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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Max Bell

Canadian Publisher
Birthday: October 13, 1912 Deceased: April 19, 1972

Biography

Canadian newspaper publisher, race horse owner and philanthropist. He was best known as the co-founder of FP Publications, Canada?s largest newspaper syndicate in the 1960s. He built his newspaper empire after inheriting the Calgary Albertan, and its $500,000 debt, from his father in 1936. He repaid debt by 1945 and proceeded to purchase papers across the country, including the Ottawa Journal and the Globe and Mail. Much of Bell?s fortune was built on Alberta?s burgeoning oil and gas industry. He formed several companies in the late 1940s that came to be worth millions of dollars when sold.

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