FAMOUS MASONS

Scientists
Sir Edward Victor Appleton (Physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in 1947)
Sir Alexander Fleming (Nobel Prize winner in Medicine)
Antoine Fourcroy (chemistry pioneer)
Benjamin Franklin (US Inventor and Politician)
Sir Bernard Spilsbury (British forensic scientist)
Sir Christopher Wren (British astronomer and geometer)
Sir Charles Warren ( Archaeologist)
Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple Computer)

Artists
Many of the artists who were also Masons included elements of Freemasonry in their work:
Ezra Ames (painter)
Frederic Bartholdi (Sculptor; sculpted the Statue of Liberty)
Marc Chagall (Russian artist)
Gustave Eiffel ( Designer of the Eiffel Tower)
Félicien Rops (artist)
Constantin Daniel Rosenthal (Painter)

Politicians
Freemasonry emphasizes leadership, so perhaps it is not surprising that many politicians are Masons. Many royal leaders and US presidents have also been Masons:
Agustín I (emperor of Mexico)
José Eloy Alfaro Delgado (President of Ecuador)
Constantin Argetoianu (Prime Minister of Romania)
Stephen F. Austin (The “Father of Texas”)
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (Founder of the Republic of Turkey)
James Buchanan (U.S. President)
Carol II (King of Romania)
Sir Winston Churchill Francesco Crispi (Prime Minister of Italy)
Bob Dole King Edward VII ( King of Great Britain)
King Edward VIII (King of Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand)
Giuseppe Garibaldi (Italian general)
James A. Garfield (U.S. President)
King George IV (King of Great Britain)
King George VI (King of Ceylon, Great Britain, India, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Pakistan)
Warren G. Harding (U.S. President)
J. Edgar Hoover Andrew Jackson (U.S. President)
Andrew Johnson (U.S. President)
David Kalakaua (King of Hawaii)
Leopold I (King of Belgium)
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans Sir John A. Macdonald (The first Prime Minister of Canada)
William McKinley (U.S. President)
James Monroe (U.S. President)
James K. Polk ( U.S. President.)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (U.S. President)
Theodore Roosevelt (U.S. President)
William Howard Taft (U.S. President)
Harry S Truman (U.S. President)
George Washington (US President)
King William IV (King of Great Britain)

Entertainers and Musicians
A surprising number of musicians, composers, and actors have been Masons. Of these, Mozart is perhaps the most famous. He composed a number of musical pieces for use in Masonic Lodges: William "Bud" Abbott (of the Abbott & Costello comedy troupe)
Louis Armstrong (musician)
Thomas Arne (composer; composed Rule Britannia)
Johann Christian Bach (composer)
Irving Berlin (composer)
Eddy Arnold (singer)
George Cohan (Broadway star)
Nat King Cole (pianist and singer)
Cecil B. DeMille (movie maker)
Duke Ellington (jazz legend)
Douglas Fairbanks (movie star)
Sir W S Gilbert (of the famous 'Gilbert and Sullivan')
Burl Ives Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (composer, Wrote La Marseillaise)
Harpo Marx Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)
Roy Rogers (actor)
Will Rogers (actor)
Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (actor)
Sir Arthur Sullivan (half of the famous ‘Gilbert and Sullivan')
Michael Richards (Actor)
John Wayne (actor)

Writers
Many writers who were also Freemasons referred to Freemasonry in their works:
François-Marie Arouet (better known as Voltaire, writer and philosopher)
James Boswell (writer)
Robert Burns (poet)
Cyriel Buysse (Flemish wrtier)
Nicolas Chamfort Charles de Coster (Belgian writer)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (writer of the Sherlock Holmes books)
Rudyard Kipling (writer)
Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (Poet)
Alexander Pushkin (Russian writer)
Friedrich Schiller (German Poet)
Mark Twain (writer)
Oscar Wilde (writer)

Others
Freemasons truly embody every class, profession and characteristic. From famous folk heroes to sports figures, company founders and inventors, many famous names were also Masons:
Benedict Arnold (expelled 1781)
John Jacob Astor (financier)
Kit Carson (US Adventurer)
Walter Chrysler (founder of the Chrysler Corporation)
Tyrus Cobb (baseball star)
William F. Cody (known as Buffalo Bill)
Samuel Colt (manufacturer of Colt revolvers)
Charlie Conacher (Toronto Maple Leaf ice hockey player)
Davy Crockett (American folk hero and frontiersman)
Jack Dempsey (heavyweight boxing champion)
Jean Henri Dunant (founder of the Red Cross and co-winner of the first Nobel Prize)
Henry Ford (founder of the Ford Motor Company)
Tim Horton (ice hockey star and founder of the Tim Horton’s donut franchise)
John Molson (founder of the Molson Breweries)
James Naismith (inventor of basketball)
Paul Revere (American hero)