Famous Business 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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Leaders of Industry, Founders of Corporations and Inventors

During the Industrial Revolution, a captain of industry was a business leader whose means of amassing a personal fortune contributes positively to the country in some way. This may have been through increased productivity, expansion of markets, providing more jobs, or acts of philanthropy.

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Photo of Lloyd Garfield Balfour Lloyd Balfour Founder Balfour Company

Founded as L.G. Balfour Company Friday, June 13, 1913 by Lloyd Garfield ?Bally? Balfour in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Specialized in the manufacturing of sorority and fraternity jewelry and class rings. Later, in the 1970s, the company also began producing sports jewelry.

Photo of Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor Robert Baylor Founder Baylor University

Ordained Baptist minister, district judge, and co-founder of Baylor University

Photo of Daniel Carter Beard Daniel Beard Founder Sons of Daniel Boone

American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Photo of Lawrence Dale Bell Lawrence Bell Founder Bell Aircraft

American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation.

Photo of Max Bell Max Bell Canadian Publisher

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.…

Photo of Ballington Booth Ballington Booth Founder Volunteers of America

Officer in The Salvation Army and a co-founder of Volunteers of America.

Photo of James Lincoln de la Mothe Borglum James Borglum Sculptor

American sculptor, photographer, author and engineer; he was best known for overseeing the completion of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial after the death in 1941 of the project?s leader, his father Gutzon Borglum.

Photo of John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum John Borglum Sculptor

American artist and sculptor famous for creating the monumental presidents? heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota; the famous carving on Stone Mountain near Atlanta; and other public works of art, including a head of Abraham Lincoln, exhibited in Theodore Roosevelt?s White House and held in the United States Capitol Crypt in Washington, D.C.

Photo of C. D. Bradham C. D. Bradham Original Founder Pepsi Cola Co.

He was born in Chinquapin North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the Philanthropic Society, and attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine.