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 Fiorello Henry La Guardia Fiorello La Guardia Mayor of New York

American politician. He is most well-known for being the 99th Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he had been elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through 1930. Irascible, energetic, and charismatic, he craved publicity and is acclaimed as one of the three or four greatest mayors in American history.…

Photo of Marquis de Lafayette Marquis Lafayette French aristocrat

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought for the United States in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830.

Photo of Simon Lake Simon Lake Submarine Builder

Quaker American mechanical engineer and naval architect who obtained over two hundred patents for advances in naval design and competed with John Philip Holland to build the first submarines for the United States Navy.

Photo of Joseph Rucker Lamar Joseph Lamar Supreme Court Justice

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court appointed by President William Howard Taft. A cousin of former associate justice Lucius Lamar, he served from 1911 until his death in 1916.

Photo of Frank Sherman Land Frank Land Founder of the Order of DeMolay

A business and community leader in Kansas City, Land served as Imperial Potentate of the Shriners and is revered today as the Founder of the Order of DeMolay.

Photo of Richard Laneau Richard Laneau Magician

Magician, master of ceremonies, clown, worldwide; Organizer annual magic show to raise funds for neuromuscular disease research.

Photo of Henry Asbj?rn Larsen Henry Larsen Canadian Arctic Explorer

Canadian Arctic explorer. Larsen was born in Norway, like his hero, Roald Amundsen. Like Amundsen, he became a seaman. Larsen immigrated to Canada, and became a British citizen in 1927 (Canadian citizen in 1947). In 1928, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Photo of Robert Yale Lary Robert Lary Football Hall of Fame

After graduating from North Side High School in 1949, he attended Texas A&M University, where he was a standout in football and baseball. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round in the 1952 NFL Draft. Lary was a superlative defensive back from 1956 to 1964, with time out for a tour of Army duty in 1954-55.…

Photo of Henry Laurens Henry Laurens Masonic Signers of The Articles of Confederation

American merchant and rice planter from South Carolina who became a political leader during the Revolutionary War. A delegate to the Second Continental Congress, Laurens succeeded John Hancock as President of the Congress. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and President of the Continental Congress when the Articles were passed on November 15, 1777.

Photo of Athol Layton Athol Layton Canadian Wrestling Star

From Australia. Moved to Ontario at age 30 in 1950 and remained here until his death in 1984. A giant at around 6'5", he frequently used "judo chops" through his career. Began wrestling in 1948. In North America, Layton worked as an wrestler and TV commentator -- primarily with Frank Tunney in Toronto and The Sheik in Detroit.…

Photo of Meriwether Lewis Meriwether Lewis Explorers and Frontiersmen

American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark. Their mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase, establish trade with, and sovereignty over the natives near the Missouri River, and claim the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Country for the United States before European nations.…

Photo of Elmo Lincoln Elmo Lincoln Actor

Born Otto Elmo Linkenhelt, the actor is best known in his silent movie role as the first Tarzan in 1918?s Tarzan of the Apes as an adult?(Gordon Griffith played him as a child in the same movie). He portrayed the character twice more?in The Romance of Tarzan (also 1918) and in the 1921 serial The Adventures of Tarzan.

Photo of Thomas Johnstone Lipton Thomas Lipton Founder Lipton Tea

Scotsman of Ulster-Scots parentage who was a self-made man, merchant, and yachtsman. He created the Lipton tea brand and was the most persistent challenger in the history of the America?s Cup.

Photo of Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. Harold Lloyd, Sr. Actor

American actor, comedian, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is most famous for his silent comedy films. Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and ?talkies?, between 1914 and 1947.…

Photo of Chester Trent Lott Sr Chester Lott Mississippi Senator

United States Senator from Mississippi, who served in numerous leadership positions in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. He entered Congress as one of the first of a wave of Republicans winning seats in Southern states that had been solidly Democratic. He became Senate Majority Leader, then fell from power after praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist Dixiecrat presidential bid.

Photo of Charles Elzer Loudermilk Charles Loudermilk Member of Grand Ol Oprey

Professionally as Charlie Louvin, was an American country music singer and songwriter. He is best known as one of the Louvin Brothers, and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1955.Born in Section, Alabama, Louvin was one of 7 children. He started singing when he was 8 years old. Louvin began singing professionally with his brother Ira as a teenager on local radio programs in Chattanooga, Tennessee.…

Photo of Theodore Amar Lyons Theodore Lyons Baseball Hall of Fame

American professional baseball starting pitcher, manager and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played MLB seasons, all with the Chicago White Sox. He is the franchise leader in wins. Lyons won 20 or more games three times (in 1925, 1927, and 1930) and became a fan favorite in Chicago. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.…

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