This list is by no means complete, but it indicates some of the world’s great leaders who are known to have been Men and Masons.

Abbott, Robert Sengstacke - Founder/publisher “Chicago Defender”
Allen, Richard - Founder/first bishop AME Church
Armstrong, Louis - Brilliant jazz musician
Armstrong, Neil - Astronaut, first man to walk on the moon
Atkins, Chet - Musician
Basie, William “Count" - Musician, orchestra leader/composer
Bellamy, Rev. Francis - Authored U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
Blake, James Herbert “Eubie” - Composer/pianist
Bond, Julian - National Chairman of the NAACP
Booth, Rev. William - Founder of the Salvation Army
Bosch, Hieronymus - Renaissance Surrealist painter
Bradley, Thomas - Former mayor of Los Angeles, California
Brundridge, Avery - Olympic Committee
Bryan, Richard - U.S. Senator
Burns, Conrad - U.S. Senator
Burns, Robert- National poet of Scotland
Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice
Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - Flew over North Pole
Byrd, Robert - U.S. Senator
Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice
Caine, Michael - Actor
Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865
Carnahan, Melvin - Governor of Missouri
Carson, Christopher “Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer
Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer
Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice
Cheney, Richard - Vice President of U.S. under President George W. Bush
Chrysler, Walter P. - Automotive fame
Churchill, 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
Clinton, DeWitt - Governor and founder of Public School System (NY)
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
DeMille, Cecil B. - Movie director
Dempsey, Jack - Sports
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 - US Senator
Doolittle, General James - Famous Air Force 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
Edward VII - King of England
Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year
Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist
Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice
Ervin Jr, Samual J. - Headed “Watergate” committee
Evers, Medger Wiley - Civil rights leader
Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company
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 - Invented 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 the U.S.
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; authored 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’
Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettist for “Pirates of Penzance”
Gillette, King C. - Gillette Razor Co.
Glenn, John H. - First American to orbit the earth in a space craft
Godfrey, Arthur - Actor
Goldwater, Barry - Former U.S. Senator
Grassley, Charles - U.S. Senator
Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of “Little Orphan Annie”
Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut
Grock - Swiss Circus Clown
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the “Guillotine”
Haley, Alex - Author of Acclaimed TV Series “Roots” and other works
Hampton, Lionel - Orchestra leader/composer
Hancock, John - 1 of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independance
Handel, George Fredrick - Musical 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 - Austrian composer, master of the symphonic movement
Hedges, Cornelius - “Father” of Yellowstone National Park
Helms, Jesse - U.S. Senator
Henry, Patrick - Patriot
Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
Henson, Matthew - explorer
Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier
Hoban, James - Architect for the U.S. Capitol and White House
Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotory press, revolutionized newspaper printing
Hollings, Ernest - U.S. Senator
Hooks, Benjamin L. - Former Executive Director NAACP
Hoover, Frank - Vaccum cleaner fame
Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI
Hope, Bob - Comedian
Hornsby, Rogers - 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 - American Actor, Television and Movies
Jackson, Andrew - President of the U.S.
Jackson, Reverend Jesse - Minister; Civil Rights Leader
Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice
James, Daniel “Chappie" - General U.S. Air Force
Jenner, Edward - Inventor of Vaccination
Johnson, Andrew - President of the U.S.
Johnson, John H. - Publisher, EBONY and Jet magazines
Johnston, Jr. , J. Bennett - U.S. Senator
Jolson, Al - Actor in the first audio motion picture, 'the Jazz Singer’
Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas
Jones, John Paul - Naval Commander
Jones, Melvin - One of the founders of the Lions International
Juarez, Benito - President of Mexico
Keaton, Buster - Movie pioneer
Kemp, Jack - Quarterback Buffalo Bills, Congressman
Key, Francis Scott - Authored the words to the U.S. National Anthem
Kipling, Rudyard - Writer
Knox, Henry - Revolutionary War General
Lafayette, Marquis de - Supporter of American Freedom
Lake, Simon - Built first submarine which was successful in the open sea
Lamar, Joseph E. - Supreme Court Justice
Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 3rd President of the Republic of Texas
Land, Frank S. - Founder of the Order of DeMolay
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 Territory
Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer
Lopez, Antonio (de Santa Anna) - Military leader in Texas-Mexico battles
Lott, Trent - U.S. Senator
MacArthur, General Douglas - Commander of Armed Forces in Phillipines
MacDonald, Sir John A. - Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 & 1878-91
Marshall, James W. - Discovered Gold at Sutter’s Mill California 1848
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 who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Began Mayo Clinic
Mays, Benjamin - Educator/former president Atlanta University
Maytag, Fredrick - Consumer Home Appliances Corporate Pioneer
McKinley, William - President of the U.S.
Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness
Mesmer, Franz Anton - practiced Mesmerism which led to Hypnotism
Metcalfe, Ralph H. - Olympic champion, 1932 & 1936
Mfume, Kweisi - President and CEO of the NAACP
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; he starred in over 400 western films
Monroe, James - President of the U.S.
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon
Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer
Murphy, Audie - Most decorated American Soldier of WWII
Naismith, James - Inventor of Basketball
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 "Taxations without Representation is Tyranny”
Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro
Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term “Athletes Foot”
Paterson, William - Supreme Court Justice
Peale, Norman Vincent - Founder of “Guidepost” Magazine
Peary, Robert E. - First man to reach the North Pole (1909)
Penney, James C. - Retailer (JCPenney)
Pershing, John Joseph - Decorated American Soldier
Pike, Albert - American poet, attorney, frontiersman and Confederate general
Pippen, Scottie - Modern American Athlete (#33, Chicago Bulls Forward)
Pitney, Mahlon - Supreme Court Justice
Poinsett, Joel R. - U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the Poinsettia flower
Polk, James Knox - President of the U.S.
Pullman, George - Built first sleeping car on train.
Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet
Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice
Revere, Paul - Famous American Patriot
Rhodes, Cecil - “Rhodes Scholarship”
Richards, Michael - Comedian and Actor (“Kramer” on Seinfeld)
Richardson, Elliot - Attorney General
Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace
Rickey, Branch - Baseball legend
Ringling Brothers - Circus performers; All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
Robinson, Sugar Ray - American boxer
Rogers, Roy - American cowboy and screen star
Rogers, Will - of Cherokee ancestry, Actor and American political humorist
Roosevelt, Franklin D. - President of the U.S.
Roosevelt, Theodore - President of the U.S.
Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice
Salten, Felix - Creator of Disney’s “Bambi”
San Martin, Jose - Political Leader and “Liberator” of South America
Sanders, Harland - “Colonel Sanders” of KFC Fame
Sarnoff, David - Father of Television
Sax, Antoine Joseph - Invented the Saxophone (1846)
Schirra, Wally - Astronaut
Schoonover, George - Founder of “The Builder”
Scott, Sir Walter - Writer
Sellers, Peter - Comedian, Actor
Seneca - Native American war chief, also known as Red Jacket
Shakespeare, William - Writer
Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)
Simpson, Alan - U.S. Senator
Skelton, Red - Entertainer
Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem
Sousa, John Philip - Led the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 - 1892
Stanford, Leland - Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinental railroad; also Stanford University
Starr, Bart - Football legend
Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice
Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment of 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
Switzer, Carl “Alfalfa" - Child Actor from "Our Gang / Little Rascals”
Swift, Johathan - Wrote Gulliver’s Travels
Taft, William Howard - President of the U.S.
Tecumseh - Great chief and unifier of North American native tribes
Teets, John W. - Chairman and President of Dial Corporation
Thomas, Craig - U.S. Senator
Thomas, Danny - Raised and gave millions for children’s medical research
Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendys Restaurant
Thomas, Lowell - Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice
Thompson, Tommy - Governor of Wisconsin
Thurmond, Strom - U.S. Senator
Tillis, Mel - Musician
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
Von Goethe, Johannes - German poet, author of “Faust”
Von Tirpitz, Alfred - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare
Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being; almost 9 feet tall
Wagner, Honus - Baseball legend
Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assassinated
Wallace, Lewis - Wrote “Ben Hur”
Wallenda, Enrico - Circus legend
Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Fame
Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice
Washington, Booker T. - Educator and author
Washington, George - First President of US
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”
Young, Andrew - Former mayor of Atlanta, GA
Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933
Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld’s Follies began in 1907