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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Samuel Nicholas

Military Leaders
Birthday: June 29, 2015 Deceased: August 27, 1790

Biography

First officer commissioned in the United States Continental Marines (now the United States Marine Corps) and by tradition is considered to be the first Commandant of the Marine Corps. On 5 November 1775, Nicholas was commissioned a ?Captain of Marines? by the Second Continental Congress

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