WELL KNOWN FREEMASONS
Franklin became a member of Saint John's Lodge in Philadelphia, a few years after starting his own society
-- the Leathern Apron Club. His membership in the order and time spent as Grand Master of Pennsylvania didn't interfere with his role
as hero of the Revolutionary War, Founding Father, and inventor.
The first President of the United States of America had a strong relationship with the Masons.
He was given the rank of Master Mason less than a year after initiation, and he performed Masonic rites at the laying of
the U.S. Capitol's cornerstone on
September 18, 1793.
Initiated: November 4, 1752.
Austrian composer and son of a Freemason, Mozart created a number of masonic musical numbers during his
prolific career. He was a part of the Zur Wohltätigkeit (Charity) Lodge, Austria.
Initiated: December 14, 1784.
Literary giant Mark Twain was a member of the Polar Star Lodge No. 79, A.F.&A.M. in St. Louis, and
became a Master Mason within a few months of joining.
Initiated: May 22, 1861
Along with being a two time British Prime Minister and honorary citizen of the United States, Churchill
was a member of the Studholme Mason Lodge No. 1591 in England.
Initiated: May 24, 1901
FDR was the governor of New York, our 32nd president, the man to lead the country through the Great
Depression and World War II, and eventually an Honorary Grand Master of the Order of DeMolay. The ceremony to bestow the
honorary title took place
at the White House. He was a part of the
Holland Lodge No. 8, in New York City.
Initiated: October 11, 1911
J. Edgar Hoover may have created the FBI, but he probably received more accolades for his time spent as
a Mason. He became a Master Mason by age 25, became a Thirty-Third Degree Inspector General Honorary in 1955, and was given the
Grand Cross of Honor -- the highest recognition by the
Scottish Rite -- in 1965.
Earl Warren was an influential Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1953-1969. He was one of five Masonic
Chief Justices: he served as the Grand Master of California for the Masons for one year, and he was a 33 Degree Scottish Rite
Mason as well.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson is a 33 Degree Prince Hall Freemason. He was made a Master Mason in 1987.
Jackson is a part of the Harmony Lodge No. 88 in Chicago. He continues his work with the Masons, as well as in civil rights
discrimination, to this day.
Initiated: May 25, 1987
John Elway is a two-time Super Bowl champion and current executive vice president of football operations
for the Denver Broncos. It wasn't until after his football career was finished that he expressed interest in becoming a Freemason,
but he eventually became a "perpetual member" (meaning lifetime member) of South Denver- Lodge No. 93.
Initiated: June 28, 2002
Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal is a famous former USA basketball star. He is also known as Shaq. He has 19
years career in basketball. After he retired from athlete career, Shaquille was made a Freemason, and Shaq is actively engaged
in Freemason activities. He has honored a “Master Mason” at sight.
Initiated: June 2011
Steve Wozniak is an American engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and programmer. With Steve Jobs
and Ronald Wayne, he co-founded Apple Inc. So due to this, they got remarkable attention and made a stand-out position in the
technology revolution world during the 1970s and 1980s. Steve joined the Charity Lodge No. 362, California.