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.
Famous Mason Categories
Articles of Confederation • Astronauts • Businessmen • Entertainers • Explorers and Frontiersmen • Governors • Military Leaders
Politician • Presidents • Senator • Signer Declaration of Independence • Sports • Supreme Court Justice • US Constitution
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.
Kenneth SelfCEO Freightliner Corporation
Ken Self was a prime mover in the development and growth of Freightliner from a small group of engineers and mechanics to a leading North American heavy-duty truck manufacturer,” said Rainer Schmueckle, president and CEO of Freightliner. “Our company is what it is today largely thanks to Ken’s leadership. Ken will be missed by his many friends at Freightliner, in the trucking industry and in the Pacific Northwest. Self’s career began in 1941, when he was hired as a mechanic by Consolidated Freightways, the company that would go on to launch Freightliner several years later.