William (Bud) ABBOTT (1897-1974) American actor & comedian, one half of the Abbott & Costello comedy duo.
Harold ABRAHAMS (1899-1978) British athlete who won the 100 metre gold medal at the 1924 Olympics, dramatized in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire.
Buzz ALDRIN (1930-) American astronaut who was the second man to walk on the moon.
Salvador ALLENDE (1908-1973), President of Chile who was ousted from power by General Pinochet.
Roald AMUNDSEN (1872-1928) Norwegian explorer who in 1911 led the first successful expedition to the South Pole.
Louis ARMSTRONG (1901-1971) American jazz trumpeter and singer known as ‘Satchmo’.
Thomas ARNE (1710-1778) English composer of ‘Rule Britannia’.
Elias ASHMOLE (1617-1692) Founder of the Royal Society and the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford.
Mustafa ATATURK (1881-1938) Founder and first president of Turkey.
Stephen AUSTIN (1793-1836) Lawyer and colonist known as the ‘Father of Texas’.
Gene AUTREY (1907-1998) American singer and performer known as the ‘Singing Cowboy’.
Dr. Thomas BARNARDO (1845-1905), Philanthropist and founder of Barnardo’s children’s homes.
‘Count’ William BASIE (1904-1984) US jazz pianist, organist and leader of the Count Basie Orchestra.
Edmund BARTON (1849-1920) Politician, judge and first Prime Minister of Australia.
Irving BERLIN (1888-1989) Siberian-born, US based composer of ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’.
Mel BLANC (1908-1989) US radio actor and voice of animated characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Sylvester.
Simon BOLIVAR (1783-1830) South American revolutionary and first post-colonial President of Bolivia. Founded a Lodge in Peru.
Ernest BORGNINE (1917-) American film and TV actor and Academy Award winner.
James BOWIE (1796-1836) American pioneer who died at The Alamo and gave his name to the Bowie Knife.
James BUCHANAN (1791-1868) Fifteenth President of the United States.
Edmund BURKE (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish statesman and supporter of the pre-revolution American colonies.
Robert BURNS (1759-1796) Scottish poet, bard and composer of many Masonic poems and songs.
Sir William ‘Billy’ BUNTLIN (1899-1980) British founder of the Buntlin holiday camps.
Lord BYRON (1788-1824) Romantic poet, libertine and Grand Master of the Premier Grand Lodge of Freemasons (1747-1752).
Donald CAMPBELL (1921-1967) English car and motorboat racer who crashed and died trying to set a new world water-speed record. Son of Malcolm Campbell.
Sir Malcolm CAMPBELL (1885-1948) English holder of land & water speed records.
George CANNING (1770-1827) Former British Prime Minister.
Giacomo CASANOVA (1725-1798) Italian rake and socialite.
Walter CHRYSLER (1875-1940) American founder of the Chrysler Corporation automobile company. He also built New York’s Chrysler Building.
Sir Winston CHURCHILL (1874-1965) British Prime Minister during the second world war.
Andre CITROEN (1878-1935) French founder of the Citroen car company.
William CODY (1846-1917) aka ‘Buffalo Bill’ founder of the touring ‘Wild West Show’.
Nat ‘King’ COLE (1919-19650 American singer and jazz musician.
Carlo COLLODI (1826-1890) Italian writer who created Pinocchio.
Samuel COLT (1814-1862) American inventor of the Colt revolver.
Leslie COMPTON (1912-1984) Arsenal and England footballer who also played cricket for Middlesex.
Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859-1930) Author of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Davy CROCKETT (1786-1836) Texan politician who died at the Alamo.
Jim DAVIDSON (1953-) English comedian who resigned as Worshipful Master of Chelsea Lodge after complaints of blue material at a gala dinner.
Roger De COURCEY (1944-) English ventriloquist famous for his sidekick Nookie the Bear.
Cecil B De MILLE (1881-1959) Early 20th century American film director.
Jack DEMPSEY (1895-1983) US boxer and heavyweight world champion 1919-26.
Bob DOYLE (1923-) American Republican senator defeated in the 1996 Presidential election by Bill Clinton.
Jean Henri DUNANT (1828-1910) Swiss founder of the Red Cross.
Peter EBDON (1970-) English Snooker player.
Edward VII (1984-1910) King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1901-10. Became a Masonic Grand Master in 1874.
Edward VIII (1894-1972) King of Great Britain and Ireland from January 1936 until abdication in December 1936.
Alexandre Gustave EIFFEL (1832-1923) French architect who designed the Eiffel Tower.
Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ ELLINGTON (1899-1974) US jazz pianist and band leader.
Douglas FAIRBANKS Snr. (1883-1939) American star of silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro and The Thief of Baghdad.
W.C. FIELDS (1880-1946) American comedian and comic actor.
Geoffrey FISHER (1887-1972) Archbishop of Canterbury from 1945-61.
Sir Alexander FLEMING (1881-1955) Scottish biologist who won the Nobel Prize for discovering penicillin.
Cyril FLETCHER (1913-2005) English comedian entertainer and composer of ‘Odd Odes’.
Gerald FORD 91913-) Thirty eighth President of the United States.
Henry FORD (1863-1947) Founder of the Ford Motor Company.
Benjamin FRANKLIN (1706-1790) American politician, diplomat and Founding Father.
Clark GABLE (1901-1960) US actor and star of Gone With the Wind and Mutiny on the Bounty.
David GARRICK (1717-1779) English actor, dramatist and theatrical producer.
Giuseppe GARIBALDI (1807-1882) Italian military leader and statesman.
Richard J GATLING (1818-1903) inventor of the Gatling Gun.
George IV (1762-1830) King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1820-30. Grand Master of Grand Lodge of England from 1790-1813.
George VI (1895-1952) King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1935-52. Honorary Past Grand Master of United Grand Lodge of England.
Edward GIBBON (1734-1794) English historian and author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Sir William GILBERT (1836-1911) English co-composer of light operas with fellow Freemason Sir Arthur Sullivan.
John GLENN (1921-) American astronaut and Democratic senator.
Barry GOLDWATER (1909-1908) US Republican senator for Arizona and 1964 Presidential candidate.
Johann Wolfgang von GOETHE (1749-1832) German dramatist, poet and philosopher.
Dr. Joseph-Ignace GUILLOTIN (1738-1814) French physician, politician and inventor of the guillotine.
Field Marshal Sir Douglas HAIG (1861-1928) British military commander during the first world war.
Alex HALEY (1921-1992) American author of ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ and ‘Roots’.
Warren G HARDING (1865-1923) Twenty-ninth President of the United States.
Oliver HARDY (1892-1957) American actor and comedian and one half of the Laurel and Hardy comedy duo.
Josef HAYDN (1732-1809) Austrian composer introduced to Freemasonry by Mozart.
Josiah HENSON (1789-1883) Black American who escaped from slavery and was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowes novel ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’.
James HOBAN (1762-1831) Irish architect who designed the White House.
William HOGARTH (1697-1764) British painter, cartoonist and satirist.
J Edgar HOOVER (1895-1972) founder of Americas Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Bob HOPE (1903-2003) British-American comedian and entertainer.
Harry HOUDINI (1874-1926) Legendary escapologist.
King HUSSEIN of Jordan (1935-1999) King of Jordan from 1952-1999.
Sir Leonard HUTTON (1916-1990) Yorkshire and England cricket captain.
Burl IVES (1905-1995) American folk singer, writer and actor.
Andrew JACKSON (1767-1845) seventh President of the United States and founder of The Democratic Party.
Rev. Jesse JACKSON (1941-) American minister, politician and civil rights activist.
Andrew JOHNSON (1808-1875) seventeenth President of the United States.
Jack JOHNSON (1878-1945) first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1908-1915.
Lyndon B JOHNSON (1908-1973) Thirty-sixth President of the United States.
Al JOLSON (1886-1950) American singer and entertainer.
Benito JUAREZ (1806-1872) President of Mexico from 1861-63 and 1867-72.
King David KALAKAUA (1836-1891 The last king of the Hawaiian kingdom.
Edmund KEAN (1787-1833) English Shakespearean actor.
Rudyard KIPLING (1865-1936) British author and poet, famous for The Jungle Book.
Lord Horatio Herbert KITCHENER (1850-1916) British military leader and politician.
Marquis de LAFAYETTE (1757-1834) French aristocrat heavily involved in both French and American revolutions.
Fiorello LaGUARDIA (1882-1947) Renowned mayor of New York who left his name to one of the city’s airports.
Sir Harry LAUDER (1870-1950) Scottish entertainer and music hall artist.
Charles LINDBERGH (1902-1974) American aviator who made the first non-stop flight from the US to Europe.
Sir Thomas LIPTON (1850-1931) Scottish yachtsman who also created the Lipton Tea Company.
Franz LIZST (1811-1886) Hungarian composer and pianist.
Sir Clive LLOYD (1944-) former West Indian cricket captain.
Harold LLOYD (1893-1971) American actor famous for his comic silent movies.
Douglas MACARTHUR (1880-1964) American general and military leader.
James MADISON (1751-1836) Fourth President of the United States.
Alfred MARKS (1921-1996) English actor.
George C MARSHALL (1880-1959) American general who formulated the Marshall Plan for post-war Europe.
Harpo MARX (1888-1964) the harp-playing non-speaking Marx Brother.
William McKINLEY (1843-1901) twenty fifth President of the United States.
Jackie MILBURN (1924-1988) Newcastle United and England soccer player.
James MONROE (1758-1831) fifth President of the United States.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Austrian composer who wrote a Masonic opera The Magic Flute and the litany Masonic Funeral Music.
Audie MURPHY (1924-1971) America’s most decorated second world war hero who later became an actor.
David NIXON (1919-1978) English magician and television entertainer.
Arnold PALMER (1929-) American golfer.
James C PENNEY (1875-1971) founder of the JC Penney chain of US retail stores.
Albert PIKE (1809-1891) US Confederate military officer and Masonic philosopher who formalized the Scottish Rite.
James Knox POLK (1795-1849) eleventh President of the United States.
Alexander POPE (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.
Richard PRYOR (1940-2005) American comedian and actor.
Aleksandr PUSHKIN (1799-1837) Russian author and poet.
Ronald REAGAN (1911-2004) fortieth President of the United States
Michael RICHARDS (1949-) US actor who played Cosmo Kramer in Seinfeld.
‘Sugar’ Ray ROBINSON (1921-1989) American boxer and world middleweight and welterweight champion.
Roy ROGERS (1911-1998) American singer and star of cowboy movies.
Franklin D ROOSEVELT (1882-1945) thirty-second President of the United States.
Theodore ROOSEVELT (1858-1919) twenty-sixth President of the United States.
Nathan Myer ROTHSCHILD (1777-1836) German-born founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty.
‘Colonel” Harland SANDERS (1890-1980) founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food chain.
Telly SAVALAS (1924-1994) Greek-American actor best known for playing TV detective Kojak.
Robert Falcon SCOTT (1868-1912) British explorer of the Antarctic.
Sir Walter SCOTT (1771-1832) Scottish novelist and poet and author of Ivanhoe.
Peter SELLERS (1925-1980) British actor and comedian.
Sir Ernest SHACKLETON (1874-1922) British explorer.
Len SHACKLETON (1922-2000) Sunderland and England soccer player.
Rev. Al SHARPTON (1954-) American politician and civil rights activist.
Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Finnish composer.
Sir Arthur SULLIVAN (1842-1900) British composer of light operas with fellow Freemason Sir William Gilbert.
Jock STIN (1922-1985) Glasgow Celtic and Scotland football manager.
Herbert SUTCLIFFE (1894-1978) Yorkshire and England cricketer.
Jonathon SWIFT (1667-1745) Irish writer and satirist. Author of Gulliver’s Travels.
William H TAFT (1857-1930) Twenty-seventh President of the United States.
Tommy TRINDER (1909-1989) English comedian and actor.
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) English novelist & inventor of the red postbox.
Harry S TRUMAN (1884-1972) thirty-third President of the United States.
Mark TWAIN (1835-1910) American satirist, writer and author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
VOLTAIRE (real name Francois-Marie AROUET) (1694-1778) French writer, satirist and philosopher.
Robert Pershing WADLOW (1918-1940) American who was tallest man in the world at eight feet eleven inches.
George C WALLACE (1919-1998) US Democrat segregationist Governor of Alabama.
Jack L WARNER (1892-1978) founder and President of Warner Bros Studios.
George Washington (1732-1799) first President of the United States.
John WAYNE (1907-1979) American actor, star of western movies.
Captain Matthew WEBB (1848-1883) Englishman who swam the English Channel.
Arthur WELLESLEY, Duke of Wellington (1759-1862) British military leader and statesman.
Oscar WILDE (1854-1900) Irish playwright and novelist.
William IV (1765-1837) King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1830-1837.
Steve WOZNIAK (1959-) co-founder with Steve Jobs of Apple Computer.
Sir Christopher WREN (1932-1723) English architect who designed many London churches including St. Pauls Cathedral.
Darryl F ZANUCK (1902-1979) US founder of Twentieth Century Fox.
There are no doubt, many more that you may discover, and add to the list. Are you not proud to be in such company?
V W Bro Robert Taylor