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 Ernest Joseph King

Ernest King

Military Leaders
Birthday: November 23, 1878 Deceased: June 25, 1956

Biography

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. He served under Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox and later under James Forrestal.

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