Famous 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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Photo of Johann Eberhard Faber Johann Faber Founder Faber Pencil Company

Was born in the village of Stein, near the city of Nuernberg, Germany. His father, George Leonard Faber, was a descendant of the famous Faber family, one of ancient lineage in Bavaria engaged in the profession of manufacturing lead pencils.

Photo of Gordon Fahrni Gordon Fahrni Founder of the American Goitre Association

A recipient of the Order of Canada, was one of six children born in Gladstone, Manitoba to Christian Fahrni and Priscilla Hyndman.

Photo of Douglas Fairbanks Douglas Fairbanks Actor

American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro but spent the early part of his career making comedies.

Photo of Stephen Johnson Field Stephen Field Supreme Court Justice

American jurist. He was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from March 10, 1863, to December 1, 1897. Prior to this, he was the 5th Chief Justice of California.

Photo of Charles Finley Charles Finley Owner of Kansas City Athletics

Nicknamed Charlie O or Charley O, was an American businessman who is best remembered for his tenure as the owner of Major League Baseball?s Oakland Athletics. Finley purchased the franchise while it was located in Kansas City, moving it to Oakland in 1968.

Photo of Geoffrey Francis Fisher Geoffrey Fisher Archbishop of Canterbury

Baron Fisher of Lambeth GCVO PC was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1945 to 1961.

Photo of John Fitch John Fitch Inventor

American inventor, clockmaker, entrepreneur and engineer. He was most famous for operating the first steamboat service in the United States.

Photo of Sir Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming Nobel Prize

FRSE, FRS, FRCS was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain

Photo of Gerald Ford Gerald Ford 38th President

When Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974, he declared, "I assume the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances.... This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts." It was indeed an unprecedented time. He had been the first Vice President chosen under the terms of the Twenty-fifth Amendment and, in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, was succeeding the first President ever to resign.…

Photo of Glenn Ford Glenn Ford Actor

Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood?s Golden Era with a career that lasted over 50 years. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances. Ford interrupted his film career to volunteer for duty in World War II with the United States Marine Corps Reserve on December 13, 1942. He was assigned in March 1943 to active duty at the Marine Corps Base in San Diego.…

Photo of Henry Ford Henry Ford Founder Ford

American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

Photo of Joseph Foss Joseph Foss Medal of Honor

Joseph Jacob ?Joe? Foss was the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II and a 1943 recipient of the Medal of Honor, recognizing his role in the air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign. In postwar years, he achieved fame as a General in the Air National Guard, the 20th Governor of South Dakota, President of the National Rifle Association, and the first commissioner of the American Football League, as well as a television broadcaster.

Photo of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Grand Master of Pennsylvania, 1734

Benjamin Franklin  was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.…

Photo of Friz Freleng Friz Freleng Cartoonist

Isadore ?Friz? Freleng, often credited as I. Freleng, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, and producer famous for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio?s biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance), and Speedy Gonzales.…

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