This graphic image depicts some of the well known Masons in history. Left to right they are: King Solomon (believed to be a Mason), George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Confederate General Lewis A. Armistead being aided by Union Captain Henry H. Bingham, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Douglas MacArthur, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
BUSINESS LEADERS --- Lloyd Balfour; jewlery - Lawrence Bell, founder Bell Aircraft Corp. - Walther P Chrysler; Chrysler Corp. - William H. Dow; Dow Chemical Co. - Henry Ford; Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer - King C Gillett; Gillett Razor Co. - Charles C. Hilton; Hilton Hotels - Sir Thomas Lipton; Lipton Tea Company. - Fredrick Maytag - Ranson E. Olds; American automobile pioneer - James C. Penny; J.C. Penny's - Dave Thomas; Wendys Restaurants - John W. Teets; Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
ENTERTAINMENT --- Louis (Satchmo)Armstrong; jazz musician - Gene Autry; actor - William (Count) Bassie; orchestra leader/composer - Irving Berlin; composer/entertainer - Ernest Borgnine; actor - Roy Clark; country western star - William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody; Indian fighter, Wild West Show - George M.Cohan; Broadway star - Nat 'King' Cole ; singer - Duke Ellington; composer, arranger and stylist - Douglas Fairbanks; actor - W.C. Fields; actor - Clark Gable; actor - Arthur Godfrey; actor - Oliver Hardy; actor - Bob Hope; comedian - Harry Houdini; magician - Burl Ives; singer - Al Jolson; singer - Elmo Lincoln; First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918) - Harold C. Lloyd; actor - Louis B. Mayer; film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) - Tom Mix; U.S. Marshal turned western actor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; composer - Ringling Brothers - all 7 brothers and their father - Roy Rogers; actor - Will Rogers actor, humorist - Peter Sellers, actor - Red Skelton; comedian - John Phillip Sousa; composer - Danny Thomas; actor - Lowell Thomas; radio announcer/newsman - Jack Warner; Warner Brothers fame - John (Duke) Wayne; actor/ patriot - William Wyler; director - Darryl F. Zanuck; Co-founder of 20th Century Productions - Florend Ziegfeld; Ziegfeld's Follies
INVENTORS/DESIGNERS/FOUNDERS --- Frederic Bartholdi; designed the Statue of Liberty - Robert E.B. Baylor; founder Baylor University - Daniel Carter Beard; founder of the Boy Scouts - Gutzon & Lincoln Borglum; father and son who carved Mt. Rushmore - Samuel Colt; firearms inventor - Jean Henri Dunant; founder of the Red Cross - John Fitch; inventor of the steamboat - Sir Alexander Fleming; invented Penicillin - Richard J. Gatling; built the "Gatling Gun" - Cornelius Hedges; "Father" of Yellowstone National Park - James Hoban; architect for the U.S. Captial - Richard M. Hoe; invented the rotory press, revolutinizing newspaper printing - Edward Jenner; invented vaccination - Melvin Jones; One of the founders of the Lions International - Simon Lake; built first submarine successfull in open sea. - Dr. William & Charles Mayo; founded the Mayo Clinic - Dr. Norman Vincent Peale; founder of "Guidepost" - Zebulon Pike; Pike's Peak named after him - George Pullman; built first sleeping car on train. - David (General) Sarnoff; early poneer of television - Antoine Joseph Sax; invented the saxophone - Leland Stanford; drove the gold spike linking the intercontinetal railroad and founded Stanford University - Booker T. Washington; educator, inventor, author
KINGS OF ENGLAND --- James I (King James Version of The Bible) Edward VII - Edward VIII - George VI
MILITARY --- General Henry "Hap" Arnold ; Commander of the Army Air Force - Omar N. Bradley; General, U.S. Army - James Doolittle; General, famous Air Force Pilot - Douglas MacArthur; Commander of Armed Forces in Philillines - Audie Murphy; most decorated American Soldier of WWII - John Joseph Pershing; General, United States Army WWI - General Eddie Rickenbacker; great American Air Force Ace
PIONEERS/EXPLORERS --- Edwin E. "Buz" Aldrin; Astronaut; second man on the moon - Neal Armstrong; Astronaut; first man on the moon - Admiral Richard E. Byrd; flew over North Pole - Christopher "Kit" Carson; Frontiersman, scout and explorer - William Clark; Explorer (Lewis & Clark) - David Crockett; Frontiersman and of Alamo fame - John H. Glenn; Astronaut, and U.S. Senator - Virgil "Gus" Grissom; Astronaut - Meriwether Lewis; Explorer (Lewis & Clark) - Charles Lindbergh; Aviator - Robert E. Peary; First man to reach the North Pole (1909)
POLITICAL LEADERS --- Stephen F. Austin; Father of Texas - Joshep Brant, Chief of the Mohawks (1742-1807) - Sir Winston S. Churchill; former Prime Minister, United Kingdom - John Diefenbaker; Former Prime Minister of Canada - Bob Dole; former U.S. Senator/Majority Leader, Kansas - J. Edger Hoover; former Director of FBI - Sam Houston; 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas - Jack Kemp; former U.S. Senator/Secretary of HUD - Fiorella La Guardia; La Guardia Airport, Mayor of New York 1930's & 40's - Sam Nunn; former U.S. Senator
SPORTS --- Ty Cobb; baseball - Jack Dempsey; boxing - Rogers Hornsby; baseball - James Naismith; inventor of Basketball - Arnold Palmer; golf - Sugar Ray Robinson; boxing - Cy Young; baseball
WRITERS --- Robert Burns; National Poet of Scotland - Samuel L.Clemens; Mark Twain - Carlo Collodi; author of "Pinocchio" - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; author of Sherlock Holmes - Edward Gibbon; "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" - Rudyard Kipling - Sir Walter Scott - William Shakespeare - Johanathan Swift; "Gulliver's Travels" - Voltaire - French writer and philosopher - Lewis Wallace; "Ben Hur" - Oscar Wilde.
U.S. PATRIOTS --- James Bowie; hero at the Alamo - Benjamin Franklin; signer of the U.S. Constitution - John Hancock; signer of the Declaration of Independance - Patrick Henry - John Paul Jones; Founder and first admiral of the U.S. Navy - Francis Scott Key; wrote the "Star Spangled Banner" (U.S. National Anthem) - Marquis de Lafayette; French supporter of Amerian Freedom - James McHenry; signer of the U.S. Constitution - James Otis: "Taxations without Representation is Tyranny" - Paul Revere - Col. WIlliam B. Travis; - Alamo
U.S. PRESIDENTS --- James Buchanon; Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Gerald R. Ford; Malta Lodge No. 465, Grand Rapids, Michigan - James A. Garfield; Magnolia Lodge No. 20, Columbus, Ohio - Warren G. Harding; Marion Lodge No. 70, Marion, Ohio - Andrew Jackson; Harmony Lodge No. 1, Nashville, Tennessee - Thomas Jefferson; Charlottesville Lodge No. 90, Charlottesville, Virginia - Andrew Johnson; Greenville Lodge No. 119, Greenville, Tennessee - William McKinley; Hiran Lodge No. 21, Winchester, New York - James Madison; Hiram Lodge, Westmoreland County, Virginia - James Monroe; Williamsburg Lodge No. 6, Williamsburg, Virginia - James K. Polk; Lodge No. 31, Columbia, Tennessee - Franklin D. Roosevelt; Holland Lodge No. 8, New York City - Theodore Roosevelt; Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York - William Howard Taft; Occasional Lodge, Cincinnati, Ohio - Harry S. Truman; Belton Lodge No. 450, Missouri - George Washington; Fredericksburg Lodge, Fredericksburg, Virginia
U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES --- Baldwin, Henry Black, Hugo L. Blair, Jr., John Blatchford, Samuel Burton, Harold H. Byrnes, James F. Catton, John Clark, Thomas C. Clarke, John H. Cushing, William Devanter, Willis Van Douglas, William O. Ellsworth, Oliver Field, Stephen J. Harlan, John M. Jackson, Robert H. Lamar, Joseph E. Marshall, John - Chief Justice (1801-1835) Marshall, Thurgood Mathews, Stanley Minton, Sherman Moody, William H. Nelson, Samuel Paterson, William Pitney, Mahlon Reed, Stanley F. Rutledge, Wiley B. Stewart, Potter Swayne, Noah H. Todd, Thomas Trimble, Robert Vinson, Frederick M. Warren, Earl Woodbury, Levi Woods.