88]
Tyrus Cobb, baseball star. Royston Lodge No. 426, Detroit[84]
William F. Cody, a.k.a. Buffalo Bill, raised in Platte Valley Lodge No. 15, Nebraska[89]
George Cohan, Broadway star, raised in Pacific Lodge No. 233, New York City[89]
Harry Cohn, Pacific Lodge No. 233, New York[56]
Ernest E. Cole, Commissioner of Education of the State of New York, (1940–1942)[90]
Nat King Cole pianist and ballad singer.[3]
Thomas Cole, English-born American artist, founder of Hudson River School. Amity Lodge No. 5, Zanesville, Ohio.[91]
Samuel Colt manufacturer of Colt revolvers[89]
Émile Combes, French Prime Minister[92][93][94]
Spencer Compton, 7th Marquess of Northampton, Pro Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, 2001-2009[95][96]
Charlie Conacher, Canadian ice hockey player. Initiated in North Gate Lodge No. 591, Pickering, Ontario, in 1935.[2]
Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician and philosopher, Lodges de Neuf Soeurs[89]
Leroy Cooper, U.S. astronaut, member of Carbondale Lodge No. 82, Colorado[89]
Harry H. Corbett actor- star of Steptoe and Son[97]
Jess Conrad entertainer, Member of Chelsea Lodge No. 3098[98]
Charles de Coster, Belgian author [15]
Edith Cowan, First woman elected to Australian Parliament, Member of St Cuthberts Lodge Perth Australia (Le Droit Humain).[99]
Francesco Crispi, Prime Minister of Italy[100] (possibly expelled in 1894?)[101]
Miron Cristea Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (1925–39), Prime Minister of Romania (1938–39).[11]
Davy Crockett, 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician[89]
Aleister Crowley, English occultist, Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 343, Paris (GLdF), 1904[102]
Abraham Curry, founding father of Carson City, Nevada. Masonic Lodge No. 1, Carson City.[103]
William Cushing, US Associate Justice (1789–1810),[35] St. Andrews Lodge, Boston
Alexander John Cuza Romanian Domnitor of the Danubian Principalities, 1859-66.[11]
Erasmus Darwin, English physician, philosopher, poet, grandfather of Charles Darwin. Member of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No. 2, Edinburgh, Scotland.[104]
Eugène Goblet d'Alviella, Vice-chancellor of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Belgian senator.[15]
Jim Davidson. British comedian, Former Master, Chelsea Lodge, England (resigned), Founding Master of British Forces Foundation (Lodge) No. 9725[105][106]
William Richardson Davie, American politician and Grand Master of North Carolina from 1792-1798.[107]
Carol Davila Romanian Physician.[11]
William Crosby Dawson, U.S. Judge and Politician, San Marino Lodge No. 34, F.&A.M, Greensboro, GA. Grand Master of Masons in Georgia from 1843 until his death in Greensboro on May 6, 1856.[108]
William Ralph "Dixie" Dean, Everton and England footballer 1925–1937; initiated in Randle Holme Lodge, No. 3261, Birkenhead, Cheshire on 18 February 1931.[109]
Roger De Courcey, ventriloquist - Member of Chelsea Lodge No. 3098[98]
Ovide Decroly, Belgian educationalist. initiated in Lodge Les Amis Philanthropes No. 2, Brussels in 1902 [89]
Cecil B. DeMille Movie Director, member of Prince of Orange Lodge No. 16, New York City[89]
Süleyman Demirel, 9th President of the Republic of Turkey. Bilgi Lodge No.015, Ankara. Grand Lodge of Turkey.
Jack Dempsey, heavyweight boxing champion in 1919, Kenwood Lodge No. 800, Chicago[89]
Frédéric Desmons, Protestant priest who persuaded the Grand Orient de France to remove the term of the Great Architect of the Universe from their Constitution[111]
Willis Van Devanter, U.S. Associate Justice (1911–1937)[35]
Thomas Dewey, 47th Governor of New York (1902–1971)[112]
Blaise Diagne, Senegalese political leader[113]
Porfirio Díaz, President of Mexico[114]
Denver S. Dickerson, Governor of Nevada[115]
John George Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada, Wakaw Lodge No. 166, Wakaw, SK[116]
Everett Dirksen U.S. Congressman and Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate.[3]
Henry Dodge U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.[3]
Bob Dole, U.S. politician[27] Russell Lodge No. 177, Kansas[39]
Ed Doolan U.S. Radio Presenter[117]
James Doolittle, U.S. General.[27]
Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician, Weyburn Lodge No. 20, Weyburn, SK[118]
William O. Douglas, U.S. Associate Justice (1939–1975)[35]
Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont[119]
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle British physician and author, creator of Sherlock Holmes.[3]
Edwin Drake, U.S. oil industry pioneer, Oil Creek Lodge No. 3, Titusville, Pennsylvania[89]
Jean Henri Dunant founder of the Red Cross and shared the first Nobel Prize[120]
Herbert Dunnico, UK Politician and Master of the New Welcome Lodge[121]
Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen, UK art dealer, Royal Colonial Institute Lodge No. 3556[120]
Jovan Dučić (1871-1943), Serbian poet, writer and diplomat.[122]
Hubert Eaton, American chemist, Euclid Lodge, No. 58, Great Falls, Montana[120]
John David Eaton, President of the Canadian based T. Eaton Company. Assiniboine, No. 114, G.R.M., Winnipeg.[2]
Edinburgh, Duke of, see entry below for Prince Philip
Edward VII, King of Great Britain[106]
Edward VIII, King of Great Britain[106]
Gustave Eiffel, Designer and architect of the Eiffel Tower.[123]
Duke Ellington, Musician, Social Lodge No. 1, Washington, D.C., Prince Hall Affiliation[120]
Oliver Ellsworth, Chief Justice of the United States (1796–1800)[35]
John Elway Hall of Fame Quarterback for Denver Broncos (1983–1998), South Denver- Lodge No. 93, Denver, CO [124]
Sam Ervin, US Senator.[27]
Bob Etheridge, Member of Congress (D - NC), Bakersville Lodge No. 357, North Carolina [125][125][126]
Paul Edwards, Grand Master.[27]
Eberhard Faber, founder of the Faber Pencil Company. Chancellor Walworth No. 271, New York.[120]
Douglas Fairbanks, movie star. Member of Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528[120]
Ettore Ferrari, Italian sculptor. Grand Master of the Grande Oriente d'Italia.[127]
Ignaz Aurelius Fessler, Hungarian ecclesiastic and writer. Member of Lodge Pythagoras of the Blazing Star in Berlin.[128]
Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher. Member of Lodge Pythagoras of the Blazing Star in Berlin.[128]
Stephen J. Field, US Associate Justice (1863–1897)[35]
W. C. Fields, American comedian, E. Coppee Mitchell Lodge No. 605, Philadelphia[120]
Abram Fitkin, American businessman and philanthropist (1878–1933), Altair Lodge No. 601, Brooklyn[129]
Charles Finney, American preacher, evangelist and author (1792–1875). Meridian Sun Lodge No. 32 in Warren, New York. Finney asked for dismissal and was discharged.[130]
Hamilton Fish IV, US Politician[131]
Geoffrey Fisher, the 99th Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion.[39][106]
John Fitch, US engineer. Member of Bristol lodge No.25[120]
Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist and pharmacologist. London Scottish Rifles Lodge No. 2310.[132]
Sanford Fleming, Canadian engineer and inventor. St. Andrew's No. 16, Toronto, Ontario.[2]
Benjamin Franklin, American inventor and statesman. St. John's Lodge, Philadelphia, February 1731[133]
Clark Gable, Actor, Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528, California[56]
Isabelle Gatti de Gamond, pioneering Belgian secular educationalist and Socialist activist[15]
James A. Garfield, U.S. President. Magnolia Lodge No. 20, Columbus Lodge No. 30, and Garrettsville Lodge No. 246, Ohio[39][134]
Frank Gillmore, Actor and President of Actor's Equity[135]
Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general.[136]
Licio Gelli, Italian politician. Worshipful master of Propaganda Due - Expelled in 1981 (some say 1976) by the Grand Orient of Italy.[137]
George IV, King of Great Britain, UGLE[106]
George VI, King of Great Britain, UGLE[106]
Ion Ghica, twice Prime Minister of Romania, four-time President of the Romanian Academy.[11]
Sir W S Gilbert, one half of 'Gilbert and Sullivan'.[138]
King C. Gillette, American businessman[139]
Nicholas Gilman, delegate to the Continental Congress, signer of the U.S. Constitution, member of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. St. John's Lodge No. 1, Portsmouth, New Hampshire[140]
John H. Glenn, Jr., Astronaut and US Senator[27] Concord Lodge No.688 Concord, Ohio[39]
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German philosopher and Poet. Lodge Amelie, Weimar.[141]
Octavian Goga, Prime Minister of Romania (1937–38).[11]
Alexandru G. Golescu, Prime Minister of Romania (1870).[11]
E. Urner Goodman, co-founder of the Boy Scouts' Order of the Arrow[142]
Ron Greenwood, England national football team manager 1977-1982; initiated in Lodge of Proven Fellowship, London in 1956[109]
Henri Grégoire, Roman Catholic priest, Constitutional bishop of Blois and French revolutionary leader.[52]
D. W. Griffith, Film director, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York[56]
Virgil I. Grissom, American astronaut. Mitchell Lodge No. 228, Mitchell, Indiana.[143]
Milan Grol (1876-1952), Serbian literary critic, politician and the last president of the Yugoslav Democratic Party, which was banned by the communist regime of Josip Broz Tito in 1946.[144]
Habibullah Khan Emir of Afghanistan, 1901-1919. Initiated in India, 1906.[145]
Manly Palmer Hall, Esoteric author. Raised 1954/11/22 into Jewel Lodge No. 374, San Francisco[146]
Lionel Hampton, Musician, (Prince Hall).[147]
John Hancock, American revolutionary, merchant and statesman.[148]
Winfield Scott Hancock, U.S. General. Charity Lodge #190, Norristown, Pennsylvania[citation needed]
Warren G. Harding, U.S. President. Marion Lodge No. 70, Ohio[39]
Oliver Hardy, Actor, Solomon Lodge No. 20, Florida[56]
John M. Harlan, US Associate Supreme Court Justice.[35]
Colonel John Harrelson, First Chancellor of NCSU, Raised 28 August 1909 into William G. Hill Lodge No. 218, Raleigh, NC. Member of NCSU Chapter of Square and Compass.[149][150][151]
Joseph Hewes, Signer of the American Declaration of Independence.[152]
James Hoban, Architect of the White House, first Master of Federal Lodge No. 1, District of Columbia[153]
Thomas M. Holt, industrialist, Governor of North Carolina[154]
J. Edgar Hoover, First Director of the FBI.[27] Grand Cross. Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, D.C.
Frank Reed Horton, 1918; Royal Arch/York Rite, 1919; Scottish Rite. Founder of Alpha Phi Omega.[155]
Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player. Initiated in Kroy Lodge No. 676, Toronto, Ontario, in 1962.[2]
Harry Houdini, Escape artist.[156]
William Howley, the 90th Archbishop of Canterbury, and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Royal York Lodge, Bristol, England.[157][158][159]
Richard Morris Hunt, American architect, designed the base of the Statue of Liberty.[citation needed]
Edward John Hutchins (1809–1876), a Liberal MP in the UK Parliament M[160]
Timothy Hutton, Actor, Herder Lodge No. 698, Borough of Queens, New York[161]
Camille Huysmans, Mayor of Antwerp and Prime Minister of Belgium.[15]
Burl Ives, American actor and singer,[27] Magnolia (now Magnolia-La Cumbre) Lodge No. 242, California
Henry Irving, noted British actor of the Victorian era[162]
Nat Jackley English comic actor.[163]
Andrew Jackson, U.S. President. Harmony Lodge No. 1[39]
Jesse Jackson, US Civil Rights leader and Politician, Harmony Lodge No. 88, Chicago, Illinois (PHA)[164][165]
Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice (1941–1954)[35]
John Jay, Chief Justice of the United States (1789–1795)[35]
Andrew Johnson, U.S. President. Greenville Lodge No. 119, Tennessee[39]
Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. President. Johnson City Lodge No. 561, Texas (EA degree only)[166]
Al Jolson, Actor, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York[56]
John Paul Jones, Naval hero during the American Revolution, St. Bernards Lodge No. 122, Kirkudbright, Scotland[39]
Melvin Jones, Founder of Lions Clubs International, Garden City Lodge No. 141, Illinois[39]
Benito Juárez, President of Mexico. Rito Nacional Mexicano de la Logia Independiente, No. 02
Slobodan Jovanović (1869-1958), Serbian jurists, historians, sociologists and president of the Yugoslav government in exile, in London, during World War II.[167]
David Kalakaua, King of Hawaii, 1874-91. Lodge Le Progress de l'Oceanie No. 124[39]
Alexander Keith, Canadian politician and brewmaster, former Grand Master of Nova Scotia [168]
Rudyard Kipling, UK author and poet, Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782. E.C., Lahore, India; founding member, The Builders of the Silent Cities Lodge No. 12, Saint-Omer, France,[169]
Roger Kitter, actor - Member of Chelsea Lodge No. 3098[98]
Adolph Knigge, German author[170]
Mark Koltko-Rivera, American scientific author in field of psychology. Winter Park Lodge #239 (Florida).[171]
Mihail Kogălniceanu Prime Minister of Romania (1863–65), Liberal statesman, lawyer, historian and publicist.[11]
Otto Kruger, Actor, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York[56]
Vuk Karadžić (1787–1864), Serbian linguist and major reformer of the Serbian language .[172]
Marquis de Lafayette, French military officer who served as a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution.[173]
Burt Lahr,[56] Pacific Lodge No. 33, New York[citation needed]
Joseph Lamar, US Associate Justice (1888–1893), Webb Lodge No. 166 F.& A.M., Augusta, Georgia[35]
Frank S. Land, member of the Ivanhoe Lodge #446 on June 29, 1912 in Kansas City. He was the founder of DeMolay International.[174]
Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven (1873–1932), Afrikaans writer and member of South African parliament.[175][176]
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).[177]
Daniel Leavitt, inventor, manufacturer. Member of Chicopee, Massachusetts Lodge[178]
Scott Leavitt, United States Congressman from Montana. Member of Delta Lodge 128, Great Falls, Montana[179]
Thomas Leavitt, diplomat, politician, businessman, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Member of Albion Lodge No. 52, Saint John, New Brunswick[180]
Henry Lee III, Governor of Virginia, United States Congressman from Virginia, father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Hiram Lodge No. 59, Westmoreland County, Virginia[181]
Richard Henry Lee, president of the Continental Congress, United States Senator from Virginia. Hiram Lodge No. 59, Westmoreland County, Virginia.[182]
William Legge, 7th Earl of Dartmouth, British peer and conservative politician. Grand superintendent of the Royal Arch, Staffordshire.[183]
Leopold I, King of Belgium[15]
Meriwether Lewis, Explorer, Lewis and Clark expedition. Door to Virtue Lodge No. 44, Albemarle County, Virginia.[87]
Frank Licht, Politician. Governor of Rhode Island (1969–1973)[184]
Benjamin Lincoln, Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Member, Rising Sun Lodge, Massachusetts.[185]
Charles Lindbergh, US Aviator and chairman of the America First Committee, Keystone Lodge No. 243, St. Louis, Mo.[186]
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, composer of La Marseillaise[187]
Pascal Lissouba, president of the Republic of the Congo, 1992-1997.[52]
Franz Liszt, Composer. Lodge zur Einigkeit, Frankurt.[123]
Harold Lloyd, silent film comedian and Imperial Potentate of the Shriners of North America, 1949-50.[188]
Graciano López Jaena, Filipino writer and journalist in the Philippine Revolution. Worshipful Master at Logia Povernir No. 2.[189]
Trent Lott, Former majority leader of the US Senate[190]
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Grand Master of the Grand Orient de France during the French Revolution[191]
Juan Luna, Filipino painter and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the 19th century. Raised in Paris, France, under the auspices of Lodge Solidaridad 53.[192]
Apolinario Mabini, First prime minister, 1899. September 1892 at Logia Balagtas 149 under the Grand Oriente Espanol.[193]
General Douglas MacArthur, US General during World War II,[27] Manila Lodge No. 1, 1936, Philippines [39]
Sir John A. Macdonald, 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.[2]
John Bayne Maclean, Canadian founder of Maclean's Magazine and President of Maclean's Publishing Co. Ionic Lodge No. 25, Toronto, ON.[2]
Robert Macoy, US publisher and organizer of Eastern Star[194]
Titu Maiorescu, Romanian literary critic and politician, Prime Minister of Romania (1913–14).[11]
John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835), Grand Master of Virginia from 1793-1795[35]
Joseph Martin (1740–1808), Virginia militia general, explorer and Indian agent[195]
Thomas S. Martin, United States Senator from Virginia. Scottsville Lodge No. 4, Scottsville, Virginia[196]
Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice (1967–1991), Coal Creek Lodge No. 88, Tulsa, Oklahoma PHA[39]
Harpo Marx, US film comedian[197]
Francis Mason, American missionary and zoologist[198]
James Mawdsley (1848–1902), English trade unionist[199]
Louis B. Mayer, Director, St. Cecile Lodge No. 568, New York[56]
Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian Revolutionary, Grand Master of the Grande Oriente d'Italia[127]
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[200]
John S. McCain, Sr. (1884–1945), US admiral, Carrollton Lodge No. 36[201]
Henry Joy McCracken, Member of the Society of the United Irishmen[202]
William McKinley, U.S. President. Hiram Lodge No. 21, Virginia. Demitted to become a charter member of Eagle Lodge No. 431, later renamed William McKinley Lodge, Ohio[39]
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.[2]
John McLean, US Associate Justice (1829–1861)[35]
Ned Ray McWherter, Governor of Tennessee (1987–1995).[203]
Sebastião de Melo, Marquis of Pombal, 18th century Portuguese statesman[204][205]
Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, Spanish minister of the Treasury, Taller Sublime, Cádiz[206]
Sir Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia, Austral Temple Lodge No. 110, VC[207]
Joe Mercer, England national football team manager 1974; initiated in Rivacre Lodge, No. 5805, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire in 1941[109]
Kweisi Mfume, President NAACP, Mount Olive Lodge No. 25, Baltimore, Maryland (Prince Hall).[208]
George Middleton, Third Master of African Lodge #459 (Prince Hall)[209]
J. B. Milam (1884–1949), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, 32 degree Mason[210]
Sherman Minton, US Associate Justice (1949–1956)[35]
Ion Minulescu, Romanian poet, novelist, short story writer, journalist, literary critic and playwright.[11]
John Molson, Founder of Molson Breweries. St. Paul's Lodge, No. 374 UGLE, Montreal. Past Provincial Grand Master.[2]
Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and television presenter, Chelsea Lodge No.3098.[211][212]
James Monroe, U.S. President, Williamsburg Lodge No. 6, Williamsburg, Virginia.[213][214]
Jacque-Étienne Montgolfier, co-inventor of the Hot air balloon, 1745 - 1799. Initiated 1784, Loge des Neuf Soeurs, Paris[215]
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, co-inventor of the Hot air balloon, 1740 - 1810. Initiated 1806, Loge des Neuf Soeurs, Paris[215]
William H. Moody, US Associate Justice (1906–1910)[35]
Robert Moray, Scottish philosopher, Edinburgh [Lodge] 1641.[22]
John Hunt Morgan, General for the Confederate States of America, Daviess Lodge #22, Lexington, Kentucky [216]
Robert Morris, Poet Laureate of Freemasonry and founder of the Order of the Eastern Star[217]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer. Zur Wohltätigkeit (Charity) Lodge, Austria. Composed several pieces of Masonic ritual music, the first at age 11.[218]
Leopold Mozart, Father of Amadeus, Zur Wohltätigkeit Lodge, Austria.[219]
Audie Murphy, the most decorated United States soldier of World War II,[27] North Hollywood Lodge No. 542, California[56]
Živojin Mišić (1855-1921), Serbian Field Marshal.[220]
Stevan Mokranjac (1856-1914), Serbian composer and music educator.[221]
James Naismith, Canadian-born American sports educator who invented the game of basketball.[2]
Ernesto Nathan, Italian politician and mayor of Rome, grand master of the Grande Oriente d'Italia[222]
Thomas Nelson, Jr., Governor of Virginia, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Williamsburg Lodge No. 6, Williamsburg, Virginia[223]
Samuel Nelson, US Associate Justice (1845–1872)[35]
Kenneth Noye, British criminal, Hammersmith Lodge[224]
Sam Nunn, US Senator.[27]
Daniel O'Connell Irish political figure,Lodge No. 189, Dublin, in 1797[225]
Bernardo O'Higgins South American revolutionary leader and first Chilean head of state as Captain General[226]
Camilo Osías, President of the Senate of the Philippines.[227]
Sir William Dillon Otter, Canadian General. Initiated in Ionic Lodge, No. 25, Toronto in February 1869 [228]
Dositej Obradović (1742-1811), Serbian author, philosopher, linguist, polyglot and the first minister of education of Serbia.[229]
Brad Paisley, American country music artist, Southern Jurisdiction, Scottish Rite.[230]
John Page, Governor of Virginia, Botetourt Lodge No. 7, Gloucester, Virginia[231]
Alexandru Paleologu Romanian essayist, literary critic, diplomat and politician.[11]
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.[232]
Arnold Palmer, Professional Golfer,[27] 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[233]
Fess Parker, Actor, Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, California[56]
Richard Parsons, 1st Earl of Rosse, First recorded Grand Master of Ireland and founder of the Dublin Hellfire club[234]
William Paterson, US Associate Justice (1793–1806)[35] and 2nd governor of New Jersey
Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England[235]
Charles Willson Peale, esteemed American artist and portrait painter.[236]
Norman Vincent Peale,[27] Midwood Lodge No. 1062, Brooklyn, New York
Edmund Pendleton, delegate to the Continental Congress, member of Virginia House of Burgesses, Virginia Supreme Court justice, and statesman. Member of Fairfax Lodge No. 43, Culpeper, Virginia[237]
John Penn, proprietary governor of Pennsylvania, member of first lodge of Philadelphia.[238]
James Cash Penney Founder of J. C. Penney department stores. Wasatch Lodge No. 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.[239]
Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, US Navy, The Holland Lodge No. 8, New York, New York, 1819[23]
John J. Pershing, Commander, American Expeditionary Force, World War I, Lincoln Lodge No.19, Lincoln, Nebraska.[240]
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Navy Lodge No 2612, London.[241]
John Henry Lawrence Phillips, Bishop of Portsmouth,1960-1975: Provincial Grand Master Hampshire & Isle of Wight, 1975-1979 [242]
George Pickett, Confederate general at Gettysburg[243]
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.[244]
Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino writer, reformer, journalist, and revolutionary leader of the Philippine Revolution. Considered as the "Father of Philippine Masonry". Initiated in Spain in 1889 [245]
Bronson Pinchot, Actor, Harford Lodge No. 445, Pennsylvania[246]
John Pintard, founder of the New York Historical Society, The Holland Lodge No. 8, New York, New York[23]
Scottie Pippen, Retired Chicago Bulls small forward #33 (1987–2004),[247]
Augustus Le Plongeon, French Archaeologist. First to survey and excavate at Chitchen Itza.[248]
Joel Roberts Poinsett, U.S. statesman, diplomat, physician and botanist.[79]
James K. Polk, U.S. President. Initiated June 5, 1820, Columbia Lodge No. 31, Tennessee[39]
Mariano Ponce, Filipino physician Initiated in Madrid and became Secretary of Logia Revoluccion and Logia Solidaridad 53. He also became a 33° A&AR mason under the auspices of the Gran Oriente Español.[249]
Eugène Edine Pottier, French composer of the Internationale[250]
William Preston, Author of Illustrations of Masonry.[251]
Reynato Puno, Chief Justice of the Philippines, Grand Master of Masons, active member of Hiram Lodge No. 88, and the Grand Lodge of the Philippines[252][253][254]
Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet. Lodge Ovid, Kischinev, 1821[39]
Mihajlo Pupin a.k.a. Michael I. Pupin (1858-1935), Serbian and American physicist and physical chemist.[255]
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 in 1917.[256]
Ion Heliade Rădulescu Romanian academic, poet, essayist, memoirist, short story writer, newspaper editor and politician.[11]
A. Philip Randolph, Joppa Lodge No. 55, NYC [257]
Thomas Stamford Raffles, Raised July 5, 1813, Lodge De Vriendschap, Sourabaya[258]
Nick Rahall (b. 1949), US representative from West Virginia[259]
Sir Alf Ramsey, Manager of England World Cup winning football team, 1966; initiated into Waltham Abbey Lodge No. 2750 5 October 1953[109]
Stanley F. Reed, US Associate Justice (1938–1957)[35]
George Reid, 4th Prime Minister of Australia, Lodge Centennial No. 169, UGL of New South Wales[207]
Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania [260]
Theodor Reuss, German occultist and head of O.T.O., Pilger Loge #238 (UGLE) 1878, and excluded from Freemasonry in 1880.[261]
Paul Revere, American Revolutionary hero, St. Andrew's Lodge, Boston, Massachusetts; Grand Master of Massachusetts 1794-97.[39]
Don Revie, England football team manager 1974-1977; initiated 1965 in Leodiensis Lodge, No 4029[109]
Isabelo de los Reyes, Filipino politician and labor activist in.[262]
Michael Richards, American Actor[263][264]
Rafael del Riego, Spanish general and liberal politician[265]
Charles Owen Leaver Riley, Anglican Archbishop, Grand Master of District Grand Lodge of Western Australia 1904-17, 1920-29.[266]
Ringling Brothers (all seven of them), American circus promoters[267]
Jose Rizal, Polymath and National Hero of the Philippines, Logia Solidaridad 53 Madrid, Spain; made honorary Worshipful Master of Nilad Lodge No. 144 in 1892[268]
Will Rogers American political commontator and satirist, Claremore Lodge No. 53, OK[39]
Roy Rogers, American actor, Hollywood Lodge No. 355, California[39][269]
Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President. Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York[39]
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, U.S. President. Holland Lodge No. 8, New York[39]
Félicien Rops Belgian artist[15]
Edmundo Ros, Musician. Sprig of Acacia Lodge, Javea, Spain [270]
Constantin Daniel Rosenthal Romanian painter and 1848 revolutionary.[11]
C. A. Rosetti Romanian literary and political leader, participant in the Wallachian Revolution of 1848.[11]
James Mayer Rothschild Financier, Initiated Oct. 24, 1802: Emulation Lodge No. 12, London[39]
Archibald Hamilton Rowan, member of the Society of the United Irishmen[202]
Manuel Roxas, was the first president of the independent Republic of the Philippines.[271]
Alecu Russo Romanian writer, literary critic and publicist.[11]
John Rutledge, Chief Justice of the United States (1795), Associate Justice (1789–1791)[35]
William Byron Rumford, California legislator, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Berkeley, California[272]
Mihail Sadoveanu Romanian Novelist, short story writer, journalist and political figure, Grand Master from 1932.[11]
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, (1825–1903) Prime Minister of Spain[273]
Leverett Saltonstall, Governor of Massachusetts, United States Senator from Massachusetts. Member, Fraternity Lodge, Newton, Massachusetts.[274]
Jose de San Martin, Argentine hero from the Spanish Revolution[275]
Augusto César Sandino Central American revolutionary and founder of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas [276]
Antonio López de Santa Anna, (Santa Ana) Mexican general and President[8]
Artur Santos, Portuguese politician, Mayor of Ourem during the Fatima apparitions[277]
Lope K. Santos, Tagalog language writer from the Philippines. first Woshipful Master of Magat Lodge No. 68 in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.[278]
Denis Sassou Nguesso, general and the president of the Republic of the Congo.[52]
Philipp Gotthard of Schaffgotsch, Prince-Bishop of Breslau[279]
Friedrich Schiller, German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright, Rudolstadt Lodge, Berlin[39]
Richard Seddon, Longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand (1893–1906), Grand Master of New Zealand (1898–1900)[280][281]
Peter Sellers, actor, comedian, star of The Goon Show and The Pink Panther movie series, Chelsea Lodge No 3098, UGLE[212]
Sir Ernest Shackleton, UK explorer[282]
Heath Shuler, United States Congressman for North Carolina, Oconee Lodge 427.[283][284][285]
Jean Sibelius, Composer, Suomi Lodge No. 1, Helsinki, Finland, 1922.[286] Wrote several pieces of interest to Masons including "Praising Hymn" and the "Ode to Fraternity."
Sampson Simson, Lawyer and philanthropist[287]
Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton, American comedian, Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Vincennes, Indiana[39][263]
James Sloan, co-founder of the Orange Order[288]
Joseph Smith, Jr., Founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, Nauvoo Lodge, Illinois[289]
Joseph Smith, Sr., Mormon leader, Ontario Lodge No. 23 of Canandaigua, New York, 1818[290]
Hyrum Smith, Mormon leader, Mount Moriah Lodge No. 112, Palmyra, New York[290]
John Philip Sousa, Composer,[27] Hiram Lodge No. 10, Washington, D.C.[27]
Sir Bernard Spilsbury, British forensic scientist.[106]
Goswin de Stassart, Belgian statesman[15]
Jock Stein, football manager of teams including Celtic F.C. and Scotland.[291]
Stanisław Stempowski, Grand Master of the National Grand Lodge of Poland (1926–1928)[292]
Charles Mortram Sternberg, Canadian paleontologist,Civil Service Lodge No. 148 Ottawa, Ont.[293]
Potter Stewart, US Associate Justice (1958–1981)[35]
W. Clement Stone, Businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author (1902–2002)[294]
William Leete Stone, Sr., Journalist and historian. Author of works regarding Freemasonry and its opponents.[295]
Joseph Story, US Associate Justice (1811–1845)[35]
Philipp von Stosch, occultist, antiquarian and English spy.[296]
William Stukeley, English archaeologist and antiquarian. Lodge at Salutation Tavern, London.[297]
Alexandru Sturdza, Russian publicist and diplomat of Romanian origin.[11]
Dimitrie Sturdza, four-time Prime Minister of Romania, president of the Romanian Academy (1882–1884).[11]
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sullivan of 'Gilbert and Sullivan',[138] and was also Grand Organist of the UGLE in 1887.[298]
William A. Sutherland, California State Assemblyman (1910–1914)[299]
Noah H. Swayne, US Associate Justice (1862–1881)[35]
John Swett, Founder of the California public school system, Phoenix Lodge No. 144, San Francisco, Ca.[300][301][302]
Stevan Sremac (1855-1906), Serbian realist and comedy writer.[303]
Peter I of Serbia (1844-1921), King of Serbia from 1903 to 1918, and subsequently the ruler of Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later 1929 Kingdom of Yugoslavia).[304]
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[35][39]
Mehmed Talat, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. Initiated into Macedonia Risorta Lodge, Thessaloniki,1903. First Grand Master of Ottoman Grand Orient (1909–1910)[110][305]
John Louis Taylor, First Chief Justice of North Carolina and Sixth and Tenth Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina.[306]
Waller Taylor, first United States Senator from Indiana, Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Vincennes, Indiana[307]
Christian Tell, Romanian politician, 1848 revolutionary, Mayor of Bucharest.[11]
Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy's, raised as a Master Mason in Sol. D. Bayless Lodge No. 359 Fort Wayne, Indiana. Although he joined Scottish Rite in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, he received the 33rd degree in 1995 from the Southern Jurisdiction.[308]
Strom Thurmond, US Senator from South Carolina and segregationist candidate for the United States presidency in 1948[309]
John Tipton, American politician[310]
Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, President of the League of Nations.[11]
Thomas Todd, US Associate Justice (1807–1826)[35]
Robert Trimble, US Associate Justice (1826–1828). Union #16 in Paris, Kentucky[35]
Harry S Truman, U.S. President, Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton, Missouri. Grand Master of Missouri, 1940-1941[311]
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.)[312]
Richard Tyson, American actor[313]
Alexandru Vaida-Voevod three-time Prime Minister of Romania.[11]
Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen, Founder of the Belgian Liberal Party[15]
Frederick M. Vinson, Chief Justice of the United States (1946–1953)[35]
Swami Vivekanada, Hindu Spiritual Leader[314]
Traian Vuia Romainan inventor and early aviation pioneer.[11]
Đorđe Vajfert (1850-1937), Serbian industrialist of German descent, Governor of the National Bank of Serbia and later Yugoslavia.[315]
Elijah Wadsworth, Major General of Ohio Militia War of 1812. Master of the Erie Lodge (later Western Star Lodge No. 21) in Ohio, 1813.[316]
Arthur Edward Waite, writer on occult and esoteric matters, and Freemasonry[317]
Rick Wakeman, musician - Member of Chelsea Lodge No. 3098[98]
John Ward, 1st Viscount Dudley and Ward, British peer and politician. Grand Master, Grand Lodge of England[318]
Harry M. Warner, Film producer and co-founder of Warner Bros.,[56] Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, California[citation needed]
Jack L. Warner, Film producer and co-founder of Warner Bros.,[56] Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, California[citation needed]
Samuel L. Warner, Film producer and co-founder of Warner Bros.,[56] Mount Olive Lodge No. 506, California[citation needed]
Sir Charles Warren, English archaeologist. Surveyor of Herod's Temple. Royal Lodge of Friendship No. 278, Gibraltar.[319]
Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States (1953–1969), Grand Master of California 1935 to 1936[35]
Joseph Warren, American physician and major general during the American Revolutionary War, joined the Lodge of Saint Andrew in Boston, later serving as Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts.
George Washington General, Politician, and First President of the United States. Initiated in Fredericksburg VA, Past Master of Alexandria Lodge No. 22, Virginia.
John Wayne, American actor, Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Arizona
Thomas Smith Webb, New England Lodge No. 4, Worthington, Ohio, author of Freemason’s Monitor or Illustrations of Masonry, sometimes called the "Founding Father of the York or American Rite" for his efforts to promote that masonic body
Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet, Apollo University Lodge No. 357, Oxford (UGLE)
John Wilkes, English politician and journalist
William IV, King of Great Britain, UGLE
James Wilson (Orangeman), co-founder of the Orange Order
Frederick Thomas Wimble, Australian politician and founding editor Cairns Post.
Jeff Winter, English football referee
Levi Woodbury, US Associate Justice (1845–1851)
William B. Woods, US Associate Justice (1881–1887)
Steve Wozniak Co-founder Apple Computers, Charity Lodge No. 362, Campbell, California
Christopher Wren, English architect, Master of Lodge Original, No. 1, now the Lodge of Antiquity No. 2, "adopted" May 18, 1691
William Wyler, Film director and producer, Loyalty Lodge No. 529, California
Ed Wynn,[56] Lodge No. 9, Pennsylvania
Duiliu Zamfirescu Romanian novelist, poet, short story writer, lawyer, nationalist politician, journalist, diplomat and memoirist.
Darryl F. Zanuck, Mt. Olive Lodge No. 506, California
Adolph Zukor, Film producer, Centennial Lodge No. 763, New York

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 05:48 PM

Originally posted by dantanna
reply to post by YourPopRock

hey! i spell wrong on purpose. this way i never officially said anything!

B as in B... S as in S....

Deny ignorance, embrace spellcheck.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 06:31 PM

Originally posted by YourPopRock
Rick Wakeman, musician - Member of Chelsea Lodge No. 3098
Well, OK, he might be evil. Did you ever hear some of his sappier solo albums? Or try to learn the keyboard line to "Roundabout?" (Curiously, he's Junior Deacon of his lodge this year, but not organist...)

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 06:57 PM

Originally posted by JoshNorton

Originally posted by YourPopRock
Rick Wakeman, musician - Member of Chelsea Lodge No. 3098
Well, OK, he might be evil. Did you ever hear some of his sappier solo albums? Or try to learn the keyboard line to "Roundabout?" (Curiously, he's Junior Deacon of his lodge this year, but not organist...)

That would fall under the clinical definition of Irony.

2nd verse, same as the first!

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 08:26 PM
reply to post by YourPopRock

Surely you have a source for that long list of masons? I sure hope you didn't take the time to type ALL of that out on your own lol

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 08:37 PM

Originally posted by matrixportal
reply to post by YourPopRock

Surely you have a source for that long list of masons? I sure hope you didn't take the time to type ALL of that out on your own lol

I did... it was wiki... they lifted it off of the Grand Lodge's website... so not totally sure who to credit...

When I see the world's most evil men on it (such as Harpo Marx) I shudder at the thought!
edit on 5/9/2011 by YourPopRock because: i'm fly like that!

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 10:25 AM
reply to post by YourPopRock

Ok maybe not Harpo Marx.

You should not be proud of the whole list, as no one should be proud of being connected to genocide.

Of your list I found Mehmed Talat.

On April 24, 1915, Talat issued an order to close all Armenian political organizations operating within the Ottoman Empire and arrest Armenians connected to them, justifying the action by stating that the organizations were controlled from outside the empire, were inciting upheavals behind the Ottoman lines, and were cooperating with Russian forces. This order resulted in the arrest on the night of 24/25 April 1915 of 235 to 270 Armenian community leaders in Constantinople, including politicians, clergymen, physicians, authors, journalists, lawyers, and teachers. Although the mass killings of Armenian civilians had begun in the Van vilayet several weeks earlier, these mass-arrests in Constantinople are considered by many commentators to be the start of the Armenian Genocide.

He was also responsible for Techir law.

Talat also issued the order for the Tehcir Law of June 1, 1915 to February 8, 1916 that allowed for the mass-deportation of Armenians, which some academics define as the vehicle of the Armenian Genocide.

He is responsible for the death of millions of people, so......"Harpo Marx, Harpo Marx"....nice try.

How about you holla....."Mehmed Talat, Mehmed Talat".

Talat, as minister of the interior, bears much of the responsibility for the deportation of the Armenians from the empire's eastern provinces to Syria. Most historians blame him for the barbarity of the operation and the deaths of millions of people (and not only of Armenian origin).

Well done mate, 10 points

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 10:46 AM
reply to post by Dr Cosma

as has been stated, not every mason in history is a saint.
Strom Thurmond has a colorful past to say the least, but when you put Brad Paisley and Arnold Palmer in there, they kind of cancel the bad ones out. So in the end, it's bad masons = 2, good masons = 2,000,000. Or there abouts.

Just my opinion of course.

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 10:59 AM
reply to post by network dude

Yes of cos.
But shouting Harpo Marx kinds makes me laugh a bit.
The death of millions of people out weighs the comedy of Harpo, but that's just me.
Im not blaming masonry for Talat's decisions.
But he shouldnt be in a list of celebrated masons, dont you agree?
He should actually be condemned by masonry, unless of cos they are genocide sympethizers.

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 11:06 AM
reply to post by Dr Cosma

I think he made the list of famous masons. It would be nice to only list the ones like Harpo and Arnold Palmer, but that might seem a bit underhanded. We also have to put all the decisions in context. After all, there will never be a leader anywhere in the world who gets 100% approval. (thought I would have to agree that genocide is a bit of a negative.)

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 11:10 AM
reply to post by network dude

It would be nice to only list the ones like Harpo and Arnold Palmer, but that might seem a bit underhanded.

Well yea. I have family in the craft and they are not connected to the death of millions like Mehmed Talat.
Every bunch has some rotten apples, I would not list my rotten apple as a praise.

(thought I would have to agree that genocide is a bit of a negative.)

Exactly, 100%.

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