Famous 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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president_sealPresidents of the United States of America

Who were Masons

The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces.

The President of the United States is often listed among the world’s most powerful people and is a top ranking contender in Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People as published by Forbes magazine. The president is the Commander-in-chief of the world’s most expensive military, leads the nation having the largest economy by real and nominal GDP, commands the largest nuclear arsenal and the world’s only contemporary superpower. The office of the president holds significant hard and soft power both in the United States and abroad.

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Photo of William McKinley William McKinley 25th President

At the 1896 Republican Convention, in time of depression, the wealthy Cleveland businessman Marcus Alonzo Hanna ensured the nomination of his friend William McKinley as “the advance agent of prosperity.” The Democrats, advocating the “free and unlimited coinage of both silver and gold”–which would have mildly inflated the currency–nominated William Jennings Bryan.

While Hanna used large contributions from eastern Republicans frightened by Bryan’s views on silver, McKinley met delegations on his front porch in Canton, Ohio.…

Photo of James Monroe James Monroe 5th President

On New Year’s Day, 1825, at the last of his annual White House receptions, President James Monroe made a pleasing impression upon a Virginia lady who shook his hand:

“He is tall and well formed. His dress plain and in the old style…. His manner was quiet and dignified. From the frank, honest expression of his eye ……

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