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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Members on this page are Businessmen

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 Richard Jordan Gatling Richard Gatling Inventor Gatling Gun

American inventor best known for his invention of the Gatling gun, the first successful machine gun.

Photo of King Camp Gillette King Gillette Founder of Gillette

American businessman. He invented a best selling version of the safety razor. Several models were in existence before Gillette?s design. Gillette?s innovation was the thin, inexpensive, disposable blade of stamped steel

Photo of Joseph Ignace Guillotin Joseph Guillotin Proposed Guillotine

French physician and freemason who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a device to carry out death penalties in France, as a less painful method of execution. While he did not invent the guillotine, and in fact opposed the death penalty, his name became an eponym for it. The actual inventor of the prototype was Antoine Louis.

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