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Masonic Presidents & Kings ?

U.S. Presidents  

GEORGE WASHINGTON P.M.
JAMES MONROE (E.A. only 1775)
ANDREW JACKSON P.G.M. R.A.M.
JAMES K. POLK R.A.M.
JAMES BUCHANAN R.A.M.
ANDREW JOHNSON 32~ - 1867; R.A.M; K.T.
JAMES A. GARFIELD 14~ - 1872; R.A.M; K.T.
WILLIAM McKINLEY R.A.M; K.T.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
WILLIAM H. TAFT
* WARREN G. HARDING 32~-1920 R.A.M; K.T.
* FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT 32~ - 1929; R.A.M; K.T.
* HARRY S. TRUMAN 32~-1929/33~-1945 R.A.M; K.T.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON (E.A. only 1929)
* GERALD R. FORD, Jr. 33~-1962; R.A.M; R.& S.M.

* next to name indicates Shriner.

Masonic Presidents & Kings?



MASONIC U.S. VICE-PRESIDENTS WHO RECEIVED THE 32~

* #6 DANIEL DECIUS TOMPKINS 1808 & 1813 active & S.C.
* #14 JOHN CABELL BRECKINRIDGE 32~ by Albert Pike 33~
1860
#16 ANDREW JOHNSON (17TH President) 1867
#24 GARRETT AUGUSTUS HOBART 1876
#26 CHARLES WARREN FAIRBANKS 1905
* #28 THOMAS RILEY MARSHALL 1888 & 1911 active
#33 HENRY AGARD WALLACE 1928
* #34 HARRY S. TRUMAN (33rd President) 1917 & 1945
* #40 GERALD RUDOLPH FORD (38th President) 1957 & 1962
* next to name indicates Worthy Bro. also received 33~
Dates indicate when degrees conferred.
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UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS AND THE THIRTY-THIRD DEGREE

There has been some loose talk about Presidents of the U.S.
secretly being Thirty-third degree Masons. Actually only two
Presidents have received this honor - Harry S. Truman and Gerald
R. Ford Jr.
Truman was coroneted in Washington, D.C. on October 19,
1945. He was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1940
and signed the Dispensation and Charter of the Missouri Lodge of
Research of which he became its Master in 1950 while President.
Warren Gamaliel Harding was elected to receive the 33~ on
September 22,1921 On September 20,1921 he wrote a letter to the
Sovereign Grand Commander stating that he could not be present.
He was given an extension of one year, but died before the degree
was conferred. An oddity in this case is that he became an
Entered Apprentice on June 28,1901, received his Fellowcraft on
August 13,1920, & Master Mason on August 27,1920. A short time
later he became a member of a great many Masonic Bodies and
visited frequently.
Ford received the 32~ in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on October
16,1957 & the 33~ on September 26,1962, in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania.

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U.S. SECRETARIES OF STATE

At least fourteen of the forty-odd Secretaries of State were
Masons:

JOHN MARSHALL 1800-1801
JAMES MONROE 1811-1817
EDWARD LIVINGSTON 1831-1833
LOUIS McLANE 1833-1834
JAMES BUCHANAN 1845-1849
LOUIS CASS (P.G.M.) 1857-1860
WILLIAM H. SEWARD 1861-1869
PHILANDER C. KNOX 1909-1913
WILLIAM C. BRYAN 1913-1915
BAINBRIDGE COLBY 1920-1921
FRANK B. KELLOGG 1925-1929
JAMES F. BYRNES 1945-1947
GEORGE C. MARSHALL 1947-1949
* CHRISTIAN A. HERTER 1959-1961

* Scottish Rite Mason, received the 33~ on September 23,1953.
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GENERALS OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

JOHN J. PERSHING (1860-1948) 32~ - 1920; 33~ - 1930
CHAS. PELOT SUMMERALL (1867-1955) 32~-1934; 33~-1937 active G.T.
DOUGLAS MacARTHUR (1880-1964) 32~ - 1936; 33~ - 1947
MALIN CRAIG (1875-1945) 32~ - 1926; K.C.C.H. - 1937
HENRY HARLEY ARNOLD (1886-1950) 32~ - 1929 33~ - 1945
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MASONS ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT (Part 1 - Chief Justices)
Name: Term: Lodge:
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JOHN JAY 1789-1795 UNKNOWN
OLLIVER ELLSWORTH 1796-1800 St.JOHN'S (N.J.)
JOHN MARSHALL (P.G.M.) 1801-1835 RICHMOND #13 (VA.)
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT 1921-1930 KILWINNING #365 (OH.)
FREDERICK M. VINSON 1946-1953 APPERSON #195 (KY.)
EARL WARREN (P.G.M.) 1953-1969 SEQUOIA #349 OAKLAND,CA
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MASONS ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT (Part 2 - Associate Justices)
Name: Term: Lodge:
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WILLIAM CUSHING 1790-1810 St.ANDREWS (BOSTON,MA.)
JOHN BLAIR Jr. (P.G.M.) 1790-1796 WILLIAMSBURG #6 (VA.)
WILLIAM PATTERSON 1793-1803 TRENTON #6 (N.J.)
THOMAS TODD 1807-1826 Chrtr.Memb. LEXINGTON
JOSEPH STORY 1812-1845 PHILANTHROPIC (MASS.)
ROBERT TRIMBLE 1826-1828 UNION #16 (PARIS,KY.)
JOHN McLEAN 1830-1861 COLUMBUS #30 (OHIO)
HENRY BALDWIN 1830-1844 UNKNOWN (prob. PA.)
JOHN CATRON 1837-1865 CUMBERLAND #5,NASHVILLe
SAMUEL NELSON 1845-1872 SOLOMON'S #5 (N.Y.C.)
NOAH H. SWAYNE 1862-1881 CONSHOCTON #96 (OHIO)
DAVID DAVIS 1862-1877 UNKNOWN (ILLINOIS?)
STEPHEN J. FIELD 1863-1897 CORINTHIAN #9 (CA.)
JOHN MARSHALL HARLAN 1877-1911 (E.A. only)HIRAM #4 KY
WILLIAM BURNHAM WOODS 1881-1887 NEWARK,OH. #62(now #97
STANLEY MATTHEWS 1881-1889 CINCINATTI #133 (OHIO)
SAMUEL BLATCHFORD 1882-1892 MANHATTAN #62 (N.Y.C.)
WILLIAM HENRY MOODY 1906-1910 SAGGAHEW LODGE (MASS.)
WILLIS VanDEVANTER 1911-1937 ACACIA #11 (CHEYENNE,Wy
JOSEPH RUCKER LAMAR 1911-1916 WEBB #166 (GA.)
JOHN H. CLARK 1916-1922 WESTERN STAR #21 (OHIO)
HUGO L. BLACK 1937-1971 TEMPLE #636(ASHLAND,AL
STANLEY F. REED 1938-1957 MAYSVILLE #52 (KY.)
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS 1939-1975 Mt.ADAMS #227 (WA.)
JAMES F. BYRNES 1941-1942 SPARTAN #70 (AIKEN,S.C)
ROBERT H. JACKSON 1941-1954 Mt.MORIAH #145 (N.Y.)
WILEY B. RUTLEDGE 1943-1949 BOULDER #45 (CO.)
HAROLD H. BURTON 1945-1958 PYTHAGORAS #682 (OHIO)
THOMAS C. CLARK 1949-1967 WASHINGTON #1117(DALLAS, TX)
SHERMAN MINTON 1949-1956 DePAUW #338 (IN)
POTTER STEWART 1958-1981 LAFAYETTE #81 (OHIO)
THURGOOD MARSHALL 1967-1991 MECCA #10(Wa.DC)AEAONM

Notes: Brother Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed 1 Chief Justice
(Harlan Stone) and 8 Associate Justices (Black, Reed,
Frankfurter, Douglas, Murphy, Byrnes, Jackson, and Rutledge). Six
of his appointees were Masons; only Stone, Frankfurter, and
Murphy were not.
M.W.B. Harry S. Truman appointed 1 Chief Justice (Vinson)
and three Associate Justices (Burton, Clark, and Minton); all
four were Masons.
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MASONIC HEADS OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS
JOHN A. MacDONALD - Father of Canadian Confederation
WINSTON CHURCHILL - Prime Minister of G.B.
* JOHN DIEFENBAKER - Prime Minister of Canada
* KING KALAKAUA - King of Hawaii
KING KAHEHAMEHA - King of Hawaii
* PORFIRIO DIAZ - President of Mexico
* PASCUAL ORTIZ RUBIO President of Mexico
* ABALARDO L.RODRIQUEZ President of Mexico
* MIGUEL ALEMAN VALDES President of Mexico

* Next to name indicates Worthy Bro. was also a Shriner.
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MASONIC NATIVE-AMERICAN INDIAN CHIEFS
CHIEF GERONIMO (Apache) Received M.M. in London
CHIEF CRAZY BULL (Cherokee) Sitting Bull's Great-grandson.
First Indian to receive the 33~.
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Submitted by:
George S. Robinson, Jr

 

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