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 David Kalakaua David Kalakaua Hawaiian King

David La?amea Kamanakapu?u Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kal?kaua and sometimes called The Merrie Monarch (November 16, 1836 ? January 20, 1891), was the last reigning king of the Kingdom of Hawai?i. He reigned from February 12, 1874 until his death in San Francisco, California, on January 20, 1891. A Hawaiian song about Kal?kaua can be heard in the Disney movie "Lilo & Stitch", it is heard when Lilo is introduced in the movie.…

Photo of Charles Keck Charles Keck Noted American Sculpter

American sculptor from New York City, New York. Keck studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York with Philip Martiny, and was an assistant to Augustus Saint-Gaudens from 1893 to 1898. He also attended the American Academy in Rome. In 1921 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1928.…

Photo of Carey Estes Kefauver Carey Kefauver Tennessee Senator

American politician from Tennessee. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1939 to 1949 and in the Senate from 1949 to his death in 1963. After leading a much-publicized investigation into organized crime in the early 1950s, he twice sought his party's nomination for President of the United States.…

Photo of Jack French Kemp Jack Kemp New York Senator

American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, having previously served nine terms as a congressman for Western New York's 31st congressional district from 1971 to 1989. He was the Republican Party's nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election, where he was the running mate of presidential nominee Bob Dole.…

Photo of Ernest Joseph King Ernest King Military Leaders

Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (COMINCH) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) during World War II. As COMINCH-CNO, he directed the United States Navy?s operations, planning, and administration and was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the U.S. Navy?s second most senior officer after Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, and the second admiral to be promoted to five star rank.…

Photo of Karl L King Karl King March Composer, Band Leader

United States march music bandmaster and composer. He is best known as the composer of "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite". King the composer published more than 300 works: galops, waltzes, overtures, serenades, rags, and 188 marches and screamers. It could be said that King did for the circus march what Sousa did for the patriotic march. He seemed to like composing under pressure and often composed in tight spots (such as by oil lamp in cramped circus tents).…

Photo of Rufus King Rufus King Masonic Signers of The Constitution of the United States

American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress. He also attended the Constitutional Convention and was one of the signers of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented New York in the United States Senate, served as Minister to Britain, and was the Federalist candidate for both Vice President (1804 and 1808) and President of the United States (1816).

Photo of William King William King Governors

American merchant, shipbuilder, army officer, and statesman from Bath, Maine. A proponent of statehood for Maine, he became its first Governor when it separated from Massachusetts in 1820.

Photo of James Kinnaird James Kinnaird Explorers and Frontiersmen

Scottish traveller and travel writer who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and Ethiopia, where he traced the origins of the Blue Nile.

Photo of William Franklin Knox William Knox U.S. Secretary of the Navy

American newspaper editor and publisher. He was also the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1936, and Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt during most of World War II. During the Spanish?American War, he joined the Army, and served in Cuba with Theodore Roosevelt's famous Rough Riders, the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. He was a member of Troop D commanded by Captain Robert Huston.…

Photo of Kristoffer Kristofferson Kristoffer Kristofferson Actor / Singer

American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and former soldier. He is known for writing and recording such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole writer of most of his songs, and he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein.[1] In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup, The Highwaymen.…

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