The Grand Lodge Scholarship Fund is conducting the 20th Annual Ian McLaurin Shipley, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 20, 2017, as its annual fund raiser. For more information on the Scholarship Fund in general and this golf tournament in particular, Click Here >>


famous masonsFrom U.S. Presidents to top athletes, Founding Fathers to legendary writers, Freemasons can be found in almost every field. Here are some of the most notable members, representing a wide variety of professions.

Famous Virginia Freemasons

George Washington - 1st President, 1789 - 1797, Commanding General during American Revolution, made a Mason August 4, 1753, in Fredericksburg Lodge (now No. 4), A.F. & A.M., Fredericksburg, Virginia.

James Monroe - 5th President, 1817 - 1825, made a Mason November 9, 1775, in Williamsburg Lodge (now No. 6), A.F. & A.M., Williamsburg, Virginia.

William McKinley - 25th President, 1897 - 1901, made a Mason May 3, 1865, in Winchester-Hiram Lodge No. 21, A.F. & A.M., Winchester, Virginia.

Vernard W. Henley, Sr. - C.E.O. and President, Consolidated Bank and Trust Co in Richmond, Virginia, the oldest Black owned Bank in the United States. Made a Mason at Sight in 1997 at the Annual Grand Lodge Session held in Arlington, Virginia by The Most Worshipful Grand Master Of Virginia. (P.H.A.). 

Famous Freemasons Around The World

U.S Presidents (14 of them)

Wikipedia list of notable Freemasons 

Revolutionary War Freemasons

British Columbia famous Freemasons 

Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin

Country crooner Brad Paisley

Race car driver Sam Hornish Jr.

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Alan W. Adkins

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