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 Edwin Laurentine Drake

Edwin Drake

Oil Driller
Birthday: March 29, 1819 Deceased: November 9, 1880

Biography

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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