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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Richard Hoe

Steam Powered Printing Press
Birthday: September 12, 1812 Deceased: June 7, 1886

Biography

Hoe was born in New York City. He was the son of Robert Hoe (1784?1833), an English-born American mechanic who, with his brothers-in-law, Peter and Matthew Smith, established a steam-powered manufactory of printing presses in New York City, which Richard joined at fifteen. He became a senior member of his father?s firm in 1833. On his father?s death, he became head of the R. Hoe & Company. Richard Hoe died on June 7, 1886, Florence, Italy.

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