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US Presidents


 

                         Buchanan, James - President of the US

Ford, Gerald R. - President of the US

Garfield, James A. - President of the US

Harding, Warren G. - President of the US

Jackson, Andrew - President of the US

Johnson, Andrew - President of the US

McKinley, William - President of the US

Monroe, James - President of the US

Polk, James Knox - President of the US

Roosevelt, Franklin D. - President of the US

Roosevelt, Theodore - President of the US

Taft, William Howard - President of the US

Truman, Harry S. - President of the US

Washington, George - President of US, 1st

 

 Supreme Court Justices


 

Black, Hugo L. - Supreme Court Justice

Blair, Jr., John - Supreme Court Justice

Blatchford, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice

Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice

Burton, Harold H. - Supreme Court Justice

Byrnes, James F. - Supreme Court Justice

Catton, John - Supreme Court Justice

Clark, Thomas C. - Supreme Court Justice

Clarke, John H. - Supreme Court Justice

Cushing, William - Supreme Court Justice

Devanter, Willis Van - Supreme Court Justice

Douglas, William O. - Supreme Court Justice

Ellsworth, Oliver - Supreme Court Justice

Field, Stephen J. - Supreme Court Justice

Harlan, John M. - Supreme Court Justice

Jackson, Robert H. - Supreme Court Justice

Lamar, Joseph E. - Supreme Court Justice

Marshall, John - Chief Justice US Supreme Court 1801 - 1835

Marshall, Thurgood - Supreme Court Justice

Mathews, Stanley - Supreme Court Justice

Minton, Sherman - Supreme Court Justice

Moody, William H. - Supreme Court Justice

Nelson, Samuel - Supreme Court Justice

Paterson, William - Supreme Court Justice

Pitney, Mahlon - Supreme Court Justice

Reed, Stanley F. - Supreme Court Justice

Rutledge, Wiley B. - Supreme Court Justice

Stewart, Potter - Supreme Court Justice

Swayne, Noah H. - Supreme Court Justice

Todd, Thomas - Supreme Court Justice

Trimble, Robert - Supreme Court Justice

Vinson, Frederick M. - Supreme Court Justice

Warren, Earl - Supreme Court Justice

Woodbury, Levi - Supreme Court Justice

Woods, William B. - Supreme Court Justice


 Military Figures


 

Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force

Bradley, Omar N. - Military leader

Byrd, Admiral Richard E. - Flew over North Pole

Doolittle, General James - Famous Air Force Pilot

Jones, John Paul - First Admiral of the US Navy

Lafayette, Marquis de - Supporter of American Freedom

Lindbergh, Charles - Aviator

MacArthur, General Douglas - Commander of Armed Forces in Philippines

Marshall, George - General of the Armies

McClellan, General George B. - Army of the Potomac, Presidential candidate against Abe Lincoln, faced General Robert E. Lee at the battle of Antietam and twice Governor of New Jersey.

Montgomery, Richard Major General - Fist General Officer of the Continental Army killed in the Battle for Quebec on Dec 31, 1775.

Murphy, Audie - Most decorated soldier of WW11.

Peary, Robert E. - First man to reach the North Pole (1909)

Pershing, John Joseph - Decorated American Soldier

Rickenbacker, Eddie - Great American Air Force Ace

Tirpitz, Alfred Von - German Naval officer responsible for submarine warfare 


Sports Figures 


Cobb, Ty - An original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Combs, Earle Bryan - Baseball Hall of Fame

Dempsey, Jack - Sports

Hornsby, Rogers - A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Naismith, James - Inventor of Basketball

Palmer, Arnold - Golf Pro


 Actors & Writers


 

Autry, Gene - Actor

Borgnine, Ernest - Actor

Burns, Robert - The National Poet of Scotland

Casanova - Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer

Clemens, Samuel L. - Mark Twain - writer

Cohan, George M. - Broadway star

Collodi, Carlo - Writer of Pinocchio

Doyle, Sir Author Conan - Writer - Sherlock Holmes

Fairbanks, Douglas - Silent film actor

Fields, W.C. - Actor

Gable, Clark - Actor

Gibbon, Edward - Writer - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Godfrey, Arthur - Actor

Gray, Harold Lincoln - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie

Hardy, Oliver - Actor - Comedian

Kipling, Rudyard - Writer

Lincoln, Elmo - First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

Mix, Tom - US Marshal turned actor. Stared in over 400 western films

Murphy, Audie - Most decorated American Soldier of WWII

Pushkin, Aleksander - Russian Poet

Rogers, Roy - American cowboy and screen star

Rogers, Will - Actor

Scott, Sir Walter - Writer

Sellers, Peter - Actor

Shakespeare, William - Writer

Swift, Jonathan - Wrote Gulliver's Travels

Voltaire - French writer and philosopher

Wallace, Lewis - Wrote "Ben Hur"

Wayne, John - Actor


 Musicians & Entertainers


 

Bassie, William "Count" - Orchestra leader/composer

Berlin, Irving - Entertainer

Clark, Roy - Country Western Star

Dickens, Little Jimmy - Grand Ole Opry Star

Ellington, Duke - Composer, Arranger and Stylist

Jolson, Al - Fame as the first 'talking picture' the Jazz Singer

Key, Francis Scott - Wrote US National Anthem

Lloyd, Harold C. - Entertainer

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Composer

Sax, Antoine Joseph - Invented the Saxophone (1846)

Sibelius, Jean - Composer (Finland)

Skelton, Red - Entertainer

Smith, John Stafford - Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.

Sousa, John Philip - Led the US Marine Band from 1880 - 1892

Stratton, Charles "Tom Thumb" - Entertainer

Tillis, Mel - Country Singer

Whiteman, Paul - "King of Jazz"


 Government Leaders


 

Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92

Bennett, Viscount R.B. - Prime Minister of Canada 1930-35

Borden, Sir Robert L. - Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920

Bowell, Sir Mackenzie - Prime Minister of Canada 1894-96

Churchill, Winston - British Leader

Diefenbaker, John G. - Prime Minister of Canada 1957-63

Edward VII - King of England

Edward VIII - King of England who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year

George VI - King of England during W.W. II

MacDonald, Sir John A. - Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 & 1878-91

Nunn, Sam - US Senator

Wallace, Governor George C. - Presidential Candidate who was nearly assassinated


Astronauts 


 

Aldrin, Edwin E. - Astronaut

Armstrong, Neil - Astronaut

Glenn, John H. - First American to orbit the earth in a space craft

Grissom, Virgil - Astronaut

Early American Pioneers


 

Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas

Bowie, James - Alamo

Brant, Joseph - Chief of the Mohawks 1742 - 1807

Burnett, David G. - 1st President of the Republic of Texas

Carson, Christopher "Kit" - Frontiersman, scout and explorer

Clark, William - Explorer

Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William - Indian fighter, Wild West Show

Colt, Samuel - Firearms inventor

Crockett, David - American Frontiersman and Alamo fame

Henry, Patrick - Patriot

Houston, Sam - 2nd&4th President of the Republic of Texas

Jones, Anson - 5th President of the Republic of Texas

Lamar, Mirabeau B. - 3rd President of the Republic of Texas

Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer

Livingston, Robert - Co-Negotiator for purchase of Louisiana Territory

Revere, Paul - Famous American

Travis, Colonel William B. - Alamo


 Signers of the Declaration of Independence


 

Franklin, Benjamin - 1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the US

Hancock, John - 1of 9 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independence


Other Famous Masons 


 

Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry

Bartholdi, Frederic A. - Designed the Statue of Liberty

Baylor, Robert E. B. - Founder Baylor University

Beard, Daniel Carter - Founder Boy Scouts

Bell, Lawrence - Bell Aircraft Corp.

Borglum, Gutzon & Lincoln - Father and Son who carved Mt. Rushmore

BuBois, W.E.B. - Educator/scholar

Calvo, Father Francisco - Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica 1865

Chrysler, Walter P. - Automotive fame

Citroen, Andre - French Engineer and motor car manufacturer

Desaguliers, John Theophilus - Inventor of the planetarium

Dow, William H. - Dow Chemical Co.

Drake, Edwin L - American Pioneer of the Oil industry

Dunant, Jean Henri - Founder of the Red Cross

Ervin Jr, Samual J. - Headed "Watergate" committee

Faber, Eberhard - Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company

Fisher, Geoffrey - Archbishop of Canterbury 1945 - 1961

Fitch, John - Inventor of the Steamboat

Fleming, Sir Alexander - Invented Penicillin

Ford, Henry - Pioneer Automobile Manufacturer

Gatling, Richard J. - Built the "Gatling Gun"

Gilbert, Sir William S. - Was the librettis for "Pirates of Penance"

Gillett, King C. - Gillett Razor Co.

"Grock - Swiss Circus Clown

Guillotin, Joseph Ignace - Inventor of the "Guillotin"

Hedges, Cornelius - "Father" of Yellowstone National Park

Henson, Josiah - Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Hilton, Charles C. - American Hotelier

Hoban, James - Architect for the US Capital

Hoe, Richard M. - Invented the rotary press, revolutionizing newspaper printing

Hoover, J. Edgar - Director of FBI

Houdini, Harry - Magician

Jenner, Edward - Inventor - Vaccination

Jones, Melvin - One of the founders of the Lions International

Lake, Simon - Built first submarine successful in open sea.

Land, Frank S. - Founder Order of DeMolay

Lipton, Sir Thomas - Tea

Marshall, James W. - Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California 1848

Mayer, Louis B. - Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Mayo, Dr. William and Charles - Began Mayo Clinic

Maytag, Fredrick - Maytag

Menninger, Karl A. - Psychiatrist famous for treating mental illness

Michelson, Albert Abraham - Successfully measured the speed of light in 1882

Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne - Co-developer of the first practical hot-air balloon

New, Harry S. - Postmaster General who established Airmail

Newton, Joseph Fort - Christian Minister

Olds, Ransom E. - American automobile pioneer

Otis, James - Famous for "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny"

Papst, Charles F. - Coined the term "Athletes Foot"

Peale, Norman Vincent - Founder of "Guidepost"

Penny, James C. - Retailer

Poinsett, Joel R. - US Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia

Pullman, George - Built first sleeping car on train.

Ringling Brothers - All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.

Salten, Felix - Creator of Bambi

Sarnoff, David - Father of T.V.

Schoonover, George - Founder of "The Builder"

Stanford, Leland - Drove the gold spike linking the intercontinental railroad

Stanford, Leland - Railroads & Stanford University

Still, Andrew T. - American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy

Teets, John W. - Chairman and President of Dial Corporation

Thomas, Dave - Founder of Wendys Restaurant

Thomas, Lowell - Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice

Wadlow, Robert Pershing - Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall

Warner, Jack - Warner Brothers Fame

Webb, Matthew - First man to swim the English Channel (1875)

Wyler, William - Director of "Ben Hur"

Zanuck, Darryl F. - Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933

Ziegfeld, Florenz - His Ziegfeld's Follies began in 1907

 


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