From 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)||Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin
Country crooner Brad Paisley
Race car driver Sam Hornish Jr.