The Masonic community has had a great impact on American civilization since its foundation. In fact did you know the eye above the pyramid on a dollar bill represents a Masonic symbol. The pyramid emblem is renowned in Secret societies history as a depiction of God’s vision looking over humankind.
Let us discuss the Masons and Masonry in America.
Famous American Freemasons:
Interesting fact: Nearly one-third of the U.S. presidents have been Masons.
1. George Washington:
George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was a politician, military officer, philosopher, and Founding Father of America who represented the country’s first president from 1789 to 1797.
He was promoted to Master Mason in less than a year after his admission, and on September 18, 1793, he conducted Masonic ceremonies during the cornerstone laying of the United States Capitol.
2. Andrew Jackson:
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American lawyer, military person, and politician who functioned as the 7th president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He rose to prominence as a general in the United States Military and worked in both chambers of Congress prior to getting elected as the president.
From 1822 to 1824, Jackson was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee.
3. Andrew Johnson:
Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of America, serving from 1865 to 1869. He was born on December 29, 1808, and died on July 31, 1875. According to researcher Annette Gordon-book Reed’s on Johnson, the former president was a dedicated freemason all his life.
4. Jesse Corcoran Adkins:
Jesse Corcoran Adkins (April 13, 1879, until March 29, 1955) was a United States District Judge of the District Court of Columbia. He was a well-known mason in the United States.
5. William Venoid Banks:
William Venoid Banks (May 6, 1903 – August 24, 1985) was the founding President and General Manager of Detroit’s initial black radio station and tv station. He was also a minister and a legal practitioner.
He was a member of the Freemasons in the United States.
6. Glenn Ford:
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton, a.k.a Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006), was a Canadian-American actor who specialized in portraying ordinary persons in extraordinary situations. He was best known during Hollywood’s Golden Age as among the most popular movie stars of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, with a long career of more than 50 years.
He was a mason from the United States.
7. Henry Ford:
Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American business entrepreneur and the owner of the Ford Motor Company, as well as the principal innovator of the assembly line method of large-scale manufacturing. He was also a Freemason.
8. Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.:
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician and 38th president of the U.S (1974 to 1977). He was a Freemason.
9. John Herschel Glenn Jr.:
John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, entrepreneur, and statesman who served in the United States Marine Corps. He was the 3rd American in space and was the first to circle the Entire planet three times in 1962, becoming the first American to do it. He was a member of Concord Lodge #688 in Concord, Ohio.
So this was the list of some popular Masons in the USA.
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