many of these names do you recognize?
Abbott, William "Bud" - Actor
(Abbott and Costello)
Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke - Founder/publisher "Chicago Defender"
Acuff, Roy - Musician
Aldrin, Edwin E. "Buzz" - Astronaut - Second man to walk on the
Allen, Richard - Founder/first bishop AME Church
Allende, Salvador - President of Chile, overthrown in 1970
Armstrong, Louis - Jazz Musician
Arnold, Eddie - Musician, Actor
Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force
Astor, John Jacob - Fur trader and financier
Atkins, Chet - Musician
Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas
Autry, Gene - Actor
Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice
Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry
Bartholdi, Frederic A. - Designed the Statue of Liberty
Basie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer
Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder Baylor University
Beard, Daniel Carter - Founder Boy Scouts
Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.
Bellamy, Rev. Francis - Authored U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
Bennett, Viscount R.B. - Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35
Berlin, Irving - Entertainer
Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice
Blair, Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice
Blake, James Herbert "Eubie" - Composer/pianist
Blanc, Mel - Cartoonist (Bugs Bunny and others)
Blatchford, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice
Bolivar, Simon - South American freedom fighter
Booth, Rev. William - Founder of the Salvation Army
Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920
Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - Father and Son who carved Mt.
Borgnine, Ernest - Actor
Botha, Pik - Former Foreign Minister of South Africa
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96
Bowie, James - Alamo
Bradley, Omar N. - Military leader
Bradley, Thomas - Former mayor of Los Angeles, California
Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807
Brown, Joe E. - Entertainer
Brundage, Avery - Olympic Committee
Bryan, Richard - U.S. Senator
Buchanan, James - President of the U.S.
Burbank, Luther - Pioneering botanist
Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas
Burns, Conrad - U.S. Senator
Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland
Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice
Byrd, Robert - U.S. Senator
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - Flew over North Pole
Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice
Caine, Michael - Actor
Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry
in Costa Rica 1865
Campbell, Sir Malcolm - Land speed record holder
Carlson, Curtis L. - Entrepreneur
Carnahan, Melvin - Governor of Missouri
Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer
Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice
Chagall, Marc - Artist
Chrysler, Walter P. - Automotive fame
Churchill, Sir Winston - British Leader
Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and motor car manufacturer
Clark, Roy - Country Western Star
Clark, Thomas C. - Supreme Court Justice
Clark, William - Explorer
Clarke, John H. - Supreme Court Justice
Clemens, Samuel L. - Mark Twain - writer
Cobb, Ty - Baseball Player
Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - Indian fighter, Wild West Show
Cohan, George M. - Broadway star
Cole, Nat "King" - Great ballad singer
Collodi, Carlo - Writer of Pinocchio
Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor
Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooper, Gordon - Astronaut
Crockett, David - American Frontiersman and Alamo fame
Cushing, William - Supreme Court Justice
Dempsey, Jack - Sports
DeMille, Cecil B. - Movie director
Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium
Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice
Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63
Disney, Walt - Cartoonist/movies
Dole, Robert - U.S. Senator
Doolittle, General James - Famous Army Air Corps Pilot
Douglas, William O. - Supreme Court Justice
Dow, William H. - Dow Chemical Co.
Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Writer - Sherlock Holmes
Drake, Edwin L - American Pioneer of the Oil industry
DuBois, W.E.B. - Educator/scholar
Dunant, Jean Henri - Founder of the Red Cross
Ebbets, Charles - Baseball Owner, Ebbets Field
Edward VII - King of England
Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less
than 1 year
Ellery, William - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of the Declaration of
Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist
Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice
Evers, Medger Wiley - Civil rights leader
Ervin Jr, Samual J. - U. S. Senator - headed "Watergate"
Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Faber Pencil
Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent film actor
Field, Stephen J. - Supreme Court Justice
Fields, W.C. - Actor
Fisher, Geoffrey - Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 - 1961
Fitch, John - Inventor of the Steamboat
Fleming, Sir Alexander - Discovered Penicillin
Ford, Gerald R. - President of the U.S.
Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer
Forten, James - Abolitionist/manufacturer
Fortune, Timothy Thomas - Journalist
Franklin, Benjamin - 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of
Freeman, Orville - Former governor of Minnesota and secretary of
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Gable, Clark - Actor
Garfield, James A. - President of the U.S.
Garibaldi, Giuseppe - Italian freedom fighter
Gatling, Richard J. - Built the "Gatling Gun"
George VI - King of England during W.W. II
Gibbon, Edward - Writer - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the libretis for "Pirates of
Gillette, King C. - Gillette Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. - First American to orbit the earth/U.S. Senator
Godfrey, Arthur - Radio and early televison personality
Goldwater, Barry - Former U.S. Senator
Gompers, Samuel - Founder American Federation of Labor
Grassley, Charles - U.S. Senator
Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie"
Griffeth, David W. - Movie Director
Gris, Juan - Spanish artist- Synthetic Cubism
Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut
Grock - Swiss Circus Clown
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin"
Hall, Prince - First black American Freemason
Haley, Alex - Author of "Roots"
Hampton, Lionel - Orchestra leader/composer
Hancock, John - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of
Handel, George Fredrick - Composer
Handy, William C. - Composer "Father of the Blues"
Harding, Warren G. - President of the U.S.
Hardy, Oliver - Actor - Comedian
Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice
Harvey, Paul - Radio personality
Hatfield, Mark - U.S. Senator
Hawkins, Augustus F. - U.S. Congressman California
Haydn, Franz Joseph F. - Composer and Musician
Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park
Helms, Jesse - U.S. Senator
Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Henson, Matthew - Explorer
Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier
Hoban, James - Architect for the U.S. White House
Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing
Hollings, Ernest - U.S. Senator
Hooks, Benjamin L. - Former Executive Director NAACP
Hoover, Frank - Vacuum cleaner fame
Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI
Hope, Bob - Comedian
Hornsby, Rogers - An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Houdini, Harry - Magician
Houston, Sam - 2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas
Humphrey, Hubert H. - Vice President of the U.S.
Irwin, Jim - Astronaut
Ives, Burl - Musician
Jackson, Andrew - President of the U.S.
Jackson, Rev. Jesse - Minister/politician
Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice
James, Daniel "Chappie" - General U.S. Air Force
Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Vaccination for Small Pox
Johnson, Andrew - President of the U.S.
Johnson, John A 'Jack' - Heavyweight boxing tiltle holder,
Johnson, John H. - Publisher EBONY and Jet magazines
Johnston, Jr. , J. Bennett - U.S. Senator
Jolson, Al - Acted in the first 'talking picture,' The Jazz
Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas
Jones, John Paul - Naval Commander
Jones, Melvin - One of the founders of the Lions International
Keaton, Buster - Movie pioneer
Kemp, Jack - Former U.S. Congressman/sports hero
Kern, Jerome - Composer
Key, Francis Scott - Wrote U.S. National Anthem
Kipling, Rudyard - Writer
Knox, Henry - Revolutionary War General
Lafayette, Marquis de - Supporter of American Freedom
LaGuardia, Fiorello H. - Diplomat and 3-time New York City Mayor
Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successful in open sea
Lamar, Joseph E. - Supreme Court Justice
Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 3rd President of the Republic of Texas
Land, Frank S. - Founder Order of DeMolay
Lemon, Mark - Founder of Punch, humorous British magazine
Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer
Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Lindbergh, Charles - Aviator
Lipton, Sir Thomas - Tea
Livingston, Robert - Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana
Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer
Lott, Trent - U.S. Senator
MacArthur, General Douglas - Commander of Armed Forces in
MacDonald, Sir John A. - Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 &
Marshall, James W. - Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California
Marshall, John - Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1801 - 1835
Marshall, Thurgood - Supreme Court Justice
Mathews, Stanley - Supreme Court Justice
Mayer, Louis B. - Film producer - formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Began Mayo Clinic
Mays, Benjamin - Educator/former president Atlanta University
Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag
McKinley, William - President of the U.S.
Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental
Mellon, Andrew - American industrialis, banker and philanthropist
Mesmer, Franz Anton - Practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism
Metcalfe, Ralph H. - Olympic champion
Michelson, Albert Abraham - Successfully measured the speed of
light in 1882
Miller, Glenn - Musician
Minton, Sherman - Supreme Court Justice
Mix, Tom - U.S. Marshal turned actor - Starred in over 400
Monroe, James - President of the U.S.
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first
practical hot-air balloon
Montgolfier, Joseph Michel - Co-developer of the first practical
Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer
Murphy, Audie - Most decorated American Soldier of WWII, Actor
Naismith, James - Inventor of Basketball
Nash, Charles - Automobile industry
Nelson, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice
New, Harry S. - Postmaster General who established Airmail
Newton, Joseph Fort - Christian Minister
Nunn, Sam - U.S. Senator
Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer
Otis, James - Famous for "Taxation without Representation is
Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro
Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term "Athletes Foot"
Paterson, William - Supreme Court Justice
Peale, Norman Vincent - Founder of "Guidepost"
Peary, Robert E. - First man to reach the North Pole (1909)
Penney, James C. - Retailer
Pershing, John Joseph - Decorated American Soldier
Pitney, Mahlon - Supreme Court Justice
Poinsett, Joel R. - U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the
Polk, James Knox - President of the U.S.
Pound, Roscoe - Former Dean, Harvard Law School
Pryor, Richard - Actor - Comedian
Pullman, George - Built first sleeping car for trains.
Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet
Rangel, Charles B. - U.S. Congressman New York
Randolph, A. Phillip - Founder - first president, International
Brotherhood Sleeping Car Porters
Retief, Piet - Afrikaans leader and and one of the founders of
the South African nation
Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice
Revere, Paul - Famous American
Rhodes, Cecil - "Rhodes Scholarship"
Richards, Michael - Actor - "Kramer"
Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Army Air Corps "Ace"
Rickey, Branch - Baseball legend
Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Robinson, Sugar Ray - American Boxer
Rodgers, Jimmie - Entertainer
Rogers, Roy - American cowboy and screen star
Rogers, Will - Actor
Roosevelt, Franklin D. - President of the U.S.
Roosevelt, Theodore - President of the U.S.
Rush, Benjamin - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of the Declaration of
Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Chief Justice
Salten, Felix - Creator of Bambi
Sanders, Harland "Colonel" - Founder Kentucky Fried Chicken
Sarnoff, David - Father of T.V.
Sax, Antoine Joseph - Invented the Saxophone (1846)
Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder"
Schirra, Wally - Astronaut
Scott, Sir Walter - Writer
Sellers, Peter - Actor
Sexson, W. Mark - Founder of Rainbow Girls, Masonic
Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)
Simpson, Alan - U.S. Senator
Skelton, Red - Entertainer
Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the U.S.
Sousa, John Philip - Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 - 1892
Stanford, Leland - Railroads & Stanford University
Starr, Bart - Football legend
Stassen, Harold - Statesman, sole surviving signer of the United
Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice
Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised osteopathy
Stokes, Carl B. - Former mayor, Cleveland, OH
Stokes, Louis - U.S. Congressman Ohio
Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer
Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice
Swift, Johathan - Wrote Gulliver's Travels
Taft, William Howard - President of the U.S. & Chief Justice of
the U.S. Supreme Court (only man to ever head these two branches of U.S.
Teets, John W. - Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
Tetau, Max - French Doctor who presides over Homoeopathia
Thomas, Craig - U.S. Senator
Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendy's Restaurants
Thomas, Lowell - Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice
Thompson, Tommy - Governor of Wisconsin
Thurmond, Strom - U.S. Senator
Tillis, Mel - Musician
Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for
Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice
Tolstoi, Leo - Author
Travis, Colonel William B. - Alamo
Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice
Truman, Harry S. - President of the U.S.
Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice
Voltaire - French writer and philosopher
Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9
Wagner, Honus - Baseball legend
Wallace, George C. - Former Alabama governor and presidential
candidate who was nearly assasinated
Wallace, Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur"
Wallenda, Enrico - Circus legend
Waner, Lloyd - Baseball Hall of Fame member from Pittsburgh
Waner, Paul - "Big Paul" Baseball Hall of Fame member from
Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Fame
Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice
Warren, Joseph - Revolutionary War General - "Martyr of Bunker
Washington, Booker T. - Educator and author
Washington, George - First President of U.S.
Wayne, John - Actor
Webb, Matthew - First man to swim the English Channel (1875)
Wells, H. G. - Author
Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"
Williams, Egbert Austin "Bert" - Actor/ comedian
Williamson, Harry A. - Author/Masonic historian
Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice
Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice
Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur"
Wynn, Ed - Actor
Young, Andrew - Former mayor of Atlanta, GA
Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in
Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907