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Famous Masons

George Washington -
and 13 other U.S. Presidents

Ben Franklin - Constitution Signers

John Hancock - Declaration Signers

Paul Revere - Midnight Ride

King George VI - United Kingdom

Thurgood Marshall - Supreme Court

"Sugar" Ray Robinson -  Boxing

James Naismith - Basketball Inventor

Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls

Don King - Boxing Promotor

Ty Cobb - Baseball Hall of Fame

Arnold Palmer - Golf Pro
Cy Young - Baseball Pitcher

William "Count" Bassie - Composer

Nat 'King' Cole - Great ballad

Louis Armstrong - Jazz Musician

Wolfgang Mozart - Composer

"Duke" Ellington - Orchestra

Ossie Davis - Actor

Richard Pryor - Comedian/Actor

Alex Haley - Author

John Wayne - Actor

John H. Johnson - Ebony and Jet

Garrett A. Morgan - Traffic light

Walter P. Chrysler - Chrysler Cars

"Colonel" Sanders - KFC

Dave Thomas - Wendy's

Rev. Jesse Jackson - Minister

Rev. Al Sharpton - Minister

W.E.B. DuBois - Educator

Booker T. Washington - Educator

J. Edgar Hoover - Director of FBI

Becoming A Mason

This site is intended for Grand Masters, Grand Lodges and National Masonic Bodies however, if you happen to find this page and you are seeking to become a Mason there are a few things you should know.

Becoming a Mason is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. Choosing  Masonry is making a permanent commitment and can be one of the most significant events of your life. From the moment you become a Brother, you will be acknowledged as part of oldest fraternity known to man and accepted as such around the world.

What does it take to be a Masons?

Membership is open to all men — regardless of race, color, or religion.
The qualifications to be a Mason are clear and distinct:

  1. You must be a man of at least 21 years of age
    and physical able to make your own life decisions

  2. You must be of good moral character

  3. You must believe in a Supreme Being

What are the steps to become Masons?

For hundreds of years the Masons have stood by the principle, "To be one, ask one".   This still holds true today.

You may request a petition from a Mason you know. If you do not have a Masonic connection, you can click here to fill out the inquiry form and your request will be directed to the appropriate lodge.

Once you have submitted your petition, Lodge members will visit you to discuss your membership and to answer any questions. Your petition will be presented for a vote and you will be informed of the result. If accepted, you will be notified when to appear at the Lodge to begin your journey in Masonry.