Famous Business Masons

Many men throughout history have been members of our fraternity.

In these pages we will present you with them and try to impress upon you the great men that have been Masons.

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Members on this page are Businessmen

Leaders of Industry, Founders of Corporations and Inventors

During the Industrial Revolution, a captain of industry was a business leader whose means of amassing a personal fortune contributes positively to the country in some way. This may have been through increased productivity, expansion of markets, providing more jobs, or acts of philanthropy.

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Photo of John Theophilus Desaguliers John Desaguliers Philosopher

French-born British natural philosopher, clergyman, engineer and freemason who was elected to the Royal Society in 1714 as experimental assistant to Isaac Newton.

Photo of Thomas Dewey Thomas Dewey Lawyer

Dewey earned a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has been a member of Dewey, Devlin, Metz & King LLC, which helped to co-found, since 1994

Photo of Melvin Diemer Melvin Diemer Noted Naturalist Photographer

Diemer served, on a piece-work contract basis, as the University Photographer and/or Director of the Photographic Laboratory from 1920 to 1932. His lab and three assistants were housed in the Old Soils Building. In addition to providing various photographic services to university faculty and departments, Diemer operated a commercial photographic business from the same facilities.

Photo of William Dow William Dow President Dow Chemical

Herbert?s son, assumed control of the company. Under new leadership, the company continued to lead chemical production in the United States. William Dow?s major achievement, during his tenure as company president, was to extract bromine and other chemicals from seawater. In the year 2000, Dow Chemical was the fifth largest chemical firm in the world.

Photo of Edwin Laurentine Drake Edwin Drake Oil Driller

Also known as Colonel Drake, was an American oil driller, popularly credited with being the first to drill for oil in the United States.

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