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.

Photo of Richard March Hoe

Richard Hoe

Steam Powered Printing Press
Birthday: September 12, 1812 Deceased: June 7, 1886


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. Hoe & Company. Richard Hoe died on June 7, 1886, Florence, Italy.