Famous Freemasons – The Grand Lodge of Virginia

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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

Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin

Country crooner Brad Paisley

Race car driver Sam Hornish Jr.