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 Harland David Sanders Harland Sanders Founder Kentucky Fried Chicken

American businessman, best known for founding Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), and later acting as the company?s goodwill ambassador and symbol.

Photo of David Sarnoff David Sarnoff Founder RCA

American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970.

Photo of Antoine Joseph Sax Antoine Sax Inventor Saxophone

Belgian musical instrument designer and musician who played the flute and clarinet, and is well known for having invented the saxophone. He also invented the saxotromba, saxhorn and saxtuba.

Photo of Julius Earl Schaefer Julius Schaefer CEO Boeing

As a young man, Brother Schaefer yearned to fly. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1917, was assigned to the 46th Infantry, and was detailed from it to the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps (predecessor of today?s U.S. Air Force). He received his training at the University of Texas, Kelly Field, and Post Field at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.…

Photo of George Schoonover George Schoonover Founder (The Builder)

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Photo of Kenneth W Self Kenneth Self CEO Freightliner Corporation

Ken Self was a prime mover in the development and growth of Freightliner from a small group of engineers and mechanics to a leading North American heavy-duty truck manufacturer,” said Rainer Schmueckle, president and CEO of Freightliner. “Our company is what it is today largely thanks to Ken’s leadership. Ken will be missed by his many friends at Freightliner, in the trucking industry and in the Pacific Northwest.…

Photo of Walter A Sheaffer Walter Sheaffer Founder Sheaffer Pen Company

American inventor and businessman who developed the first commercially successful lever-filling fountain pen and founded the W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company.

Photo of Amasa Leland Stanford Amasa Stanford Founder of Stanford University

American tycoon, industrialist, politician and founder of Stanford University. Migrating to California from New York at the time of the Gold Rush, he became a successful merchant and wholesaler, and continued to build his business empire. He served one two-year term as governor of California after his election in 1861, and later eight years as senator from the state.…

Photo of Andrew Taylor Still Andrew Still The founder of Osteopathy

The founder of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine. He was also a physician and surgeon, author, inventor and Kansas territorial and state legislator. He was one of the founders of Baker University, the oldest four-year college in the state of Kansas, and was the founder of the American School of Osteopathy (now A.T. Still University), the world?s first osteopathic medical school, in Kirksville, Missouri.

Photo of Harry C Stutz Harry Stutz Creator of the Famous Stutz Bearcat

United States automobile entrepreneur, engineer, and innovator in the automobile industry. Stutz was born in 1876 to John and Wilma Stutz, on a farm a few miles outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. Stutz grew up caring for and repairing agricultural machinery on the family farm. Automobiles and engines fascinated him. Stutz built his first car in 1897, and then a second auto using a gasoline engine of his own design and manufacture.…

Photo of Harry C Stutz Harry Stutz Creator of the Famous Stutz Bearcat

United States automobile entrepreneur, engineer, and innovator in the automobile industry. Stutz was born in 1876 to John and Wilma Stutz, on a farm a few miles outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. Stutz grew up caring for and repairing agricultural machinery on the family farm. Automobiles and engines fascinated him. Stutz built his first car in 1897, and then a second auto using a gasoline engine of his own design and manufacture.…

Photo of Robert Swanson Robert Swanson Creator Modern Foghorn

Canadian researcher and developer, and is credited with the invention of the first five and six-chime air horns for use on locomotives. Swanson had worked as the chief engineer of a company called Victoria Lumber Manufacturing in the 1920s, when he developed a hobby for making steam whistles for locomotives. Eventually, Swanson designed and built a large steam whistle for the mill where he worked.…

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