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 Charles H Hayes Charles Hayes Founder of Schoolboy Patrol

Mr. Hayes was president of the Chicago Motor Club in the 1920s when several children at a school crossing were killed by a speeding car. Horrified by the incident, Mr. Hayes pledged to help prevent such a tragedy from happening again. Two dozen boys were trained, and the first safety patrol was established with Mr. Hayes?…

Photo of Richard March Hoe Richard Hoe Steam Powered Printing Press

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.…

Photo of William Hollis William Hollis VP Publix Super Markets

After working for A & P, Hollis joined All American grocery stores in 1928. All American was bought by Publix founder George W. Jenkins in 1944 and merged with the chain, which today has 370 stores in the state.

Photo of J Edgar Hoover J Hoover Director FBI

The first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation?predecessor to the FBI?in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at age 77. Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories.

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